Northern Lights.mn congratulates Minnesota artist Chris Larson on his inclusion in the 2014 Whitney Biennial!
Larson’s multimedia-based practice incorporates film, photography, drawing, painting, video and performance, often in installed environments. If these elements sound familiar, it’s likely you saw his project Celebration/Love/Loss during Northern Spark 2013. For this temporary architectural installation, Larson recreated a full-scale version of a 1962 Marcel Breuer home in Saint Paul which was lit afire. This project garnered national press coverage including an article in the New York Times.
We’re excited to offer the opportunity to purchase a limited-edition artwork by Chris Larson – a tabletop sculptural commemoration of Celebration/Love/Loss. Each piece in the edition is a unique sculpture that has been individually hand-poured, sculpted, and finished. Chris has created an edition of 25 and gifted a portion of them to Northern Lights.mn to help raise support for Northern Spark.
Northern Lights.mn is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant for Neighbors By Way of Water: A Big Watershed Game. For this project, we are partnering with the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and game designer Ken Ecklund to develop a large-scale, location-based game that uses the watershed landscape and cultural features as a game board.
Northern Lights.mn has two separate open calls for projects for Northern Spark, June 14, 2014:
- Open call for proposals for up to 10 projection projects
- Open call for proposals for up to 10 projects of any medium
The applications for both calls are due 9:00pm, CST, January 13, 2014.
The second annual Creative City Challenge is a competition for a $75,000 commission to create a summer-long installation that transforms the Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza in 2014. The winning installation will be unveiled at Northern Spark on June 14, 2014.
Proposals for the Creative City Challenge are due at 4:30 pm CST on Monday, November 18, 2013. Submission guidelines and the submission form can be found here.
Information Session: We will be hosting an info session on Tuesday, November 12, at 12:00 pm. The session will be held in room 204AB on the second floor of the Minneapolis Convention Center. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook page.
Interested in submitting a proposal for the Creative City Challenge? Attend one of three info sessions on October 15, October 22, or November 12, to find out about the submissions process.
The second annual Creative City Challenge is calling for proposals for a $75,000 commission to produce a summer-long installation on the Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza. The winning project will be unveiled at Northern Spark on June 14, 2014.
Entries are due by 4:30 pm CDT on Monday, November 18, 2013.
Are you an artist interested in presenting a project at Northern Spark? Come learn about about the application process and get your questions answered at our artist info session.
Northern Spark 2014 Artist Info Session
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Save the date: The fifth edition of Art(ists) On the Verge opens at The Soap Factory on March 8, 2014.
Stay tuned for a new round of Art(ists) On the Verge fellowship opportunities coming soon!
by Ann Klefstad
Art(ists) on the Verge is the second iteration of a fellowship program run by Northern Lights.mn with the support of the Jerome Foundation. Five artists who do interesting things with new media technology were chosen by a jury to create new works, four of which then were exhibited side by side with artists chosen to represent the visual side of the Spark Festival of electronic music and arts.
Artists on the Verge 2008-2009 at the Weisman Art Museum features works or documentation of works made by the inaugural group of Art(ists) on the Verge fellows. Installations of all six commissions are included. Artists are Aniccha Arts (led by Pramila Vasudevan), Avye Alexandres, Christopher Baker, Kevin Obstatz, Andrea Steudel, and Krista Kelley Walsh.