The city of Austin has unleashed nine provocative and whimsical temporary art installations across the city.
Started a few years ago, the TEMPO program commissions artists to create projects that take up residence anywhere from a few weeks to several months. the works will be presented together.
TEMPO 2017 installations are on view through early November at various locations around the city. From Nov. 11-19, the installations will all be displayed at Edward Rendon Sr. Park in “TEMPO Convergence,” a collective exhibition that’s part of the East Austin Studio Tour.
Highlights of TEMPO 2017 include:
- Steve Parker’s Tubascopes, a whimsical assemblage of reclaimed brass instruments that function like telescopes for the ears at Austin Nature and Science Center.
- Ian Dippo’s The Aviary, a sculpture made of birdhouses that encourages connection between people via letter writing and paper folding, at the Carver Branch Library.
- George Sabra’s Era Gate, a sculpture that examines the effects of air pollution in the U.S., at Pleasant Hill Branch Library.
- R. Eric McMaster’s A Composition in Parts, a sound installation that invites visitors to experience a deconstructed string quartet, at Schroeter Park.
Visitors can take self-guided tours using the ArtRides Mobile app which will provide suggested routes and audio of the artists describing their works at each stop.