ARLIS/NA - Twin Cities

A local chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America

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Don’t Read This! Don’t See This!: Censorship and the Creative Truth of Words and Art

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Censorship and the power of expression are relevant concepts in today’s world and the so-called “fake news” environment. Books and art are both connected to the ideals of intellectual freedom. As each has its own kind of beauty and sense of creative truth, they share a common connection to museums and their collections.

During the 1920s and ’30s in Germany, John Heartfield and other Dada artists showed their anti-Nazi collages in AIZ(Textile Worker’s) magazine. Heartfield’s photomontages attacked both National Socialism and Weimar capitalism. The last AIZ published in Berlin was dated March 5, 1933; after Hitler seized power, it moved to Prague, then to Paris in 1938, where it published its last few issues. Joseph Doherty, curatorial coordinator in the Department of Photography and New Media, will talk about issues of this important publication.

Dennis Michael Jon, senior associate curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings, will talk about the collaborative artists’ book Ten Years of Uzbekistan, 1994, by British artist Ken Campbell and Irish Author David King, a work with a focus on political oppression and Goya’s Los Caprichos (1797/98), an example of self-oppression as well as a satirical political treatise about the Spanish government and merchant class.

After the talk, audience members will gather in Mia’s Library and Print and Drawing Study Room to see the works up close. Books from the library’s collection of degenerate artists and artists that have some connection to the theme of censorship or intellectual creative expression will be displayed.

This event is held to coincide with Banned Books Week, which celebrates freedom to read and the free expression of ideas.

$10, $5 My Mia members, free to members of the Library, Photography and New Media and Prints and Drawings Affinity Groups.

Reserve tickets online or call 612.870.6323. Tickets available August 13.

Spring 2018 Meeting – Please RSVP!

Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 30 for our Spring 2018 meeting!

Direct link to RSVP form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdu1GgodynsbPG-7jXnnLY584Akayv-l7JtqhKK0hx33AGg9Q/viewform

ARLIS/NA-Twin Cities Spring Meeting Agenda
Minnesota History Center, Fraternal Congress Classroom (off the Library Lobby)
Friday, June 1, 2018

9-9:30 am Light refreshments and networking

9:30-10:15 am Business Meeting

Break  (15  min.)

10:30 – A talk and tour with Lori Williamson, MNHS Collections
“Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of our rarely seen, state-of-the-art collection storage areas. We will visit the Library, Archives Storage, Artifact Storage, Art Storage, as well as a Conservation Lab. At each stop we will see unique examples from the Collection. Think of it as a sneak peek into Minnesota’s (very clean) attic!”

12 pm – Walk (or bike) to lunch at Afro Deli, downtown St. Paul

The parking lot at the Minnesota History Center is available to building visitors, members, and the general public when spaces are available. Enter off of Kellogg Boulevard.

Daily parking is $6. Members receive a discounted rate when they show their card. Event rates may apply for special programs or when events occur downtown.

Limited handicapped parking is available free of charge (with permit) at the parking meters when you pull into the History Center drive. Additional handicapped parking is available for a fee in our parking lot.

Bike parking is available at bike racks outside the front entrance.

Visit http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/directions for more information on parking, directions, public transportation and an overall museum site map.

We invite you to share this with interested colleagues, whether they are currently members or not.

Looking forward to seeing you all,

Your ARLIS/NA-TC Chapter Officers

Ginny Moran, Chair

Beth Goodrich, Vice-chair

John Lyon, Secretary/Treasurer
Bailey Diers, Past Chair
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