Exhibitions

Current

Installation view, Jessica Stockholder: Door Hinges, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, 2015. Artwork © the artist. Image courtesy the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago. Photograph by Evan Jenkins.

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Jessica Stockholder: Relational Aesthetics

September 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019

The Contemporary Austin presents an exhibition by the artist Jessica Stockholder.

Installation view, Huma Bhabha: Other Forms of Life, The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center on Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, 2018. Artwork © Huma Bhabha. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Colin Doyle.

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Huma Bhabha: Other Forms of Life

September 15, 2018 – January 13, 2019

The Contemporary Austin presents an exhibition by the artist Huma Bhabha.

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.

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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.

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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

Upcoming

Janine Antoni rehearsing Paper Dance in collaboration with Anna Halprin, 2015. Artwork © Janine Antoni. Photograph © Hugo Glendinning, 2015. Courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

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Janine Antoni and Anna Halprin: Paper Dance

January 26 – March 17, 2019

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

Abraham Cruzvillegas, Autoconstrucción, 2010. Installation. Theatrical scenery. Installed, 196 3/4 x 236 1/4 x 98 1/2 inches, approximately. Artwork © Abraham Cruzvillegas. Image courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto Mexico City. Photograph by Andrea López.

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Abraham Cruzvillegas

March 30 – July 14, 2019

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

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The Sorcerer’s Burden

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.

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

Rodney McMillian, Untitled (neighbors), 2017. Single-channel video, color, sound. Edition of 3, 2 AP. Running time: 19:04, loop. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin, with funds provided by the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize. Installation view, Rodney McMillian: Against a Civic Death, The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center on Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, 2018. Artwork © Rodney McMillian. Courtesy the artist, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, and Maccarone, New York. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Colin Doyle.

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Rodney McMillian: Against a Civic Death

February 1 – August 26, 2018

The Contemporary Austin presents a solo exhibition of work by the artist Rodney McMillian, the recipient of the museum’s inaugural Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize.

Ragnar Kjartansson, S.S. Hangover, 2013. Performance for a boat and brass sextet. Music by Kjartan Sveinsson. Originally performed in the Arsenale, Venice, during the 55th Venice Biennale, Italy, June 1 to November 24, 2013, daily for six hours. Artwork © Ragnar Kjartansson. Courtesy the artist; Luhring Augustine, New York; and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik. Photograph by Lilja Birgisdóttir.

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Ragnar Kjartansson: S.S. Hangover

April 7 – May 6, 2018

The Contemporary Austin presents artist Ragnar Kjartansson: S.S. Hangover at Laguna Gloria.

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.

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John Bock: Dead + Juicy

September 23, 2017 – January 14, 2018

The Contemporary Austin presents an exhibition of new work by the artist John Bock.