GoSeeDo: November 2020

Mu Training, The Great Divide, Electric Arc, and more.

11/14 – 12/16 — Mu Training Institute

This self-development and training space for Asian American artists offers a safe and supportive environment where participants expand their knowledge of Asian American theater. This fall’s offering, “The Artistry of the Asian American Actor,” is an online play reading book club hosted by Dr. Josephine Lee. $150. Details


11/19 — Virtual MN Artists Presents

Alison Bergblom Johnson

Join Minnesota-based artist Alison Bergblom Johnson for an evening of online events aimed at moving away from the stigma and discrimination around bodies experiencing disability. Minnesota artists with disabilities are invited to dream ways in which they can avoid being tokens, and connect deeply with communities rooted in disability. Free. 5-9pm. Details


Through 11/21 — At This Point…

Tia Keobounpheng, “Past Present”

Three Twin Cities artists — Jovan Speller, Rebecca Krinke, and Tia Keobounpheng — address the overlapping pandemics of our time, including COVID-19, racism, and ecological collapse with interactive and immersive work. Visitors can experience the exhibit online and by appointment in the gallery. Free. New Studio Gallery, St. Paul. Details


Through 11/30 — The Great Divide: Flip the Script

Playwright Cristina Florencia Castro

In 2016, Pillsbury House Theatre commissioned five 10-minute plays that tackle the rising political tensions in the U.S. On the eve of another election, those same playwrights have written companion pieces to their earlier work that imagine moving beyond the divide. Plays are available for streaming. Free. Details


Through 12/6 — Electric Arc

Emma Beatrez,
“Motherboard,”
2020 Hot glue, steel,
LED light 42”x 54” x 3”

Emma Beatrez’s work deals with ritual, body, desire, and simulation using material, light, sound, and scent explorations. Beatrez was selected by a jury to exhibit their work out of a pool of recent MCAD graduates. Free. Rochester Art Center, Rochester. Details


Through April 11, 2021 — Designs for Different Futures

This major exhibition at the Walker Art Center highlights the role of designers in shaping how we think about possible futures. It explores the current and potential design of products and concepts, including flaws, such as facial recognition technology, socially distanced intimacy tools, Martine Syms’ The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto, and work of the MIT design collaborative Make the Breast Pump Not Suck.

Photo Peter Vondelinde

Minnesota Women’s Press is publishing a series of stories inspired by this exhibit in the coming months. $15 adults; kids free; seniors $13. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Details