Episodes

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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References:

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!
References:
*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:

MALL and Local Art Fairs

Welcome SOTA listeners! This week Sarah talks about her experience at the Minneapolis Art Lending Library’s lending hours. She highlights the benefits MALL has to our community and artists!

Jasa recalls her recent experience at the Austin City Limits music festival and the ACL art market. This brings to mind all the fantastic, local art fairs around the Twin Cities! Want to learn about more about some fun art fairs you can check out? Listen in!

In the news, we talk about how the Art Institute of Chicago recently released thousands of images of their collection in high resolution online. We address the accessibility this brings but also touch on how this may affect the art viewing expereince.

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References:

Minneapolis Art Lending Library’s Website

ACL’s Art Market

Art Attack – Northrup King Building

California Dreamin’ – California Building

Twin Cities Art Fairs – Live and Love MN

American Swedish Institute – Julmarknad

Soo VAC’s Website

Gamut Gallery’s Website

Art Institute of Chicago Offers Thousands of Free, High-Resolution Images – Hyperallergic

Explore Mia’s Collection!

 

 

 

 

 

The Haunted Basement and This is a Record

This is one of our favorite episodes yet! We had so much fun talking about The Haunted Basement.  Jasa did her best to give a little insight to the experience and pump Sarah up to give it a try! Sarah talks about visiting This is a Record, an exhibition by Christopher Selleck at the Soo VAC, which was both highly enjoyable and deeply impactful. In the news, we cover the Banksy stunt at Sothebys. As a product of this discussion, Sarah invents the term Trollism as the next movement in contemporary art. Please, remember to use #trollism as often as possible!

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References:

This is a Record at SooVAC

Christopher Selleck on MN Artists

The Haunted Basement turns the lights off for one of its scariest years ever – City Pages

Collector Moves Forward with $1.3M Shredded Banksy, Artist Renames Work – Hyperallergic

Bonus Episode: Dustin Steuck Extended Interview!

Sarah’s interview with Dustin Steuck was so delightful for us all that SOTA brings you a bonus episode with even more from the interview! Check out this podcast extra for more insight into this artist’s amazing work!

Music by The Von Tramps!

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References:

Info about the architecture of the Minnesota State Capitol here, and info about the “Progress of the State” sculpture here

Dustin Steuck “Being” clip on youtube