Walker People’s Archive: I Love That Photo (Again)!
We recently invited a few friends to pick a favorite photo from the Walker People’s Archive and tell us what they love about it. This is the latest report of what our correspondents say they see in this project, a crowd-sourced, online collection of photos and stories that celebrates the Walker’s 75 years as a public […] We recently invited a few friends to pick a favorite photo from the Walker…
This Day in Pop: April 9
In conjunction with the exhibition International Pop we’re presenting a regular feature that will highlight events in Pop art history. Look forward to a weekly curated post featuring archival images, exhibition installation views, excerpts from catalogs, artist ephemera, and behind the scenes stories. On April 9, 1965 the Milwaukee Art Center opened Pop art and the American tradition, […] In conjunction…
Walker Art Center
Famed linguist and political theorist Noam Chomsky once wrote that it was the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies, especially in the context of the lies perpetuated by the dominant politico-economic power structure. One could argue that a similar responsibility exists for artists: In their works, artists must not only create art that is set against the backdrop of…
Superscript Blog Mentorship Program, presented in partnership with Hyperallergic
This responsive blogging program will create a pop-up newsroom in the Walker Library and engage a trio of enterprising bloggers in covering the conference.
The Hypertext of Superscript
The aim of the Superscript site design, writes Anthony Tran, is to pay homage to text as the only necessity in publishing. Here he discusses his influences, from the hyperlink’s history to platforms like Tankboys and Pocket.
A Quiet Evening: Chris Campbell on The Music of Bryce Dessner, Program A
The Green Room
To spark discussion, the Walker invites Twin Cities artists and critics to write overnight reviews of our performances. The ongoing Re:View series shares a diverse array of independent voices and opinions; it doesn’t reflect the views or opinions of the Walker or its curators. Today, composer Chris Campbell shares his perspective on Friday night’s program of The Music […] The Liquid Music series…
I Love That Photo! Or, An Ode to Solitude
If there’s one thing I’ve learned as the coordinator of Coffee House Press’s In The Stacks program, which places writers and artists into residencies in libraries and archives around the country, it’s that you always start your visit to an archive by looking for the familiar. So, when asked to contribute to the Walker People’s Archive‘s series on the photos we love, […] If there’s one thing I’ve…
Filmmakers in Conversation: The Zellner Bros. on Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
A grainy VHS of Fargo is the only solace for Kumiko, the newest protagonist from writing-directing-acting team the Zellner Bros. In a whimsical and bizarre exploration of humans’ preoccupation with fiction, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter tells the story of a disillusioned woman who is so obsessed with a movie that she is convinced it contains […] A grainy VHS of Fargo is the only solace for Kumiko, the…
Curiosity is the “Big Mother” of Invention: An Interview with Buke and Gase
The Green Room
As anyone who writes about Buke and Gase is obliged to do, let’s begin by explaining the New York duo’s name. The name Buke and Gase comes from the two self-made instruments that make up most of musicians Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez’s sound. The buke is a baritone ukulele invented by Dyer (right), and […] As anyone who writes about Buke and Gase is obliged to do, let’s begin by explaining the New York…