The Contemporary Austin

The Contemporary Austin

(512) 453-5312

700 Congress Avenue

Austin, TX 78701


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Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia

An exhibition of works, ephemera, and performance work by Mark Mothersbaugh. In addition to creating artwork, Mothersbaugh was a founding member of the band DEVO.

An Evening with Michael Singer

Art in Public Places and The Contemporary bring in artist Michael Singer to speak about his recent commission for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport .

Film: The New Rijskmuseum

A screening documenting the renovation of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Tickets are $10.

The Competition

A documentary chronicling a competition between architects who have been invited to propose designs for the future National Museum of Art in Andorra.

Strange Pilgrims

An exhibition of works that attempt to define “experiential art.” Adding to the experience of the exhibition is its multiple locations: the Jones Center, Laguna...

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Fieldwork Artist Talk: Jennifer Burris

A performative lecture by Fieldwork: Marfa curatorial resident Jennifer Burris incorporating sound fragments, archival material, and voice testimonials to explore the cross-pollination between electronic music...

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Robert Therrien

An exhibition of Los Angeles–based artist Robert Therrien’s large-scale, illusory sculptures inspired by daily, domestic life–including both existing and brand new work.

John Grade: Canopy Tower

A new, site-specific installation by Seattle-based artist John Grade carved and assembled from Brazilian Ipe wood and suspended from three trees in the Marcus Sculpture...

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On both Wednesday and Thursday evenings, The Contemporary Austin will open its roof at 6:30pm to show the documentary Tiny at 7:30pm. Tiny explores one...

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Do Ho Suh

Light box objects, a recreated golden fishing net made from tiny human figures, and one of Suh’s signature architectural interiors made from translucent scrim material....

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Hear from Sachs in advance of his 2015 show at the Contemporary Austin! Just remember to do your homework: “Sachs invites attendees to watch his...

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Design Is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli

This film by filmmakers Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra, explores the Vignellis’ world of design. Tickets: FREE for Members / $10 General  

Orly Genger

Large-scale organic forms made from Lobster rope and latex paint outdoors at Laguna Gloria.  

CATALIN and Pet Sounds: Charles Long

This will mark the debut of Long’s installation, CATALIN. These two projects use sound, film, sculpture, and other elements to create a multi sensory experience.

Sign Painters: film screening

Sign Painters is the first anecdotal history of the hand-lettering and -painting of billboards, storefronts, and promotional signs. The documentary tells the narrative of a...

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Ignacio Uriarte: Infinity

Screen Projects transform the face of the Jones Center building at night into a video projection, invigorating the core of downtown Austin with public art....

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Three Summer Projects

AMOA-Arthouse presents three projects at the Jones Center. In the First Floor Gallery features Please, new work by conceptual artist Devon Dikeou. In the Film...

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Pinaree Sanpitak: Temporary Insanity

Prolific Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak will arrange one hundred pillowy sculptures to create a bright, shimmering field of reds, oranges, and yellows in the Second...

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Seher Shah: Constructed Landscapes

Pakistani-born, Brooklyn-based artist Seher Shah layers historical references, utopian monuments, ultramodern landscapes, and reductive forms influenced by her background in architecture, at times calling to...

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