Mohamud Mumin – Opening Reception
The Youth/Dhallinyarada is a documentary project that profiles thirteen young Somali men living in Minnesota who are actively and positively engaged in their community. This project highlights the contributions these men are making to America, their adopted homeland. The subjects of these photographs share the conflict they feel in trying to be themselves; as much as they try to adapt, they often feel foreign at home here in Minnesota.
A multi-tiered approach is used to depict an in-depth portrait of these men. The first method is a traditional gallery show displaying thirteen large-format prints of photographs of the young men. In addition, 32-page tabloid-sized newspapers featuring photos and abbreviated participant testimonies are printed and made available for widespread distribution throughout the community.
Technical Assistance/Design: Brian Wiley
Exhibition on view September 17 – October 24, 2020
Mohamud Mumin is a photographer, visual artist and curator at Soomaal House of Art, a Minneapolis-based Somali artist collective. He is a former American Swedish Institute Malmberg fellow, a recent recipient of a Midway Contemporary Art Visual Arts Fund grant, and a 2013 and 2018 McKnight Artist Fellow. Mumin has exhibited his work locally and nationally and currently lives in Minneapolis.
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The JXTA Gallery hosts exhibitions by local, national, and international visiting artists, as well as collections of work created by JXTA youth apprentices. The Gallery’s activities uplift, support, and provide a platform for local and regional emerging and established artists, prioritizing the work of people of color and artists from other marginalized communities.
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Juxtaposition Arts’ exhibition programs are made possible by a host of individual donors and the generosity of the following program and general operating funders: AchieveMPLS, Bush Foundation, the General Mills Foundation, George Family Foundation – Next Generation Fund, The Kresge Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, Otto Bremer Trust, Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru Share the Love Campaign, Surdna Foundation, Target, Twin Cities LISC, and funded in part by the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota November 4, 2008.