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  • What gets amplified in our pockets, on our screens, in our DMs? On Saturday, December 14, 2019, an assembly of artists, dancers, and poets will come together for a collective listening experience, using music as material to address modes of deep listening in difficult times. This session is conceived an extension to Namy's installation Half Blue, as part of the exhibition History Is Not Here: Art and the Arab Imaginary, commissioned by Mizna.  Half Blue comes out of a long-term poetic explorati…
  • Participants will explore various approaches to art-making with a focus on sound as a tool for transformation, engaging in exercises and discussions around the politics of music/sound, framed by the poetics embedded in Namy's installation and listening session at the Minnesota Museum of American Art. More information coming soon! What: The Deeper Half Blue: a workshop organized by Joe Namy When: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1pm - 3pm Where: The M, 350 Robert Street North, St. Paul MN 55101 Ab…
  • It is the year 2276. Desert archaeologists discover a blue iridescent 'crown' buried in the ground near K-W965. When they dust it off, they see it is covered with gold and diamonds. They conjecture that it is some kind of ceremonial artifact, used in the rituals of ancient peoples from the region. Little do they know, the previous life of the object was complete opposite – it was a harsh and mechanical tool. A machine that drills holes thousands of meters beneath the earth's crust, destro…
  • Curator's Tour Heba Amin and Maymanah Farhat, curators of History Is Not Here: Art and the Arab Imaginary, will give a tour of Mizna's 20th anniversary retrospective exhibition. The tour will feature special insights on the artists, artworks and themes in the show. This event is free and open to the public with limited space, please reserve your spot today. What: History Is Not Here: Art and the Arab Imaginary Curator's Tour When: Sunday, September 15th, 1 p.m. Where: The M, 350 Robert Street …
  • Artist Talk with Athir Shayota Artist Athir Shayota, featured in Mizna's 20th anniversary retrospective exhibition History Is Not Here: Art and the Arab Imaginary, will give an artist lecture on Saturday, September 14 at 1 pm at the M. Shayota will speak about his time as an artist in the Midwest, first at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, and then as a graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis. Touching on Midwest painters such as Nancy Mitter, Robert Wilbert, Richard Jer…
  • Curatorial Panel Join Mizna and the M for a discussion between Heba Y. Amin and Maymanah Farhat, curators of History Is Not Here: Art and the Arab Imaginary, moderated by recently appointed Curator of Exhibitions at the M, Laura Wertheim Joseph. Amin and Farhat will elaborate on the curatorial themes behind Mizna's 20th anniversary retrospective exhibition, expanding on the term "Arab imaginary" as a strategy for examining various social, cultural, and political positions, while touching on the …
  • Reception Join us for a party to celebrate the opening of History Is Not Here: Art and the Arab Imaginary. Get a first look at the exhibition, meet curators Heba Y. Amin and Maymanah Farhat as well as special guest artists Fadlabi and Athir Shayota, enjoy a cash bar and music by DJ Yasmeenah. M members and Mizna subscribers receive a free drink ticket! What: Opening Night Reception When: Thursday, September 12, 6 — 9 p.m. | Remarks at 7 p.m. Where: The M, 350 Robert Street North, Saint Paul,…
  • Mizna posted a new Event Artist Talk with Fadlabi
    Artist Talk with Fadlabi Chroma Zone muralist Fadlabi will discuss his artistic practice as well as the content of his mural, The Air at Night, which includes themes relating to his upbringing in Sudan and the ongoing Sudanese revolution. This talk will be held on Monday September 9 at 7 pm at Forecast Public Art. Chroma Zone will partner with Mizna and the Minnesota Museum of American Art (The M) in bringing Fadlabi. This project and lecture is a public component to Mizna's 20th anniversary ret…
  • Mizna posted a new Venue Forecast Public Art
  • Mizna and Soo Visual Arts Center (SooVAC) invite early career, US-based artists from the Southwest Asian and North African (SWANA) region or of SWANA descent to submit artworks for a juried exhibition titled Let There Be Spaces in Your Togetherness. The exhibition will take place December 7, 2019-January 9, 2020 at SooVAC in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Submissions are due September 15 at 11:59 pm. Let There Be Spaces in Your Togetherness is a quote by Khalil Gibran, famed Arab American poet of the e…