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Satellite Reef – Minneapolis

Beginning in January 2015, citizens of Minnesota's Twin Cities are constructing their own local reef, the Minneapolis Satellite. Undertaken in conjunction with a major exhibition of the IFF’s Crochet Coral Reef at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Satellite Reef is an opportunity for crafters to try their hands at hyperbolically crocheting coral.

Reflecting on intersections between art and science, the upcoming Mia exhibition is anchored by Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Leicester Codex, the notebook in which the Renaissance master sketched his ideas about water both figuratively and conceptually. In addition to Leonardo’s sketchbook, the exhibition includes works by several other practitioners working at the interface of art and science around the theme of water; along with the IFF’s Crochet Coral Reef will be a high-definition, hydrologically-inflected video by Bill Viola.

The Minneapolis Satellite Reef will be exhibited just after the Codex exhibition closes. It will be installed in the brand-new gallery space at the headquarters of the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization from August 23 to November 21, 2015.

For more information about upcoming workshops, visit the Mia's dedicated community art webpage.

Satellite Reef Host: Minneapolis Institute of Art

Exhibition Venue: Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
2522 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418-3329

Exhibition Dates: August 23 – November 21, 2015