I’ll be “in conversation” with Fritz Haeg & Lucky Dragons (Sarah Rara / Luke Fischbeck) tomorrow (Sat, Nov 23) at the Walker Art Center from 2:45 to 3:45. Really excited. Both have been super influential & inspiring to RO/LU & Fritz’s residency at the Walker, At Home in the City, has brought his diverse projects together in such a poetic & important way.
Our conversation is just one of many that are part of the closing weekend celebration. So many fascinating participants. So if you’re able, you should definitely attend.
During the year long residency, the Walker website has published a bunch of great articles & related content. Chk it.
I’ve been totally obsessed with Danh Vo’s work Tombstone for Phùng Vo these last days.
A tombstone installed in the Walker Art Center’s Sculpture Garden inscribed with the words “Here lies one whose name was writ in water.” The marker will live here in Minneapolis until Danh’s father dies, at which point it will be shipped to Vestre Kirkegård, a large cemetery in Copenhagen Denmark where it will become his headstone. In return, Phùng Vo bequests to the institution four artifacts of personal significance, a gold crucifix with a chain, a Dupont lighter, an American military class ring, and a Rolex watch.
It’s a sprawling work that also involves the poet John Keats, family, desire, time, place, identity…
Loved this talk between Danh Vo and curator Bartholomew Ryan that took place in 2011.
And here’s a short piece Ryan wrote for the Walker’s magazine recently.
AND… tonight, if you’re in Minneapolis, Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu will sing and talk with Danh Vo. The event will be both a dedication of Vo’s sculpture and kickoff for the exhibit 9 Artists which opens today. Here’s an interview with Jamie on the Walker’s site. Can’t believe I can’t go.