The artist discusses the controversial incident three years ago in a new essay that explores the conversations prompted with the Walker Art Center.
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Walker Art Center Cuts Ties With Minneapolis Police Department
The museum announced it would stop working with the MPD until it “implements meaningful change,” including “demilitarizing training programs, holding officers accountable for the use of excessive force, and treating communities of color with dignity and respect.”
Giving Form to the Stories of Syrian Refugee Children
“I want to take the stories that children really do want many people to hear, and become almost a vehicle that helps these stories be more accessible,” says artist Essma Imady.
Looking to Cuba’s Past to Fabricate Tomorrow’s Utopia
Adiós Utopia memorializes the driving utopian conceit of contemporary Cuban art, its galleries a testament to the credulity of this dream.
Looking Beyond History to Tell the Story of Cuban Art
Arranged thematically, Adiós Utopia demonstrates ways Cuban artists have responded to their social context, all while revealing a dialogue with art happening around the world.
Dakota Elders Decide to Bury Sam Durant’s Controversial Sculpture
Dakota Elders have decided the fate of Sam Durant’s “Scaffold,” which is legally in their possession.
Jimmie Durham Retrospective Reignites Debate Over His Claim of Native Ancestry
Though he has both claimed to have and denied having Cherokee heritage, institutions often present Durham as a Native American artist.
In Minnesota, Listening to Native Perspectives on Memorializing the Dakota War
The outcry over Sam Durant’s sculpture at the Walker Art Center has provoked reflections on past memorials for the US–Dakota War, and how Dakota Nation voices continue to be ignored.
Sam Durant Doesn’t Need Defending
In responding to the “Scaffold” controversy in Minneapolis, some art world onlookers have painted the white male artist as the victim.
Dakota Nation Suspends Burning of Wood from Controversial Minneapolis Sculpture
Sam Durant’s sculpture has been dismantled, but its materials await their fate while members of the Dakota Nation seek more input regarding the best way to dispose of them.
After a Dakota Ceremony, Dismantling of Controversial Sculpture Begins in Minneapolis
On Friday, Dakota elders led a ceremony that included a blessing for construction workers who then started to take apart Sam Durant’s controversial installation “Scaffold.”
Controversial Sculpture in Minneapolis Will Be Dismantled and Ceremonially Burned
After protests from the local Dakota nation, Sam Durant’s “Scaffold” will be taken apart starting tomorrow.