Artists Take Over Neiman Marcus’s Windows

As part of the 2011 Dallas Art Fair, artists will invade the downtown Neiman Marcus, creating installations in seven windows.  Will the results be exciting, subversive, co-opted or contemporary art outreach to luxury goods shoppers? Check it out and let us know what you think. Our new Newswire accepts comments – just click on the post title!

The Texans involved are Glasstire’s own Bill Davenport, artist, writer, gallerist and junk purveyor; Selven O’Keef Jarmon, designer, artist and activist ; Dallas graffiti crew Sour Grapes; “self-taught artist” mecca Webb Gallery and the multi-talented Edward Setina (check out his crucified Jesus on an automatic gate video here.) Unveiling today, the project will run through April 10.

The complete participant list from the press release:

“ • Bill Davenport reinterprets Bill’s Junk, originally installed at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Ed Marquand, Owner and Creative Director, Marquand Books
Jeremy Mora nominated by Stephen Ross, Curator of Education, Nasher Sculpture Center
• Selven O’Keef Jarmon nominated by Toby Kamps, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Menil Collection
• Sour Grapes nominated by Peter Doroshenko, Director, Dallas Contemporary
• Wunderkammer of Webb Gallery, Waxahachie
• Artist Edward Setina nominated by artist Richard Patterson”

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