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Upcoming Events

Burn Something

On view now on the exterior of the Family Partnership
1527 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Collaborating inaugural Emerging Curators Institute fellows Adrienne Doyle and Gabby Coll present B​urn Something,​ a public art exhibition now on view on the new Family Partnership building on the corner of East Lake Street and Bloomington Avenue South (on the southeast corner).

The exhibition features work from seven local Black, Indigenous, and POC femme, gender non-conforming, and trans artists. It is an expansion of the DIY publication, ​Burn Something Zine,​ which Doyle founded and produced between 2014 and 2016. ​Burn Something Zine ​was a trans-inclusive submission-based publication accepting work from women of color. Within its 2-year run, six issues of the zine were published featuring 24 local and national contributors. Issues of ​Burn Something Zine​ can be found on the project’s ISSUU page, linked below. This project formed a cultural space for individuals of these identities to claim their narratives, build social connections, and heal by being heard.

This exhibition was scheduled to be on view at Modus Locus Gallery in late May 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the murder of George Floyd and subsequent uprisings in the Twin Cities, Coll and Doyle shifted the presentation of the exhibition to allow for safe social distancing and increased accessibility.

The B​urn Something​ exhibition accepted submissions from visual artists responding to five themes present throughout the original zine publications: tenderness, care, and cultivation; growth, collective power, and coalition building; transition, loss and longing; survival and the impacts of personal and cultural trauma on the bodies of POC; and relationship to identity and place. The selected artists included are Genenieve DeLeon (pencil on paper), Lane Eliyahu (acrylic on foam board), Justice Jones (acrylic on canvas), Lissa Karpeh (acrylic paint on canvas), Zola Richardson (photography), Katie Robinson (pen on paper), and Kieran Myles-Andrés Tverbakk (digital print). Original works from each artist have been digitally enlarged, printed, and adhered to wooden boards covering the windows of the Family Partnerships building, which is currently under construction.

The exhibition will be on view to the public through the fall; de-installation will be dependent upon construction of the Family Partnership building. Additional works by artists from #CreativesAfterCurfew will be on view in tandem with this exhibition on adjacent boards, facing Lake Street and covering remaining windows of the Family Partnerships location.

Postponed Events

Due to public health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19 Emerging Curators Institute has decided to postpone the following events to a later date.

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We Are New Again

(Original Dates) March 16 – May 21, 2020
Marsden-Gustafsen Gallery at Film North
550 Vandalia St., Suite 120, St. Paul, MN 55114

Curating Beyond Exhibition

(Original Date) March 15, 2020
Fresh Oysters Performance Research
512 E 24th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Starting at 2pm.

Selected work from Deaccessionings, Candice Davis. Courtesy of the artist.

Past Events

Flores Oscuras Horror Show

October 31st & November 1st
The Robert’s Lot & Community Garden
2948 Chicago Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN
Doors open at 5:30pm
Curated by Xochi de la Luna

Information Session

August 24, 2020
Zoom hosted by The Minnesota Museum of American Art
6:30–8:00 pm

Curating As Healing

April 19, 2020
Zoom hosted by the Minnesota Museum of American Art
1pm-2pm (CST)

Revitalizing Symbols

January 10 – February 14, 2020
Opening Reception: January 10 | 6-8pm
Panel Discussion: January 28 | 7pm
Curated by Alexandra Buffalohead.

Collective Curating

September 28, 2019
The Minnesota Museum of American Art

Artist-Centered Curatorial Practice

August 28, 2019
The White Page

Curating as Artistic Practice

July 21, 2019
Weisman Art Museum
11–4 pm

Information Session

June 11, 2019
Film North
6:30–8 pm

By Noah Exum
Prayers for Water, 2016,
Debra Yepa-Pappan. Digital print on antique ledger paper, signed. Courtesy of the artist.