Getting Out Letter 7: Dear Big Lake,
Ruth Pszwaro, poet and Artistic Director of the Grand Marais Art Colony, asks Lake Superior what it has to say to tourists and pilgrims, what it means to seek retreat or refuge, and what might change if we look towards a continuous journey rather than an escape.
October 23, 2019Dear Big Lake,…
Getting Out Letter 6: Dear Moheb,
Interdisciplinary artist Charles Campbell delivers a rant to the guest editor himself in a series of abandoned formats, interrogating whether it's possible to separate art and business, self and system, resistance and commodification at all.
Getting Out Letter 5: To my collaborators, colleagues, and friends; past, present, and future; near, far, and all over:
Following the first letter that announced their hiatus from art making (published previously in this series), Eric Avery shares this communication from two years later: questioning the many possible pathways to liberation, how to live ethically in late capitalism, and why they associated art with freedom in the first place.
Photo courtesy of Eric Avery.Read Eric's first letter, written in November 2016, published earlier in this series.…
Getting Out Letter 4: TO: Where It May Concern, 514 2nd St SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
Following the announcement that the Soap Factory will close for good, the former Gallery Director Kate Arford pens a letter to the building itself: a love letter, a breakup missive, and a reflection on the loss of the art spaces that shape not only the landscape of the cities, but ourselves.
TO: Where It May Concern 514 2nd St SE Minneapolis, MN 55414FROM: Me Outside…
Getting Out Letter 3: Dear darling Harper just now two years old,
Educator, arts administrator, and artist Molly Van Avery chronicles the fundamental shifts in her creative practice since becoming a parent, the unexpected gift of exiting arts administration, and the confluence of wonder and surrender when a child learns how to sing.
Dear darling Harper just now two years old,…
Getting Out Letter 2: Dear Cruel (art) World,
In November 2016, reparationist, cultural organizer, and curious queer creative Eric Avery sent a letter to their community, announcing their hiatus from art-making. The letter is reprinted in full.
Photo: Eric Avery.Dear Cruel (art) World,…
As part of Mn Artists Presents: CarryOn Homes, a multidisciplinary program reimagining the museum as experimental classroom, writer and scholar Christina Schmid unpacks the deep structures that give rise to how knowing, learning, and teaching unfold in various cultural contexts, and suggests how we might reach beyond the model of mastery in order to embrace listening and the possibility of not knowing.
Tou SaiK Lee. Photo: Shun Jie Yong.…