Sunday, December 27, 2009

Finders keepers!

We want to find one! According to their Facebook page, the Rogue Citizen Art collective will randomly drop over 40 collaborative paintings in all corners of Minneapolis on New Years Day! Lucky passersby are encouraged to snatch whatever piece they happen upon and communicate their experience back to the group. Talk about sharin' the love, guerrilla art-style!

The group says this:

"Over forty paintings, largely collaborative efforts, will be deposited over different areas of Minneapolis that morning, landing in the warehouse district, downtown, uptown and elsewhere. Busy intersections, back alleys and public transports will become venues for new paintings spewing colorful, twisted landscapes, wrapping together ideas of isolation, commerce, cosmopolitan culture, flowers, war, mortality, and the latest trends in fashion.

People are encouraged to record their discovery of these works and their subsequent status, including vandalism, dismantlement, home exhibition, framing, weather damage, etc."

The project is funded by a grant from the inaugural FEAST MPLS event in November (a ticketed dinner event where attendees vote on proposed art projects to receive the profits from the evening). At the next FEAST this coming February, local filmmaker Sam Thompson will present a film that documents the span of the project including feedback and images collected from the art-finders. Cool!

We don't know about you, but we're going to monitor their Facebook updates on the 1st to see if they drop any location hints!

Submitted by @letoilemagazine

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