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Worst Weekend Ever! was a weekend long residency in Minneapolis at the Guest Room Gallery. Below is the proposal and documentation of our stay.

Brian Nigus, Brennan Goodwin,
Jenna Knapp, Brittany Kowalski, Oliver Sydello
2012

Show Proposal

In an attempt to gain new perspectives and access a new space/place to respond to with our present studio practices, we are proposing to have a weekend long residency within the Guest Room Gallery. The five of us will become immersed/reintroduced to the Minneapolis landscape. We will spend our morning and afternoons visiting galleries, museums and parks. In the evenings we will be guests of the Guest Room Gallery, responding through discussion, reading, eating, making works, and visiting with other community members such as Aaron Van Dyke and Jenny Bookler. We will literally be guests. Our presence will be made more explicitly known as we leave the room installed with works, made during the weekend stay, ready for an opening in the near future. The time between our departure and the opening will give us time to reflect and create a responsive statement and show title. The Minneapolis and Milwaukee community will both form new experience, perspective, and awareness, a reciprocal benefit on the road towards interdependencies and empathy.

Our agenda is flexible, but will be as follows:

Friday 11/16
5:30 AM Depart Milwaukee, Discuss Reading, Create Grocery List (Breakfasts & Dinners)
Dishwashing Rotation.
10:30 – 11:00 AM Arrive in Minneapolis
11:00 – 12:30 PM Lunch in Uptown
12:30 PM Meet Maura Doyle at Lunch Site
1:00 – 4:00 PM Visit Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Current Shows:
Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program: Broc Blegen & Binod Shrestha
China's Terracotta Warriors
New Pictures 7: Stan Douglas: Then and Now
4:00 – 5:30 PM Weekend Grocery Run
5:30 – 6:30 PM Minneapolis Sunset at Stone Arch Bridge, Explore, Reflect
6:30 PM Leave for Guest Room Gallery
6:30 PM Introduction of Guest Room Gallery / Residency with Director, Maura Doyle
7:00 PM Group Dinner with Guest Maura Doyle
9:00 - 9:30 PM 1st Dish Washing Rotation
9:00 – Midnight+ Studio Time inside Guest Room, build weekend dwelling space, reflect/make,

Saturday 11/17
5:30 AM Breakfast and Work Time
8:50 AM Drive down Nicollet to Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Art Sale, School Tour
Noon Lunch on Eat Street, Reflect
1:30 PM Walk to Walker Art Center
2:00 - 5:00 PM Visit Walker Art Center Galleries
Current Shows:
Merce Cunningham / Rei Kawakubo
The Renegades: American Avant-Garde Film, 1960–1973
The Living Years: Art After 1989
Midnight Party
5:00 - 6:00 PM Visit Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden
6:00 - 7:00 PM Reflect inside James Turrell's Sky Pesher
7:00 PM Leave for Guest Room Gallery
7:30 PM Group Dinner with Guests Maura Doyle and Jenny Bookler
9:30 - 10:00 PM2nd Dishwashing Rotation
9:30 - Midnight+Studio Time inside Guest Room, reflect/make

Sunday 11/18
5:30 AM Breakfast and Work Time
7:00 AM Drive to Minnehaha Falls
7:30 - 9:00 AM Reading behind the Falls
9:00 - 11:30 AM Walk to and from Mississippi River
Noon Lunch at Matt's Bar
2:00 PM Leave for Guest Room Gallery
2:30 - 7:00 PM Studio Time inside Guest Room, reflect/make, Work is installed/finished being made
7:00 PM Group Dinner with Guests Maura Doyle and Aaron Van Dyke
9:30 PM Walkthrough with Guest Maura Doyle and Aaron Van Dyke
9:30 PM 3rd Dishwashing Rotation (Brian Nigus)
10:00 PM Depart Minneapolis, Discuss Title of Show

Monday 11/19
3:30 AM Arrive in Milwaukee
4:00 PM Turkey Fry in MIAD's Sculpture Lab, Reflect/share

Tuesday 11/20
Individual Reflection

Wednesday 11/21
Individual Reflection

Thursday 11/22
5:00 PM Deadline for responsive individual statements for Guest Room Gallery

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