Associate professor and multimedia artist Chris Larson tackles themes of history, location, and time, traveling all across the country. Now, as a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow, he spends a lot of his time in a basement in Tennessee. His advice: focus on the process and never turn down a show.
The Art department’s long-standing Visiting Artists and Critics Program puts a foundation’s generous support to good use by continuing to deepen students’ experiences with the art community while looking to the future of the program.
Howard Oransky fell upon Ana Mendieta’s artwork by chance forty years ago, inspiring him to curate the first full-scale gallery exhibition of her films. This fall, Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta was on view in Paris, with University of Minnesota contributors, alumni, and sponsors there to witness it.
In summer 2017, graduating senior Prerna traveled with undergrads, grad students, and professors to the Documenta Art Festival in Germany, the Venice Biennale, and the Münster Sculpture Projects in a surprising and “serendipitous” schedule. Her travels dramatically changed her perspective on careers in the art world.
Curious about climate change, campers, and community? Or about how art and science overlap? UMN art professor Christine Baeumler has combined it all to create Backyard Phenology, a collaboration focusing on connections.
The Voice to Vision collaborative art project went international to showcase their artwork and collaborate with the Mothers of Soacha in Colombia, as they continue to connect with Holocaust and genocide survivors and explore their experiences through art.
Iranian-born artist Katayoun Amjadi took her questions about perception, identity, and transition abroad to explore at the Karlsruhe Academy in Germany, where she began her creative research by asking the question, “What is your name?”