9 Artists

When 24 Oct 2013 - 16 Feb 2014
Where Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States
Cost ADULTS $12 MEMBERS Free SENIORS (65+) $10 STUDENTS $8 CHILDREN (<18) Free
Enquiry +1 612 375 7600 info@walkerart.org http://www.walkerart.org

Press Release
The Walker Art Center presents 9 Artists, an international, multigenerational group exhibition that considers the changing role of the artist in contemporary culture. Bringing together the expansive practices of some of the most provocative and engaged artists working today—Yael Bartana, Liam Gillick, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Renzo Martens, Bjarne Melgaard, Nástio Mosquito, Hito Steyerl, and Danh Vo—the show examines ways that they negotiate the complicities and contradictions of living in an ever more complex and networked world.

Rarely considered together, they each use their own backgrounds or identities as material, frequently in antagonistic or subversive ways. Featuring some 40 works, both past and new, 9 Artists includes a range of sculpture, drawing, installation, video, and ephemera.

The accompanying catalog, designed by the Walker’s award-winning design studio and available at the Walker Shop, places artists contributions in the context of broader contemporary practice. Each artist has a 16-page section exploring some aspect of their work, and often produced in collaboration with other artists, writers and designers, such as Karl Holmqvist, Phùng Vo, Galit Eilat, Vic Pereiró, Brendan Dugan of An Art Service, and Federica Bueti. The contributions are accompanied by a 32-page compendium of works, and the curator’s essay, which considers the artists’ various approaches.

9 Artists is curated by Bartholomew Ryan, Assistant Curator, Visual Arts, Walker Art Center. Following the Walker’s presentation, the show will travel to MIT List Visual Arts Center.




Bartholomew RYAN


Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

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