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The Walker Art Center features An Exhibition of Abstract Resistance

Robert Motherwell - "Vivo" (Black), 1986. lithograph on paper, 39-1/4 x 51-1/2 inches (unframed). Collection Walker Art Center. Walker Art Center, Tyler Graphics Archive, 1986.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- Now-legendary figures as well as
younger artists who have revolted against the aesthetic orthodoxies of
their times are featured in the Walker Art Center exhibition Abstract
Resistance on view February 27–May 23. Nearly 40 works ranging from the
1950s to a brand-new commission do not conform to a single theme, but are
united in challenging what is expected of art, from the way it looks to
the role it plays in society at large
. The exhibition considers
“resistance” as a complex formal and political force, as is suggested by
the title it borrows from a featured sculpture by Thomas Hirschhorn.
Ultimately, Abstract Resistance proposes an alternative framework for
aesthetically inventive, ethically engaged, and politically defiant art.