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Tonight: Newman Lecture on Contemporary Photography with James Welling

Posted Oct 14, 2010

The Newman Lecture on Contemporary Photography with James Welling is tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Pillsbury Auditorium. The cost is $15; $10 for MIA Members; free for Contemporary and Photography & New Media Affinity Group Members. To reserve, call the Members’ Hotline: (612) 870-6323.

Focusing on twenty-five photographs from 1970 to 2010, James Welling will chart his transition as an artist from video, sculpture, dance, and painting to photography.

This Thursday: Newman Lecture on Contemporary Photography with James Welling

Posted Oct 11, 2010

James Welling used filters when he took his photographs of Glass House. On the concept of filters, Welling states:

“I’ve been using the word filter as a noun, but it’s also a verb. A filter lets some wavelengths of light through and certain kinds of information to seep in.” Artforum. 2010. “500 Words: James Welling.” Accessed 10/10/2010. http://artforum.com/words/id=24743

Learn more about Glass House at the Newman Lecture on Contemporary Photography with James Welling is this Thursday, October 14, 6-7 p.m. The lecture is in the Pillsbury Auditorium.  Tickets for the event are $15; $10 MIA members; free for Contemporary and Photography & New Media Affinity Group members. To reserve, call the Members’ Hotline: (612) 870-6323.

Shout Out: Around Town

Posted Sep 23, 2010

After stopping by the MIA, check out a few local photography exhibitions.

Installation view of Portraits/100 Years: Robert Maplethorpe, Isabella Rossellini, 1988 and Alec Soth, Misty, 2005.

The Weinstein Gallery is currently showing Portraits/100 Years: August Sanders, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Alec Soth.  This exhibition is on view through October 1st. Click here for more information on the Weinstein Gallery.

MPLS Photo Center has two exhibits on display. Black, White & All Points in Between is a juried exhibition of 69 photographs by 69 photographers, Black, White & All Points in Between showcases the state of black and white photography today. The exhibition runs through October 25th.

Street Scene: Incidents in Real Life is a group exhibit by local photographers Mike Dvorak, Walter Horishnyk, Kirby Johnson & Orin Rutchick. The exhibit is on display through October 3rd. For more information on the MPLS Photo Center, including gallery times and location, check out their website.

Glass House Cross Dissolve – James Welling

Posted Sep 14, 2010

Check out this new video, Glass House Cross Dissolve, by James Welling. The video is on view in “New Pictures 3: James Welling, Glass House“.

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Be sure to come to the free exhibition, on view in the second floor Perlman Gallery (262) from now until March 6, 2011.

James Welling Installation Photos

Posted Sep 9, 2010

Check out installation photos of the New Pictures 3 exhibition, James Welling’s Glass House.


The free exhibition is on view from now until March 6, 2011 in the second floor Perlman Gallery (262).

W Magazine Recommends MIA’s Embarrassment of Riches exhibition

Posted Sep 7, 2010

Check out this article on Embarrassment of Riches, Picturing Global Wealth, 2000-2010 in W magazine.  Also, see the Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine column on the show in the September issue.  Hope to see you at the opening next Thursday, September 16, 6-9 p.m.

Image: Martin Parr, Cartier International Polo Challenge, Dubai, 2008

Shout Out: Minnesota State Fair

Posted Sep 2, 2010

The Great Minnesota Get-Together is happening now! Be part of the tradition of the Minnesota State Fair. Runs through Labor Day, September 6.

Check out these timeless State Fair photographs by Minnesota photographer Thomas Arndt.

Thomas F. Arndt, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, 1976 

Thomas F. Arndt, Vendor, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, 1974

To see more State Fair photographs from the museum’s permanent collection, visit the online collection. more »

ReMix: Thomas Struth, Sight Unseen

Posted Aug 26, 2010

Thomas Struth
Audience 1 (Galleria Dell’Accademia), Florenz, 2004
Chromogenic print mounted on UV Plexiglas
Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

For the last twenty years Thomas Struth has been photographing in the galleries of European and American museums, capturing viewers in the act of looking, often at recognizable works of art. More recently he has created images in which the art object is not visible and goes unidentified, as in the case of this image. A little museum sleuthing reveals that the audience here is taking in Michelangelo’s David, one of the world’s best-known sculptures.

In every picture from his ongoing series “Museum Photographs,” Struth makes the viewers his—and consequently our—subject. In Audience, we look at how museum-goers, like us, respond to and perceive art in museums.  Read more about the ongoing Art ReMix series at the MIA.

Now on View: New Pictures 3

Posted Aug 18, 2010

Welling Glass House photographs on view now. Reminder, the official opening is on September 30, 2010, 6-9 p.m. David Little will speak on the show at 6:30 p.m. that evening.

Shout Out: Ishimoto Yasuhiro

Posted Aug 12, 2010

Katsura: Picturing Modernism in Japanese Architecture, Photographs by Ishimoto Yasuhiro.

Photograph by Ishimoto Yasuhiro

If you happen to be in Houston, check out this beautiful show at the Museum of Fine Arts organized by Yasu Nakamori of photographs by Ishimoto Yasuhiro, many of which are from an editorial collaboration with Tange Kenzo, who designed an expansion of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 1974. The exhibition is on view through September 12, 2010 at the Audrey Jones Beck Building. If you don’t make it to Houston, the Yale University Press catalogue is a great addition to your library.