Aug
16
  • DATE: Saturday, August 16, 2014
  • TIME: 10am-4pm
  • LOCATION: Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza, 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403


Discovery Day
is an event and opportunity “to explore new ideas and discover new ways of experiencing the environment around you.” The Mobile JXTA bike-powered carts will be in full-effect and open for visitors to take part in games, art-making activities, charge cell phones and more. Discovery Day is a part of Creative City Challenge‘s summer-long programming. We hope to see you, your friends and family at the plaza!

 

JXTA youth apprentices create buttons with visitors in downtown Minneapolis.

Aug
15
  • DATE: Friday, August 15, 2014
  • TIME: 7-10pm
  • LOCATION: Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis
Mobile JXTA

Mobile JXTA. Photo by Kory Lindstrom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re nearby downtown Minneapolis Friday evening, keep an eye out for us! The JXTA Mobile Engagement Units and the Tactical Urbanism team will be on and around Nicollet, from 7-10pm with games, lights and good energy. This is part of a project we’ve been working on this summer with the Downtown Improvement District (DID).

Aug
14
  • DATE: August 14
  • TIME: 9:30am-3:30pm
  • LOCATION: Nicollet Mall Farmer's Market

We’re back with the Mobile JXTA carts at the Nicollet Mall Farmers Market, just south of 9th Street.  This Thursday, youth apprentices from Environmental Design and the GraphicsLab will share their work and introduce art-making activities that you can participate in. Plus, our latest summer edition JXTA  t-shirts and buttons will be available for purchase!

mobile jxta

Aug
7
  • DATE: August 7, 2014
  • TIME: 6pm-8pm
  • LOCATION: 1001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

For the Hennepin Human Services Hub in North Minneapolis, Hennepin County’s request for visible and functional public art resulted in the JXTA EnviroLab creating bicycle racks for the new facility. In the style of break-dancers, the bicycle racks are inspired by the culture and human elements of hip hop. Join us tonight to see instructor Sam Babatunde Ero-Phillips give demos on how to lock up your bike and take a tour of the new facility.

Bicycle racks designed by JXTA EnviroLab.

Hip-hop inspired bicycle racks designed by the JXTA EnviroLab for the Hennepin Human Services Hub in North Minneapolis.

Jul
25
  • DATE: July 25-July 26
  • TIME: Various times
  • LOCATION: Various points on West Broadway Avenue in North Minneapolis

FLOW 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

This July, be sure to join Juxtaposition Arts, as well as other Northside artists and organizations, for FLOW!

Hosted by the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition, FLOW  is the  annual arts crawl that celebrates the Northside community by shining a light on the creative efforts of its residents. On the 25th, JXTA will be holding an evening arts sale of youth artwork. JXTA studios will also be open throughout the afternoon and evening of the 26th. Don’t miss it! For more information, visit the official website for FLOW.

Mar
6
  • DATE: March 12, 2014
  • TIME: 7:30-9:00 PM (program at 8PM)
  • LOCATION: 1108 West Broadway, Minneapolis MN 55411

See What Youth Can Do

The Ackerberg Group commissioned youth apprentices in the Environmental Design Studio at Juxtaposition Arts to design public artworks to be installed at the site of the new Hennepin County Northside Hub at 1001 Plymouth Avenue. We’re excited to share the design proposals with our neighbors and hear what you think! Please come to hear from the youth designers and share your feedback.

Concepts by Enviro Design Winter 2014 Team and Henn Co Hub Public Art Designers:

Angel (age 21), Chango (17), Dean (19), Demetra (17), Tenzin (17), TyAnna (21) + Sam & Uyen (Studio Leads)

Give Love

Globe-Helix

North Arrow

more info at
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Twitter @NorthMplsHub

Jan
27
  • DATE: Wednesday January 29
  • TIME: 6:30-8:00pm
  • LOCATION: Juxtaposition Arts
    2007 Emerson Avenue North
    Minneapolis, MN 55411

Public reading and dialogue:

Alpha’s Bet is Not Over Yet  The Crisis

 

Wednesday January 29th 2014 ::  6:30pm – 8:00pm

Join The Bindery Projects and Juxtaposition Arts for a public dialogue and discussion hosted by Chaun Webster of Free Poets Press. The dialogue is a part of a series of events connected to the exhibition currently on view at JXTA, Steffani Jemison’s  Alpha’s Bet is Not Over Yet, which features hundreds of independent African American periodicals published during the early twentieth century. The centerpiece of the project is an interactive newsstand display featuring complete reproductions of  Black periodicals published between 1902 and 1940, including The Crisis: A Record of the Darker RacesThe Messenger: World’s Greatest Negro MonthlyOpportunity: A Journal of Negro Life; and The Crusader. The installation is designed to encourage browsing of the materials and provides space for both concentrated reading and conversation. The public dialogue is inspired by the ideas of visionary theorist, artist, and rapper Ramellzee.  Rammellzee’s revolutionary idea that the alphabet is merely a bet—a gentleman’s agreement or a social contract—paved the way for our discussion of literacy, race, and power.

At Juxtaposition Arts, Main Gallery, 2007 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Participants encouraged to attend for the full 1 & 1 /2 hour time-span of the discussion groups.

Limited seating available.  RSVP to nate@juxtaposition.org 

Click here to listen to an MRP Art Hounds podcast featuring one patrons take on Jemison’s parallel exhibits at JXTA and The Bindery Projects.

Alpha’s Bet is Not Over Yet is on view until January 31

Gallery Hours are:
Tuesday  – Thursday
10am – 5pm
Or by appointment (612) 588-1148

 

Chaun Webster is a Poet, Publisher and Graphic Designer in no particular order. Webster’s poetry finds its influences in the intersections of the Black Arts Movement and Jazz, the Concrete Poetry Tradition and Grafitti. July 2009 marked the launch of Free Poet’s Press, the small publishing company Webster began in order to create self-determining space for art production in Black and Brown communities. As guerrilla media FPP utilizes low-tech production methods and local distribution to disseminate radical ideas through the arts.

Steffani Jemison is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her videos, archival projects, installations, and mixed media works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, LAXART, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Laurel Gitlen, Team Gallery, and other venues. Recent performances, screenings, readings, and lectures include the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia) and the Menil Collection (Houston). In 2009, Steffani founded Future Plan and Program, a publishing project featuring literary work by visual artists; the press will publish its eighth book in 2013. Steffani has participated in artist residencies at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, Project Row Houses, the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. She received a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an MFA in Studio from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Jan
23
  • DATE: January 25 - January 29
  • TIME: 25th @ 2pm, 27 & 29th 6:30-8pm
  • LOCATION: 2007 Emerson Ave North
    Minneapolis MN 55411

Film screening and discussion of  The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords hosted by Chaun Webster

Saturday, January 25, 2014 beginning at 2:00 pm.

Following the film  screening participants are invited to dialogue about the history and future of Black media, publishing and literature.

What is Literacy?  How have African Americans circumvented and subverted traditional education models?  How has the project of literacy been used as a tool of liberation in African American history? How have black American cultures developed alternative systems of writing, reading, and interpretation? What are the potential problems of the book object as it relates to the alternative systems of writing and reading developed by African descendant peoples?

The screening accompanies Steffani Jemison’s exhibition, Alphas Bet is Not Over Yet: a reading room and discussion space

Upcoming discussion groups:

Monday January 27th and Wednesday January 29th 2014
6:30 – 8:00 pm

All events at Juxtaposition Arts, Main Gallery, 2007 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Join us for a public dialogue and discussion with Nate Young  about Jemison’s  work, that features hundreds of independent African American periodicals published during the 1920s and 1930s.  The workshops are inspired by the ideas of visionary theorist, artist, and rapper Ramellzee.  Rammellzee’s revolutionary idea that the alphabet is merely a bet—a gentleman’s agreement or a social contract—paved the way for our discussion of literacy, race, and power.

Participants encourage to attend for the full time-span of the screening and discussion groups (1 1/2 to 2 hours). Limited seating available.  RSVP to nate@juxtaposition.org 

 

Alphas Bet is Not Over Yet is on view until January 31

Gallery Hours are:
Tuesday  – Thursday
10am – 5pm
Or by appointment (612) 588-1148

Chaun Webster is a Poet, Publisher and Graphic Designer in no particular order. Webster’s poetry finds its influences in the intersections of the Black Arts Movement and Jazz, the Concrete Poetry Tradition and Grafitti. July 2009 marked the launch of Free Poet’s Press, the small publishing company Webster began in order to create self-determining space for art production in Black and Brown communities. As guerrilla media FPP utilizes low-tech production methods and local distribution to disseminate radical ideas through the arts.

Steffani Jemison is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her videos, archival projects, installations, and mixed media works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, LAXART, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Laurel Gitlen, Team Gallery, and other venues. Recent performances, screenings, readings, and lectures include the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia) and the Menil Collection (Houston). In 2009, Steffani founded Future Plan and Program, a publishing project featuring literary work by visual artists; the press will publish its eighth book in 2013. Steffani has participated in artist residencies at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, Project Row Houses, the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. She received a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an MFA in Studio from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

BY: JXTA
The Crisis

Installation at Juxtaposition Arts

What is writing? How has writing been used as a political instrument? What is literacy? How have African Americans circumvented and subverted traditional education models? How have black American cultures developed alternative systems of writing, reading, and interpretation? What is an archive? How are archives used?

Alphas Bet is Not Over Yet: A reading room and public discussion led by New York artist Steffani Jemison

Tuesday January 14th, Wednesday January 15th and Thursday January 16th 2014
4:30 – 7:30 pm @ Juxtaposition Arts, Main Gallery, 2007 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Join us for a public dialogue and discussion with Steffani Jemison to explore her work, Alphas Bet is Not Over Yet, featuring hundreds of independent African American periodicals published during the 1920s and 1930s.  The workshops are inspired by the ideas of visionary theorist, artist, and rapper Ramellzee.  Rammellzee’s revolutionary idea that the alphabet is merely a bet—a gentleman’s agreement or a social contract—paved the way for our discussion of literacy, race, and power.

Participant spaces are filling fast
RSVP to nate@juxtaposition.org 

Exhibition
The Bindery Projects and Juxtaposition Arts are honored to present Alphas Bet Is Not Over Yet is an exhibition, reading room, and discussion space inspired by the energy and politics of radical, independent Black periodicals published during the first half of the twentieth century. Borne out of “Book Club” (2010), a think tank and reading group organized by Steffani Jemison and Jamal Cyrus for Project Row Houses, Houston, “Alpha’s Bet” investigates approaches to language, the written word, self-education, and democratic distributions of knowledge. In an era marked by expanding digital networks and an abundance of information, the project seeks to bring together people in physical space, around a physical set of materials, not only to make this information accessible but also to offer it in a way that is intelligible, discussable, and useable toward new ends.

Artist
Steffani Jemison is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her videos, archival projects, installations, and mixed media works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, LAXART, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Laurel Gitlen, Team Gallery, and other venues. Recent performances, screenings, readings, and lectures include the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia) and the Menil Collection (Houston). In 2009, Steffani founded Future Plan and Program, a publishing project featuring literary work by visual artists; the press published its eighth book in 2013. Steffani has participated in artist residencies at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, Project Row Houses, the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. She received a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an MFA in Studio from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently teaches at Parsons, New York, and Trinity College, Hartford.

Dec
23
  • DATE: December 16, 2013-February 28, 2014
  • LOCATION: Juxtaposition Arts & The Bindery Projects

The Bindery Projects and Juxtaposition Arts are pleased to announce two concurrent exhibitions by New York based artist Steffani Jemison on view through February 2014.

Alpha's Bet Is Not Over Yet - installation view photograph by Naho Kubota

Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet – installation view photograph by Naho Kubota

Alphas Bet Is Not Over Yet (at Juxtaposition Arts) is an exhibition, reading room, and discussion space. The centerpiece of the project is an interactive newsstand display featuring complete reproductions of  periodicals published between 1920 and 1940, including The Crisis: A Record of the Darker RacesThe Messenger: World’s Greatest Negro MonthlyOpportunity: A Journal of Negro Life; and The Crusader. The installation is designed to encourage browsing of the materials and provides space for both concentrated reading and conversation. Borne out of “Book Club” (2010), a think tank and reading group organized by Steffani Jemison and Jamal Cyrus for Project Row Houses, Houston, Alpha’s Bet investigates approaches to language, the written word, self-education, and democratic distributions of knowledge. In an era marked by expanding digital networks and an abundance of information, the project seeks to bring together people in physical space, around a physical set of materials, not only to make this information accessible but also to offer it in a way that is intelligible, discussable, and useable toward new ends.

“What is most striking about this exhibition is that you can pick up any one of the 150 periodicals and flip open to find a story about the struggles and experiences of Black Americans and if you didn’t know the story was from the 1920s or 1930s, you’d think it was written today,”  says Nate Young the show’s curator.

Stroke (at The Bindery Projects) includes a series of new works on clear film, some pinned directly to the wall and others projected as handmade slides. When she arrived, he was knee-deep in oils. Informed by research into the representation of fine artists in street fiction novels, the work in the exhibition also extends Jemison’s investigation of sequence: the relation between part and part. You make it look so easy. Subjecting painted, printed, and photographic gestures to clinical repetition, Jemison uses reproduction as a lens through which to understand narrative and political stasis. You are the masterpiece, son.

Steffani Jemison is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her videos, archival projects, installations, and mixed media works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, LAXART, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Laurel Gitlen, Team Gallery, and other venues. Recent performances, screenings, readings, and lectures include the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia) and the Menil Collection (Houston). In 2009, Steffani founded Future Plan and Program, a publishing project featuring literary work by visual artists; the press will publish its eighth book in 2013. Steffani has participated in artist residencies at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, Project Row Houses, the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. She received a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an MFA in Studio from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Juxtaposition Arts is located at:
2007 Emerson Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Gallery Hours are:
Tuesday  – Thursday
10am – 5pm
Or by appointment (612) 588-1148

The Bindery Projects is located at:
708 Vandalia Street 4th floor
Saint Paul, MN, 55114

Gallery Hours are:
Monday: 10am – 4pm
Friday: 10am – 4pm
and by appointment