During the dog days of summer, many Minnesotans find themselves asking the same questions: “How can I spend the last warm evenings before the endless winter begins?” and “Where is the nearest patio to have a beer and relax with friends?” For the first three Thursdays in August, the Walker has an answer: Pop Remix. Located on the Walker’s terraces, Pop Remix features an eclectic mix of live music, film…
Art in the Attention Economy
Emily Gastineau ponders the evolving currencies of attention in the arts, what it means to produce something for another’s gaze and, conversely, the real agency and power of the viewing experience.
A Listener’s Guide to Kenneth Anger’s Scorpio Rising
The first film to use pop music for advanced artistic effect rather than mere youth appeal, Kenneth Anger’s Scorpio Rising (1964) stands as one of the most influential masterpieces of American cinema. Here curator Ed Halter looks at the 13-song soundtrack for Anger’s swift and dense Eisensteinian montage of leather-clad bikers, Hollywood stars, Christian icons, Nazi imagery, and a simulated orgy.
Art News from Elsewhere
Two decades after he conceived the project, Cai Guo-Qiang realized Sky Ladder last month in his hometown of Quanzhou. A gift for his grandmother’s 100th birthday, the work featured a stepladder structure outfitted with fireworks and lifted by helium balloons.
Art News from Elsewhere
All the World’s Futures
“I don’t know if art can change the world, but by trying to expand the table of content of our field, we can have an effect.” Okwui Enwezor discusses the Venice Biennale, Gulf Labor, and Black Lives Matter with Amy Goodman.
Keeping Score with Mark McGee
The Green Room
Mark McGee, also known by his performance name, MAKR, is a Renaissance man. A Twin Cities transplant by way of Richmond, Virginia, McGee is a key creative contributor to myriad musical projects, among them Father You See Queen, Ronia, and Marijuana Deathsquads. His collaborations have extended beyond music to encompass artists of many different media. Ahead of his upcoming Music and Movies performance, in…
Cute Cat Alerts
Did you miss seeing your cat on the big screen at the 2015 Walker Internet Cat Video Festival? Well, have no fear! Cute Cat Alerts are here! As an added bonus, we’ve paired the audio from Ed Vogel’s audio project The Secret Sounds of Cats.
Catvidfest 2015: The Official Reel
Did you miss the 2015 Cat Vid Fest Reel at the CHS Field on Wednesday, August 12th? Well have no fear – the reel is here! We present you the 2015 Internet Cat Vid Fest! Did you miss the 2015 Cat Vid Fest Reel at the CHS Field on Wednesday, August 12th? Well have no fear – the reel is here!