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Opening-Day Talk: Danh Vo & Jamie Stewart

Part of 9 Artists

Artist Danh Vo is joined by LA singer-songwriter Jamie Stewart of the band Xiu Xiu for this opening program for the exhibition 9 Artists. The event will be a dedication of the sculpture Tombstone for Phùng Vo (2010), with singing, conversation, and a very special guest.

About the Artists

A recent addition to the Walker’s collection is artist Danh Vo’s (Danish, b. 1975, Vietnam, lives and works in Basel) absolute-granite sculpture Tombstone for Phùng Vo, currently installed in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The work will leave Minneapolis upon the death of the artist’s father to adorn his grave in Copenhagen. 9 Artists will also feature a new presentation of Vo’s recent Guggenheim Museum/Hugo Boss Prize exhibition, I M U U R 2, based on the personal archive of deceased Lower East Side painter Martin Wong that was developed over many years in collaboration with his mother Florence Wong.

Jamie Stewart is a singer, songwriter, and frontman of the Los Angeles–based group Xiu Xiu. This will be his first collaboration with Vo, though the artist titled a recent exhibition after Stewart’s song “Fabulous Muscles.”

Funding

Target Free Thursday Nights sponsored by  

Support for this program is provided by James Cahn and Jeremiah Collatz and the Danish Arts Council Committee for International Visual Arts.