Saint Paul, Minnesota
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
“Random Walks and Chance Encounters” (“RWCE”) asked visitors to take stock of their surroundings, acknowledge daily encounters, and ultimately, to simply see. Annexing almost all of the Minnesota Museum of American Art’s Project Space, the peripatetic installation was created over two weeks, by Harriet Bart of Minneapolis and Yu-Wen Wu of Boston. The artists first met in 2010 while in residence at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, where they discovered a like-minded penchant for walking, a proclivity for connections between art and science, and an appetite for the limitless possibility of chance encounters—all of which were elements of their respective artistic practices and prompted the collaborative approach to “RWCE.” They worked daily, in situ, on the multimedia project, which incorporated some predetermined elements, such as Wu’s haunting video overlaid with text, poetically depicting a seasonally changing landscape …see the entire review in the print version of July/August’s Sculpture magazine.