Visiting Artist Talk: Dorit Cypis
Former Twin Cities Resident Returns to Share Her Work
November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
INFLUX Auditorium, Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Dorit Cypis has explored themes of history, identity, and social relations, presented in diverse cultural contexts across the US and internationally since the 1980s. Over the past decade Dorit has worked with many cultural and educational organizations as a Trainer, Communications Consultant and Dialogue Facilitator.
Moving fluidly between the studio and the street, Cypis’ career covers a varied landscape: performance, photography, and immersive media installation; curriculum development and teaching at colleges and universities; civic programs to build capacity for generative relations across differences. Dorit worked in the Twin Cities from 1984-1999. Amongst other projects Dorit founded Kulture Klub Collaborative, artists and home-less youth working together to bridge survival and inspiration. KKC celebrates 25 years in December.
At the core of her work is an exploration of the artist’s role as creator, educator, mediator, and community-builder - and a guiding question, “who are we to each other?"