Sometimes you need to take a step back. After achieving notoriety and success as a digital media artist, Paul Chan abruptly left the art world in 2009 when he hit “peak screen.” That time off allowed the artist to reimagine his focus and direction. In the exhibition, “Breathers,” on view at the Walker Art Center before it travels across the country, you can see Chan’s work that he has created since returning to making art.
KFAI’s Sheila Regan spoke with Chan about his experience, and how it resonates today in the wake of a global pandemic. Paul Chan: Breathers is on display at the Walker Art Center through July 16, 2023.