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: Witcombe, McGeachin & Co.
Medium: Textiles, Textile-Surface Ornamentation
Size: 42 1/2 x 34 1/2 in. (107.95 x 87.63 cm)
Institution: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Accession #: 96.20
With it's Minnesota setting and airplane imagery, I always think of famed aviator and Minnesotan Charles Lindbergh when I see this Alec Soth photo. There's another photo of Soth's from the same series that depicts Lindbergh's bed in his boyhood home in Little Falls, MN. So, I chose this Charles Lindbergh textile panel to remix with the Soth photo - it includes images of the Spirit of St. Louis and a portrait of Lindbergh woven into it. It was made in 1933, one year after the tragic kidnapping and murder of Lindbergh's son Charles Jr.