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The Invisible Bridges Across Class and Consciousness
Featuring work by Adja Gildersleve, Anna Min, and Tina Cho
Presented in partnership with Min Enterprises Photography, LLC
The FOOR Folx project is an interactive visual arts exhibition featuring people, photography, film, and the written word to explore the experiences of FOrmerly poOR Folx, starting in the Twin Cities. What does it look like to live in between the lower, middle, and upper classes? What knowledge do FOOR Folx hold and where do they choose to apply it? How does being FOOR affect current and future ambitions?
FOOR Folx inspires conversation around the often-taboo topics of class and class mobility, like the acquisition of wealth and privilege and its unseen effects on people’s personal lives, professional possibilities, and even entire communities over time.
As a part of this exhibit, the film Historically Robbed: Minneapolis will explore the historical aspect of colonialism and capitalism, as it connects to socioeconomic status. The goal is to leave audiences with an understanding of the maelstrom of identities and emotions that contribute to being FOOR, and how it has uniquely shaped the consciousness of the marginalized middle class.
Dig Deeper ...
February 23, 2017 | Thursday | 6-8PM | Free
Join artists and curators as we celebrate the opening of this new exhibition. Guests will enjoy food, connect with artists, and view a short documentary.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Adja Gildersleve (they/them pronouns) is a Black, queer artist and agitator based in the Twin Cities. Adja is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and is continuing liberation work through community education and media production.
Anna Min is a photographer, entrepreneur, and economist revealing vivid and vital social narratives. Living in and between the binaries of class, citizenship, race, religion, and gender, Anna Min simultaneously troubles and augments authorship, widely distributing public-oriented documentary photos to bolster community-based actions while producing for many of Minnesota's most established organizations.
Tina Cho is a queer Korean-American who rides bikes in Minneapolis. In all seriousness (Irreverent pithiness aside,) Tina‘s work focuses on building community around alternative transportation and infrastructural justice, culminating as Access Manager at Nice Ride MN. She also enjoys stringing words together in new, fresh, enjoyable, and sensible ways. She is also a crusading advocate of the Oxford Comma, which aids her contribution to this collaboration.
Min Enterprises Photography, LLC is focused on communities, people, and organizations contributing unique and usually unseen gifts to society. We believe visualizing a vibrant future for all is the first step to building a better society, which is why we’re dedicated to producing the highest quality imagery possible, no matter the venue, audience size, or budget.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
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