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IAA Art Criticism:
Publications, Conferences, Talks, and Education Events

The Institute for Aesthetic Advocacy -- which is, at its heart, a ragtag
team of artists and critics  -- has produced its own body of artwork
which has been displayed in local, national, and international
juried and grant-funded group

and solo shows.  

We focus our critical weapons on the following issues that are reaching a critical point in our nation's history
:

  • Environmental Illness

  • Scientific and Legal Disputes on EMFs

  • Disability: X, Y, and Z

  • Mental Health

  • Crime and Violence

  • Cross-Cultural Communication in Our Post-Digital World

  • Free Speech and Artistic Freedom

  • Reproductive Rights
     

Check for news on upcoming IAA critical interventions here.

Learn more about the IAA's strategies for leading diverse te
ams of critics here.

Intangible
made accessible with art-centric engagement

Advocacy

through empowerment

Attainment

with public awareness

IAA Artists: Hot Goss 2023

  • The College Chronicles Podcast: The IAA is shopping its first podcast.  Our brilliant partner Annie Sallee (Institute for Digital Humanity) has a killer (no pun intended) one on what it's like for students to live with -- and still have a life with -- chronic illness. Check out the College Chronicles page to watch the first episodes. More details coming soon.

IAA Aesthetic Strategies

The Institute for Aesthetic Advocacy is a Minneapolis-based art collective that uses innovative curatorial practices and gallery spaces to help break down the digital divides that have made it harder for everyone to decide what is true and who can be trusted. The IAA prides itself on producing and promoting academically peer-reviewed “aesthetic education” exhibits that can also be curated to provide supplemental materials for social activism or legal action.  We are especially interested in using gallery spaces as a means of navigating scientific and technological controversies during a time of rampant institutional distrust.

Our own body of work is motivated by the same goals that guide our exhibitions of other artists' work.  We want to use aesthetic experiences as a means of engaging the general public with digital and biomedical harms that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye or too bogged down in esoteric jargon.

Spring/Summer  2019: Cellular Home Invasion

As with every other part of society, technology is changing public safety forever.  The need to ensure that the basic principles of human and civil rights are fully operative in the mechanisms of digital public safety has never been more pressing.  Along with the IDH and the Safety Not Surveillance coalition, the IAA participated in a public discussion and technology workshop focused on surveillance, privacy rights, racial justice, and digital ethics. The event was hosted on October 20, 2021

  • “Cellular Home Invasion.”  Solo Exhibition.  (Installation on Chronic Illness and Technology Health Effects.). With Allison Baker and the Institute for Aesthetic Advocacy.  NE Sculpture Gallery.  Minneapolis, MN.  June 2019.
     

  • “Cellular Home Invasion.”  Solo Museum Exhibition.  (Installation and Performance on Technology Health Effects.)  Czong Institute for Contemporary Art.  Seoul, South Korea.  May 2019.

Summer 2018: XYZ

As with every other part of society, technology is changing public safety forever.  The need to ensure that the basic principles of human and civil rights are fully operative in the mechanisms of digital public safety has never been more pressing.  Along with the IDH and the Safety Not Surveillance coalition, the IAA participated in a public discussion and technology workshop focused on surveillance, privacy rights, racial justice, and digital ethics. The event was hosted on October 20, 2021

  • “Feminist Aesthetic Criticism.”  Group Exhibition.  (Video Installation.).  With Allison Baker and the Institute for Aesthetic Advocacy.   Bad Video Art Festival.  Moscow, Russia.  July 2018.
     

  • “The Institute for Aesthetic Advocacy.”  Group Exhibition.  (Video Installation.). With Allison Baker and the Institute for Aesthetic Advocacy.  Pop’s Movie Night.  Detroit, MI.  August 2018.

Spring 2017: XYZ

As with every other part of society, technology is changing public safety forever.  The need to ensure that the basic principles of human and civil rights are fully operative in the mechanisms of digital public safety has never been more pressing.  Along with the IDH and the Safety Not Surveillance coalition, the IAA participated in a public discussion and technology workshop focused on surveillance, privacy rights, racial justice, and digital ethics. The event was hosted on October 20, 2021

“How to Write a Poem that Costs You $175k Plus the Lady.” Author and Performer.  (Runner Up for 2017 Miller Audio Prize for Humor.).  Missouri Review.  Spring 2017.

Pre-2017

"dronesTruck: Operation Como.” Curator and Organizer. (International Juried Sound Art Exhibition on Technology Health Effects.)  Saint Paul, MN. May 2016. 

“dronesTruck: Operation Scarewaves.” Grant Funded Art Installation.  (Public Sound Installation on Technology Health Effects.) Saint Paul, MN.  October 2015.
 

“Endlessly Repeating Endlessly.” Juried Multimedia Performance. With Michael Gallope, Josh Gumiela, Jason McGrath, Matt Sumera, and Travis Workman. Northern Sparks Arts Festival.  Minneapolis, MN. June 2015.
 

“dronesTruck.”  Juried Multimedia Installation.  (Interactive Exhibit on Digital Ethics.). With Josh Gumiela. Hamline-Midway Arts Festival.  St. Paul, MN.  June 2015.

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