The Walker Art Center has announced “Less Than One”, an international group show offering in-depth presentations of work from the 1960s to the present by 16 artists central to the Walker’s collection. Included alongside such signature artworks as Sigmar Polke’s Mrs. Autumn and Her Two Daughters (1991) are major acquisitions on view for the first time, including Ericka Beckman’s film installationYou The Better (1983/2015), Adrian Piper’s The Mythic Being: Sol’s Drawing #1–5 (1974), and Renée Green’sBequest (1991), among other featured pieces.
The exhibition surveys a range of approaches—from painting and sculpture to drawing, installation, moving image, performance, and photography—sequencing compelling groupings of works by each artist that underscore the often provocative, historically charged, and risk-taking nature of the Walker’s multidisciplinary collection.
Opening week programs include:
Filmmakers in conversation: Ericka Beckman
Walker Cinema, Thursday, April 7, 7pm, free
Join experimental filmmaker Ericka Beckman and Jay Sanders, curator of performance at the Whitney Museum of American Art, for a discussion about Beckman’s films and performance-based work.
Opening weekend artist talk: Renée Green
Walker Cinema, April 9, 2pm, free with gallery admission
Artist Renée Green and Walker artistic director Fionn Meade discuss the evolution of her work and her installation Bequest (1991). She will also read from her recent collection of writings, Other Planes of There, and screen her latest film, Begin Again, Begin Again.
- Ericka Beckman, You The Better, 1983/2015. Courtesy Mary Boone Gallery, New York.
- Sigmar Polke's Mrs. Autumn and Her Two Daughters