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Beijing Collaborative Exchange at the Fredrick R. Weisman Museum

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From June 27 to December 10 the Weisman Museum at the University of Minnesota hosts the exhibition of photographic and video work from three themed projects in the Target Gallery.

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2010 -11
Weiji Crisis = Opportunity

Weiji, an idiomatic term that might be considered a concept rather than something definable, implies that when encountering difficulties there are often many options one can take. The idea of a crisis, real or insinuated can often take us from our normal course and redirect our attention to alternate ideas, requiring us to rethink our assumptions and open our minds to new opportunities. As such, the students from the Schools of Photography at the Beijing Film Academy and the Art Department of the University of Minnesota have constructed visual analogies to the concept of Weiji or Crisis = Opportunity.


Transition-- 2011-12
Change --evolution --transform

We awaken each day to new circumstances, circumstances that require new understanding, tolerance, and awareness. The nature of existence is accommodating to change, and how we manage that change is what determines our success. The ability to use the accumulated knowledge that we have gained through experience, education, and training provide the ground upon which we stand, when this ground shifts, do we see this as a crisis or an opportunity?


Mirror/ Window-- 2012-14

Mirror/ Window is a topic with multiple possible interpretations -- viewing out to the larger world or turning inward to examine the self. In 1978 MOMA curator of photography John Szarkowski organized an exhibition with this title to explore emerging developments in contemporary American photographic Imaging. This exhibition uses the theme in a much more individual way with the Chinese and American students exploring their diverse visions for the future as well as how they see themselves in the world. Much of this work is positive and "upbeat" with little indication of the strife and anxiety so prevalent in the news.


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Beijing Collaborative Exchange at the Fredrick R. Weisman Museum

Hu Zhi Chao.jpg

From June 27 to December 10 the Weisman Museum at the University of Minnesota hosts the exhibition of photographic and video work from three themed projects in the Target Gallery.

small_Shi Fang Zhou_.jpg

2010 -11
Weiji Crisis = Opportunity

Weiji, an idiomatic term that might be considered a concept rather than something definable, implies that when encountering difficulties there are often many options one can take. The idea of a crisis, real or insinuated can often take us from our normal course and redirect our attention to alternate ideas, requiring us to rethink our assumptions and open our minds to new opportunities. As such, the students from the Schools of Photography at the Beijing Film Academy and the Art Department of the University of Minnesota have constructed visual analogies to the concept of Weiji or Crisis = Opportunity.


Transition-- 2011-12
Change --evolution --transform

We awaken each day to new circumstances, circumstances that require new understanding, tolerance, and awareness. The nature of existence is accommodating to change, and how we manage that change is what determines our success. The ability to use the accumulated knowledge that we have gained through experience, education, and training provide the ground upon which we stand, when this ground shifts, do we see this as a crisis or an opportunity?


Mirror/ Window-- 2012-14

Mirror/ Window is a topic with multiple possible interpretations -- viewing out to the larger world or turning inward to examine the self. In 1978 MOMA curator of photography John Szarkowski organized an exhibition with this title to explore emerging developments in contemporary American photographic Imaging. This exhibition uses the theme in a much more individual way with the Chinese and American students exploring their diverse visions for the future as well as how they see themselves in the world. Much of this work is positive and "upbeat" with little indication of the strife and anxiety so prevalent in the news.


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Head-Face, 2012, Acrylic on Canvas, 96 x 72 inches


Eric's Trip, curated by Cynthia Daignault and Mark Loiacono.
June 28 - August 1, 2014

Lisa Cooley
107 Norfolk Street
New York, New York 10002

Vanished Landscapes
European Life, Landscapes, and Architecture before the First World War

Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at Andersen Library
Reception: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Remarks by Christopher Cardozo at 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition on view June 9 - September 17, 2014

Join us to celebrate a stunning collection of photochroms donated by world-renowned expert Christopher Cardozo.

Photochroms-a photographic form of chromolithography that produces colorized images from black-and-white negatives-were immensely popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Millions of prints were produced depicting thousands of scenes from around the world.

Christopher Cardozo, a world-renowned expert, exhibitor, and donor of thousands of photochroms to the University Libraries shares his expertise in this display of images from a lost world.

This exhibit is co-curated by Christopher Cardozo and Tim Johnson, Curator, Special Collections & Rare Books / E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections.

Exhibit design by Darren Terpstra, Archives and Special Collections.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Learn more about Vanished Landscapes and RSVP.

TITLE: Assistant Professor (tenure track)

APPOINTMENT: 100% time, tenure-track appointment, to begin August 25, 2014 (9 month semester system)

SALARY: Competitive

DESCRIPTION: The Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts at the U of MN invites applications for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art - Drawing and Painting position. The drawing and painting area in the department is seeking candidates who are challenging, redefining and advancing the language of contemporary painting and drawing. Artists with additional expertise in digital 2D imaging are encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

RESEARCH:
• Engage in creative activity and research that leads to exhibition appropriate to the profession. Achieve and maintain high distinction in the field of art
TEACHING:
• Commitment and dedication to both undergraduate and graduate teaching in a professional program within a liberal arts college
• Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in drawing and painting within a fine arts department
• Teaching options including collaboration and interdisciplinary activity are available
• Advise undergraduate/graduate students
• Participate on graduate reviews/thesis committees
SERVICE:
• Serve on departmental, college and university committees. Achieve and maintain a visible and proactive service profile

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

A. MFA in Art or extensive professional recognition and experience (required)
B. Practicing artist in drawing and/or painting or interdisciplinary use of drawing and painting (required)
C. Evidence of an active exhibition record and demonstrated excellence in and recognition of dynamic ongoing creative research on a national and/or international level (required)
D. Expertise in contemporary issues, criticism and critical theory (preferred)
E. One to three years of university or college-level teaching experience beyond graduate teaching assistantships (preferred)

Department of Art Policy Statement
In lieu of an MFA, the following could be considered in determining professional recognition and experience:
1) Advanced studies at a foreign school that does not award MFA degrees;
2) Extended advanced study with recognized artists in the field.
3) Professional achievement which would provide a depth of knowledge of the field comparable to an MFA
4) Evaluation by leaders in the field attesting that because of exhibition record and other professional achievement, that person was the equal of an MFA

TO APPLY:
Submit online at U of M Employment (http://employment.umn.edu), the following required items:
Quick Link: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=113081

1. Cover Letter/Letter of Intent
2. Current CV, including detailed listings of education, exhibitions, commissions, grants/awards, publications, reviews, teaching experience (specify dates and institutions)
3. Name, title and full contact information (including email and phone) of three (3) references
4. One-page creative narrative [document 1]
5. One-page teaching narrative [document 2]
6. An introductory-level syllabus [document 3] of a course you have taught or would like to teach
7. A work list describing each work (title, year, dimensions, media) for the images collected on your CD [document 4]

Send to the Department:
8. Documentation of your work may include: one CD containing one folder with no more than twenty (20) jpeg or tiff images with maximum 2000 pixels in either direction.
Label each image in this format:
LastnameFirstname_00.tif (e.g. SmithSally_01, SmithSally_02, etc.) indicating preferred viewing order. Collect all images in a folder titled with your name (LastnameFirstname).
Also attach the work list describing each work


MAILING ADDRESS:
Search #110: Asst Prof of Art - Drawing and Painting
Department of Art, University of Minnesota
E201 Regis Center for Art
405 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455


DEADLINE : December 15, 2013. The position will, however, remain open until filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications received after the deadline may or may not be reviewed.

Please visit our website at http://art.umn.edu for further information about the department, its activities and faculty, and for links to course descriptions.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origins, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

TITLE: Assistant Professor (tenure track)

APPOINTMENT: 100% time, tenure-track appointment, to begin August 25, 2014 (9 month semester system)

SALARY: Competitive

DESCRIPTION: The Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts at the U of MN invites applications for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art - Drawing and Painting position. The drawing and painting area in the department is seeking candidates who are challenging, redefining and advancing the language of contemporary painting and drawing. Artists with additional expertise in digital 2D imaging are encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

RESEARCH:
• Engage in creative activity and research that leads to exhibition appropriate to the profession. Achieve and maintain high distinction in the field of art
TEACHING:
• Commitment and dedication to both undergraduate and graduate teaching in a professional program within a liberal arts college
• Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in drawing and painting within a fine arts department
• Teaching options including collaboration and interdisciplinary activity are available
• Advise undergraduate/graduate students
• Participate on graduate reviews/thesis committees
SERVICE:
• Serve on departmental, college and university committees. Achieve and maintain a visible and proactive service profile

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

A. MFA in Art or extensive professional recognition and experience (required)
B. Practicing artist in drawing and/or painting or interdisciplinary use of drawing and painting (required)
C. Evidence of an active exhibition record and demonstrated excellence in and recognition of dynamic ongoing creative research on a national and/or international level (required)
D. Expertise in contemporary issues, criticism and critical theory (preferred)
E. One to three years of university or college-level teaching experience beyond graduate teaching assistantships (preferred)

Department of Art Policy Statement
In lieu of an MFA, the following could be considered in determining professional recognition and experience:
1) Advanced studies at a foreign school that does not award MFA degrees;
2) Extended advanced study with recognized artists in the field.
3) Professional achievement which would provide a depth of knowledge of the field comparable to an MFA
4) Evaluation by leaders in the field attesting that because of exhibition record and other professional achievement, that person was the equal of an MFA

TO APPLY:
Submit online at U of M Employment (http://employment.umn.edu), the following required items:
Quick Link: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=113081

1. Cover Letter/Letter of Intent
2. Current CV, including detailed listings of education, exhibitions, commissions, grants/awards, publications, reviews, teaching experience (specify dates and institutions)
3. Name, title and full contact information (including email and phone) of three (3) references
4. One-page creative narrative [document 1]
5. One-page teaching narrative [document 2]
6. An introductory-level syllabus [document 3] of a course you have taught or would like to teach
7. A work list describing each work (title, year, dimensions, media) for the images collected on your CD [document 4]

Send to the Department:
8. Documentation of your work may include: one CD containing one folder with no more than twenty (20) jpeg or tiff images with maximum 2000 pixels in either direction.
Label each image in this format:
LastnameFirstname_00.tif (e.g. SmithSally_01, SmithSally_02, etc.) indicating preferred viewing order. Collect all images in a folder titled with your name (LastnameFirstname).
Also attach the work list describing each work


MAILING ADDRESS:
Search #110: Asst Prof of Art - Drawing and Painting
Department of Art, University of Minnesota
E201 Regis Center for Art
405 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455


DEADLINE : December 15, 2013. The position will, however, remain open until filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications received after the deadline may or may not be reviewed.

Please visit our website at http://art.umn.edu for further information about the department, its activities and faculty, and for links to course descriptions.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origins, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Mark Hermanson is looking for an artist to produce a book cover illustration. The book is non-fiction (biographical) and the theme of the cover is the Gemini astrological sign (the title of the book is "A Gemini's Bitter Split"). Mark and the person who is the subject of the book have seen a basic design that could be the basis for the drawing.

Here are some basic details about the project:

-Mark is in Minneapolis until 19 July and would like to have the work finished by then, if possible.

-The size of the finished product should be in small book format (or can be reduced to that size), or A5 paper size (210 mm high x 148 mm wide).

If you are interested, more of the details will be discussed later with you.

For more information or contact information, email Mark at markhermanson@me.com or mark.hermanson@unis.no.
Or call at (267)-207-7895

The University is looking for someone as a new assistant professor in Ceramics for the coming 2012-2014 school year.
The University Employment system has recently posted the Ceramics position, so applicants can start applying.

Interested persons can be directed to https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=110965 for more information on the duties and qualifications, and application for the position.

The Bell Museum Resident Artist Research Project offers artists an exclusive opportunity to engage with University researchers and scientific collections while exploring the application of art as a medium for interpreting science in the public realm.

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Sonja Peterson employs motifs of common agricultural plants and animals, underground roots, spider webs, and vine-like growths to examine the global matrix of agricultural, financial, and environmental systems. Using traditional paper cutting, collage, and stencils, Peterson creates elaborate large-scale hanging papercuts that illustrate how the structural integrity of global systems lies in their interconnectivity: if elements disconnect, the entire system comes under threat of collapse.

Inspired by the writings of Michael Pollan, Richard Holmes, and many others, Peterson is currently interested in how the collection and trade of natural commodities like precious metals, plant-based dyes, spices, fruits, and animal furs have linked nature to the global banking system and interwoven cultures, economies, and ecological systems around the world. Visit Sonja Peterson online.

Bell Museum of Natural History