Women Across the Water

Women Across the Water

Women Across the Water — Photo Credit Peng Wu

The Show Gallery Lowertown in collaboration with Ta–coumba T. Aiken and Yijia Li, is seeking out compelling art work to include in our exhibition Women Across the Water.

Selection is open to video art, photography, painting, sculpture/installation, art performance, digital printing, and not limited to any one genre.

Project summary:

Exhibition August 2–September 2, 2018

Who should apply:
Female artists from elsewhere, now living in the Twin Cities.

What to do:
Select a place and use art to demonstrate why your chosen place here is important to you.

Selected artists’ work and interviews will be compiled in a 30–minute video, an exhibition, and a book.

Through this project artists will consider why they live and work here, while local audience gains perspective on their familiar city and sees it with new eyes. Places we pass everyday but overlook may be resonant for others. This project inaugurates shared vision and brings diverse people to voice.

Through the project, we want not only to share our stories, but also encourage people like us, women artists from other places, to think about the stories that ushered them into this new community. More importantly, to the audience, especially local people, they can see the city through these artists’ eyes, and start to think about their city differently. To the viewers who are newly relocated here, they may find they are not alone, they may start to find such a place for themselves.

During the art making time, the group will interview each artist and make a 30-minute video as a piece of work for the exhibition. After the exhibition, we will produce a book about the project. There will be note books at the exhibition for people to write down their stories and contact info. We will select some stories and include them in the book.

    Team Members
  • Curators:
    Gretchen Gasterland-Gustafsson
    Yijia Li
  • Film maker: Zoe Cinel
  • Book Artist: Xiaohan Ma>
  • Consultant: Ta–coumba T. Aiken