• DATE: Tue. Oct. 8, 2013
JamelShabazz Back in the Days

Cover of “Back in the Days” by Jamel Shabazz

Jamel Shabazz  is in the Twin Cities this week conducting  photography workshops with local youth. Shabazz’s residency is hosted by One Minneapolis One Read and is one of a slate of programs that provide opportunities for every Minneapolis resident to join in a community conversation around a single book – “A Choice of Weapons” by Gordon Parks.

A public workshop with the artist will take place on Friday, October 11, 3:30-5:30p.m. at Juxtaposition Arts, 1108 West Broadway, North Minneapolis.  The workshop is free and open to all ages.  Just bring your camera or smartphone and RSVP to oneread@minneapolismn.gov or call (612) 673-2509.

About the Artist
Jamel Shabazz has been documenting ‘Urban Life’ for over 30 years. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY he picked up his first camera at the age of 15 and proceeded to record the world around him. Jamel has drawn inspiration from the great James Van Der Zee, Gordon Parks, Robert Capa, Chester Higgins and Eli Reed. The author of 3 monographs, ‘Back in the Days’, ‘The Last Sunday in June’ and ‘A Time Before Crack’, Jamel is presently working on his fourth book, entitled ‘The 90’s’In August 2013 BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) premiered Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer a film by Charlie Ahearn (the director of the seminal graffiti movie Wild Style)  which pays tribute to Shabazz’s work and legacy.  Check the film teaser here.

Two companion exhibitions of the works produced during the residency along side images by Parks will open on October 24, 2013:

Mill City Museum
October 24, 2013 to June 2014
Panel discussion and Opening Reception, October 24 at 7 p.m.

Juxtaposition Arts
October 24-December 1, 2013
Reception and Artist Talk with Jamel Shabazz, November 7 at  5 – 7 p.m.

  • DATE: July 26 - July 28

See, Do, Buy Art at JXTA

Friday, July 26, 6-8pm
1108 Artists Co-op Happy Hour hosted by Co-Op members  Chistopher Harrison (visual artist), Tabota Seyon (visual artist), Tiffany Roberson (hair braiding artist), Lakeisha Turbin (hair braiding artist),  Cassandra Darden (visual artist), David & Jamil of Mobilize Design (architects), Travis Lee (photographer), Kenna-Camara Cottman (choreographer) and Daniel Kerkhoff (visual artist)
@ 1108 W Broadway 2nd floor Co-op Studios

Movie in the Park “The Wiz”  showing in the D.A.R.K Cart
@ St. Satoko Pocket Park between JXTA and UHW on Emerson just North of West Broadway (Bring a blanket or lawn chair)

Saturday, July 27, 1-7pm  
@ 2007 Emerson Ave + 1108 W Bdwy + 1104 W Bdwy + St. Satoko Pocket Park

SEE: Art work exhibits >> TAKK* a performance by Kenna-Camara Cottman >> Sights & sounds of Evolution of Black Music by DJMal & VJUnc >> Presentations by JXTA Enviro Design Team >> 1108 Co-op Open Studios

DO: Make a Mosaic ($1) >>  Print a t-shirt (bring our own clean tee $5) >> take a button

BUY: Artwork >> limited edition FLOW + JXTA t-shirts (pre-printed tees $20)

Sunday, July 28, 1-6pm
Extended Gallery Hours: Artwork by JXTA apprentices & 1108 Co-op Artists
@ 2007 Emerson & 1108 West Broadway Co-op Studios.

*supported by the Jerome Foundation

For scheduling at other FLOW sites, maps, and shuttle information click HERE


  • DATE: May 15-June 10, 2013
    1108 W. Broadway Ave, 1st Fl.
    Minneapolis, MN 55411

Question Bridge: Black Males

Exhibit runs May 15-June 10, 2013

Opening Blueprint Round Table: Friday, May 17th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

Too often when there is public conversation about “Black males” it’s in the context of a social problem.  Crime, absent fathers, underemployment. It’s a tired and incomplete narrative. You know how it goes. Dialogue is flattened out into a single dimension. Statistics and stereotype form a thin layer on the surface while more nuanced conversation about what it means to be a Black man in this culture remains just beneath the surface yet out of reach. That’s why we here at Juxtaposition Arts are excited to present Question Bridge: Black Males, an exhibition opening at our space on May 15 (next week!). We jumped at the opportunity to bring this nationally acclaimed exhibition to the Twin Cities.

“Art exhibition” doesn’t quite capture the totality of what Question Bridge: Black Males is, though. Maybe “catalyst” would be a better word. Question Bridge: Black Males is a video installation that threads together 1,500 conversations with Black men across the United States — that offers what the creators describe as a “more complex, multi-faceted, and whole images and narratives of Black males.” It asks us all to engage in more substantial conversations with and about Black men. Anyone who works with, employs, lives with or loves Black males will resonate with Question Bridge: Black Males.  We hope you’ll come out to the opening exhibition event Blueprint Round Table and participate in a multi-generational discussion with Question Bridge: Black Males co-creator Chris Johnson and a panel of Twin Cities Black males ages 14-65.

Exhibition Gallery Hours:
Tues, Weds, Thurs
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Other hours by request
Contact Nate@juxtaposition.org (612)588-1148 to schedule a visit

Learn more about the national Question Bridge project >> HERE

Juxtaposition Arts is honored to present Question Bridge: Black Males in partnership with the Office of Equity and Diversity at Minneapolis Public Schools and the Department of African American and African Studies at UMN.

  • DATE: Thu. Jan. 31, 2013
  • TIME: 5-7pm
  • LOCATION: Juxtaposition Arts Gallery

Using images of the 1960’s track and field star, Wilma Rudolph, and a 4 dimensional cube, called a tesseract, along with religious iconography of saints, Kent posits the ways in which the past and the future are potentially folded into an wide open present.  Images in Kent’s work are doubled, reversed, and repeated as they are juxtaposed within and throughout the hypercube fragments. What becomes of peak interest in the work is the reformatting of historical imagery and the formal shift that happens from one work to the next.

The exhibition includes a collection of works on paper, a series of smaller scale paintings and 3 large-scale paintings. A small edition catalog with writing by Walker Art Center Curatorial Fellow Yesomi Umolu will be printed in conjunction with the exhibition.

Caroline Kent lives and works in the Twin Cities. She is a 2009 Jerome Fellow and a Recipient of the MN Artist Initiative Grant. She is co-founder of the Bindery Projects, a local artist run exhibition space founded in 2012. More recently she is a 2012-13 Creative City Making grant recipient and has an exhibition in the fall at Elephant, in Los Angeles, CA. Caroline has been a lead instructor at Juxtaposition Arts since 2004.