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François-Xavier Lalanne, The Sheep Station, 2013, featured in Margaret Atwood's essay on climate change

The Walker Curates the News: 07.27.15

The Walker Curates the News: 07.27.15

In her riveting new essay, “It’s Not Climate Change—It’s Everything Change,” Margaret Atwood namechecks art historian Barry Lord, whose book Art & Energy: How Culture Changes (The AAM Press, 2014) …

Temple Church, site of this fall's Theaster Gates project, Sanctum.

The Walker Curates the News: 07.20.15

The Walker Curates the News: 07.20.15

“The hope is that Bristol will hear itself.” For his first public project in the UK, Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates will fill Bristol’s Temple Church—a 14th-century structure bombed in 1940—with …

Tania Bruguera. Photo courtesy Yo También Exijo

The Walker Curates the News: 07.13.15

The Walker Curates the News: 07.13.15

Marking six months since her first arrest in Havana, when her passport was confiscated by police, Tania Bruguera made a formal demand on June 29 that “Cuban authorities permanently withdraw …

"Areas for Action," an experiment facilitated by artist Oliver Herring and ART21 Educator Jethro Gillespie at "Creative Chemistries," Park Avenue Armory, New York, 2015.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Generating Creative Chemistries

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Generating Creative Chemistries

An overview of the inaugural “Creative Chemistries”—an experimental platform bringing artists and educators together to explore innovative practices for art and education.

Amanda and her Cousin Amy": Mary Ellen Mark photographed Amanda Marie Ellison, 9 (right), and Amy Minton Velasquez, 8, in Valdese, N.C., in 1990.
Courtesy of Mary Ellen Mark Studio and Library

The Walker Curates the News: 07.06.15

The Walker Curates the News: 07.06.15

In one of her most iconic photos, Mary Ellen Mark—who passed away May 25 at age 75—captured the image of nine-year-old Amanda Ellison wearing makeup and smoking a cigarette in …

Arlene Shechet arranging plaster sculptures in her New York City studio. Production still from the series ART21 "Exclusive". © ART21, Inc. 2015. Cinematography: Rafael Salazar.

Arlene Shechet Sculpts Time

Arlene Shechet Sculpts Time

Arlene Shechet discusses a series of plaster sculptures that she created over the course of six years in the mid-1990s, following the death of a close friend.