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Talk Magazine Talks Politics on Style
Eric Hu and Harry Gassel, founders/editors/art directors of Talk Magazine, have described where Talk Magazine derived from and where it’s going: Published biannually, each issue brings together a different group of artists, writers, and collaborators to push each other into making something new. The publication emerged from a desire to observe culture through the lens […] Eric Hu and Harry Gassel…
Eerie & Sinister Worlds: RONiiA on Their Walker-Inspired EP
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If RONiiA’s new EP Sisters strikes listeners as cinematic, as it did for writer Mark Mahoney, one mightn’t be surprised: the work by Fletcher Barnhill (Joint Custody), Nona Marie Invie (Dark Dark Dark), and Mark McGee (Marijuana Deathsquads) was inspired by a Walker commission: in 2015, the trio created the live score for the silent film The Adventures of Prince Achmed for our Summer Music & Movies series.
Danny Sigelman on The Language of the Future
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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, artist, DJ, musician, and writer Danny Sigelman shares his perspective on Laurie […] To spark discussion, the Walker invites…
Nam June Paik: Television Has Attacked Us for a Lifetime
While the “Golden Age of Television” is said to have lasted from the late 1940s through to 1960, few visual artists engaged with the TV set until the early 1960s. Nam June Paik’s (1932–2006) Exposition of Music—Electronic Television, held in March 1963 in Wuppertal in Germany, is widely seen to mark the advent of “video […] While the “Golden Age of Television” is said to have lasted from the late 1940s…
Sound Advice: Laurie Anderson
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Artist and innovator Laurie Anderson’s upcoming show at the Fitzgerald—a copresentation of the Walker, the SPCO’s Liquid Music Series, and MPR Live Events—is called The Language of the Future, a name initially employed by a track on her 1984 album United States Live. Thirty years on, as the track’s ominous forecast of the digital age rings true, Anderson has continued to share the same incisive…
Andrea Büttner: Making a Visual Identity
One of the latest exhibitions at Walker Art Center is the first U.S. solo exhibition of the work of German artist Andrea Büttner. Curated by Artistic Director Fionn Meade, the exhibition continues the Walker’s ongoing presentation of solo shows by emerging artists who have not yet had significant museum exposure in the United States. Büttner’s […] One of the latest exhibitions at Walker Art Center is…
“Unseeable” Cinema: Peter L. Galison and Robb Moss Discuss Containment
“If secrecy is unimaginable, if nuclear waste is so utterly out of our perceptual range, they vanish from our national awareness.” After their 2008 film Secrecy—on government secrets—Peter Galison and Robb Moss ventured into another realm of the “unseeable.” Here they discuss Containment, a look at hazardous waste that took them to nuclear facilities in South Carolina, New Mexico, and Fukushima, Japan.
Type Designers Q&A: Or Type
Or Type is an Icelandic type foundry established in 2013 by Guðmundur Úlfarsson & Mads Freund Brunse. Postcard showcasing Landnáma, 2015 (Photography: Moos-Tang). This past summer, a number of us here in the Design Department first encountered Or Type’s website (developed by Owen Hoskins). In addition to the fresh selection of typefaces, we […] Or Type is an Icelandic type foundry established in 2013 by…
From Impersonation to Celebration: Penelope Freeh on The Ghost of Montpellier Meets the Samurai
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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,dance artist Penelope Freeh shares her perspective on The Ghost of Montpellier Meets […] To spark discussion, the Walker…