Exhibitions

Current

Theo Eshetu, Adieu Les Demoiselles (still), 2019. Single-channel HD video, color, sound. Running time: 8:45, looped. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin. Artwork © Theo Eshetu. Image courtesy the artist and Axis Gallery, New York.

Exhibition

The Sorcerer’s Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn

September 14, 2019 – January 19, 2020

The Sorcerer’s Burden highlights the relationship between art and anthropology as seen through the lens of eleven contemporary artists, with works representing a wide range of media spanning The Contemporary Austin’s two sites.

Jessica Stockholder, Save on select landscape & outdoor lighting: Song to mind uncouples, 2019. Powder-coated aluminum lamp poles with LED heads, poured and painted green epoxy resin and acrylic urethane; fiberglass outgrowth; concrete bollards with poured pink epoxy resin; orange fiberglass grating, turquoise plastic lumber, steel joists; landscape. Dimensions variable. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2019. Artwork © Jessica Stockholder. Courtesy the artist; Kavi Gupta, Chicago; and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Leonid Furmansky.

Exhibition

Jessica Stockholder,
Save on select landscape & outdoor lighting: Song to mind uncouples

April 2019 – ONGOING

The Contemporary Austin presents Jessica Stockholder, Save on select landscape & outdoor lighting: Song to mind uncouples, at Laguna Gloria.

Sarah Crowner, Garden Sculpture Blue and Garden Sculpture Grey, 2018. Concrete. 15 x 37 3/4 x 61 and 15 x 33 x 67 inches. Both AP 1 of 1, Edition of 3. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2019. Collection of The Contemporary Austin. Purchased with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation, 2019.1 and 2019.2. Artwork © Sarah Crowner. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

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Sarah Crowner, Garden Sculpture Blue and Garden Sculpture Grey

Winter 2019 – ONGOING

The Contemporary Austin presents Sarah Crowner, Garden Sculpture Blue and Garden Sculpture Grey, at Laguna Gloria.

Nic Nicosia, the twins, 2018. Stainless steel. 79 x 59 x 53 inches. Edition 1 of 3. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2018. Artwork © Nic Nicosia. Courtesy the artist and Erin Cluley Gallery, Dallas. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Exhibition

Nic Nicosia, the twins

November 1, 2018 – Ongoing

The Contemporary Austin presents Nic Nicosia, the twins, at Laguna Gloria.

Ugo Rondinone, the true, 2013. Blue stone and stainless steel. 90 x 38 x 22 inches. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2018. Margain-Junco Collection. Artwork © Ugo Rondinone. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Exhibition

Ugo Rondinone, the true

November 1, 2018 – Ongoing

The Contemporary Austin presents Ugo Rondinone,the true at Laguna Gloria.

Elmgreen & Dragset, Watching, 2017. Bronze, black patina, and wax. 126 x 39 1/2 x 33 1/2 inches. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2018. Artwork © Elmgreen & Dragset. Collection of Lora Reynolds and Quincy Lee, Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Exhibition

Elmgreen & Dragset: Watching

April 1, 2018 – Ongoing

The Contemporary Austin presents Elmgreen & Dragset: Watching at Laguna Gloria.

Carol Bove, From the Sun to Zürich, 2016. Stainless steel and urethane paint. 93 3/4 x 199 1/8 x 87 1/8 inches. Installation view, Carol Bove, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork © Carol Bove. Courtesy the artist; Maccarone, New York/Los Angeles; and David Zwirner, New York/London/Hong Kong. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Exhibition

Carol Bove

November 18, 2017 – November 2018

The Contemporary Austin presents an outdoor exhibition of new and recent work by the artist Carol Bove.

Ryan Gander, The day to day accumulation of hope, failure and ecstasy — The zenith of your career (The Last Degas), 2017. Bronze and stainless steel. 67 x 41 x 24 inches. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork © Ryan Gander. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery, London / New York. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Exhibition

Ryan Gander: The day to day accumulation of hope, failure and ecstasy

September 23, 2017 – Ongoing

The Contemporary Austin presents an outdoor project of new work by the artist Ryan Gander.

David Deming, Mystic Raven, 1983. Painted steel. 264 x 192 x 72 inches. Collection of The Contemporary Austin. Gift of TRST Congress, Inc., 1992.10. Installation view, Pease Park at Shoal Creek Greenbelt, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork and image courtesy The Contemporary Austin – Museum Without Walls Program. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Museum Without Walls

Museum Without Walls at Pease Park

December 16, 2017 – Ongoing

Ai Weiwei, Iron Tree Trunk, 2015. Cast iron. 185 x 63 x 82 5/8 inches. Edition 1 of 3. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2017. Collection of The Contemporary Austin. Purchased with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation, members of The Contemporary Austin Board of Trustees, and generous friends of the museum, 2018.3. Artwork © Ai Weiwei Studio. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Museum Without Walls

Ai Weiwei

June 3, 2017 – Ongoing

The Contemporary Austin and Waller Creek Conservancy present two monumental works by internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, on view at the Waller Creek Delta and the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria.

Anya Gallaccio, to see if time was there, 2017. Carved Texas limestone with granite, marble, sandstone, soapstone, and quartzite. 4 feet x 15 feet x 11 feet 10 inches. Collection of The Contemporary Austin. Commission, purchased with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation, 2017.4. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork © Anya Gallaccio. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Exhibition

Anya Gallaccio: to see if time was there

April 2, 2017 – Ongoing

The Contemporary Austin presents new work by the artist Anya Gallaccio at the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria.

Jim Hodges, With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress), 2014–2016. Stainless steel, Dichrolam, acrylic, enamel paint, and LED lights. Installed, 84 x 1,737 x 10 inches. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – The Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork © Jim Hodges. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. Image © The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Exhibition

Jim Hodges: With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress)

December 17, 2016 – Ongoing

The Contemporary Austin unveils a new outdoor installation by artist Jim Hodges for The Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center.

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 – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2016. Artwork © Terry Allen / Artist Rights Society, New York. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Exhibition

Terry Allen: Road Angel

December 17, 2016 – Ongoing

The Contemporary Austin presents Road Angel, a new work by artist Terry Allen.

Installation view, Perry Art Park, Austin, Texas, 2017, with (from left) Peter Reginato, Blue Float, 1978; Jim Huntington, Dayton, 1977; and Betty Gold, Alas #IV, 1994. Artwork and image courtesy The Contemporary Austin – Museum Without Walls Program. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Museum Without Walls

Museum Without Walls at Perry Park

May 6, 2017 – Ongoing

The Contemporary Austin’s Museum Without Walls program brings art beyond the walls of the museum and out into the community in new ways and in diverse venues.

Upcoming

Installation view, Nicole Eisenman: Baden Baden Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany, 2018. Artwork © Nicole Eisenman. Image courtesy the artist, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, and Vielmetter Los Angeles. Photograph by Judit Fruzsina Jesse.

Exhibition

Nicole Eisenman

February 27 – August 2, 2020

The Contemporary Austin presents an exhibition of works by the artist Nicole Eisenman, the recipient of the museum’s 2020 Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation Prize.

Deborah Roberts, When you see me, 2019. Mixed media and collage on canvas. 65 x 120 inches. Framed, 67 1/4 x 122 inches. Artwork © Deborah Roberts. Image courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Exhibition

Deborah Roberts

September 12, 2020 – January 13, 2021

The Contemporary Austin presents an exhibition by Austin-based artist Deborah Roberts.

Torbjørn Rødland, Pump, 2008–2010. Chromogenic print. 17 3/4 x 22 1/2 inches. Artwork © Torbjørn Rødland. Image courtesy the artist and Nils Stærk, Copenhagen.

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Torbjørn Rødland

September 12, 2020 – January 13, 2021

The Contemporary Austin presents an exhibition by artist Torbjørn Rødland.

Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria

Wangechi Mutu, Water Woman, 2017. Bronze. 36 x 65 x 70 inches. Edition 2 of 3, with 2 AP. Collection of The Contemporary Austin. Purchased with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation, 2017.5. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork © Wangechi Mutu. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

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Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria

The Contemporary Austin’s Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria is named in honor of a founding grant by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation. This contemporary art destination presents exhibitions and permanent outdoor art installations on a site of great natural beauty on Lake Austin.

Past

Installation view, Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, how are you, Gonzo?, The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center on Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, 2019. Artwork © Abraham Cruzvillegas. Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City and New York. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Exhibition

Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, how are you, Gonzo?

March 30 – July 14, 2019

The Contemporary Austin presents an exhibition by the artist Abraham Cruzvillegas.

Installation view ​(Motherhood), Janine Antoni and Anna Halprin: Paper Dance, The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center on Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, 2019. Artwork © Janine Antoni. Courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Colin Doyle.

Exhibition

Janine Antoni and Anna Halprin: Paper Dance

January 23 – March 17, 2019

The Contemporary Austin presents an exhibition by the artist Janine Antoni in collaboration with Anna Halprin.

Robert Davidson, Looking Back At Where We Came From, 2000. Screen print on paper. 17 x 41 1/2 inches. AP VII/X, Edition of 99. Artwork © Robert Davidson. Courtesy the artist. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Exhibition

Robert Davidson: U and Eye, curated by Jessica Stockholder

September 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019

The Contemporary Austin presents an exhibition by the artist Robert Davidson.