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

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