IMAGE: John Bock, Dead + Juicy (still), 2017. HD video, sound. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin for the exhibition John Bock: Dead + Juicy, 2017. Artwork © John Bock. Courtesy the artist; Anton Kern Gallery, New York; and Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Photograph by David Schultz.

An Absurd Lecture: The Art of John Bock Meets the Art of Improv

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.

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IMAGE: Courtesy line upon line percussion.

Performance: line upon line percussion

Austin’s premier new music percussion ensemble, line upon line, performs a concert inspired by Monika Sosnowska’s monumental metal sculptures, created for her exhibition Habitat. Join us for a multisensory experience in the galleries.

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Camp Contemporary

Join us for Camp Contemporary at the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria—a camp-inspired art, nature, and culinary adventure for grown-ups benefiting the museum’s innovative education programs.

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IMAGE: Ronen Sharabani, Detail of site-specific video installation, Matchbox, The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, 2015. Image and Artwork © Ronen Sharabani. Courtesy the artist.

Ronen Sharabani: Driscoll Villa Projection

Israeli-born artist Ronen Sharabani creates a site-specific outdoor and indoor video projection in celebration of the Driscoll Villa at Laguna Gloria’s hundred-year anniversary. Sharabani’s work blends movement, performance, architecture, and light into an intensely visual, sensory experience.

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IMAGE: Photograph by Johnny Brewton.

Mark Mothersbaugh: Music for Six-Sided Keyboard

Mark Mothersbaugh, creative polymath and founder of the band DEVO, will play orchestral renditions of DEVO covers and his compositions for numerous films, joined by a local musical ensemble. Mothersbaugh will also conduct the performance on a six-sided keyboard that he invented.

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IMAGE: Photograph by Johnny Brewton.

Mark Mothersbaugh: Music for Six-Sided Keyboard

Mark Mothersbaugh, creative polymath and founder of the band DEVO, will play orchestral renditions of DEVO covers and his compositions for numerous films, joined by a local musical ensemble. Mothersbaugh will also conduct the performance on a six-sided keyboard that he invented.

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