Construction Update: We’re open! By car, access the parking garage from Vineland Place.
Teen Zine Tackles Institutions and Inequity
The Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council’s (WACTAC) 2015–2016 year was an extremely political one. It makes sense: the videos of police violence against Native, Black, and Latinx people have been very present—bringing new eyes and a current context to the very old problem of systemic oppression of people of color. Donald Trump is running for president on a platform that relies on divisions of class…
Art News from Elsewhere
“I had been thinking about gun violence and racism colliding. And then I wondered: Is there racism in heaven? That’s how this piece came about.” Nick Cave discusses his forthcoming show Until, which will fill MASS MoCA’s 18,000 sf Building 5.
Remarks: Keren Gorodeisky on Andrea Büttner and Immanuel Kant’s Critique of the Power of Judgment
The following remarks were delivered by Keren Gorodeisky, associate professor of philosophy at Auburn University, at a program taking the form of a dinner that coincided with the exhibitionAndrea Büttner. It is presented along with remarks by fellow speakers at the dinner: curator Lars Bang Larsen, exhibition curator Fionn Meade, and forager and nature enthusiast Elijah Ferrian. There are many prima…
A Reflection on Dinner with Andrea Büttner & Friends
Recently I was recalling a dinner party that was held on the occasion of the opening of Andrea Büttner’s first solo museum presentation in the United States. Like many dinner parties, the November 2015 event was a convivial situation staged to celebrate an occasion (the exhibition launch), but also to provide a social platform for connection and […] Recently I was recalling a dinner party that was held…
Remarks: Lars Bang Larsen on Andrea Büttner (1 + 1: a simple premise, or an idiotic riff)
The following remarks were delivered by art historian, independent curator, and writer Lars Bang Larsen at a program taking the form of a dinner that coincided with the exhibition Andrea Büttner. It is presented along with remarks by fellow speakers at the dinner: exhibition curator Fionn Meade, Auburn University associate philosophy professor Keren Gorodeisky, and forager and nature enthusiast […] The…
Campus Renovation Update: Inside, Outside, Across the Street
Both inside the Walker and across the street in the garden, big changes are evident as great progress is being made in unifying the 19-acre Walker and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden campus. Here’s a glimpse at what’s been happening behind the construction fencing—from the selection of a chef and name for the Walker’s new restaurant, Esker Grove, to the installation of giant “lilypads” in the garden.
Doug Flicker Named Executive Chef for New Walker Restaurant
What better place for inspired food and art to intersect than a world-class art center? And who better to curate this fresh, exciting new restaurant than celebrated Twin Cities chef Doug Flicker, a five-time James Beard semifinalist? Flicker, the founder of Piccolo and Sandcastle, has been selected as executive chef of the Walker’s new restaurant, Esker […] What better place for inspired food and art to…
A Meandering Walk with Kinji Akagawa
Sculptor Kinji Akagawa‘s relationship with the Walker goes almost to his first days in Minneapolis more than three decades ago. Commissioned to create a work to inaugurate the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in 1988, he also worked to transform the art lab into a Japanese studio for the exhibition Tokyo Form and Spirit in 1986. Currently, […] Sculptor Kinji Akagawa‘s relationship with the Walker goes…
North Carolina’s discriminatory transgender bathroom bill, the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, police killings of African Americans across the United States, and the soaring murder rate among transgender women of color: artist Gordon Hall responds to the trauma of recent events with a meditation on the potential for self-transformation through our relationships with objects.