Intermedia Arts presents a new visual art exhibition: FOOR Folx The Invisible Bridges Across Class and Consciousness Featuring work by Adja Gildersleve, Anna Min, and Tina Cho
MINNEAPOLIS, DECEMBER 6, 2016 – FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo topics around class and class mobility. FOORFolx delves into the experiences of FOrmerly poOR folks (FOOR Folx), asking questions like What does it look like to live in between the lower, middle, and upper classes? What knowledge do FOOR Folx hold and where do they choose to apply it? How does being FOOR affect current and future ambitions?
Featuring work by Twin Cities artists and activists Adja Gildersleve, Anna Min, and Tina Cho, FOOR Folx aims to inspire conversation around often-ignored issues such as the effects of the acquisition of wealth and privilege on people’s personal and professional lives as well as on whole communities over time.
As a part of this exhibition, the film Historically Robbed: Minneapolis explores the historical aspect of colonialism and capitalism, as it connects to socioeconomic status. The goal is to leave audiences with an understanding of the maelstrom of identities and emotions that contribute to being FOOR, and how it has uniquely shaped the consciousness of the marginalized middle class.
FOOR Folx opens on February 16 and remains on display through April 8, 2017. An opening reception featuring opportunities to connect with the artists and view the film is on February 23, 2016 at Intermedia Arts from 6-8PM.
ADMISSION Sliding Scale: $3-10 per person suggested All proceeds support visual arts programming at Intermedia Arts
Exhibition Dates: February 16 – April 18, 2017
Opening Reception: February 23, 2017 | 6-8PM
Mondays | 12-6PM
Tuesdays-Fridays | 10AM-6PM
Saturdays | 12-5PM
WHERE Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
About the Artists
Adja Gildersleve (they/them pronouns) is a Black, queer artist and agitator based in the Twin Cities. Adja is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and is continuing liberation work through community education and media production.
Anna Min is a photographer, entrepreneur, and economist revealing vivid and vital social narratives. Living in and between the binaries of class, citizenship, race, religion, and gender, Anna Min simultaneously troubles and augments authorship, widely distributing public-oriented documentary photos to bolster community-based actions while producing for many of Minnesota’s most established organizations.
Tina Cho is a queer Korean-American who rides bikes in Minneapolis. In all seriousness (Irreverent pithiness aside,) Tina‘s work focuses on building community around alternative transportation and infrastructural justice, culminating as Access Manager at Nice Ride MN. She also enjoys stringing words together in new, fresh, enjoyable, and sensible ways. She is also a crusading advocate of the Oxford Comma, which aids her contribution to this collaboration.
About the Catalyst Series
Intermedia Arts’ Catalyst Series is a platform for transformative, socially engaged new work. Through performing, media and visual arts, the Catalyst Series sparks lasting dialogue in provocative and visionary ways, showcasing work by artists whose voices are in motion. The series offers a pathway for traditionally underrepresented emerging artists and projects that ignite innovation.
As Minnesota’s premier multidisciplinary, multicultural arts organization, Intermedia Arts builds understanding among people by catalyzing and inspiring artists to make changes in their lives and communities. We provide creative people of all ages with the opportunities, tools, and support to come together across disciplines, sectors, and boundaries to connect, create, share, collaborate, innovate, think big, and act as catalysts for positive community-driven and community-defined change. We are a nationally recognized leader in empowering artists and community leaders to used arts-based approaches to solve community issues. By stimulating deeper community engagement and providing a platform for the stories and experiences of underrepresented communities locally, nationally, and internationally, we contribute to a stronger, healthier society.
Intermedia Arts // 2822 Lyndale Ave South // Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
The programs and services of Intermedia Arts are made possible in part by general operating support from the General Mills Foundation, the I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, an Anonymous Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation, the Pohlad Foundation, the Target Foundation, the Trillium Foundation, and by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota
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