The Contemporary Austin

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Fieldwork Artist Performance: Erik Deluca

A performance by Erik Deluca, a sound artist and composer. He adopts an interdisciplinary approach to making sound art that draws from ethnographic techniques as well […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective 1999-2015

Assemblages, sculptures, objects, and audio installations by New York-based artist Tom Sachs take over the museum’s Jones Center, Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, and […]

Tiny

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 […]

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. […]

ARTIST TALK: TOM SACHS

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 […]

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.

Book Signing The Big Book: Volumes One And Two

Leslie Squyres, Archivist, and Denise Gose, Head of Publications, of the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona celebrate the publication of W. […]

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 […]

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. […]

Tesseract

AMOA-Arthouse joins Austin-based small press A Strange Object to co-present Tesseract. Featuring four programming blocks, Tesseract combines literary, musical, cinematic, and interactive segments for a […]

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 […]

Life Architecturally

Life Architecturally follows husband and wife team, architect Robert McBride and interior designer Debbie Ryan, to discover what inspires their architectural concepts and designs. This […]

Rooftop Architecture Film Series: My Playground

Danish filmmaker Kaspar Astrup Schröder examines the way that the subculture of parkour interacts with architecture, honing in on urban mobility and the people that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maarten Baas: Sweepers Clock

Two street cleaners with brooms sweeping lines of debris in order to simulate moving clock hands.

Nick Cave: Hiding in Plain Sight

Seven “Soundsuits,” (wearable assemblages of found materials); two video pieces; and one wall sculpture by Chicago’s celebrated visual and performance artist.

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