"Cartography of Desire" L-R: Mika Negishi Laidlaw; Nirmal Raja and Lois Bielefeld Miller


Cartography of Desire

Daily from Feb. 8-March 20
Time Varies
Art, Galleries

“Cartography of Desire” has had quite a journey. It all began in 2016 with another show, “Transplant Eyes,” at the now-closed Instinct Art Gallery in Minneapolis. The exhibition featured nine foreign-born, U.S.-based artists. Each person was making work about identity while grappling with living in a new country. Since then, the show has had a number of iterations, evolving as it moves to different institutions, including the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts in Milwaukee and the South Dakota Art Museum. This new installment features 12 artists from 10 different geo-political locations taking on global issues such as environmentalism, border violence, political iconoclasm, identity, and human rights. Here they’re rewriting a map of sorts for a future that is intimate, heartfelt, and human.