Josef Albers at David Zwirner

Grey Steps, Grey Scales, Grey Ladders Grey scales are missing from modern day life. All is either balck or white, and no one knows what grey steps even look like anymore. ” To this end, we study gradation by producing so called grey steps, grey scales, grey ladders. These demonstrate a gradual stepping up or… Continue reading Josef Albers at David Zwirner

Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting  by Andrea Kutsenkow  When I buy tickets for a scary movie, I enter the theater wanting to be scared. When I received my invitation for the exhibition Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting, I wanted to feel uncomfortable. With the word “trauma” used in the exhibition title and with… Continue reading

The Alchemy of Objects: Midnight Party

By Ingrid Nordstrom Part 3 of 5 The mystical power and life of objects is uniquely explored in Midnight Party on view at the Walker Art Center from March 19, 2011- August 3. 2014. The display is arranged by guest curator Joan Rothfuss the through a daring paradigm of wonder and the fantastical.   This exhibition… Continue reading The Alchemy of Objects: Midnight Party

9 Artists in Search of…

By Ingrid Nordstrom Part 4 of 5 When thinking on the exhibition 9 Artists, the Luigi Pirandello play, Six Characters in Search of an Author continually came to mind. The meta-theatrical play works through the relationships between author, characters, theatrical practitioners and the audience. A Director’s rehearsal is interrupted by Characters in search of a resolution to their plot. Many arguments… Continue reading 9 Artists in Search of…

Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties

By Ingrid Nordstrom (Part 2 of 5- Institutional critique) Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties, on view at the Walker Art Center from September 13, 2013 to January 12, 2014 amassed more than 300 earlier works of the iconic artist. The exhibition was organized by the Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien under the leadership of curator… Continue reading Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties

The Walker Art Center’s Existential Dilemma

By Ingrid Nordstrom (Part 1 of 5- Institutional critique) In a lecture opening the exhibition Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties at the Walker Art Center in September of 2013, with a nod and a wink Claes Oldenburg stated, “Well, this is an awfully clean version of The Street. So, now it’s become art, you see.”i This… Continue reading The Walker Art Center’s Existential Dilemma