Events by Region

Houston

Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler: Sound Speed Marker

Blaffer Art Museum

May 29 - September 5, 2015

An exhibition featuring a trilogy of video installations, related photographs, and an outdoor sculpture by the Swiss-American artist duo Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler–reflections on the geography of Texas and its cinematic landscape as tropes of representation and presentation.

DFW

Mirror Stage—Visualizing the Self After the Internet

Dallas Museum of Art

April 10 - December 6, 2015

An exhibition–part of the DMA's Concentration series–featuring videos by eight artists examining the changing understanding and representation of the self via digital technology and the Internet, with a different artist’s work on view each month. Featured artists include Ed Atkins, Trisha Baga, Antoine Catala, Aleksandra Domanović, Jon Rafman, Jacolby Satterwhite, Hito Steyerl, and Ryan Trecartin.

Austin

Texas Modernists

Grace Museum

May 28 - October 24, 2015

Five exhibitions celebrating important Texas modern artists and midcentury fashion and design– Seymour Fogel: On The Wall & Beyond; The Abstract Impulse; Ray & Charles Eames: Masters of the 20th Century Design; Fabulous Fifties Fashion & Design.

San Antonio

Christian Marclay: Guitar Drag

Artpace

May 28, 2015 | 6–9 pm

"During his 1999 Artpace residency Marclay created Guitar Drag, a 14-minute video depicting a pickup truck dragging an amplified, electric guitar tied by a rope across a Texas roadway to its aggressive destruction. This performance piece was created partly in response to the 1998 murder of 49-year-old James Byrd, Jr. of Jasper, TX by three white supremacists. Sixteen years after its initial making, Artpace will proudly present the completed version of Marclay’s film."

West Texas

Yoshua Okón: Pulpo (Octopus)

El Paso Museum of Art

February 22 - June 14, 2015

Mexico City artist Yoshua Okón’s video piece Pulpo (Octopus) offers an alternative presentation of the Guatemalan Civil War–enacted in a Los Angeles Home Depot parking lot by people who actually fought in the war and are now day laborers in the US.

The Panhandle

George Catlin’s American Buffalo

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

May 29 - August 30, 2015

A touring exhibition of 40 paintings by artist George Catlin (1796–1872) showing the crucial role of the buffalo in Plains Indian culture. These historic works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection.

East Texas

The Valley

Thresholds: Gerardo Nigenda Retrospective

International Museum of Art and Science

February 19 - June 7, 2015

Work by blind artist Gerardo Nigenda (1968-2010), who lost his sight at age 25 and began taking photographs at 32 with a camera given to him by documentarian Mary Ellen Mark. He described his photos as reflections of “what I smell, touch, and listen to,…the feeling I had when I took it.”