Senior Curator Heather Pesanti unpacks topics of humor and absurdity in the history of art, while special guest Hideout Theatre presents a one-night-only original improv comedy performance inspired by Pesanti’s talk and artist John Bock’s exhibition.
Come together on World AIDS Day for a program of newly commissioned short artist videos. Curated for Visual AIDS, the program includes videos by Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye and Ellen Spiro, Reina Gossett, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona McClodden, and Brontez Purnell.
Be the art-chitect of your very own candy home! We’re whipping up edible houses like you’ve never seen before, inspired by the architecture of the Driscoll Villa at Laguna Gloria.
IMAGE: Terry Allen, Road Angel, 2016. Bronze with audio and light. 65 x 181 x 81 1/2 inches. Collection of The Contemporary Austin. Commission, purchased with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation, 2017.2. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2016. Artwork © Terry Allen. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.
IMAGE: Carol Bove, Frog, 2017. Steel, stainless steel, and urethane paint. 47 x 70 x 41 inches. Commissioned in part by The Contemporary Austin with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation. Artwork © Carol Bove. Courtesy the artist; Maccarone, New York/Los Angeles; and David Zwirner, New York/London.
IMAGE: Wangechi Mutu, Heeler I–XIX, 2016. Red soil, paper pulp, wood glue, rocks, acrylic shoes, and wood. Dimensions variable. Installation view, Wangechi Mutu, The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center on Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork © Wangechi Mutu. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Colin Doyle.