In our latest Art Dirt podcast, Rainey Knudson and Christina Rees talk about the big Texas shows we’d most like to see, and why we’re launching the Glasstire Art Writing Prize.
“If you give the the strongest artists in Texas the space to stretch out and perform, and the resources to make really great work, they do it. They bring their game.”
To play the podcast, click on the orange play button below. You can also listen to it here.
That was a great podcast, I listened to it on my morning walk and you entertained my for 6500 steps and over 800 calories. Thank you contributing to my health and keeping me updated on Texas art.
As a Texas artist I would like to thank you for your support of, supporting Texas artists. This summer I saw the documentary ‘American Modern Art, a Secret Weapon in the Cold War 52’. If the documentary is accurate, the support the CIA gave to US artists by funding and promoting their exhibitions all over Europe put New York on the international art map. It seems to me that if the MFAH (or the city of Houston) wants the third coast to become the center of the international art scene in the future, it would be worth their time and money to help raise the image of Houston artists to an international level. We certainly have the projected population growth, beautiful international mix of cultures, money, art education institutions, and location in the middle of the US to support a internationally competitive art community. Stranger things have happened. On the food note- my favorite summer food is Paulies gazpacho, or homemade smoked pork ribs and fresh tomato and bell pepper salad.
maybe texas artists would benefit from being more committed to being an artist in texas, artists crap on texas a lot it seems, or split as soon as possible, its tough cause artists have to commit so much time to their work and they are only alive for so long, so the hard work making texas more of a arts state would ideally fall to a non-artist helping artists, its a complex problem, with little solutions, Big Medium too, and many places want “cutting edge” art, so even if you are doing that in Texas, if you don’t cred from out side the state, you arent really on the map, so you can’t show. when i was playing free jazz, i moved to NY and immediately after that people in austin started to ask me about my music, and i was like “why the fuck is the austin chronicle writing about my jazz stuff now?” wish they gave a shit when i was in town, also i came back to austin and people went right back to not giving a shit so i made some visual art and thats gone better but damn its tough imo