The Walker Art Center is one of the most visited modern and contemporary art museums in the country. Its exhibits bring together collections of art from communities and creators across the globe. Here are some current exhibits featuring Asian artists and pieces:
Five Ways In
With more than 100 works on view, this exhibit is organized by five familiar themes: portraiture, the interior scene, landscape, still life, and abstraction.
Included in this exhibit are a recently acquired grouping of photographs by Twin Cities photographer Pao Houa Her (US, b. Laos) who is known for her photographs of the Hmong community and through her work examines themes of migration, displacement, and diasporic cultures.
Yoko Ono's Cut Piece is also on view as a part of Five Ways In in Gallery 5.
Shen Xin: Brine Lake (A New Body)
For their first US museum solo exhibition, Twin Cities–based artist Shen Xin (b. 1990, Chengdu) debuts a new video and sound installation following its 2021 premiere at the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. Brine Lake (A New Body) (2020) meditates on the intersections between extractive economies, migrant populations, statelessness, and transnational identities.