Sam Durant’s outdoor installation “Scaffold” references the US Army’s mass execution of 38 Dakota men in Minnesota in 1862.
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Basking in the Legacy of Merce Cunningham at His Retrospective
Unexpectedly, as I began to watch the public performances of Merce Cunningham’s choreography in conjunction with the exhibition, his work started to grow on me.
The Salvaged Belongings of a 1980s Punk Drummer
MINNEAPOLIS — Nostalgia for the Minneapolis music scene of the 1980s has been at somewhat of a fever pitch of late.
Slowly Dancing to an Exhibition About Love
MINNEAPOLIS — A kind of dance happens as you walk through Lee Kit’s exhibition at the Walker Art Center, appropriately titled Hold your breath, dance slowly.
Now Streaming: A New Short Film by Leslie Thornton, Inspired by Bruce Conner
This chilling exploration of the purpose and repurposing of memory during wartime draws on oral accounts of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, and responds to artist Bruce Conner’s iconic film of the 1946 Bikini Atoll nuclear test, “CROSSROADS” (1976).
From Challenging Kant to Elevating Moss, an Artist Upends Hierarchies
MINNEAPOLIS — With just four shapes made out of crude line drawings, Andrea Büttner captures the essence of shame.
Best of 2015: Our Top 10 Exhibitions Across the United States
We love NYC and LA and all the art they have to offer, but we know they’re only two towns of many across the country mounting great exhibitions large and small.
When the Whole World Spoke Pop
MINNEAPOLIS — We do not know what we do not know. That is precisely what the Walker Art Center’s exhibition International Pop makes clear — how much, heretofore, we did not know about the scope and practice of Pop art.
The Walker Art Center Moving Image Commissions: A Series of Six New Artist Films
The Walker Art Center is excited to launch Walker Moving Image Commissions with new works by artists Moyra Davey and James Richards.
The Anxiety of Being a Critic on the Internet
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — After a total mindfuck of a weekend at Superscript, perhaps it is fitting that I began writing this attempt at a postscript in a note on my iPhone in airport terminals both with and sans-wifi, while hovering over grids of gradated green, ascending through strata of cumuli and back.
Digital vs. IRL: A Tale of Two Superscripts
Being at Superscript was quite the meta experience.
7 Suggestions for the Next Superscript Arts Journalism and Criticism Conference
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Superscript, a first-of-its-kind conference about arts journalism and criticism in the digital age, hosted by the Walker Art Center, was full of illuminating moments about the labor of writing. But it also left some things to be desired.