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MCD Mobile MakeArt: New Yamish Seed Exchange
June 26, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
If you could have any seeds with you at the end of this world– or the start of a new one– what would they be?
Artist Connie Zheng presents this question in concert with her Minnesota Street Project installation, nyse. Created for the Joint Space Award, the work is organized around the fraught histories and migrations of seeds, as well as how bio-matter simultaneously embodies humans’ hopes for survival and our fears of contamination. Rooted in the idea of home as a contested space, Zheng’s practice treats seeds as immigrant vessels for dreaming, self-sufficiency, and transformation in ecologically and politically hostile environments.
View nyse upstairs in Gallery 211, and join the Museum of Craft and Design Mobile MakeArt van outside on Minnesota St. for a hands-on, clay exploration of both her question and your imagination!
This is a FREE drop-in event and activity • All-ages welcome!
MCD x MSP new yamish seed exchange Mobile MakeArt Kits will be available in-gallery for the duration of the installation, while supplies last.
About Connie Zheng
Connie Zheng is a Chinese-born artist, writer, and filmmaker living in Oakland, California. Zheng’s practice moves between screen-based media, drawing, painting, text, and installation, and primarily examines diasporic memory, ecological elegy, and divergent articulations of hope from an environmental justice perspective. Zheng’s recent work is organized around the fraught histories and migrations of seeds, as well.