by Ann Klefstad, editor
September 17, 2007
This week we’re thinking about where art’s going. Features on Minneapolis's public art program and on Norwegian artist Mattias Faldbakken give radically different views about art and the public; write to the Articles Forum to tell us what you think.
Mnartists.org project director Kathleen Kvern invites you to take a look at the series of great shows about mnartists.org created by MTN and showing on their Access to Art
program every Tuesday through September (or on line all the time). Find out all the stuff we’ve been up to that you haven’t heard about (yet).
Amanda Vail gives us a story in Behind the Scenes on public art in Minneapolis:
there’s a panel discussion coming up at the Walker on Wednesday, September 19; add your voice, and also hear how you can be the catalyst for art in your neighborhood. She’ll report back next week on what went down.
Christina Schmidt, a new writer on the site, went to a presentation by Norwegian artist Matthias Faldbakken
at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Faldbakken’s work is up at Midway Contemporary through October 19. Read her take in Outland on his attempts to restore art’s revolutionary intent. We also reprise a review of the “Host” exhibition
at the Soap Factory (see In the Galleries).
Of course we have more What Light poetry and more about the judges
and their picks; this week the poet is Karsten Piper;
his piece on his imagined other self is resonant and subtly funny.
Podcasts this week (download them and listen at will; or hear them here): Tune in to this week’s episode of Jon Nelson’s Some Assembly Required, the definitive forum for sample-based music, to hear two mashups by
The DJ team A plus D, along with 15 additional tracks by A plus D,
Alex H, DJ Astro, B'O'K, Forty One, Russ Johnson,
Listen With Sarah, John Oswald, Party Ben, People Like
Us, Porest, Splatt, Sucking Chest Wound, Weird Love
Makers, Wobbly and the X-ecutioners. Larry Yazzie, Native dancer,
is our Radio mnartists subject this week.
We feature, as well, Lightsey Darst's review of Melissa Birch's "here it is / here it is"--
one more chance to see this show! September 23 is the last performance.