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The Walker Art Center does politics

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I love this: In an effort to mark the political season, Walker Art Center web guru Paul Schmelzer has launched “Lowercase P: Artists & Politics” on the Walker’s website. The Walker promises that the series of artist interviews and features will include Trevor Paglen, Fritz Haeg, Eyal Weizman, Laurie Anderson, JoAnn Verburg, Jem Cohen and Erik Van Lieshout. Walker’s design director Emmet Byrne has even interviewed the Westboro Baptist Church’s graphic designer for a forthcoming feature. <GOD HATES TAGS?/rant>

Too many modern and contemporary art museums retreat into an apolitical bunker. Fortunately, in the last year or so there have been signs that’s changing: SFMOMA presented an explicitly pro-marriage-equality exhibition and now this.

The series started yesterday with Paul Chan. Don’t miss it.

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  1. [...] reports on the striking lack of political engagement of most US art museums. (Kennedy quotes this MAN post on such, a post which praises the few museums which are admirably engaged with the world of which [...]

  2. So… we finally, a few years later than expected, published Emmet’s interview with Westboro’s Steve Drain: http://blogs.walkerart.org/design/2014/03/21/westboro-baptist-church-typeface/

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