Walker Art Center divvies up curatorial duties 50/50
|Collection Walker Art Center Miriam and Erwin Kelen Acquisition Fund for Drawings, 2005 Copyright retained by the artist|
|Laylah Ali, "Untitled", 2005|
Beginning December 16, the Perlman Gallery will give equal space on their walls to all, allowing Walker staff and museum-goers alike to curate the exhibition "50/50: Audience and Experts Curate the Paper Collection."
From August 1 through September 15, the public will be able to cast votes for specific artworks in the Walker's massive collection of post-1960s pieces made with pencil, marker, pen, and ink as well as watercolor and gouache. (And we thought picking out a shirt for work was difficult!) Several voters will be selected at random for a private tour of the exhibition.
The works will be displayed salon style, much like the current Benches & Binoculars exhibit, in which art of all sizes hang close together, crowding together like pieces of a puzzle. And true to the name of the exhibit, each expert and audience grouping gets 50% of the gallery walls.
To vote for 50/50: Audience and Experts Curate the Paper Collection, visit the kiosk in the Perlman Gallery or online beginning August 1.
|Collection Walker Art Center T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, McKnight Acquisition Fund, 2002 © Ed Ruscha|
|Edward Ruscha, "Air", 1969|