Double Feature: Walker director Olga Viso, chief curator Darsie Alexander, and curator Peter Eleey were quoted in two features in the June Issue of Artnews. In “Reshaping the Art Museum,” Viso and Alexander talked about their plans for engaging visitors when the Walker reinstalls its collection in several galleries this fall, while Eleey discussed ephemeral artwork in conjunction with the currently running show he curated, The Quick and the Dead, in an article by the critic Linda Yablonsky, “You Had to Be There.” Yablonsky also referenced the work of Tino Sehgal and his recent Walker exhibition; as for the collection reinstallation — watch for our own preview in the September/October issue of Walker magazine, out next month.
Land of Enchantment: Speaking of ephemeral art from The Quick and the Dead, the Walker’s Andy Underwood-Bultmann just finished this fifth video short on a work that has quickly become a favorite: Pierre Huyghe’s Wind Chime (After Dream), installed in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
“Weeping Barbie Syndrome”: Yes, we do suffer from it — or rather, a couple of works in our collection do. Minnesota Public Radio story here. If your curiosity has been sufficiently piqued, go to “The Art Doctor,” a recent New Yorker story on the particular (and peculiar) problems that come with conserving works of contemporary art, via a profile of conservator Christian Scheidemann.
From the Flyover Dep’t.: A group show called Minneapolis on view now at Peres Projects in Los Angles. Thing is, there are no Minneapolis artists in it, and curator Richard Lidinsky has never been to the City of Lakes. “All I really know about Minneapolis is Prince,” he told the New York Times. If he does wish to broaden his knowledge of artists here (and in the rest of the state) — all without leaving the comforts of LA — this is a good place to start. Read more about what the Times calls “a summer show that defies all logic.”