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Nathalie Djurberg’s The Parade
Eric Crosby and Dean Otto
Primal and chaotic, Nathalie Djurberg’s art “doesn’t look like anything else out there,” says Eric Crosby, co-curator of the artist’s first major US museum show. In an interview, he and the Walker’s Dean Otto discuss how Djurberg’s claymation and sculptures fall outside conventions of both the film and contemporary art worlds, while channeling a “universality of experience that speaks to us all.”
Chaos and Creativity
Jumping from the ’80s activism of ACT UP to the oil fields of Iraq, the death camps of World War II to 9/11, The Smiths to The Golden Girls, Jim Hodges’ World AIDS Day film offers striking context for both Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ art and the continuing struggles for social change today.
Feminism & Film: No Single View
The films in the Walker’s new series on forgotten aspects of the feminist movement present many views, but underscore one point, says co-curator Paula Rabinowitz: “Feminism was much more diverse and international than people tend to think, and it was concerned with racism and class.”