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Artist Talk: Bjarne Melgaard (postponed)

Part of 9 Artists

This event has been postponed, dates and venue to be announced.

Performing a kind of fictional autobiography, Bjarne Melgaard mines subcultures with which he identifies and makes them visible through his installations, texts, and paintings. Expressionistic and spontaneous, Melgaard consciously attacks various forms of cultural complacency, including the increasing conservatism of many forms of identity politics.

Join the artist and exhibition curator Bartholomew Ryan for a discussion of his work in the 9 Artists exhibition, and a more general conversation about the problem of intimacy. Copresented by the Department of Art, University of Minnesota.

About the Artist

For the exhibition 9 Artists, New York-based artist Bjarne Melgaard (Norwegian, b. Australia, 1967) is producing a newly commissioned work that dispenses with his usual immersive and expressionistic installations in favor of a photographic memoir of his movements in the world. The cinematic series of images will be accompanied by new video and soundtrack in collaboration with artist Marie Karlberg.


9 Artists is organized by the Walker Art Center.

Major support for the exhibition is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support is generously provided by Lisa and Pat Denzer and Audrey and Zygi Wilf.

The exhibition catalogue is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of Walker Art Center publications. Additional support is provided by Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Galerie Buchholz, and Marian Goodman Gallery.

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