Walker Art Center - 3 examples

Allora and Calzadilla - Chalk

Allora & Calzadilla’s Chalk – What would you do?

The two Puerto Rico-based artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla have worked together to make captivating artworks. Allora and Calzadilla are known for their interactive art pieces in public, often addressing social and political issues and engaging questions of history, geopolitics, and culture. Collaborating since 1995, most of their artworks combine video, performances, sound art …

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Alec Soth’s Broken Manual – Somewhere to Disappear

Broken Manual by photographer Alec Soth is a compelling series that was created over a four-year period, from 2006-2010. They reflect Soth’s increasing interest in the mounting anger and frustration that some—specifically male—Americans feel with societal constraints and their subsequent desire to remove themselves from civilization. The resulting work is a group of portraits …

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Wilfredo Prieto’s Apolítico – Stripping iconic flags of their familiar color

What was Apolítico? Apolítico, created in 2001 by Cuban artist Wilfredo Prieto (1978), was a collection of 45 flags from different countries around the world. Prieto chose the countries based on the fact they were all recognized by the United Nations. In an interesting twist, the artist stripped the color from the flags and kept …

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