IMAGE: Rodney McMillian, Untitled (neighbors) (still), 2017. Single-channel video, color, sound. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin, with funds provided by the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize. Artwork © Rodney McMillian. Image courtesy the artist, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, and Maccarone, New York.

Open for Discussion

Come together to view Rodney McMillian’s timely exhibition Against a Civic Death, then take part in a conversation about art, politics, and race.

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IMAGE: Vincent Valdez with Till Then (detail), 2016. Oil on canvas. Courtesy David Shelton Gallery. Photograph by Ricardo Romo.

Artist Talk: Vincent Valdez

Texas-based painter and draftsman Vincent Valdez will discuss his art and shared interests in American race relations, politics, and culture in the context of the work on view by artist Rodney McMillian.

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IMAGE: Dr. Jonathan Michael Square and Kimberly M. Jenkins. Photographs by Jessica Crespo; Anastasia Garcia.

Fashion & Justice Workshop

Fashion forms part of a society’s rich tapestry and can serve as an entry point into contemplating how marginalized and racialized communities understand themselves and their place in the world. Co-presented by IMMEDIATE, join us for a daylong scholarly workshop that examines the role of fashion in challenging inequality.

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IMAGE: Wangechi Mutu, The End of carrying All, 2015. Three-screen animated video (color, sound). Running time: 10:45, loop. Edition of 3. Courtesy the artist, Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles; and Victoria Miro Gallery, London.

Wangechi Mutu in Conversation

Join us on the rooftop for a conversation between artist Wangechi Mutu; Heather Pesanti, Senior Curator at The Contemporary Austin; and Kanitra Fletcher, Curatorial Assistant for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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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: Carol Bove, From the Sun to Zurich, 2016. Stainless steel and urethane paint. 93 3/4 x 199 1/8 x 87 1/8 inches. Artwork © Carol Bove. Courtesy the artist, Maccarone New York/Los Angeles, and David Zwirner New York/London.

Artist Talk: Carol Bove

Come see the new outdoor exhibition of sculptures by artist Carol Bove in the meadow of Laguna Gloria and gather to hear the artist discuss her work.

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