First paired at Bon Iver's Eaux Claires festival, the Staves and yMusic have taken their collaboration to the studio—for a new LP, to drop Dec. 1, the same day they play the Walker. Here, a new track.
“We rely so much on each other—labor, culture, economics.” In LA, unDocumenta emphasizes the interconnectedness of Mexican and American culture that persists despite geopolitical divides.
“Students learn quickly that their professional success is linked to their willingness to play by the rules.” Coco Fusco on art schools’ instrumental roles in perpetrating a culture of sexual abuse.
What would an art gallery look like absent a permanent physical space? Rising costs and technological advances are leading galleries like Houston’s Art Palace to seek alternative business models.
“It is a practice rooted in ethics and, as such, their exhibitions function as curatorial correctives.” Maura Reilly on the necessity for curating that amplifies the work of marginalized artists.
"Without art, we don't have empathy, and without empathy, we don't have justice." Ford Foundation chief Darren Walker discusses art and change, including its power within marginalized communities.
"How do you understand Cuba’s history through the lens, the experience, of its artists?" Walker director Olga Viso discusses Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950.
Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, a #00Bienal Havana Biennial organizer and cocreator of “The Museum of Dissidence in Cuba," has been detained by police for “illicit possession of construction materials.”
“Nothing should be a surprise to anyone.” Barbara Kruger refuses to be shocked—and challenges viewers of her work at Performa to recognize that issues of power and dominance are nothing new.
"Revolt has arguably become the city’s greatest art world export.” The relentless energy and activism of artists demanding institutional change is helping St. Louis forge a path for revolutionary art.
Muhal Richard Abrams was a creative force—a fearlessly original composer and educator, and a mainstay of the Chicago experimental jazz community. He died on Sunday at the age of 87.
Hundreds of women have signed an open letter vowing to break the silence about sexual harassment within "an art world that upholds inherited power structures at the cost of ethical behavior."
Art historian and critic Linda Nochlin—author of the influential 1971 essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?" and a contributor to the Walker's 2005 Kiki Smith catalogue—has died at 86.
Claes Oldenburg's newest works are assemblages of objects, a departure from his usual single-object focus. Here he reveals other departures, including the period when he "made a lot of dirty work."
For her new Comme des Garçons collection, fashion designer Rei Kawakubo appropriated images from art history, from Old Masters to the '90s net-art collective eboy, profiled here by Antwaun Sargent.
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.
The Walker Dialogue and Retrospective Series brings together some of the most innovative and influential filmmakers of our time with leading critics, writers, and historians.
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.