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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.

Public Art Network Year in Review 2009

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In June, Americans for the Arts presented their annual review, The Public Art Network Year in Review 2009 (from Arts Watch). Janet Echelman and Mildred Howard were the curators. 304 projects were reviewed from 2008 with 40 winning finalists. It is wonderful that two projects from the Twin Cities Metropolitan area were among the top […]

Opening reception Art(ists) On the Verge, Weisman Art Museum


Tomorrow night, Thursday, July 9, from 8-10 pm, there will be an opening reception at the Weisman Art Museum for Art(ists) On the Verge: Avye Alexandres, Aniccha Arts (Pramila Vasudevan, Mark Fox, Jennifer Jurgens, Mike Westerlund), Christopher Baker, Kevin Obsatz, Andrea Steudel, Krista Kelley Walsh

Opening Night Performances

8:30 pm Krista Kelley Walsh, Public Eye Action, Northrop Mall and Weisman Art Museum
9:00 pm Aniccha Arts will perform an excerpt of Cloud Turn, Weisman Art Museum
9:30 triquetera, an allegorical exercise. Andrea Steudel and David Steinman with sounds by John Keston present an original outdoor video performance on the facade of the Weisman Art Museum