The Sightlines list of what’s good and what’s new for the week starting April 8, 2018.
Nate DiMeo, creator of “The Memory Palace” Podcast
Started in 2008 creator of the historical story-telling podcast “The Memory Palace” and 2016-2017 Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Creator Nate DiMeo discusses his methods of research, the production of his podcast and the role of public scholarship in the American media landscape.
6 p.m. April 10, Harry Ransom Center, 21st & Guadalupe streets, hrc.utexas.edu/events
Open for Discussion
View Rodney McMillian’s timely exhibition Against a Civic Death, then take part in a conversation about art, politics, and race. Discussion will be facilitated by Chas Moore, founder of the Austin Justice Coalition.
6:30 p.m. April 10, Contemporary Austin—Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave.thecontemporaryaustin.org/event
Visionary Voices: Beili Liu
Beili Liu’s uncommon artistic vision has realized many evocative installations including “Thirst,” a ghostly tree that hovered over Lady Bird Lake. As part of the city’s “Visionary Voices” series Liu will discuss her upcoming project for the city of Austin and her larger body of work.
6 p.m April 10, Texas Society of Architects/AIA, 500 Chicon St. austincreates.com
Reading: Mohsin Hamid
Chosen for the Mayor’s Book Club, Mohsin Hamid’s new critically-acclaimed novel “Exit West” is an elegant allegorical tale of immigration. A young couple finds their city disintegrating into violence and escapes through doors fantastical portals that defy the laws of physics and grant passage to distant locations.
6:30 p.m. April 11, Austin Central Library, 710 E. Cesar Chavez St. austinlibrary.org/mayors-book-club
Artist Talk: Darren O’Donnell & Mammalian Diving Reflex
Director the Canadian theater company Mammalian Diving Reflect, Darren O’Donnell will the company’s current residency in Austin, collaborating with local senior citizens for “All the Sex I’ve Ever Had,” which will culminate in a public performance at the 2018 Festival.
6:30 p.m. April 12, Pump Project, 702 Shady Lane. https://www.facebook.com/events/1900421043310581/
UTNT (UT New Theatre)
New work by graduate playwrights Paz Pardo Drew Paryzer and Travis Tate.
April 12 – 22, Oscar G. Brockett Theatre, UT campus. theatredance.utexas.edu/event/utnt-ut-new-theatre
“Elizabeth Chiles: Weave”
Elizabeth Chiles’ new work includes natural pigment paintings made from wild flowers and grasses, and collages created from collections of images which area then combined and reconfigured.
Opening 7 – 10 p.m. April 13. Continues through May 20. Grayduck Gallery, 2232 E. Cesar Chavez St. grayduckgallery.com
“The Pink Bow Project”
“The Pink Bow Project” is a large-scale, multimedia installation — Karen Hawkins’ response to, and visceral engagement with, the sstruggle of childhood sexual abuse.
April 13-May 12. Gallery Shoal Creek, Flatbed building, 2832 E. MLK, Jr. Blvd. galleryshoalcreek.com
“Artists 916: Unforeseen”
A group show by the Austin art collective Artists 916 addresses today’s uncertainties. Opening 5:30 – 8 p.m. April 14. Continues through May 20. Sixth Street Gallery by Camiba Art, 200 E. Sixth St. camibaart.com/sixth-street-gallery
“Out of La Romita”
The biennial exhibit by Flatbed Press’ summer residency in Italy features work by Katherine Brimberry, Amanda Barger, Martha Carson, Emily Galusha, Pam Fielding, Sharon Kopriva, Beverly Penn, Sherry Owens, Karen Oswalt and Erica Stevenson.
Opening 5 – 7 p.m. April 14. Continues through May 19. Flatbed Press, flatbedpress.com