Monday Postpourri: Fair-ly Longball Edition
We are exactly one month away from the November 17 opening of our 11.3 International Artist-in-Residence exhibitions featuring the works of Frank Benson (New York, New York), Graham Fagen (Glasgow, Scotland) and Jeff Williams (Austin, Texas).
As the Texas temperatures cool, Houston heats up this weekend with the inaugural Texas Contemporary Art Fair at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Artpace will be in attendance beginning Thursday, October 20 at booth #615 for the event, which concludes Sunday, October 23.
Artpace is offering a complimentary one-day pass to individuals interested in attending the Texas Contemporary Art Fair. Moreover, this week only, individuals who sign up for an Artpace Fresh Art First Membership (which begin at $25) will receive a three-day VIP Pass to the Fair that includes admission to Thursday night’s Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) Benefit Preview Party.
If you cannot make it to Houston this weekend because you will be, let’s just say for the sake of being topical, in Arlington for the Texas Rangers’ return visit to the World Series, here are some links to keep you artistically satiated:
- Wendy Atwell of …might be good reviews the Hudson (Show) Room’s Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller exhibition.
- Are you visiting the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the World Series? While you’re there, visit the Kimbell Art Museum’s Carvaggio exhibition. Carvaggio and His Followers in Rome concludes January 8, 2012.
- San Antonio’s own SAY Sí was spotlighted by the National Endowment for the Arts’s ART WORKS blog.
- The Guardian offered its readers an interactive Fantasy Art Auction as a supplement to this past weekend’s annual Frieze Art Fair in London.
- Is there a greater art world guilty pleasure than Bravo’s Work of Art reality series? Art Fag City offers a supplementary guide to the show. Admit it, you’re a fan.
- Artpace resident Graham Fagen discovers and shares an odd aspect of Texas truck culture via Twitter. (As a Texan, I’m as stumped as Graham.)
- NPR talks cuttlefish, the subject matter New York-based Taryn Simon incorporated as an 08.3 resident. Speaking of, if you planned on going to Milwaukee for the World Series but the Brewers’ disappointing exit has you questioning your “Brew City” travel plans, think again. Taryn Simon: Photographs and Texts is on exhibit at the Milwaukee Museum of Art through January 1, 2012.
Image credit: Isaac Julien, Dreaming Red, 2009. Edition of 10 available for purchase at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair. Gift of artist, with proceeds to benefit Artpace