Fall 2018 lectures

Fall 2018 lectures

Walker Art Center

Elizabeth Price, KOHL, 2018. Four-channel video installation, 8 min. Courtesy the artist and Grimm Gallery, New York.

August 20, 2018
Fall 2018 lectures
September 13–December 8, 2018
Walker Art Center
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Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Thursday 10am–9pm

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Sky Hopinka
Thursday, September 13, 7pm

Milwaukee-based filmmaker Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga) focuses on the interconnections between his indigenous homeland, language, and identity, weaving family traditions together with a new generation’s perspectives. Often ethnographic in tone, Hopinka’s rigorously composed and thickly layered films create maps of dreams and memories, pushing against personal boundaries and making cultural connections.

Following a screening of his short films, Hopinka will discuss his practice and recent Artist Op-Ed The Centers of Somewhere with assistant curator/archivist Ruth Hodgins and Walker Reader managing editor Paul Schmelzer.

Doug Ashford and Sam Gould
Friday, September 14, 6:30pm

What is the function of abstract art in our so-called “post-truth” moment? Join artist and writer Doug Ashford and artist Sam Gould for a conversation under the canopy of Daniel Buren’s Voile/Toile – Toile/Voile (1975/2018). They’ll consider the potential of abstraction to inspire a range of responses that can challenge the status quo: from personal introspection and reevaluation to the covert exchange of political messages.

Sohrab Mohebbi and Frances Stark
Wednesday, September 26, 6:30pm

Artist Frances Stark and curator Sohrab Mohebbi reflect on the former’s text The Architect and the Housewife underneath Daniel Buren’s colorful sails. Stark responded to Buren’s 1971 essay The Function of the Studio, disputing his claim that the artist’s space is idealized through a series of drawings, collages, sculptures, and textual commentary. In doing so, deconstructing the sanctity of the studio and instead revealing it as a site of contingency and doubt.

Siah Armajani
Thursday, September 20, 6:30pm

Join artist Siah Armajani in conversation with exhibition co-curator Victoria Sung for an insightful and inspiring conversation about the artist’s life, work, and the new retrospective Siah Armajani: Follow This Line.

Siah Armajani: Follow This Line is organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Slavs and Tatars: Red-Black Thread
Thursday, October 11, 7pm

The internationally renowned artist collective Slavs and Tatars creates exhibitions, books, and lectures focusing on the art and politics of Eurasia. Their new performance lecture Red-Black Thread addresses the “construction of race, namely blackness, from the perspective of Russia, the Soviet Union, and communism.”

Visit Siah Armajani’s installation Sacco and Vanzetti Reading Room #3 (1988) between September 9–December 30 to view Slavs and Tatars’ Red-Black Thread reading list.

Mario García Torres
Thursday, October 25, 6:30pm

This opening-night celebration of Illusion Brought Me Here begins with a presentation of the monologue I Am Not a Flopper… (2007). Performed by David Dastmalchian, it is the first of three monologues written by García Torres that will be staged as part of the show. Then, stay for a lively conversation between the artist and exhibition curator Vincenzo de Bellis.

The show is organized by the Walker and copresented with WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels. It will be accompanied by the first publication to survey the artist’s work, published by the Walther König, Cologne.

Elizabeth Price with Lucy Raven
Saturday, December 8, 12pm

Elizabeth Price, Lucy Raven, and curator Pavel Pyś discuss the role that archival research, image production, and appropriation play in the artists’ practices. The talk forms part of the opening of Price’s solo exhibition Elizabeth Price. Conceived in response to the architecture and past history of the Walker’s gallery, this exhibition includes two new moving image works, FELT TIPP and KOHL (both 2018), marking the artist’s first commission for a US museum.

Elizabeth Price’s FELT TIPP (2018) is commissioned by the Walker Art Center, Film and Video Umbrella, and Nottingham Contemporary with support from Arts Council England.

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