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Mildred “Mickey” Friedman, the design curator who led the Walker to global reknown for graphic design and architecture, has passed away at age 85. Current design curator Andrew Blauvelt has penned an excellent tribute, while friends and peers—including Pentagram’s Abbott Miller, Cooper-Hewitt curator Ellen Lupton, New York Review of Books critic Martin Filler, and designer Glenn Suokko—are sharing memories on the blog.

Mildred “Mickey” Friedman, the design curator who led the Walker to global reknown for graphic design and architecture, has passed away at age 85. Current design curator Andrew Blauvelt has penned an excellent tribute, while friends and peers—including Pentagram’s Abbott Miller, Cooper-Hewitt curator Ellen Lupton, New York Review of Books critic Martin Filler, and designer Glenn Suokko—are sharing memories on the blog.

— 1 week ago with 23 notes

#mildred friedman  #mickey friedman  #design  #abbott miller  #ellent lupton  #andrew blauvelt 
"Illegitimate": Dread Scott contributes an Artist Op-Ed on the killing of unarmed teenager Michael White by Ferguson police:


  If a Black boy can’t walk down the streets of his town without fear of being executed by the police, what rights do we have?

"Illegitimate": Dread Scott contributes an Artist Op-Ed on the killing of unarmed teenager Michael White by Ferguson police:

If a Black boy can’t walk down the streets of his town without fear of being executed by the police, what rights do we have?

— 3 weeks ago with 39 notes

#ferguson  #dread scott  #dred scott  #michael brown  #art 
thecamhouston:

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art opens tonight at 6PM at the Walker Art Center! The opening reception will feature a series of performances by artists featured in the exhibition including Senga Nengudi’s Untitled (RSVP), Pope.L’s Costume Made of Nothing, and Jacolby Satterwhite’s Orifice. Admission is free!Learn more about the exhibition and tonights performance’s on the Walker’s website here.

Terry Adkins’ sound piece,The Last Trumpet, kicks off the night’s performances at 6:30PM!

thecamhouston:

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art opens tonight at 6PM at the Walker Art Center! The opening reception will feature a series of performances by artists featured in the exhibition including Senga Nengudi’s Untitled (RSVP), Pope.L’s Costume Made of Nothing, and Jacolby Satterwhite’s Orifice. Admission is free!

Learn more about the exhibition and tonights performance’s on the Walker’s website here.

Terry Adkins’ sound piece,The Last Trumpet, kicks off the night’s performances at 6:30PM!

— 1 month ago with 17 notes

#art  #walker art center  #camh  #performance art  #terry adkins  #senga nengudi  #Pope.L  #jacolby satterwhite 

Last night, Open Field became a space for Fluxus baseball dreams. 

mightyflynn:

Scenes and mementos from Chris Kallmyer’s “Play Catch, All Together”

July 17, 2014

Walker Art Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Photos and ballplayer sketch by TS Flynn

For more on Chris Kallmyer and his work, visit chriskallmyer.com

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James Bridle, Homo Sacer, 2014

“The cloud renders geography irrelevant—until you realize that everything that matters, everything that means you don’t die, is based not only on which passport you possess, but on a complex web of definitions of what constitutes that passport.”

The Siege on Citizenship: James Bridle on “The Right to Have Rights”

— 2 months ago with 29 notes

#citizenship  #citizen  #rights  #civil rights  #artists  #egypt  #uk  #freedom  #op eds  #opinion 
"Moving image is clearly still a term that’s up-for-grabs. Film, meanwhile, is an interesting case as a moving image because it’s static images that appear to move at 24 frames per second. Movement is an illusion. This history emerges out of photography, namely Eadward Muybridge who took sequential photographs of bodies in motion—the human body, of horses, of people wrestling, dancing, and so on—and animated them in his machine, the zoopraxiscope."
From cat gifs to Eadward Muybridge, what exactly does the term “the moving image” encompass?

"Moving image is clearly still a term that’s up-for-grabs. Film, meanwhile, is an interesting case as a moving image because it’s static images that appear to move at 24 frames per second. Movement is an illusion. This history emerges out of photography, namely Eadward Muybridge who took sequential photographs of bodies in motion—the human body, of horses, of people wrestling, dancing, and so on—and animated them in his machine, the zoopraxiscope."

From cat gifs to Eadward Muybridge, what exactly does the term “the moving image” encompass?

— 3 months ago with 96 notes

#eadward muybridge  #the moving image  #cinema  #film  #video 
Proof that we have always loved Edward Hopper’s Office At Night—the Walker’s April 1991 calendar cover is a perfect throwback for our exhibition Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process. 

Proof that we have always loved Edward Hopper’s Office At Night—the Walker’s April 1991 calendar cover is a perfect throwback for our exhibition Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process

— 4 months ago with 20 notes

#throwbackthursday  #TBT  #edwardhopper  #hopper  #officeatnight 
Liam Gillick’s mural The Whatnot Itself Becomes a Super State (2008), as captured on a security camera and re-mediated by Walker Art Center curator Bartholomew Ryan on Instagram.

Liam Gillick’s mural The Whatnot Itself Becomes a Super State (2008), as captured on a security camera and re-mediated by Walker Art Center curator Bartholomew Ryan on Instagram.

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#surveillance  #Liam Gillick 

For Throwback Thursday, let’s take a peek at the 1980 exhibition Artist and Printer.The show tracked the transformation of printmaking over the middle of the 20th century. Prints selected from 6 American print studios represented the best of American printmaking and included works from David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jasper Johns.

— 4 months ago with 25 notes

#artist  #roy lichtenstein  #David Hockney  #prints  #art  #printmaking  #museum  #throwbackthursday  #tbt  #tbthursday 
"Laugh at Death": Our interview with Belgian artist Kris Martin on the human skeleton he buried on the Walker hillside, his clapperless bell, and a favorite film—fittingly, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.

"Laugh at Death": Our interview with Belgian artist Kris Martin on the human skeleton he buried on the Walker hillside, his clapperless bell, and a favorite film—fittingly, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.

— 5 months ago with 109 notes