"If there was ever a time that the world needed artists, it is now." Hans Ulrich Obrist urges artists to intervene in politics, referencing efforts by John Latham, Joseph Beuys, and Tania Bruguera.
Given to “a living artist who elevates the understanding of sculpture and its possibilities,” the Nasher Prize for 2018 goes to Theaster Gates, whose work spans from pottery to urban development.
Kerry James Marshall is painting a 132 x 100-foot mural at the Chicago Cultural Center that'll honor 20 women in Chicago's cultural life, from dance's Ruth Page to author-activist Sandra Cisneros.
Honoring artists who “pushed the boundaries of an art form, contributed to social change and paved the way for the next generation,” the Gish Prize for 2017—and its $250K purse—goes to Meredith Monk.
Librettist Marc Bamuthi Joseph and director Bill T. Jones are collaborating to mount a contemporary opera about an event 30 years ago: the 1985 police bombing of the MOVE house in Philadelphia.
Wolfgang Tillmans, whose anti-Brexit posters are on view at the Walker, has a new campaign: his pdf posters aim to rally opposition to Germany's rightwing AfD party in advance of next week's election.
"It’s hard not to see the very existence of the Palestinian Museum as part of a conceptual project in exploring what is even possible here." Hrag Vartanian on the limits and opportunities in Birzeit.
"Public monuments are immediately political," writes Brian Dillon, "but interiors? In [sculptor Nairy] Baghramian’s mind, and in her work, assuredly so."
"Once a fire is lit, it’s sacred; it has a life of its own.” Instead of burning parts of Sam Durant's Scaffold, Dakota elders will bury all 51,000 pounds of its wood in an undisclosed location.
A poet known for works that are "in turns playful and elegiac, absurd and exquisite"—including an untitled poem that spans the Walker's bridge over Interstate 94—John Ashbery has died at age 90.
Prolific St. Paul artist Seitu Jones—whose work has ranged from public sculpture to a community meal for 2,000, served on the streets of Frogtown—has been named 2017 McKnight Distinguished Artist.
The entire President's Council on Arts & Humanities, including Chuck Close, has resigned—and called for Trump's resignation over his response to neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville.
Creative Time’s “Pledge of Allegiance” series continues with a flag by Nari Ward that adds a Congolese Cosmogram to the flag of Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association.
A series of commissioned opinion pieces featuring provocative reactions to the headlines by Ron Athey, Gordon Hall, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Postcommodity, Ana Tijoux, Jack Whitten, and others.
Ben Davis, Sabaah Folayan, RaMell Ross, and Eric Schlosser consider "truth" in light of Werner Herzog's Trump-era update to the 1999 Minnesota Declaration on truth and fact in documentary cinema.
A program of commissioned moving image works by artists—including James Marwa Arsanios, Yto Barrada, Renée Green, and Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz—who respond to work in the Ruben/Bentson Collection.
An editorial supplement to the conference Superscript: Arts Journalism and Criticism in a Digital Age, featuring commissioned essays by Kimberly Drew, Alexandra Lange, An Xiao Mina, and others.
An ongoing series of essays, translations, interviews, and excerpts examining the past, present, and future of art education, presented by the Walker Education and Public Programs staff.
Offering perspectives from those closest to the art, this recurring video series gives voice-of-the-artist perspectives on work on view.
A memoir series by the late Walker director Martin Friedman, recounting his encounters with artists including Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp, and John Cage.
In serial form, a 10-part curatorial essay from the 2014 exhibition 9 Artists, which featured Yael Bartana, Liam Gillick, Hito Steyerl, Danh Vo, and others.
Avant Museology is a two-day symposium exploring the practices and sociopolitical implications of contemporary museology.
Experimental Jetset, Lucky Dragons, Tomás Saraceno, and others share how 1960s artists featured in the exhibition Hippie Modernism have influenced their work and thinking today.
To commemorate the year that was, we invited an array of artists, writers, designers, and filmmakers to share a list of the most noteworthy ideas, events, and objects they encountered in 2016.