Parents are invited to the Walker Art Center to exchange ideas and feedback on the challenges and opportunities that come with looking at contemporary art with kids at the parent discussion
Talking to Kids about Tough Art
, Tuesday, November 11, 6–7:30 pm. After touring the exhibition Tetsumi Kudo: Garden of Metamorphosis, join Family Programs staff to talk openly about encountering mature subject matter in the galleries with children in tow. Limited childcare is available for children ages 5–10.
Admission is free, but registration is required. To register, contact the Walker box office at 612.375.7600. The talk takes place in the Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab.
An eccentric and enigmatic figure, Japanese artist Tetsumi Kudo was deeply concerned with the fate of humanity in the wake of nuclear attacks on his native land and the dawn of the global arms race, and until his untimely death in 1990, hoped to discover and develop a universal humanist language of creativity and regeneration in a post-nuclear world. His lurid and even morbid works did not represent a pessimistic or cynical vision. Believing that all of us are undergoing the process of “metamorphosis,” he argued that “pollution” is not simply destructive, but rather, through “cultivation,” could give rise to new hybrid forms of existence and turn the landscape of humankind and civilization into a “new ecology.”