Here’s your chance to play art museum curator! Inspired by the MIA’s Art ReMix program, we invite you to create your own ReMixes between contemporary (after 1960) and historic (before 1960) works in the MIA’s collection. Art ReMix* is an exciting exhibition project that juxtaposes contemporary artworks amid the MIA's permanent collection.
Here's how to ReMix YourSelf!
We provide a new contemporary work of art each week, and you ReMix it with an historic one, explain your ReMix, and then share it with the world, comment and rate other people's ReMixes, and more! There will be a new ReMix YourSelf every Monday through July 26, 2010, so check back often!
Here are 6 easy steps to ReMix YourSelf:
For those who want more detailed instructions and info on fabulous prizes you could win, follow this link: http://www.artsconnected.org/resource/117060/remix-yourself (Instructions will open in a new window. You may find it easiest to print them out to refer to while ReMixingYourSelf.)
Click here to see all the ReMix YourSelf challenges and submissions so far (opens in a new window). After submitting your own ReMix YourSelf set(s), allow 1-3 days for publication to the site.
*Information about the Art ReMix exhibition project in the MIA permanent collection galleries can be found here: http://www2.artsmia.org/blogs/art-remix/ (opens in a new window).
Artist: William Hogarth
Medium: Paintings, Painting
Size: 21 3/4 x 18 1/4 in. (55.25 x 46.36 cm) (canvas)
Institution: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Accession #: 58.10
I am struck by the formal similarities in these artworks. Each artwork includes two seated figures on the bottom right of the composition with a man directly above them. The left and bottom sections depict groups of people.
The people depicted in "Prince Albert" are unaware of their participation or are unwilling participants in advertisements selling tobacco. The people in "The Sleeping Congregation" are willing participants, but are perhaps unaware of what is being sold to them.