The Contemporary Austin
May 23 - 30, 2018
"Connected by themes of progressive politics and social justice, these films are presented in the context of Jim Hodges's With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress) and Rodney McMillian's Against a Civic Death, both currently on view at the Jones Center."
February 1 - August 26, 2018
An exhibition featuring works by Rodney McMillian, the winner of The Contemporary Austin's inaugural Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize. McMillian's works deal with themes of social and political history, the body, abstractions and architecture. Along with McMillian's other pieces, the show will feature a new video work by the artist, commissioned by The Contemporary Austin.
A show of works by artist Wangechi Mutu. “Anchoring the exhibition is a new, site-specific edition of Throw, 2017, an action painting generated by a performance...Read More
The Contemporary Austin’s Architecture & Design Film Series is back! For tickets and more details, go here.
A new film by John Bock. The film was shot entirely in and around Austin and is commissioned by The Contemporary Austin. “Labeled an “uncanny musical”...Read More
Mexico City-based composer Felipe Perez Santiago joins Austin’s Graham Reynolds for a conversation about the Golden Hornet Composer Laboratory’s The Sound of Science project, in...Read More
A community potluck celebrating the Texas Biennial 2017, presented by Big Medium. Come socialize with those involved with the biennial, and meet its curator, Leslie Moody...Read More
A short series featuring four films about intersectional LGBTQ experiences.
A film chronicling the life and work of Tony Conrad.
A film profiling British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye. The film features interviews with Adjaye’s collaborators, a roster of influential figures in the art and cultural world, as well...Read More
London-based artist Mark Lewis makes short, non-narrative films that closely consider the modern urban environment. The Contemporary Austin commissioned Lewis to create a new film that...Read More
The first monographic museum survey of works by American painter Garth Weiser. Drawing on the cannon of abstract art, Weiser’s recent paintings attempt to rebuke technology...Read More
Elisabeth Millqvist, Co-Director and Artistic Leader of Wanas Konst, Sweden, and Helen Pheby, Senior Curator of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, U.K., talk about “how they...Read More
A screening of the 2016 documentary What the Hell Is the Presidency For?: LBJ’s Battle for Civil Rights. Following the film, Mark K. Updegrove, Director of...Read More
“Taking her inspiration and material forms from Poland’s Communist-era buildings of the 1960s and 1970s, Warsaw-based artist Monika Sosnowska has created an immersive, two-floor installation...Read More
A film series about architecture and design. For tickets, go here.
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.
A lecture and book signing by Alva Noë and Lawrence Weschler.
Ann Hamilton will photograph Austinites as part of her new commission for UT’s Dell Medical School.
Art in Public Places and The Contemporary bring in artist Michael Singer to speak about his recent commission for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport .
Info session for an Open Call hosted by Google.
A screening documenting the renovation of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Tickets are $10.
Work by Russell Etchen.
A documentary chronicling a competition between architects who have been invited to propose designs for the future National Museum of Art in Andorra.
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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.
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
An exhibition featuring work from the collection of Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman, curated by executive director Louis Grachos with Danielle Nieciag. Featuring: Louise Bourgeois, Maurizio...Read More