Based in Puerto Rico, collaborators Jennifer Allora (b. 1974) and Guillermo Calzadilla (b. 1971) create works that reach across sculpture, video, performance, and photography. Chalk (1998) is an ongoing art project in which the artists place human-size sticks of chalk—each piece measuring 64 inches in length—in public spaces for passers-by to use as they choose. Previously installed in Lima, Peru; Paris, Boston, and New York, the work takes on a new personal and political identity in each new location.
For the first time in Minneapolis, Chalk will be presented in the Walker’s indoor and outdoor public spaces, asking visitors to directly engage with the newly renovated campus and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website