WALK! 2022
WALK! 2022
  • Date

    18/02/2022 22/05/2022
  • Location

    Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, DE

The act of walking as a social phenom­enon has gained renewed impor­tance in the twenty-first century. The group exhi­bi­tion WALK! at the SCHIRN provides an overview of walking as a prac­tice in contem­po­rary art produc­tion—a facet that has so far been rarely consid­ered. It exam­ines contem­po­rary explo­rations and expan­sions of Walking Art, which had its origins in the 1960s move­ments of Mini­malism, Land Art, and Concep­tual Art.

The SCHIRN presents more than forty inter­na­tional artists whose work incor­po­rates walking as an essen­tial element. Some one hundred photographs, video works, collages, draw­ings, paint­ings, and sculp­tures, as well as live perfor­mances and partic­i­pa­tory projects in public space aesthet­i­cally inter­twine walking with the chal­lenges of our time, reflect on current debates around issues such as glob­al­iza­tion and climate change and explore forms of protest and demon­stra­tion.

Participating Artists: Bani Abidi, Yuji Agematsu, Allora & Calza­dilla, Fran­cis Alÿs, Daniel Beer­ste­cher, Ellie Berry, James Bridle, Tiffany Chung, Jesse Darling, Michael Dean, Sebastián Díaz Mora­les, Anders Dick­son, Flaneur, Hamish Fulton, Rahima Gambo, Birke Gorm, Hamza Hall­oubi, David Hammons, Yolande Harris, Mona Hatoum, Fabian Herken­hoener, Hiwa K, Michael Höpf­ner, Jan Hostett­ler, Regina José Galindo, Kubra Khademi, Bouchra Khalili, Kimso­oja, Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt, Minouk Lim, Carole McCourt, Helen Mirra, Sohei Nishino, Carmen Papa­lia, Signe Pierce & Alli Coates, Sascha Pohle, Pope.L, Hans Scha­bus, Miae Son, Cheyney Thomp­son, Milica Tomić