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Off-site Exhibition: thinking making living

An experiment that brings participatory, open-ended, and often entirely process-based art to the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, thinking making living sets out to investigate a spectrum of engaged art in the social sphere. Together, an exhibition, a project space, and public programs create a platform for conversations between artists, activists, and the public to explore the intersections of art, life, and social engagement.

Confronted with the complicated cultural conditions of 21st-century life in the United States, the artists in thinking making living grapple with what it means to make work inside and outside of institutions, corporate agendas, and government policy. They insist on our shared ability to imagine alternatives, stage interventions, and comment on a wide range of culturally relevant issues. They bear witness, provoke interaction, set up social experiments, embrace failure and vulnerability as critical tools, and participate in a form of public speech that helps shape the way we live.

Participating artists include Eric Asboe, Christine Baeumler, Emily Baxter, Jan Binder, BodyCartography Project (Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad), Allison Bolah, Miranda Brandon, Rachel Breen, Valentine Cadieux, Big Car, Kate Casanova, Crescent Collective (Laura Bigger, Artemis Ettsen, and Teréz Iacovino), Jan Estep, David Feinberg, Annie Follett, Beth Grossman, Katie Hargrave, Emily Johnson, Low Tech High Joy (Karen Kasel and Marlaine Cox), Sarah Kanouse, John Kim, Rebecca Krinke, Amanda Lovelee, Works Progress (Shanai Matteson and Colin Kloecker), J. Morgan Puett, Molly Balcom Raleigh, Janaki Ranpura, Red 76, Christina Schmid, Paul Shambroom, Mona Smith, Amy Waksmonski, Diane Willow, Marcus Young, Nate Young, and Marina Zurkow.

Cosponsored by the Department of Art and the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota, the Walker Art Center, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Public Reception

Friday, September 12, 6–9 pm Free
Katherine E. Nash Gallery
Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota
405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis

For more information about the exhibition and related events, call 612.624.7530 or visit online.