Edited by Eric Crosby and Liz Glass for the Walker Art Center, Art Expanded: 1958-1978 is the second in a series of digital catalogues focusing on the Walker's permanent collections. This series, the Living Collections Catalogue, views the diverse and vast collections of one of the world's preeminent contemporary art centers through different thematic vectors. Art Expanded follows an exhibition at the Walker of the same name, and charts this time period through close examinations of compelling works of art, in its many expanded forms. This online catalogue includes rich illustrations, time-based media, and invaluable archival resources. From the text-based productions of Fluxus artist Dick Higgins, to the viewer-completed "shot paintings" of Niki de Saint Phalle, the artworks discussed in-depth in Art Expanded reflect a rich history of artistic experimentation and innovation.
Art Expanded: 1958-1978 includes essays and contributions by the editors, and by emerging curators and art historians Maja Wismer, Nicole L. Woods, Natilee Harren, Tina Rivers Ryan, Isla Leaver-Yap, Abigail Sebaly, and Mike Maizels.