Jeanne Calvit on Disabled Theater by Jérôme Bel
The Green Room
In November 2013, the Walker welcomed Paris-based conceptual choreographer Jérôme Bel for his fourth Walker engagement, a collaboration with Theater HORA, a Zurich-based company of actors with disabilities. Disabled Theater, which has been presented across Europe at festivals and prominent art exhibitions like dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany, has indeed met with a range of […] In November 2013, the Walker…
Art News from Elsewhere
“The constant dance between artists’ brands and corporate brands has become a subject all to itself,” one that artists can no longer avoid. A look into these relationships shows how artists are consciously, and unironically, aligning themselves with corporations.
How Theater Can Help Shift the Narrative of Homelessness
The Green Room
To help unravel the crisis of homelessness, we must unravel the narrative around it, writes Maren Ward. Through work at zAmya Theater Project at St. Stephen’s Human Services, she’s come to believe that theater is an ideal tool to shift the storyline. Here she discusses its potential with John Malpede and Henriëtte Brouwers of the Los Angeles Poverty Department, a company that inspired her work with zAmya.
Walker Art Center
This blog post is a continuation ofCollector’s Edition, our zine that displayed the collections of many different individuals. This is an attempt to grant a little more context to the collections and to explore peoples perceptions of them. The anonymous collection of buttons featured in the zine offered some intrigue. Where did these buttons come from? How did this collection begin? Why buttons…
Wunderbaum, Healthcare, and the Power of Fiction
The Green Room
As the Netherlands moves toward a more privatized, free-market healthcare system and the United States begins implementing the Affordable Care Act, two experimental theater companies—the Skid Row–based Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) and Rotterdam’s Wunderbaum—meet in the middle for a raucous examination of the state of healthcare today. Wunderbaum’s Walter Bart discusses the collaboration.
mnartists’ Most-Read Blog Posts of 2013 (Spoiler alert: Cats are Hard to Beat)
This year, here on the blog we beefed up our local arts coverage, but we also worked to widen the scope of our stories at the same time and include sharp writing on timely national and international cultural conversations as well. To that end, there are a number of new columns around here, lots of linky […] This year, here on the blog we beefed up our local arts coverage, but we also worked to widen the…
mnartists’ Most Popular Articles of 2013: Surly Brewing, Lady Choirs, Summer Camp, CVA’s Closing and Cindy Sherman
Below, you’ll find mnartists.org’s 20 most-read articles of 2013 — just a sampling of more than 125 original, longform articles, essays, interviews and reviews we published in the homepage arts magazine last year. Compiling this list, I’m struck by the rapid growth of readership for the site’s journalism in recent months. Our most-read pieces routinely […] Below, you’ll find mnartists.org’s 20 most-read…
Walker Contemporaries: Gone British!
On one of the coldest nights of the year, a large gathering of the Contemporaries came to enjoy phenomenal fish and chips, specialty British drinks, and a private screening of the best television advertisements of the year from across the pond. Or as the Brits say it, ad-ver-tis-ments. In the US, we wait in anticipation […] On one of the coldest nights of the year, a large gathering of the Contemporaries…
Art School: Design
“Ultimately, in order to communicate a design must first be noticed. It should stand out and be unique, compelling, interesting, funny, strange… anything except boring, predictable, and just like everything else.” —CSA Design 2011 On December 8, the Walker’s Art School welcomed one of the most critically acclaimed graphic designers in the nation, Charles Anderson. […] “Ultimately, in order to communicate a design…