MONICA SHEETS:COLLECTIVELY WE SUPPORT YOUR AUTONOMY
Oct
14
to Oct 14

MONICA SHEETS:COLLECTIVELY WE SUPPORT YOUR AUTONOMY

Monica Sheets is installing a large-scale neon sign created in collaboration with Ne-Art Custom Neon in Northeast Minneapolis on the Soap Factory’s roof. The text – “collectively we support your autonomy” – is inspired by the participatory art projects she has previously initiated, offering a reflection of and comment on the relationships between artist, participant, artwork and audience.

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THE WALL
Aug
5
to Aug 20

THE WALL

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The Soap Factory presents Rethinking Public Spaces Project The Wall by Leila Awadallah, Lamia Abukhadra, and Martin Gonzales. Abukhadra, Awadallah, and Gonzales hope to ultimately convey that a concrete or metal facade is just that: a facade. A wall can divide and negatively define communities, landscapes, ecologies and livelihoods, but it can and will be dismantled by the subversive acts of our community.

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RETHINKING PUBLIC SPACES: JUXTAPOSITION ARTS
Jul
29
to Aug 26

RETHINKING PUBLIC SPACES: JUXTAPOSITION ARTS

This summer Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) will build on the momentum they’ve created over the last 3 years around the celebration of Black August by combining the respective placemaking and art-based engagement skill sets of JXTA’s Public Arts, Tactical, and Environmental Design studios; using these skills to bring 2017 Black August programming outdoors on the intersection of Emerson and West Broadway Avenues in North Minneapolis.

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BLEED&BURN, CATALYTIC FLAG MAKING
Jan
14
to Jan 21

BLEED&BURN, CATALYTIC FLAG MAKING

Birthed by post-election funk, Bleed & Burn is a catalytic flag-making exhibition/action. This exhibition is a response to the crass, misogyny, racism, xenophobia, and other base instincts that got expressed during the election, and are now exemplified in the president-elect and his cabinet of horrors.

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WORKING FORCES
Nov
12
to Dec 18

WORKING FORCES

The Soap Factory presents our 2016 submissions show, a group exhibition featuring the work of 13 emerging artists from across North America. Selected from The Soap Factory’s annual open call for submissions juried by our Program Committee and curated by Jehra Patrick.

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THREE FACTORY PIECES
Nov
21
to Dec 20

THREE FACTORY PIECES

History collides with the future in a new suite of projects from the Labor Camp. Three Factory A solo exhibition as part of Piotr Szyhalski's ongoing project, Labor Camp. Pieces presents a cohesive set of interventions that activates the Soap Factory, highlighting its unique features as a place of both industrial and art production. Working with materials ranging from asphalt paper, salt and insulation foam to prints, objects, video projections and generative sound structures, Szyhalski has constructed a complex network of ideas connecting poetics and politics.

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SUPERUSTED
Sep
12
to Nov 8

SUPERUSTED

The 4th Midwest Biennial exhibition at The Soap Factory, curated by Cheryl Wilgren Clyne.
This exhibition presents the work of seventeen artists, from five states across the Midwest, selected from a series of some 120 studio visits.

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