When the 2006 Hugo Boss Prize shortlist was announced early this month, it included some artists with close ties to the Walker. Berlin-based John Bock was featured in the recent installation Urban Cocktail, and the team of Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla have a much deeper connection here: they were included in the exhibition How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age, returned for their micro-radio residency Radio Re-volt: One Person, .00One Watt, and are featured in the upcoming Whitney Biennial, co-curated by our own Philippe Vergne. (For excerpts from an interview I did with them during their 2004 residency, click here).
The entire shortlist:
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla
And: Rirkrit Tiravanija, 2004 winner of the Hugo Boss Prize, will be participating in an exhibition of past Walker artist residency participants. Opening in March, the exhibition will include an installation by Tiravanija, as well as by choreographer Ralph Lemon and filmmaker Spencer Nakasako, plus events curated in the galleries by local artists. More details here.
[Photo: Cameron Wittig]