Ten 2012 visual arts moments to remember
Last April, visiting artists Joseph Madrigal and Amber Ginsburg brought flower power to the Twin Cities in a big way with their interactive installation. The duo literally turned the Soap Factory back into a production space, turning it into a terra cotta dummy bomb factory. Historically, the structures were originally used to test the accuracy of missile drops during World War I. However, the artists had something different in mind. Together, they hosted a series of events where folks created over 350 bombs, which were then thrown about the city on walking and bike tours. These dummy missiles weren't meant to destroy; each piece was dusted with seeds, so that targeted areas grew little white blossoms. Flower power, indeed.
Le Petit Prince is awesome, though Prince does not agree
Seattle-based artist Troy Gua has a cool hobby. He takes joys in recreating some of Prince's best looks over the years by hand, photographing the results, and posting them online. Though Le Petit Prince is not for sale, Gua was selling a calendar with his Thunderbirds-style doll in various iconic poses. Le Petit Prince project went viral. Unfortunately, Prince also took note and sent Gua a cease and desist letter.
Rosalux turns 10
Frank Gaard Retrospective at the Walker
Northern Spark parties all night
|Revelers at the Walker Art Center|