Trauma is a Time Machine: Art and Healing in Troubled Times
Recent exhibitions at Public Functionary and Macalester College's Law Warschaw Gallery address two sides of a question that haunts this place: how to shed the awful weight of trauma and rekindle a utopian imagination.
By Christina Schmid
Responding to Mn Artists Presents: Eric Larson’s Meme Town, Jordan K. Thomas considers the corruption of memes, anonymity and racism in digital space, and what it means to lay a hate symbol to rest.
By Jordan K. Thomas
An embodied meditation on family, storytelling, and the strength and fragility of the body, following her experience with Kerel Kroul’s exhibition at the Rochester Art Center.
By Sheila Regan
A deep dive into the lush imagery of Bobby Rogers, weaving together the fraught history of representing blackness, the transformative power in representing oneself, and the pressing need for diverse self-representation in the Twin Cities visual arts scene.
By Amina Harper
A talk with visual artist, educator, and Black feminist scholar Tia-Simone Gardner about her tiny home turned mobile residency, The Inhabitation Project, and the balance between stability, mobility, and intimacy in artists' connections to place.
By Stevie Ada Klaark
Poems after Jennifer Nevitt’s "Sans Terre" at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, enacting the slippage between language and what is seen or felt.
By Miriam Karraker
A response to Selma Fernandez Richter's recent exhibition portraying the complex process of immigration, replete with joy and relief, sadness and anxiety.
By Regan Golden
The founder of Women's Woodshop in Minneapolis calls for a reworking of craft practices and the gendering of tools.
By Jess Hirsch
Writing on possibilities for black subjectivity beyond the representation of otherness, making manifest calm, interiority, and gestures of tenderness.
By Mara Duvra
Anti-Ethnography: The Violence of a Civilization Without Secrets
Following a program of indigenous filmmakers curated by Adam and Zack Khalil, poet M.J. Gette chews on violence in ethnography, embodiment in archive, manipulation in documentary, and positionality in language.
By M. J. Gette
Jordan Rosenow was the guest editor of MNArtists September - January 2018.
Editors are responsible for publishing articles over a three month period. Selected Minnesota-based editors, writers, and artists define the vision for publishing over their term, engage arts writers and artist-writers, and develop pieces for publication.
Mn Artists is home to art, writing, opportunities and conversation, online and off, by, for and about Midwestern artists working in every discipline. A program of the Walker Art Center, Mn Artists is dedicated to improving the quality and national visibility of regionally-rooted art, artists and cultural dialogue through a dynamic online community, responsive arts journalism, and by giving artists access to, and connections with, collaborators, influencers and the public.
Mn Artists is made possible by generous support from The McKnight Foundation.