this house is not for sale

THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE (THINFS) is a public art project conceived of by artist Witt Siasoco and poet Molly Van Avery. Utilizing the realty sign as both a symbol for the themes of the project and as a structure for displaying art, poets and Siasoco created site specific artworks in front yards throughout Minneapolis. THINFS brought together homeowners who purchased a previously foreclosed home with the assistance of the City of Lakes Community Land Trust and artists

to think about what it means to acknowledge a home’s history and make a life in the wake of someone else’s loss. 

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Lead Visual Artist: Witt Siasoco

Particpating poets:

Venessa Fuentes

Tish Jones

Vincent Moniz Jr

Sun Yung Shin

Moheb Soliman

J Otis Powell

Molly Van Avery

 

 
© 2020 by Molly Van Avery
Photo Credits: Bruce Silcox, Brooke Ross, Witt Siasoco, and Peter Haakon Thompson