Hotline Participatory Installation

Instant answers for all your questions about art

For its 75th anniversary, the Walker Art Center wanted to find ways to re-think the way visitors connected with art. Hotline is a phone bank that lets visitors connect to informed people of the art world who are on call to answer any burning questions about art. What makes an artist? What makes good art ‘good’? What is the biggest piece of art in the world? Hotline is a direct connection between the institution choosing and creating the art and the visitors consuming it.


Visitors were able to call a panel of art experts to ask any question about art. Questions and answers were written down and left behind as evidence of the conversations that happened.