October 15, 2021
Ai Wei Wei Forever Bicycles

Sorry, Austin. Ai Wei Wei’s “Forever Bicycles” is not forever

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  Sorry, Austin. But Ai Wei Wei's "Forever Bicycles" is not a forever part of the city. For two years, the monumental, playful and dizzying sculpture...

Now you can meditate (virtually) at the James Turrell Skyspace, “The...

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While it may seem a contradiction to meditate by digital streaming, there's an undeniable contemplative quality to James Turrell's time-based light installations, known as...
Bartlett Project

In the small town of Bartlett, Texas, an art project gone...

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­­­­­­­­­When Aimèe Everett first visited the empty 19th-century building in Bartlett earlier this year­­, the Austin artist noticed a bit of color peeking out...

The Meaning of An Animal in the World: An Interview with...

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In preparation for an interview with Kiki Smith on her recent show at Bale Creek Allen Gallery in Austin, I was told a myriad...
Deborah Roberts, Little man, little man, 2020. Collage printed on weather-resistant vinyl. Installation view at The Contemporary Austin — Jones Center on Congress Avenue. Artwork © Deborah Roberts. Courtesy the artist, Vielmetter Los Angeles, and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Colin Doyle.

An Instagram post sparks intense debate about equity in Austin’s art...

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“Little Man, little man” is a mural by Deborah Roberts that just last week was installed on the side of the Jones Center, the...
Deborah Roberts, When you see me, 2019. Mixed media and collage on canvas. 65 x 120 inches. Framed, 67 1/4 x 122 inches. Artwork © Deborah Roberts. Image courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

As Austin museums react to the Black Lives Matter movement, bigger...

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Black Lives Matter protests have erupted across the country recently in response to the murder of George Floyd at the hand of police in...

When SAMO© Became Jean-Michel Basquiat, Artist

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Before his death at age 27; before the heroin addiction, the money, the fame, the gallery exhibits; before the friendship with Andy Warhol; before...
Women and Their Work

Exclusive: Women & Their Work Buys a Building of its Own

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With Austin’s cultural landscape battered by pandemic closures, a cratering economy, and an extremely uncertain future, one arts organization has remarkably good news. After 42...

Michael Ray Charles: Always Questioning

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Over the course of two-and-a-half days in September, Michael Ray Charles created a monumental painting on site at Austin’s Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. “Forever...

In “Quilting the World’s Conscience,” human rights is interpreted in patchwork...

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Texas Folklife is hosting a touring exhibition, "Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium: Quilting the World's Conscience." Curated by Carolyn Mazloomi, founder of the...

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