Opening Reception & Artist Talk

Northern Lights and Rochester Art Center are happy to partner to present Art(ists) on the Verge 9 through December 30, 2018 at RAC.

Please join us for an artist panel discussion and opening reception on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28.
ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION: 3 – 5 PM
OPENING RECEPTION: 5 – 7 PM

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ABOUT ART(ISTS) ON THE VERGE 9
Art(ists) on the Verge 9 features new work from five Minnesota-based artists. Created over the course of a year during an intensive fellowship, the practices represented here often fall outside of and in between the traditional notions of media or disciplines. Supporting work such as this is one of the fundamental concepts that define the mission of the Art(ists) on the Verge Fellowship for emerging artists.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Maxwell Hoaglund
We have become acculturated to a world of artificial support. Facebook asks us how we’re feeling. Alexa plays the music we need. Siri gets us there. Max Hoagland’s The Shallows is a sophisticated acting, primitive looking machine that lays bare such “choices” as an infinitely accumulating set of data points about us, which are not owned or controlled by us, but which increasingly define the world we are presented to act in. We must ask why.

Meena Mangalvedhekar
Intercropping is an agricultural strategy to plant between the primary crops and optimizes watering, soil nutrients, field labor and yearly yield through greater biodiversity. Meena Mangalvedhekar’s installation of a “farm” of networked screens explores intercropping as means to increase the diversity and nutritional content of the social media we produce and consume as farmers in the digital ecosystem.

Areca Roe
Our actions today have consequences that may not be clear for generations. With Founder Effect Areca Roe has created an immersive, 360 degree video field guide to the future that imagines with both the wonder of discovery and a sickening horror of recognition some of the adaptations animals might have made due to climate change, pollution and deforestation.

Stephanie Lynn Rogers
The seeds of Stephanie Lynn Rogers’ Security Blanket, a series of comforting, DIY, anti-surveillance, speculative design objects, are stories of government harassment and overreach from the Civil Rights movement to the 2008 Republican National Convention. In an age of social media self-surveillance – and continued government overreach – what is the role of privacy and what does it mean to feel safe?

Ziyang Wu
Ziyang Wu writes: “I believe that the multicultural, subversive, and resistant spirit of carnival has the power to destroy hypocritical systems of control.” Hop aboard Smarter City 2, a phantasmagoric interactive video installation of a future 洛杉京Los Jing (LA-Beighing) subway stop, to explore the lives of a cast of outlandish straphangers whose data behind their shiny exteriors hint at how the virtual world and data increasingly influences human consciousness on both a macro and micro scale.

Free Family Day: Snowglobes

December’s Free Family Day will focus on winter and the holiday season. Plan on creating and embellishing your own snowglobe plus other fun projects The galleries will be open and admission will be FREE from 1:00-4:00PM.

REGISTRATION:
When you register on Eventbrite, you’ll skip the check-in line! Registration does not guarantee participation in activities.  Activities will be available while supplies last. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-family-day-snowglobes-tickets-51106962300

ABOUT FREE FAMILY DAY:
Since 2004, children and families have taken part in one of Rochester Art Center’s most popular and exciting programs, Free Family Day. Guests are invited to create original art pieces in the studio classroom, our Grand Lobby and occasionally off-site with a collaborative partner.

If you have any questions about Free Family Days, please contact us at info@rochesterartcenter.org or call 507-282-8629.

Date, time and location subject to change. Activity will be available while supplies last.