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Minneapolis: Wilhelm Sasnal

September 7, 2017 - October 27, 2017

Lorraine O’Grady, Art IS… (detail), 1983/2009 (Courtesy Walker Art Center; © Lorraine O’Grady)



Artists: Wilhelm Sasnal, Vito Acconci, Chantal Akerman, Francis Alÿs, Giovanni Anselmo, Siah Armajani, John Baldessari, Yto Barrada, Harriet Bart, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero Boetti, Mark Bradford, Stanley Brouwn, James Lee Byars, Luis Camnitzer, Sarah Charlesworth, Bruce Conner, Hanne Darboven, Michael Dean, Song Dong, Stan Douglas, Lara Favaretto, Leon Ferrari, Ellen Gallagher, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Dan Graham, Steven Gwon, David Hammons, Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, Leslie Hewitt, Douglas Huebler, Alfredo Jaar, Ronald Jones, On Kawara, Nobuaki Kojima, Tetsumi Kudo, Yayoi Kusama, Ralph Lemon, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Robert Longo, Mark Manders, Kerry James Marshall, Paul McCarthy, Dave McKenzie, Julie Mehretu, Cildo Meireles, Ana Mendieta, George Morrison, Nástio Mosquito, Bruce Nauman, Shirin Neshat, Rivane Neuenschwander, Lorraine O’Grady, Yoko Ono, Gabriel Orozco, Adam Pendleton, Howardena Pindell, Adrian Piper, Pope.L, Postcommodity, Walid Raad, Charles Ray, Gerhard Richter, Paul Sharits, Gary Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Robert Smithson, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Kwong Chi Tseng, Oscar Tuazon, Danh Vo, Andy Warhol, Christopher Williams, Carey Young


In presenting a broad range of artistic approaches, I am you, you are too draws out timely questions of gender, race, sexual orientation, national identity, shifting political borders, and international and intercultural dialogue. Using works from the Walker’s collections, the exhibition explores contemporary life through themes of citizenship and belonging, borders and barriers, and ways in which everyday life informs our understanding of ourselves. Bringing together a diverse, multigenerational, and international group of artists, the exhibition questions how we memorialize the past and understand the social, geographic, and political structures that shape us. The show’s title is taken from I M U U R 2 (2013), a room-scaled installation by Danh Vo’s that brings together artist Martin Wong’s objects and examines how collected objects, such as knickknacks and souvenirs, can communicate who we are.

Curators: Vincenzo de Bellis, Adrienne Edwards, Pavel Pyś