Duluth-Born Artist Unveils “122 Conversations” Exhibit
The exhibition is at the museum on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus, but it's a resource for students and the entire Twin Ports.
DULUTH, Minn. – One of the missions at the Tweed Museum of Art is to bring art and people in the community together.
A new collection hopes to bring that connection to Duluth.
It’s called 122 Conversations: Person to Person/Art Beyond Borders and was created by Duluth-born artist Anne Labovitz.
Over the course of two years Labovitz conducted interviews with artists, writers and musicians from five Duluth sister cities around the world.
The journey took her to Thunder Bay, Canada; Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan; Vaxjo, Sweden, Petrozavodsk, Russia; and Ohara Isumi-City.
Her goal was to create a cross country dialogue.
“The work that you’ll see in the exhibition, the scrolls are an archive, a memory, record keeping honoring their lives,” said Labovitz. “The pieces are not intended to be legible. It’s really more of an expression of those conversations.”
The exhibition is at the museum on the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) campus but it’s a resource for students and the entire Twin Ports.
UMD Chancellor Lendley Black says 122 Conversations: Person to Person/Art Beyond Borders will explore the idea of conversation within the works so it can be discussed with others.
“Through this exhibit, you the viewer also become part of the conversation as you engage with the pieces of art and respond to each of them,” said Black. “I encourage you all to be an active participant with these art pieces and find your own true connections.”
The exhibit is on display at Tweed Museum of Art until Jan. 6.