In 1984 from March 12 to 16, Keith Haring was an artist-in-residence at the Walker, where he created the giant mural. Now existing only through photographic and video documentation, the orange and green wall piece was created to commemorate the completion of the Walker’s then-new underground education center, and remained on view through December 1985.
View of the exhibition Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly, 2016
The first US solo museum exhibition of artist Lee Kit (b. 1978) features work from the past five years, including an ambitious 13-channel video installation acquired by the Walker—I can’t help falling in love (2012)—alongside a newly commissioned site-specific installation.
I realized something whilst wandering through the @walkerartcenter yesterday, I realized that My art is created with one true purpose in mind: to clear out the clutter in my mind so for a moment, if only one, I can feel less crazy. I wondered how many other artists feel the same, how many installations are nothing more than the pouring out of meaningless and frantic thoughts. I wondered if it’s only the viewer, the reader, the museum wanderer that assigns meaning at all. Maybe. Who is to say what is white wall gallery worthy and what belongs in the padded white walls of an asylum, I do not know, but mine too are crazy words, and I do not know where I would end up if I could not spill them out.
In which we explore a few of Minnesota’s many fantastic art offerings. Let’s take a trip through the Twin Cities!
Featuring the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Soo Visual Art Center, Soap Factory, Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College, Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Hotel, and Walker Art Center.