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While some graphic designers divide their work between “for fun” and “for profit” or “self-initiated” versus “client-driven,” Experimental Jetset avoids such compartmentalization: “We regard all our projects as self-initiated, whether they involve clients or not. The moment we make a choice to involve ourselves in a project, we are, in fact, initiating it. That makes everything that we do self-initiated.” More
Housing—as an aesthetic, conceptual, political, and environmental concern—has captured the imaginations and passions of artists and architects in recent years. In a flourishing yet undefined field, Rick Lowe, Rirkrit Tiravanija, N55, the Rural Studio, and others are prototyping creative solutions that range from portable architecture to squatting to long-term community-based design projects. More
“I love spatial relationships and dimensionality,” says Jim Hodges. “I’m interested in theatrical moments and choreographing experiences in space. I think as a drawer and make as a sculptor.” In conversations spanning three years, the artist and the Walker’s Olga Viso delved into Hodges’ art practice, life, and influences, touching on themes from love and loss to politics, spirituality, and mortality. More
Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take is on view February 15–May 11, 2014.
There’s a reason Minnesota’s Art Shanty Projects is often likened to Burning Man: both are temporary creative communities that pop up in unforgiving terrains. But after visiting White Bear Lake for the shanties’ opening weekend, artist Eric William Carroll sees a more apt comparison to underground cultural endeavors like Chicago’s Guerrilla Truck Show or the Lost Horizon Night Market in Brooklyn. More
Olga Bell sees her song cycle Krai as a search for the Slavic soul. “I hear it in Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and Gubaidulina, and I think I understand it in Dostoyevsky or Bulgakov,” says Bell, who’s best known as vocalist/keyboardist for avant-rock’s Dirty Projectors. “I’m proud of being Russian, but I’m never sure exactly what that means, so here’s forty minutes of me reckoning with my Russianness!” More
Olga Bell performs in the McGuire Theater February 13, 2014.
Often described as “Mos Def plus Dorothy Parker”—and self-described in her lyrics as “half Dorothy Parker, half April O’Neil” (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sidekick)—Dessa wears many hats: emcee, poet, rapper, activist, and writer. Aptly, her best-of-2013 list veers from TV to religion, hip hop to politics, giving nods to the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Walter White, and Malala Yousafzai, along the way. More
2013: The Year According to…, published throughout January, features year-end reflections by Martine Syms, Experimental Jetset, Prem Krishnamurthy, and others.
Lola Arias will not forgive and forget. When it comes to the military dictatorships that haunt the recent past of Chile and her home country of Argentina, the writer/director doesn’t think it’s possible. In El Año en que nací (The Year I Was Born), she brings together the Chilean sons and daughters born during Pinochet’s rule to confront, discuss, and understand—not to force a happy ending. More
With millions of users worldwide, Reddit.com has become a bona fide cultural force. It’s hosted Q&As with the likes of Barack Obama and Stephen Colbert, launched web memes like Grumpy Cat, and championed activist causes, from fighting the PROTECT IP Act to winning a Greenpeace whale-naming contest. In a wide-ranging interview, cofounder Alexis Ohanian discusses failure, activism, and the Internet. More
On January 9, 2014, Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian gave a talk on creative entrepreneurship. Watch it on the Walker Channel.
Bringing attention to confined and unstable New York living spaces, Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder are in the middle of a ten-day residency inside a “human hamster wheel.” The duo must work together to move to the bed, kitchen, and bathroom.
Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg’s memorial proposal has been selected to commemorate the victims of two 2011 terrorist attacks in Norway. The main artwork will be the removal of a section of the Sørbråten peninsula, “a symbolic wound in the landscape.”
“Here’s what worries me about your work,” Stephen Colbert tells Theaster Gates about his project revitalizing buildings in his southside Chicago neighborhood. “You’re turning things into art that I used to not have to think about.”
“All art need not be political, but a show that disregards politics in the United States in 2014 is a delusion—not simply because of the state of the country and the world, but also because of the state of art itself.”
What passes for design blogging these days: “Jane Austen. Game Theorist?” “The Classic French Eclair Gets A Makeover.” So Chappell Ellison asks, “When was the last time you read a great essay, directed to designers and design writers, that inspired tons of fiery comments?”
After wowing Twin Cities audiences four years ago with iits adaptation of Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter, the UK’s Kneehigh Theatre returns to the Guthrie with Tristan & Yseult, a work with the same high-octane stagecraft if not quite as much magic. More
Olga Viso, Walker Art Center director and exhibition co-curator, discusses Here’s where we will stay (1995), part of the exhibition Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take. More
“I never tried to do anything to make my films friendly.” From his start in Britain’s video art scene in the 1990s to his first feature film in 2008 to the Oscar-nominated 12 Years a Slave, Steve… More
When combined, the art of branding and the science of wayfinding design can profoundly transform a space. Lance Wyman is a humble master of designing massive systems for cities, airports, expos, transit systems, zoos, and museums over his more than 40-year career. In… More
Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the creative practice of Edward Hopper (1882–1967). More than anything else, Hopper’s drawings reveal the continually evolving relationship… More
The director of Shame, Hunger, and 12 Years a Slave—films known for boundary-pushing performances and true-life subject matter—discusses his work spanning the worlds of art and cinema with Stuart Comer, the new chief curator of… More
Standouts from 2013 by a range of artists and thinkers, including Ralph Lemon, JoAnn Verburg, Martine Syms, and Experimental Jetset.
In this ongoing web series, the 15 artists in the Walker-organized exhibition Painter Painter respond to an open-ended query about their practices.
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In 2012, well in advance of the survey Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take, the Walker announced the addition of an iconic new outdoor work by the artist. More
As MoMA PS1 presents its survey of the career of the late Mike Kelley, we recall our 2005 dialogue between the artist and critic John Welchmann. More
Claes Oldenburg’s most famous piece of writing, I Am For …, isn’t a manifesto. It’s a “slightly satirical ode or paean to the possibilities of using anything in one’s surroundings” to create art. More