The Third Minnesota Biennial Exhibition

Three years ago, the Soap Factory realized Minnesota deserved and needed its own arts biennial. So it started one. The Third Minnesota Biennial Exhibition, co-curated this year by John Marks and David Petersen (co-directors of Art of This), isn't only visual art. Yes, in two galleries there will be painting, sculpture, photography, film and video, and installation-based work by the likes of St. Paul's Nate Young, Allen Brewer, and Pam Valfer; St. Cloud's Peter Happel Christian; Minneapolis artists Katelyn Farstad, Adam Caillier, and Michael and Stefanie Motta; Duluth artist Kristina Estell; recent McKnight Fellowship recipients Natasha Pestich and Justin Newhall; and the artist collaborative Basketball Team. There are 38 artists in all. But also — and this is not to be missed — Jessica Ashley Nelson and Emily Gastineau will perform a dance piece throughout the gallery. There will be music performances, artist panels, and possibilities for interactivity galore. Immersive and exploratory, the show has its pulse on art and aesthetics in Minnesota now. There will be an opening reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, September 7. (Pictured: Work by ROLU)
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 7. Continues through Nov. 3, 2013

 
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