Target Free Thursday Nights in May feature an artist-led tour and mini concert by composer/performers Steve Lehman and HPrizm, the opening day talk for Lee Kit: Hold Your Breath, Dance Slowly, a Cinema of Urgency screening of Trapped, ArtPrize Pitch Night, and Ordinary Pictures: Inordinate Practices/ Artists and Attorney in Conversation.
Thursday, May 5
Steve Lehman and HPrizm
6pm artist led tour, 7pm mini concert
Join award-winning composer/performers Steve Lehman and HPrizm on a walking tour of their favorite pieces in the Walker galleries, followed by a live performance.
Thursday, May 12
Opening-Day Artist Talk: Lee Kit
Walker Mediatheque, 6:30 pm
Free tickets avilable at the Hennepin lobby desk from 5:30 pm.
Join artist Lee Kit for a discussion of the development of his concurrent solo exhibitions at the Walker and SMAK (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst) in Ghent, Belgium, with Walker exhibition curator Misa Jeffereis and SMAK senior curator Martin Germann. Lee will also talk about his site-specific working process and the underlying themes of his artistic practice.
Thursday, May 19
Cinema of Urgency: Trapped
Walker Cinema, 7 pm, Free
This Sundance award-winning documentary chronicles the fight for American women’s reproductive rights. Focusing on front line clinics subject to TRAP laws (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers), which limit access to abortion, director Dawn Porter masterfully exposes real-world ramifications of this ideological battle. 2016, DCP, 90 minutes.
A discussion follows the screening.
Thursday, May 26
ArtPrize Pitch Night, 7 pm
Garden Terrace Room, 7 pm
It’s sort of like American Idol auditions for artists: five finalists take the stage to share proposals for a temporary public art installation in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That’s the site of the annual ArtPrize competition, which draws some 400,000 people who view thousands of artworks and vote to bestow upon one of them a $200,000 grand prize.
On ArtPrize Pitch Night, a panel awards $5,000 to help an artist take their proposal to ArtPrize 2016. Copresented by ArtPrize and Mn Artists.
Thursday, May 26
Ordinary Pictures: Inordinate Practices/ Artists and Attorney in Conversation
Walker Cinema, 6:30 pm
Free tickets available from 5:30 pm at the Hennepin Box Office
How does the law facilitate and restrict artistic practices that incorporate mass-produced images? Art confronts the law in this conversation about the exhibition Ordinary Pictures between artist Leslie Hewitt and artist/art lawyer Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento. Reception follows.