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Contemporary art is increasingly “untethered” and moves from the white cube of the gallery to any site – including the virtual – to engage the public in its own realm. Public art is an ever-expanding field of inquiry, with artists of all stripes exploring the public realm. Beyond murals, monuments, memorials (and the occasional mime) public art has become a vibrant and engaging practice. From the spectacular to the quotidian, permanent to ephemeral, sited to virtual, material to performative, conceptual to cinematic, we believe there are unprecedented opportunities for new art practices in our shared environment. This is the critical focus of Public Address.

Small Wonders

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mediachef
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05.27.2010

Is precedent important?

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mediachef
Post
05.22.2010
Virtual Street Corners

From the home page of Virtual Street Corners, a public art project by John Ewing with Boston Cyberarts & the Knight Foundation

This project looks great, and I’m excited to see it, but I do hope that by launch time there is at least some acknowledgment of Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz’s pioneering Hole In Space (1980) project between LA and New York, which informed their LA Olympics original Electronic Cafe (1984), which had some of the same explicit goals of creating virtual discourse and sociability between geographically divided neighborhoods.

Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz, Hole In Space, 1980. Via Media Art Net.

Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz, Hole In Space, 1980. Via Media Art Net.

Call for volunteers

Wing Young Huie, University Avenue Project(ion) site

Wing Young Huie, University Avenue Project(ion) site. Courtesy the artist.

Get involved with The University Avenue Project

Photographs by Wing Young Huie are installed over 6 miles of University Avenue in Saint Paul for The University Avenue Project…an extraordinary public exhibition that is on display in storefronts and on building facades May 1 – October 31, 2010.

At the center of the exhibit is The University Avenue Project(ion) Site, located at 1433 University Avenue. On a nightly basis beginning at dusk, Wing’s photographs are projected on 40’foot screens, accompanied by a soundtrack from local musicians. The last Saturday of each month, we invite local talent to take the stage for The University Avenue Project Cabarets.
We are currently recruiting volunteers for the May 29th Cabaret and for the nightly show at The University Avenue Project(ion) Site

Art-a-Whirl this weekend

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mediachef
Post
05.11.2010
Northern.Lights.mn, Art(ists) On the Verge, works-in-progress @ Art-a-Whirl

Art(ists) On the Verge will again be participating in the Art-a-Whirl Open Studio and Gallery Tour in the historic Thorpe Building on Central Avenue, this Friday, May 14 – Sunday, May 16.

Works-in-Progress

Arlene Birt, tectonic industries, Kyle Phillips, Janaki Ranpura, Tyler Stefanich

Arlene Birt Visualizing sustainability.An in-store grocery products tracking system
Kyle PhillipsEmpathetic Architecture. An interactive exploration of previous inhabitants in a space
Janaki RanpuraEgg Alley Cat bike race. Interactive costumes
Tyler Stefanich – Exploring strategies for interpretation of the digital cultural archive
tectonic industriesThe Oprah Winfrey Show. We watch so you don’t have to

Art-a-Whirl 2010

Author
mediachef
Post
05.11.2010

Art(ists) On the Verge will again be participating in the Art-a-Whirl Open Studio and Gallery Tour in the historic Thorp Building on Central Avenue, this Friday, May 14 – Sunday, May 16. Works-in-Progress Arlene Birt – Visualizing sustainability.An in-store grocery products tracking system Kyle Phillips – Empathetic Architecture. An interactive exploration of previous inhabitants in […]

FutureEverything

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mediachef
Post
05.7.2010
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FutureEverything

The Lever Prize winning FutureEverything 2010 global festival of art, music and ideas features world premieres of astonishing artworks, an explosive citywide music programme, visionary thinkers from around the world, and awards for outstanding global innovators.

ASL for crane operators

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mediachef
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05.6.2010

Installing University Avenue Project(ion) site from Steve Dietz on Vimeo. Frank Frattalone was operating the crane, “Red” was directing, and John Hock and crew came down from Franconia Sculpture Park to assist with the rigging. It would have been impossible without you. Thanks.

Call for workshop leader for Futurefarmers project

Futurefarmers, call for workshop proposals

Futurefarmers, call for workshop proposals, deadline May 25.

This project is part of A People without a Voice Cannot Be Heard, a month-long project by Futurefarmers co-commissioned and co-presented by Northern Lights.mn and the Walker Art Center for the Walker’s Open Field initiative this summer.

Deadline May 25. More information.

A People without a Voice Cannot Be Heard

Futurefarmers, A People without a Voice Cannot Be Heard

Futurefarmers, A People without a Voice Cannot Be Heard, co-presented by Northern Lights.mn and Walker Art Center, August 2010

Futurefarmers’ A People without a Voice Cannot Be Heard is part of the Walker’s summer “Open Field” programming about the cultural commons.

Three Futurefarmers (Amy Franceschini, Michael Swaine, and Dan Allende, a new farmer who worked as an intern on the Reverse Ark project in Baltimore) came to Minneapolis to prep for their summer project A People Without a Voice Cannot Be Heard, which is being co-curated and co-presented by Northern Lights.mn and the Walker Art Center. Northern Lights artistic director Steve Dietz sat down with Amy and Michael to discuss their upcoming project after three days of meetings with Walker staff, local artists, and potential community collaborators.

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