Curator John Schuerman will provide an introduction to the exhibition The Other Four, followed by “Eyes Should Be Washed,” a performance art piece by artists Pedram Baldari, Katayoum Amjabi, and Nooshin Hakim Javadi. In “Eyes Should Be Washed,” performers grate many, many onions in front of the audience. This act, through the smell of the onions, brings tears to stimulated eyes in order to wash/clean them. The work is a dialogue with Iranian Poet Sohrab Sepehri, whose poems call for change in perception to find peace within self. In some cultures, especially Iranian culture, crying is considered an act of soul cleansing and is practiced through religious rituals.
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Athena LaTocha (b. Anchorage, Alaska) is a Hunkpapa Lakota / Keweenaw Bay Ojibwe artist whose large-scale works on paper explore the tenuous relationship between natural landscapes and landscapes marked by human intervention . . .View Exhibition
The exhibition will showcase new ceramic works by Guillermo Guardia, created since he moved to the Twin Cities in 2017.View Exhibition
Exploring the ways in which senses alter experience and perception, emerging artist Liza Sylvestre’s work operates at the intersection of our senses and communication.View Exhibition
With rare exceptions, art objects are created to be experienced visually. The Other Four is an exhibition experience that negates the visually dominant art experience hierarchy by presenting artwork designed specifically to engage the other four senses.View Exhibition
Despite decades of critique, direct activism, and multiple waves of feminist art movements, artworks in the collections of art museums around the world – including Plains Art Museum – are proportionately dominated by men. This year’s permanent collection reinstallation will explore the Museum’s acquisitions of artwork by women since our inception as the Red River Art Center in 1965.View Exhibition