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From Space to Place

Date: 05/28/2013

Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Location: Katherine E. Nash Gallery Regis Center for Art (East)

Cost: Free

Description:

From Space to Place
Defined by human activities, places are ever-changing, ever-decaying, and always being reborn, often through collective action and collaboration. From Space to Place is an exhibition that explores placemaking—the transformation of a space into that which has a distinct identity. Curated by Artemis Ettsen, a graduate student in the School of Architecture, and Teréz Iacovino, a graduate student in the Department of Art, the exhibition is a platform for reexamining place and one’s relationship to it.

Exhibition Dates
May 28 – June 15, 2013

Exhibition Location and Hours
Katherine E. Nash Gallery
Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota
405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, (612) 624-7530
Parking available nearby at the 21st Avenue ramp, hourly or event rates apply
Gallery hours are 11 am to 7 pm, Tuesday through Saturday

Accessibility and Cost
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is wheelchair accessible. The exhibition and related public programs are free and open to the public.

Sponsorship
From Space to Place was organized by the Katherine E. Nash Gallery and is co-sponsored by the Department of Art and the Visiting Artists and Scholars Committee, the School of Architecture, the Institute for Advanced Study, the School of Music, the Department of Geography, Environment and Society, and the College of Design. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The exhibition curators thank Howard Oransky, Director of the Nash Gallery, Ozayr Saloojee, Associate Professor of Architecture, and Emily Lecrone, BA student in the Department of Art for their assistance.

Artists and Designers in the Exhibition
Susan Armington, Nicholaus Arnold, Bad News from Houston, Andrew Bergmann, Patrick Beseda, Susannah Bielak, Anna Carlson, Juan William Chávez, Tuia Cherici Joey Crane, Federico Garcia Lammers, Murat Germen, Brita Hauser, Erin Garnaas-Holmes, Katie Hargrave, Lauren Herzak-Bauman, John Kallen, Rebecca Kallen, Caroline Kent, Sam Krahn, Kendra Larson, Minneapolis Art on Wheels, TJ Proechel, Tyler Rush, Nick Satinover, Emily Stover, Andy Sturdevant, The Think Tank that has yet to be named, Sergio Vucci, and Ryan Wurst.

Exhibition Description
Defined by human activities, places are ever-changing, ever-decaying, and always being reborn, often through collective action and collaboration. From Space to Place is a group exhibition, curated by an architect and artist team that explores placemaking—the transformation of a space into that which has a distinct identity. Placemaking brings together creative and cultural resources, most importantly people, whose combined efforts have the potential to reimagine and reconstruct space into authentic, dynamic, and resilient communities. While “space” typically refers to the physical or geographical environment, “place” ricochets between the emotional, the social, and the political.

The exhibition is a platform for reexamining place and one’s relationship to it. From Space to Place features projects from local, national and international artists and designers working in a variety of media. The projects are a result of collaborative and individual efforts to interpret and investigate the phenomena of place and placemaking. The exhibition traverses the concepts of memory, intimacy, loss, potential, and regrowth.

An art gallery is inherently a placeless space, so there is a tension inherent in the act of displaying work about place within the gallery. Rather than attempting to replicate placemaking within the gallery, the exhibition becomes a collection of past events and future possibilities. This collection further serves as a complement to the numerous and exciting placemaking initiatives occurring within the Twin Cities and beyond.

Katherine E. Nash Gallery Mission
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is a research laboratory for the practice and interpretation of the visual arts. We believe the visual arts have the capacity to interpret, critique and expand on all of human experience. Our engagement with the visual arts helps us to discover who we are and understand our relationships to each other and society. The Katherine E. Nash Gallery will be a center of discourse on the practice of visual art and its relationship to culture and community -- a place where we examine our assumptions about the past and suggest possibilities for the future. The Nash Gallery will play an indispensable role in the educational development of students, faculty, staff and the community. Visit us at http://nash.umn.edu/.

Department of Art Mission
The Department of Art provides an introduction to the practice of art for all students as well as immersive training for emerging artists. We promote creative expression and conceptual development through a broad range of art disciplines and practices. Initial experiences emphasizing traditional methods are supplemented at intermediate and advanced levels by experimental processes. We offer courses in painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and experimental media (EMA). Students pursue their work in our state of the art facilities, mentored by our faculty, all artists recognized in their fields. Visit us at http://www.art.umn.edu/.
 

Contact:

  • Name: Rachel Kirchgasler
  • E-mail: kirc0110@umn.edu
  • Phone: (612) 624-7900
  • Sponsored by: Art, Katherine E. Nash Gallery

Parking:

Parking is available in the 21st Avenue Ramp.  Hourly or event rates will apply.

More information: http://nash.umn.edu

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Rachel Kirchgasler, Department of Art, kirc0110@umn.edu, (612) 624-7900.

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