Loading Events

View All Events

Walker Art Center Tour: Multiple Realities

  • This event has passed.
Thursday, March 7, 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a captivating exploration of artistic innovation with the Germanic-American Institute’s exclusive group tour of “Multiple Realities: Experimental Art in the Eastern Bloc, 1960s–1980s” at the Walker Art Center. Embracing conceptual or formal innovation and a spirit of adventurousness, Multiple Realities sheds light on ways that artists refused, circumvented, eluded, and subverted official systems, in the process creating works often riddled with wit, humor, or irony.

Drawing on visual art, performance, music, and material culture, Multiple Realities: Experimental Art in the Eastern Bloc, 1960s–1980s brings together works by nearly 100 artists from East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Yugoslavia. Presented as a sequence of thematic chapters, the exhibition explores the relationships between art and politics, and the roles that institutions play in society. How did artists negotiate their daily lives, in which authority and power were made manifest through control and surveillance? What can we learn from the production, circulation, and reception of art outside of capitalist economies? How did restrictions, whether practical or ideological, inform the possibilities of artistic practice at this time? Multiple Realities explores these concerns through a story of art’s flourishing through community, friendship, and self-organization.

Following the hour-long tour, guests are encouraged to explore the rest of the museum.

Tickets: $15 GAI members | $20 non-members, including guided tour and Walker Art Center gallery admission
Tickets must be reserved by February 21.

Participants will meet at the Walker Art Center. Paid underground parking is available on-site. Enter the ramp on Vineland Place at Bryant Avenue.
Metered on-street parking is available on the surrounding streets.

Thursday, March 7, 2024
10:00 AM
- 12:00 PM


Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403