The second Northern Spark Festival arrives this Saturday for another overnight adventure of artists projects throughout the city. The Walker is again a hub of activity for the night, offering everything from music, to paranormal readings to artist interventions. Over the next five days we will highlight our programming in more details so you can [...]
The second Northern Spark Festival arrives this Saturday for another overnight adventure of artists projects throughout the city. The Walker is again a hub of activity for the night, offering everything from music, to paranormal readings to artist interventions. Over the next five days we will highlight our programming in more details so you can properly plan your Northern Spark experience.
Cargill Lounge/Open Field
presented by Catalog Projects featuring work by:
First up is Minneapolis based Catalog Project’s debut event titled Fire Works.
For this exhibition and performance, six established Minnesota artists were asked to sculpt three-dimensional wooden objects, which will be unveiled in the Cargill Lounge of the Walker Art Center
to kick off the evening. Then, in the spirit of Alan Kaprow, the art objects for this one night exhibition and performance will not be accumulated by the institution but rather liberated by a sacrificial act of burning. Thus providing an opportunity to investigate our cultural tendencies toward acquisition while emphasizing a visceral experience of the present moment. The action begins at 11pm with a single sculpture removed from the exhibition, broken down and burned in the campfire on the Walker Open Field. Over the next four hours all the remaining pieces will follow, leaving only the documentation and the memory behind. To follow the projects evolution throughout the night follow us on twitter @openfieldA catalog and online documentation of the project is planned for a future release.
About Northern Spark at Open Field
Walker Art Center
June 9– 10, 2012
Minneapolis, May 25, 2012—Walker Art Center is keeping the lights on again for this year’s Northern Spark festival with a gathering inspired by the convivial, collaborative, and ephemeral atmosphere of Open Field. Gather around the campfire for concerts and storytelling performances by local writers and musicians. Grab a glow stick and join in a NIGHTclub edition of Drawing Club, or stroll around the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Walker campus, where you’ll stumble upon artist interventions and other surprises. Inside, the exhibitions are on view for free and feature exclusive, one-night-only viewings of artworks from the collection, while whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir, an experimental, ever-changing film noir from artist Eve Sussman, screens in the Lecture Room. Fuel up for the night with the Garden Grill by D’Amico’s food and beverages, including s’mores, before crashing on the hill to watch the sun rise over the city skyline. All activities and gallery admission are free.
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