Here’s your chance to play art museum curator! Inspired by the MIA’s Art ReMix program, we invite you to create your own ReMixes between contemporary (after 1960) and historic (before 1960) works in the MIA’s collection. Art ReMix* is an exciting exhibition project that juxtaposes contemporary artworks amid the MIA's permanent collection.
Here's how to ReMix YourSelf!
We provide a new contemporary work of art each week, and you ReMix it with an historic one, explain your ReMix, and then share it with the world, comment and rate other people's ReMixes, and more! There will be a new ReMix YourSelf every Monday through July 26, 2010, so check back often!
Here are 6 easy steps to ReMix YourSelf:
For those who want more detailed instructions and info on fabulous prizes you could win, follow this link: http://www.artsconnected.org/resource/117060/remix-yourself (Instructions will open in a new window. You may find it easiest to print them out to refer to while ReMixingYourSelf.)
Click here to see all the ReMix YourSelf challenges and submissions so far (opens in a new window). After submitting your own ReMix YourSelf set(s), allow 1-3 days for publication to the site.
*Information about the Art ReMix exhibition project in the MIA permanent collection galleries can be found here: http://www2.artsmia.org/blogs/art-remix/ (opens in a new window).
Artist: Georges Hugnet
Medium: Drawings and Watercolors, Drawing
Size: 9 3/4 x 9 1/8 in. (24.77 x 23.18 cm) (image)12 5/8 x 11 7/16 in. (32.07 x 29.05 cm) (sheet, backing)
Institution: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Accession #: 97.20.3
The connection is the collage medium. I am endlessly fascinated with the way that cut out images can interact and make meaning, depending on their location within the picture frame. I sense that these two men, separated by time, space and circumstance, also enjoyed this process of discovery. I appreciated this opportunity to look through the musem's collection of works in this medium, although there were not many to choose from before 1960. Georges Hugnet was characterized in one article as a "released surrealist". I wonder what he was released from or to? And what would Arthur Amiotte be released from or to? His culture, his past, his teaching career, his art career?