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The Green Room
To spark discussion, the Walker invites local 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, local artists Hiponymous share their perspective on Niwa Gekidan Penino’s The […] To spark discussion, the Walker invites local…
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The childhood memories of Chloe Fouilloux, as told second hand by Finnegan Roy-Nyline This interview takes place at the Minnesota Children’s Museum in downtown Saint Paul. Chloe’s collection of childhood memories, I thought, would fit nicely in the playground, with a nice little atmosphere of innocence. So if any of you know the Children’s Museum, we sat in the room with the giant ant hill, in that…
Producer Bill Pohlad on 12 Years a Slave and Working with Steve McQueen
On October 30, the Walker had the privilege of hosting the Minnesota premiere of Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave as the start of a retrospective that included McQueen’s Shame and Hunger and concluded with a dialogue between Steve McQueen and Stuart Comer, chief curator of media and performance art at MoMA. On January 12, 2014, […] On October 30, the Walker had the privilege of hosting the Minnesota…
2013: The Year According to Shannon Michael Cane
As director of Printed Matter’s NY and LA Art Book Fairs, Shannon Michael Cane exists at the epicenter of the book making world, acting as a liaison between independent publishers, artists, institutions, and the public. Fittingly, for his best-of-2013 list, he focuses on the year’s best new artist books, from a zine dedicated to empty roadside signs to collages by UK punk artist Linder Sterling.
It’s Time for a Monster Drawing Rally (Again)
Midway Contemporary Art’s Monster Drawing Rally, the popular annual fundraiser/community event/spectacle is back for a sixth year. This year the event returns to the Grain Belt Bottling House on Saturday, January 18th from 6-8. The Monster Drawing Rally gives local artists the opportunity to support the programming at Midway Contemporary Art while simultaneously gaining exposure within the…
Wide Scope, Sharp Focus: The Intensive Care of John Malpede
The Green Room
To spark discussion, the Walker invites local 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, local artists Hiponymous share their perspective on the opening night of Wunderbaum & LAPD’s […] To spark discussion, the Walker…
2013: The Year According to Greg Allen
Artist Trevor Paglen’s essay on NSA spying and “turnkey tyranny,” a glitched-out embroidery website, the shot-for-shot remake by US military contractors of the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders’ cover version of Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me, Maybe”: Greg Allen—writer, artist, and publisher of Greg.org—shares his top ten moments from the year 2013.
2013: The Year According to Badlands Unlimited (Paul Chan, Ian Cheng, Micaela Durand)
For an experimental publisher whose work ranges from a romance novel inspired by Rep. Michele Bachmann to a volume of jottings by Hans Ulrich Obrist, the eclectic nature of Badlands Unlimited’s best-of-2013 list comes as no surprise. Paul Chan, Ian Cheng, and Micaela Durand highlight astronaut tweets, a new book on monasticism, an “artificial intelligent existential crisis in Grand Theft Auto V,” and more.
2013: The Year According to Chris Larson
Circles—including cyclones, sinkholes, and “heavy rotation-center pivot irrigation”—dominate artist Chris Larson’s best-of-2013 list. Selected to present work in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, the St. Paul–based mixed media artist is perhaps best known for a 2013 sculpture/performance in which he built and then burned a full-scale replica of a Marcel Breuer–designed home.