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The Walker Channel provides live and archived video of the Walker’s public programming, including lectures, dialogues, and performances involving artists, scholars, and critics of contemporary art and culture.

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International Pop: Becoming Pop

In the early 1960s, as artists around the world responded to an onslaught of advertising and pop-culture imagery, they earned labels from critics and the public alike, from the “new vulgarians” to “commonists,” and their work was variously categorized as neo-Dada, polymaterialism, new realism, and Pop art… More


Dialogue / Interview

Tokyo Pop

Art historian Hiroko Ikegami leads a conversation with artists Ushio Shinohara and Keiichi Tanaami about their encounters with US Pop in Tokyo in the 1960s and their somewhat subversive, even sardonic response to it. They ask if we can speak of a “Tokyo Pop” and discuss the Sogetsu Art Center and its avant-garde activities during this pivotal… More


Dialogue / Interview

Argentine Pop and Its Dematerialization

Argentine Pop and Its Dematerialization Panelists: Delia Cancela (artist, Buenos Aires), Eduardo Costa (artist, Buenos Aires), and María José Herrera (director, Museum of Art, Tigre, Argentina) Moderator: Bartholomew Ryan (co-curator, … More



Introduction to International Pop

Introduction to International Pop Speaker: Darsie Alexander (lead curator, International Pop) Curator Darsie Alexander welcomes the artists and scholars who will participate in the day’s discussions and introduces the audience to… More



International Pop

Organized by the Walker Art Center, International Pop chronicles the global emergence of Pop art from the 1950s through the early 1970s—an art form that embraced media and consumerism with a new spirit of urgency and exuberance. This landmark exhibition, which… More