September 10, 2019 - Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis: "Goethe in the Skyways" - Fall 2019 program
September 10, 2019

Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis: "Goethe in the Skyways"

Seven editions of Pétunia.

Fall 2019 program
September 3–October 10, 2019

Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis: "Goethe in the Skyways"
City Center
40 South 7th Street, Suite 208
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Hours: Monday–Friday 10am–6pm
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A symposium with film screenings, performances, discussions, and lectures in the iconic Minneapolis Skyway System & at co. (company projects)
September 27–28, 2019

with Jennifer Newsom/Dream the Combine, Elsa Dorlin, Interesting Tactics, Cameron Gainer, Brandon Hundt, Bill Lindeke, Alexandra Midal,  Andy Delany/OOIEE, Sarah Petersen, Emilie Pitoiset, Lili Reynaud Dewar, Daniel Shinbaum, Emily Stover, Sandra Teitge, Susana Vargas Cervantes, Ramaya Tegegne, and many others.

co. (company projects)
1237 Fourth Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

As part of the Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis Goethe in the Skyways, a year-long program of artistic interventions in the city’s skyway system in the frame of the "Year of German-American friendship" initiative 2018/19, Europe-based feminist art and culture magazine Pétunia is organizing a weekend symposium of performances, screenings, readings, and discussions at co. (company projects)/The Third Rail and at the Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis Goethe in the Skyways.

Passages, of course, refers to the skyways as physical passageways. It also, in this context, refers to the passing the baton in a relay race. This handoff, or passage, is an apt metaphor for several of the contributing spaces, organizers, and magazines who are participating in the symposium and are themselves transitioning to new manifestations, handing over their own legacy. Finally, Passages refers to a book written by Walter Benjamin dedicated to the famous 19th-century Parisian urban arcades, one of the direct forerunners of Minneapolis’s skyways. Benjamin used those urban features as a pretext to discuss other subjects, just as this symposium will use the skyways to think about legacy, traces, private and public spaces, and more.

Coinciding with the conclusion of both Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis Goethe in the Skyways and the relocation of co. (company projects), the aim of the two-day-symposium is to invite critical feedback while reflecting on the notions of transition, transmission, commitment to the local, as well as on this peculiar urban space/architectural environment: the Minneapolis skyway system.

The symposium is preceded by a month-long film program There is No Neutral Space that introduces the writers, theoreticians, and artists who have been featured in Pétunia or films that have been reviewed within the journal since 2009, such as Lizzie Borden, Kathryn Bigelow, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Alexandra Midal, Caroline Mesquita, Michelle Naismith, Lili Reynaud Dewar, and Emily Wardill. There is No Neutral Space will take place at co. (company projects) every Wednesday in September.

Check our or Pétunia's website for the full program. 

This project is supported by Etant Donnés Contemporary Art, a program developed by FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, with lead funding from the French Ministry of Culture and Institut Français-Paris, the Florence Gould Foundation, The Ford Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Chanel USA, the ADAGP, and the CPGA.

The full Fall 2019 program:

Franziska Pierwoss
The Art of the Deal Binge-Watching Week
September 3–6, 2019

Elske Rosenfeld
A Vocabulary of Revolutionary Gestures
September 9–26, 2019

Fashion students from the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences (Department of Design) with Prof. Rupp
Bags from Bielefeld

October 7–10, 2019

Roseline Rannoch with Felix Profos and Philipp Rupp
Dark Ride II

October 8–9, 2019  

Finissage / Karaoke Party / Publication Launch in Berlin
Time to say goodbye

November 30, 2019

Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis: "Goethe in the Skyways"
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