The latest community Reef is kicking off in Minnesota. Join Crochet Coral Reef co-creator Margaret Wertheim for this workshop at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts where she will launch the making of the Minneapolis Satellite Reef. Over the next five months, citizens of the Twin Cities will construct their own coral reef to be exhibited during summer 2015 in conjunction with a major exhibition of the IFF’s Crochet Coral Reef at the MIA.
Reflecting on intersections between art and science, the upcoming MIA exhibition is anchored by Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Leicester Codex, the notebook in which the Renaissance master sketched his ideas about water both figuratively and conceptually. In addition to Leonardo’s sketchbook, the exhibition includes works by several other practitioners working at the interface of art and science around the theme of water; along with the IFF’s Crochet Coral Reef will be a high-definition, hydrologically inflected video by Bill Viola.
Concurrently with the MIA exhibition, the Minneapolis Satellite Reef will be exhibited in the brand-new gallery space at the headquarters of the Mississippi Water Management Organization.
Crochet Coral Reef workshops will be held throughout the week in and around Minneapolis:
Wed Jan 28:
6-8pm @ MIA, Logan Recreation Center
Fri Jan 30:
10am-Noon @ Mississippi Water Management Organization
2-4pm @ MIA, Target Wing
Sat Jan 31
10am-Noon @ Bloomington Arts Center
1-3pm: @ MIA, Target Wing