Highlights and hidden secrets of the Walker’s contemporary art collections are presented in a lively sequence of rotations that unfold throughout the exhibition’s run. Inspired by the idea of the event horizon, a term that describes the edge of observable space, this exhibition threads together major themes and developments in contemporary art, while showcasing works in the context of the events that produced them. In changing over time, it reflects the many voices, perspectives, and programs advanced by the Walker over the past half-century, while acknowledging the continual evolution of art collections as works are added to the mix.
In addition to showing the Walker’s remarkable holdings of postwar art, from avant-garde film of the 1960s to newly created environmental works, the Event Horizon galleries serve as sites for performances, public dialogues, and screenings—all significant aspects of the art of today.
The exhibition includes more than 80 works, including pieces by Joseph Beuys, Vija Celmins, Joseph Cornell, Olafur Elisasson, Cao Fei, Thomas Hirschhorn, Andreas Gursky, Mike Kelly, Robert Rauschenberg, George Segal, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and Kara Walker.
Curators: Darsie Alexander and Elizabeth Carpenter, with Philip Bither, Sheryl Mousley, and Sarah Schultz