Opening Loretta Fahrenholz: Kbo Isar Amper Klinikum

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Loretta Fahrenholz
May 15 – July 11, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, May 15
Free and open to the public

Midway is pleased to present kbo-Isar-Amper-Klinikum, an exhibition by Loretta Fahrenholz featuring new photographs and three of her films: Ditch Plains (2013), My Throat My Air (2014), and Qué Bárbara (2011). Join us for an opening reception at 7:30 pm following a performance by Jenna Bliss.

Jenna Bliss
6:30 pm (sharp)

Artist Jenna Bliss will present a performance that draws on the history of the Lincoln Detox in the South Bronx, New York. In 1970, organized members of various radical community groups occupied Lincoln Hospital in order to establish a drug rehabilitation program to address the issue of drug addiction, particularly the heroin epidemic, in the 1960s and 70s.

In this performance, Bliss looks at what society considers as drugs and how state law, foreign policy and agencies such as the CIA, influence the definition and availability of drugs. Bliss brings together diverse elements that trace the history of Lincoln Detox to the present day, allowing spheres of social engagement to be exposed, disrupted and reassembled. The performance will introduce some Eastern practices already used by the clinic, to reflect on our own anxiety in the West.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Generous funding for this project is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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By: Midway Contemporary Art Library

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