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The Paradox of Stillness: Art, Object, and Performance

Group show with works by Cally Spooner and Robert Breer
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
May 15 - Aug 8, 2021

Presenting works from the early 20th century to today, The Paradox of Stillness: Art, Object, and Performance examines the notion of stillness as both a performative and visual gesture. This major Walker-organized exhibition features pieces by an international roster of artists testing the boundaries between stillness and motion, mortality and aliveness, the still life and the living picture.

Stillness and permanence are common qualities of painting and sculpture. Consider, for example, the frozen gestures of a historical tableau, the timelessness of a still life painting, or the unyielding bronze or marble figure. Translating these traditional mediums into actions, artists use performance to investigate the interplay between the fixed image and the live body.

The presentation features works by Cally Spooner and Robert Breer, among many others.

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