Artist-Designed Mini Golf Course at the Walker Art Center
Hello from Minneapolis! I arrived early this morning for SkepchickCON, and since I had some time to kill, I decided to check out the Walker Art Center. I’m a big fan of contemporary art, and everything I’ve seen so far has been artistically compelling and thoughtfully curated. I’ve really enjoyed my stroll through the sculpture gardens, Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas‘ explorations of the self-building properties of homes, and an exhibit featuring numerous artists called “Painter Painter” that examines, questions, and expands the medium and process of painting. The Walker even hits my sweet spot with a restaurant whose food is as sculptural as anything in the galleries.
In this post, however, I’d like to focus on a current exhibit that will win any Mad Art Labber’s heart: the artist-designed mini golf course. The name is actually misleading; the two eight-hole courses are made up of holes designed by art students, yes, but also architects, engineers, and machinists. I didn’t get to play a round (there was a pretty long queue) but I did wander through the snap some photos. The different pieces mimic natural formations, play with perceptions of randomness and order, and even take players on nonlinear, spatiotemporal journeys. Here are some of my favorites:
The course is open through September 8, 2013.
All photos by Anne Sauer