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contextual flux

Date: 09/18/2012 - 12/30/2012

Time: 0:00 AM

Location: Twin Cities,Weisman Art Museum

Cost: Free


nature + design : inspiration through imitation

The fall exhibition in the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration, contextual flux, demonstrates how nature can guide and inform better design solutions to human problems. Artist Jason Hackenwerth will create new sculptural forms with University of Minnesota graduate and undergraduate students.

The Target Studio for Creative Collaboration, which functions both as a working studio and as a gallery, presents both a collection of artifacts and the collaborative process that emerge from contextual flux. This exhibition celebrates an art, design, science, and engineering collaboration at the University of Minnesota. Connecting faculty and resources from the Weisman Art Museum, the College of Design, the College of Biological Sciences, graduate and undergraduate students, and the skills of the Digital Fabrication Laboratory, this creative process launches the unique capacity of the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration to facilitate a collaborative and dynamic design process on campus.

Process based, the work of this collaboration will emerge throughout the exhibition. To see all parts of the exhibition and observe the installation assembly, mark your calendars.

September 10 through 18
Jason Hackenwerth working onsite in the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration for the first installation made from latex balloons.

This exhibit uses inflated latex balloons and will be on display until December 30.

September 18
Exhibition opens.

September 19
Film screening of Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution and a public conversation of the biomimetic design process with Jason Hackenwerth and Marc Swackhamer.

October 29 – November 3
Jason Hackenwerth working onsite in the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration for the second installation involving ridge structures made from plywood.

September 28, October 26, and December 14
Changing display of student work.



Parking is available in the parking garage located under the museum. Limited meter parking is available on the street.

More information: http://www.wam.umn.edu/event/contextual-flux

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Erin Lauderman, Weisman Art Museum, 612.625.9685.


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