Walker Art Center


Jannis Kounellis in Six Acts
The wide-ranging work of artist Jannis Kounellis (Greece, 1936–2017) is the subject of this major exhibition organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and Museo Jumex, Mexico City. This presentation is the first retrospective to be presented in North America in more than 35 years. Kounellis played a central role in the Italian Arte Povera movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and has had a broad influence on subsequent generations of artists around the world. The exhibition includes some 50 works and offers the most comprehensive assessment of his career to date.


Be the first to see and celebrate the new exhibition Jannis Kounellis in Six Acts at this late-night preview party. The Walker will be filled with live music and DJ sets, specialty cocktails, delicious bites, and a drop-in art-making workshop.

In celebration of the opening of Jannis Kounellis in Six Acts, join exhibition curator Vincenzo de Bellis; Mary Jane Jacob, director of the Institute for Curatorial Research and Practice, School of Art Institute of Chicago; and Dieter Roelstraete, curator at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chicago, for a discussion on Kounellis’s immense 60-year impact on art and in today’s world.
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Image: Jannis Kounellis, Untitled (metal boxes, curtain, mirrors, four musical scores engraved on iron, person holding a plaster mask, flutist playing music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), 1972. The Sonnabend Collection Foundation. Image courtesy Estate of Jannis Kounellis. Photo: Claudio Abate. ©2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome.