Unpaid Labor in the Arts and an interview with Christopher Selleck

Hello SOTA listeners! We are excited to bring you our first episode of 2019! We are beginning to implement a lot of changes and improvements starting this new year. We hope you enjoy some of our experiments and as always, enjoy the content as we bring word on our local arts community!

This week in the news, we discuss the government shut down and how it affects workers in the arts. Last week, workers officially starting missing their paychecks and many museum remain closed. We also scarped the surface on unpaid labor in the arts, an issue that perpetually plagues the art world. Finally, we bring you an interview with Christopher Selleck, who you may remember from our episode where we reviewed his exhibition This is a Record!

Thank you for tuning in, SOTAns! We are so delighted to be with you in the new year!


Gallery 427’s Website

Only Human Opening Event Page

Government Shutdown and the Arts:

National Gallery of Art Closes to the Public, Latest Victim of U.S. Government Shutdown – ArtNews

Federal art institutions For more details on current and upcoming shows

Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound – closes Jan. 6 – National Museum of the American Indian

City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign – closes Jan. 6 – National Museum of American History

Trail of Tears: A Story of Cherokee Removal – closes Jan. 31 – National Museum of the American Indian

Unpaid Labor in the Arts:

The Art World Plague of Unpaid Internships – Hyperallergic

Women’s invisible labor and the art world – E-flux

WAGE’s Website


Christopher Selleck:

MN Artists

Holiday Episode: Bloopers!

Happy holidays SOTAns! We hope you are enjoying wonderful celebrations across Minnesota and beyond! We know you all are very busy celebrating with family and friends and, so are we! For the holidays, we collaged a blooper reel for you as a little gift of light-hearted merriment. Please note, the usual educational and critical content of our regular episodes will not be found here. Enjoy your wintery festivities! We look forward to joining you again in 2019!

Jonathan Aller and the Museum of Russian Art

Salutations, SOTAns! This week Sarah interviews Jonathan Aller who is an illustrator turned oil painter who blends his background in animation drawing with classical painting approaches to create works based off conversations with the sitters.

Jasa reviews the exhibition From Non-Conformism to Feminisms: Russian Women Artists from the Kolodzei Art Foundation at the Museum of Russian Art of Art in Minneapolis. She touches on some history behind the collection, exhibition design, and highlights some favorite projects such as The Museum of a Woman.

In the news, we discuss how the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire has made a free community program that focuses on engaging with those whose family and friends are afflicted by addiction–particularly as an effect of the opioid crisis.

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Jonathan Aller’s Website

From Non-Conformism to Feminisms: Russian Women Artists from the Kolodzei Art Foundation at the Russian Museum of Art

The Kolodzei Art Foundation

Tania Antoshina Website

Museum Creates Program for Families Suffering from the Opioid Crisis- Hyperallergic

SOTA Artist Updates and Egypt’s Sunken Cities

Greeting SOTAns! This week Sarah catches us up on what past SOTA interviewees have been up to recently. Many exciting things have been going on so, listen in for the inside scoop! Jasa addresses the Egypt’s Sunken Cities exhibition at Mia and leads a discussion on the art museum vs. the history museum experience. In the news, we talk about the cutest story we have covered yet! Two cats have been attempting to enter a museum in Japan, prompting a friendly relationship with a museum guard.

ps. We apologize for the belated post! We experienced some unexpected technical difficulties. Please enjoy this episode nonetheless!

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Larsen Husby’s Website

Marit Block’s Website

Jes Reyes’s Online Store

Dustin Steuck on MNartists

Egypt’s Sunken Cities at Mia

Denied Entry, Cats Try to Paw Past Japanese Museum Security Guard – Hyperallergic

MCBA Jerome Exhibition and Thanksgiving Art List

Happy Thanksgiving, SOTA listeners! This week Sarah gives us an insight into the MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Fellowships Series XIV exhibition at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. She also provides some extra content from her live experience at the opening! Jasa is coming back to the Twin Cities for Thanksgiving! So, she has provided her list of must-see art exhibitions for Thanksgiving weekend. Need some places to take the family? Need some places to escape from immense family time? We have suggestions for you!
*due to our researcher’s not-so-thorough research, this university gallery will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. However, we thought it was still worth promoting because it’s an excellent show! The researcher had to be let go.
other things aaia has been up to: