Walker Art Center

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Publications Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness centers on three large-scale installations by artists Kai Althoff, Ellen Gallagher and Thomas Hirschhorn. Working with fairy tales, science fiction and sensational imagery, these artists invite us to enter an uncanny world of their own creation, where darkness is not just a representation of chaos, madness and dystopia, but an artistic strategy in the search for clarity and empathy within the insurmountable nihilism of the 21st century. With an introduction by curator Philippe Vergne and individual interviews with the artists.

Heart of Darkness, 2006