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  • Unfinished History

    Walker Art Center
    725 Vineland Place
    October 18, 1998–January 10, 1999

    Not sure you’ve made adequate sense of such late-twentieth-century concepts as “techno-medievalization of society” or “the collapse of center and periphery”? Judging by his past efforts, guest curator Francesco Bonami’s show might be your last chance before the fresher hell of the next millennium. Bonami may be offering up more of his signature “endless conclusions,” but, as always, he chooses his artists well from a talented international pool. Among the twenty-one featured here are Doug Aitken, Shirin Neshat, Yutaka Sone, Maurizio Cattelan, William Kentridge, and Koo Jeong-a. Works will be in a variety of media—installation, sculpture, sound, video, and architectural design. (History may remain incomplete, but apparently painting is through.)