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Roundup: 27th Dallas VideoFest

Roundup: 27th Dallas VideoFest

For its 27th year, the festival spanned two complete weeks held in five different venues throughout Dallas, and this strategy (as opposed to all the screenings in one venue) evidently draws upon different audiences and boosts overall attendance.
Protect Me From What You Want

Protect Me From What You Want

As Joss Whedon says: “Don’t give people what they want. Give them what they need.” Is the answer to dwindling crowds at museums really to turn the museum into something completely opposite its original intended function?
If I Spring A Leak, She Mends Me

If I Spring A Leak, She Mends Me

If a truck jumped the curb at Dallas City Hall and rammed into the Henry Moore sculpture, should your Aunt Linda then opportunistically petition to have it destroyed rather than restored, just because it doesn’t meet her definition of art? Of course not.
Erik Shane Swanson: sub

Erik Shane Swanson: sub

In his first solo exhibition, sub, at Farewell Book in Austin, Erik Shane Swanson transforms a bookstore gallery into a dizzying padded environment.
Chinati Weekend Dispatch: Day Two

Chinati Weekend Dispatch: Day Two

I’ve certainly noticed a “go with the flow” attitude for Chinati Weekend in not fighting all the artists’ love and regard for the local landscape. I, too, went with the flow.