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Press Releases Target Free Thursday Nights in November Feature a Student Open House, Dave McKenzie: Lecture as Performance, and Chef-in-Residence Jack Riebel


Minneapolis, October 30, 2012—The Walker Art Center’s Target Free Thursday Nights in November feature the Walker’s annual Student Open House (Thursday, November 15), inspired this year by the Walker’s Cindy Sherman exhibition. Other highlights of the month include a Chef-in-Residence event at Gather with the Butcher and the Boar’s Jack Riebel (Thursday, November 1), a screening of Claire Denis, La Vagabonde from the Regis Dialogue and Retrospective titled Claire Denis: Unpredictable Universe (Thursday, November 1), and Dave McKenzie: Lecture as Performance (Thursday, November 8), a performance in the Walker exhibition The Living Years. Also featured is the screening A Renegade’s Influence: Films from the Collection Selected by Sally Dixon (Thursday, November 29).


Target Free Thursday Nights
Get inspired. Get in free.
November 1, 8, 15 and 29
Galleries open 5–9 pm; special events follow.


Thursday, November 1


Chef-in-Residence at Gather: Jack Riebel
Gather by D’Amico, 5–9 pm
Top talents from Twin Cities restaurants create limited-edition small plates exclusively for this ongoing series—meet them on the first Thursday of every month for a tasting. On November 1, join Riebel, who helmed kitchens at the Dakota, Goodfellow’s, and La Belle Vie before drawing crowds with his own restaurant, Butcher and the Boar.


Screening: Claire Denis, La Vagabonde
Walker Cinema, 7:30 pm
Filmmaker Denis is the subject of an arresting interview in this screening from the Regis Dialogue and Retrospective titled Claire Denis: Unpredictable Universe.


Thursday, November 8


Dave McKenzie: Lecture as Performance
Gallery 2, 7 pm


“What kinds of artworks can be made without a body?” asks Dave McKenzie. “And do we really want to find out?” Performing in the exhibition The Living Years, which features a recently acquired work by McKenzie, the artist ponders questions that go beyond religion’s quest for transcendence, beyond “the cloud”—that great promise of technology—and beyond a culture obsessed with the image of an image.


Informed by humble actions and everyday circumstances, McKenzie explores public space in relation to the private self in performance as well as video works, sculpture, and installation. His modest, often humorous proposals reveal social and political truths that are an integral part of the world around us.


Born 1977 in Kingston, Jamaica, McKenzie graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, P.S.1 National Studio Program, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. He lives and works in Brooklyn.


Thursday, November 15


Student Open House: Identity Crisis
5–9 pm

Come as you are; leave as someone else! Inspired by the work of chameleon photographer Cindy Sherman, the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC) presents a night of socializing and self-transformation for students of all ages. For more on this event and WACTAC, visit facebook.com/walkerteens.


Fake ID
Cargill Lounge, 5–8 pm
Reinvent yourself for the night by playing with costumes and props in this identity-swapping activity.


Mustache Mingle
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab, 5–8 pm
It’s a twist on a spa party: enjoy refreshments and music by Radio K’s Those Meddling Kids while designing the ultimate mustache and other creative facial hairstyles.


Who’s That Girl?
Target and Friedman Galleries, 5:30–7 pm
Members of the Walker Teen Arts Council lead tours of the acclaimed exhibition Cindy Sherman, offering insights and inside scoops on the artist and more than 30 years of her work.


Music: Enola Gay
Walker Cinema, 8 pm
Lose yourself in music by electronic dance duo Enola Gay-the new project by members of Chelsea Boys.


Thursday, November 29


Screening: A Renegade’s Influence:
Films from the Collection Selected by Sally Dixon

Walker Cinema, 7:30 pm


From 1970 through 1975, Dixon brought avant-garde filmmakers such as Hollis Frampton, Stan Brakhage, Bruce Baillie, Jonas Mekas, Robert Breer, and Kenneth Anger to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art as its first-ever film curator; she also provided essential help in the production of their films and even appeared in a number of them.


This one-hour screening—the third of four presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Renegades: American Avant-Garde Film, 1960–1973—features Frampton’s Apparatus Sum, Breer’s LMNO, and Bruce Conner’s CROSSROADS as well as Frampton’s Lemon and Roger Jacoby’s Dream Sphinx Opera, two of the rare avant-garde film prints that Dixon donated to the Walker’s Ruben/Bentson Film and Video Study Collection in 2004.


Target Free Thursday Nights Special in the Walker Shop
The Walker Shop offers a discount on selected items during Target Free Thursday Nights. The November special is two Modern Twist trivets for the price of one. Part of the m-t Studio line, featuring an array of fun colors, the m-t “trivetz” fit together to create a functional space that is also pleasing to the eye. Use them individually for hot plates and pans, piece them together for larger dishes and ports, or make a honeycomb-esque table runner. Created in collaboration with MIT duo Nervous System, these clever kitchen and dining accessories are durable, flexible, and soft to the touch.


Regularly priced at $12 each. Special price can’t be combined with other discounts.

Student Open House Photo: Cameron Wittig for Walker Art Center