Posts Tagged ‘Walker Art Center’

Hashtags: The Impossible Dream

Clark Richert, view of Drop City, “the Complex,” in El Morro, outside Trinidad, Colorado, circa 1966. Photo: courtesy Drop City Photo Archives

#utopia #nostalgia #technology #street art #counterculture Technology and utopia are united in a certain subset of counterculture in Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia at the Walker Art Center. The show illustrates the ideals and limitations of the utopian imaginings by artists of the 1960s and early 1970s with early computer graphics imaging, speculative architecture proposals, political posters, and installation art. In contrast to ideal societies,[…..]

Summer Reading – Has the Internet Changed Art Criticism? On Service Criticism and a Possible Future

(L-R) Christopher Knight, Ryan Schreiber, Isaac Fitzgerald and Orit Gat. (Superscript 2015. Photographer: Gene Pittman. Courtesy the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis)

Today we continue our Summer Reading series with a provocative essay on “service criticism” by author Orit Gat. She offers, “It may be discouraging to close on an optimistic note that basically means, ‘You’re gonna have to pull out your credit card/sign in with your Paypal/Apple Pay/whatever digital wallet we’ll all be using use at some point in order to get the kind of criticism[…..]

Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take at the Walker Art Center

Jim Hodges. on the way between places (21 of 21), 2009; charcoal, saliva on paper; 30 × 22 1/2 in. Photo by Ronald Amstutz ©Jim Hodges.

“I love sculpture. Fundamentally, though, I am a ‘drawer.’ But I love spatial relationships and dimensionality. I’m interested in theatrical moments and choreographing experiences in space. I think as a drawer and make as a sculptor.” —Jim Hodges [1] With butterflies, silk flowers, spiderwebs, mirrors, camouflage, and gold, Jim Hodges draws in space. Constantly assembling and disassembling natural imagery and everyday items, he creates objects[…..]

State of Independence

It’s the end of an era here in Los Angeles: the era of Clara.  August 1, 2011, marks the day that Clara Kim, the outgoing gallery director and curator of Los Angeles’s REDCAT, officially begins her new post as Senior Curator of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center.  Minneapolis’s gain is Los Angeles’s loss. Over the last eight years, Kim has focused on contemporary[…..]

Our History in the Present Tense

There are two shows in Minneapolis that share a familiar photographic theme. From W.P.A. era photographers roaming the country to Nan Goldin‘s efforts to record her friends and loved ones, these photographs hope to mirror what and who we are and to write our history in the present tense. The Minneapolis Institute of Art’s Embarrassment of Riches and The Walker Art Center‘s From Here to[…..]