Olsen’s accolade: Congratulations to Minneapolis videoblogger Chuck Olsen, who created this post for our mnartists.org project, on winning a Vloggie award this weekend. His Minnesota Stories won a judges award for Best Community Vlog. Other winners: recent Walker visitor Ze Frank for The Show (Favorite Male Videoblog), and Minneapolis favorite Chasing Windmills (Best Entertainment Vlog).
Two from the Times. In anticipation of the Walker’s Kiki Smith retrospective opening November 16 at the Whitney, the New York Times Magazine‘s Michael Kimmelman profiles the artist. The Times also discusses issues of art, politics and identity (quoting our own Reggie Prim) in a Walker-commissioned work by Sekou Sundiata, ideas we discussed here awhile back.
Johnny V: While her review of the Walker exhibition Heart of Darkness was less than stellar–“imaginative and impressive in scale, it’s also creepy”–Night & Day blogger Anne Nicolai did find something she liked at the After Hours preview party, Visitors Services staffer John Valko: “Chief among the charmers was redhead Johnnie V, who works at the Walker and definitely has that certain je ne sais quoi.” (Thanks, Bri.) Also, Alec Soth on the exhibition..