Artist Charles Long brings new and recent work to The Contemporary Austin. In the newly commissioned CATALIN, Long manifests a transformative, multimedia installation at the Jones Center. The playful sculptures of Pet Sounds, outdoors at Laguna Gloria, engage the viewer with strange sounds, murmurs, and vibrations.
The Contemporary Austin and Fusebox Festival present Sam Green’s live documentary about the life of visionary architect, designer, and social critic R. Buckminster Fuller. Legendary band Yo La Tengo accompanies Green’s narration in an exciting cinematic collaboration.
Blending large-scale sculpture techniques with an expanded notion of craft, Orly Genger manifests a massive outdoor installation at Laguna Gloria, activating the amphitheater and lagoon as a site for community interaction and play.
In this large-scale exhibition at the Jones Center and Laguna Gloria, sculptural objects explore the theme of the body and its absence, from the hyperreal to the abstract, tinged with a range of complex, playful, and dark psychological undertones.
Part radio play, part stroll in the park, part lesson in bird dissection, part musical recital: Susurrus, by Scottish site-specific artist David Leddy, is a play without actors or a stage, customized for the grounds of Laguna Gloria.
In this work of environmental sound music, twelve trombonists positioned around the lagoon play meditative music across the water to one another at dusk and dawn while the music is cued via flags from a raft.
A sparse aesthetic vocabulary belies conceptual complexity in the work of Liam Gillick, in which distilled elements of utopian modernism, power ideology, social interaction, and corporate production make up a constellation of open-ended proposals.
Utilizing the abandoned evidence of quotidian human existence as raw material, artist Marianne Vitale transforms discarded elements of rural life into rugged visual poems alluding to a larger universal and celestial cosmology.