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Remarks: Lars Bang Larsen on Andrea Büttner (1 + 1: a simple premise, or an idiotic riff)
The following remarks were delivered by art historian, independent curator, and writer Lars Bang Larsen at a program taking the form of a dinner that coincided with the exhibition Andrea Büttner. It is presented along with remarks by fellow speakers at the dinner: exhibition curator Fionn Meade, Auburn University associate philosophy professor Keren Gorodeisky, and forager and nature enthusiast […] The…
A Reflection on Dinner with Andrea Büttner & Friends
Recently I was recalling a dinner party that was held on the occasion of the opening of Andrea Büttner’s first solo museum presentation in the United States. Like many dinner parties, the November 2015 event was a convivial situation staged to celebrate an occasion (the exhibition launch), but also to provide a social platform for connection and […] Recently I was recalling a dinner party that was held…
Campus Renovation Update: Inside, Outside, Across the Street
Both inside the Walker and across the street in the garden, big changes are evident as great progress is being made in unifying the 19-acre Walker and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden campus. Here’s a glimpse at what’s been happening behind the construction fencing—from the selection of a chef and name for the Walker’s new restaurant, Esker Grove, to the installation of giant “lilypads” in the garden.
Doug Flicker Named Executive Chef for New Walker Restaurant
What better place for inspired food and art to intersect than a world-class art center? And who better to curate this fresh, exciting new restaurant than celebrated Twin Cities chef Doug Flicker, a five-time James Beard semifinalist? Flicker, the founder of Piccolo and Sandcastle, has been selected as executive chef of the Walker’s new restaurant, Esker […] What better place for inspired food and art to…
A Meandering Walk with Kinji Akagawa
Sculptor Kinji Akagawa‘s relationship with the Walker goes almost to his first days in Minneapolis more than three decades ago. Commissioned to create a work to inaugurate the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in 1988, he also worked to transform the art lab into a Japanese studio for the exhibition Tokyo Form and Spirit in 1986. Currently, […] Sculptor Kinji Akagawa‘s relationship with the Walker goes…
North Carolina’s discriminatory transgender bathroom bill, the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, police killings of African Americans across the United States, and the soaring murder rate among transgender women of color: artist Gordon Hall responds to the trauma of recent events with a meditation on the potential for self-transformation through our relationships with objects.
Art News from Elsewhere
Riffs on Rio
“Artists tend to be a bunch of non-sporty dweebs so it’s nice to be involved somehow.” David Shrigley—along Tracy Emin, Anne Hardy, Eddie Peake, and Sam Taylor-Johnson—has been commissioned to create posters in support of UK Olympians.
Art News from Elsewhere
Pip & Wayne
“I could probably eat my weight in ice cream.” Talking with Kids Interview Bands, Wayne Coyne of Rock the Garden 2016 headliner the Flaming Lips discusses spirit animals, weird facial expressions, Yo Gabba Gabba’s DJ Lance, and more.
The Fuse Merged with the Firecracker
Doug Benidt & Siri Engberg
“It was the pen hitting the paper, the fuse merged with the firecracker.” Grant Hart recalls the August night 35 years ago when Hüsker Dü took to the tiny stage at Minneapolis’s 7th St. Entry to record Land Speed Record. Today, as Yusif Del Valle re-records his drum track as part of the exhibition Chris Larson: Land Speed Record, Hart shares the history of the making of this seminal punk album.