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JoAnn Verburg and Ping Chong

Part of Present Tense: Photographs by JoAnn Verburg

Photographer JoAnn Verburg and performance/visual artist Ping Chong have been friends for 25 years. Chong has enjoyed a long relationship with the Walker, which commissioned and presented his work a number of times throughout the 1980s and ’90s. He and Verburg met when she began photographing performing artists at the Walker. Listen as they discuss their thoughts on working from the margins of race, gender, and location and hear about their creative friendship during this afternoon of stories punctuated by Verburg’s images, currently on view in the exhibition Present Tense: Photographs by JoAnn Verburg.


Present Tense: Photographs by JoAnn Verburg is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

The Walker Art Center’s presentation is sponsored by global financial services firm UBS.

Additional support is provided by Linda and Lawrence Perlman, Beverly J. and John A. Rollwagen Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation, and Harry Drake. Special thanks to Pictura Graphics, Minneapolis.

Media partner Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.