luciana achugar: Reclaiming Pleasure and Revealing Labor (Equality)
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Uruguayan choreographer luciana achugar believes that dance has the power to do many things. She deliberately chooses to write her name without capital letters in a way to minimize hierarchy. Through her creations and the process of making each one, she deliberately instills philosophies in the dance’s structure and performance qualities to transmit her beliefs. […] Uruguayan choreographer luciana…
Mini Golf, Accessorized: The Necklaces of Be a Sculpture!
When we’re not at the Walker working as interns in the Performing Arts department, Nicola Carpenter and I make miniature golf holes. For this year’s Artist-Designed Mini Golf in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, we collaborated with Nicola’s parents on a piece called Be a Sculpture! On the course, players are encouraged to stand on the […] When we’re not at the Walker working as interns in the…
What to Take to the Bridge?
ArtPrize and mnartists.org have partnered up to give a Minnesota artist a unique opportunity: $5,000 and their artwork installed on/around/under the Gillett Bridge in Grand Rapids, Michigan during the city-wide art competition. This initiative, a “regional grant program,” as described by ArtPrize’s Director of Exhibitions Kevin Buist, will reach its denouement this Thursday for ArtPrize […] ArtPrize and…
Tom Crosby: A Tribute
It’s fair to say the Walker–and, indeed, downtown Minneapolis–might not look the way it does today without the influence of Tom Crosby, who passed away Sunday at age 74 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. A board member for 45 years, Crosby was close advisor to three Walker directors, served as president of the board […] It’s fair to say the Walker–and, indeed, downtown Minneapolis–might not look the…
Walker Home & Garden Club Hits the Garden
Mother’s Day brought the sunshine and the intrepid Home & Garden club to the geodesic dome in the Sculpture Garden. With this familial theme, we looked back to the knowledge we have gleaned, passed down, and shared from the matrons and matriarchs of our families. With the sun-warmed soil beneath us, and a red-tailed hawk […] Mother’s Day brought the sunshine and the intrepid Home & Garden club to the…
Previewing Fritz Haeg’s Foraging Circle
While one quadrant of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden was abuzz this past Thursday with the opening night of Walker on the Green an artist-designed mini golf course, another corner found folks gathered under Foraging Circle a recently commissioned artwork by artist Fritz Haeg who was also on site for a meet and greet. Foraging Circle is a garden of perennials with […] While one quadrant of the…
Irresistible: It Is What It Is!
Noted exhibition details: Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites is on view through September 22, 2013 at the Walker Art Center. Autoconstrucción: The Film is screening, free of charge, in the Walker’s Lecture Room on June 8 at 4 pm. Todd Balthazor is a satirical, often anthropomorphic illustrator, fine artist, muralist and children’s art instructor from St.Paul, […] Abraham Cruzvillegas: The…
Gatsby Without the Glitter
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With the opening of Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby this past weekend comes the familiar questions of book to film interpretations. People wonder if anyone hosting Gatsby theme parties actually reads the book, what the music of Gatsby would actually feel like in the 20s, and if the movie can be accepted on its own terms. […] With the opening of Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby this past weekend comes the…
Getting Mobile in the Garden
This summer marks a major milestone for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden: 25 years as one of the country’s premiere public sculpture parks. The New Media Initiatives department’s contribution to the celebration comes in the form of a brand new website for the garden, a fully responsive “web app” that has been an exciting challenge to […] This summer marks a major milestone for the Minneapolis Sculpture…