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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IMAGE: Ryan Gander, The day to day accumulation of hope, failure and ecstasy — An institutional maze (Steptrapode), 2017.

Public Opening and Conversation with Artist Ryan Gander

Discover artist Ryan Gander’s playful sculptures suspended in the trees and join the artist and Senior Curator Heather Pesanti for a conversation about this work.

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Artist Talk: Crit Group

Hear from the artists participating in Crit Group about their work in the exhibition: Sandy Carson, Jonas Criscoe, Calder Kamin, Dameon Lester, Deborah Mersky, Steve Parker, Amy Scofield, Sara Vanderbeek.

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Conversation: The Sound of Science

Mexico City–based composer Felipe Perez Santiago joins Austin’s Graham Reynolds for a conversation about the Golden Hornet Composer Laboratory’s The Sound of Science project. Peek into their creative process and hear work in progress.

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IMAGE: Lionel Maunz, New Mother / You Must Increase As I Must Decrease (detail), 2017. Concrete, steel, and iron. 62 x 36 1/4 x 18 inches. Artwork © Lionel Maunz. Artwork and image courtesy the artist and Bureau, New York.

Curators’ Talk: Two Views on the Art of Lionel Maunz

Senior Curator Heather Pesanti, who curated the exhibition Lionel Maunz: Discovery of Honey / Work of the Family, and Carter Foster, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Blanton Museum of Art, consider two perspectives on the artist’s work.

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