Austin Events


The Counterculture in the 1950s and 1960s: From the Beats to Bucky Fuller

The Blanton Museum
November 1, 9:45am - 5:30 pm
Admission: General Public: $20

In conjunction with Reimagining Space: The Park Place Gallery Group in 1960s New York, this symposium will offer expert perspectives topics surrounding the exhibition. Highlights will include the recollections of Dean Fleming, painter and Park Place Gallery co-founder, at 10am and a screening of Stan Brakhage's Prelude to Dog Star Man (1961–64) at 3pm.

To register contact Jason Mendiola at (512) 471-9210 or

Expert Perspective: Andrea Giunta on The New York Graphic Workshop

The Blanton Museum
November 13, 12:30 - 1pm

Andrea Giunta, Professor of Contemporary Latin American Art at UT Austin, will discuss this important exhibition of early work by Luis Camnitzer, Jose Guillermo Castillo and Liliana Porter. Giunta, a recent and invaulable addition to the Austin community, promises to contribute greatly to Austin's ongoing presence as a hub of contemporary Latin American art in the United States.

Taiwan's New Wave Cinema: Three Films by Hou Hsiao-Hsien

University of Texas at Austin, CMA Auditorium
November 13 - 15, 2008

This mini-film festival will include three films by director Hou Hsiao-Hsien, all of which have received prestigious international awards. Three Times (2005), screening November 13 at 6pm, features three chronologically separate love stories - set in 1911, 1966, and 2005 - using the same lead actors. A City of Sadness (1989), screening November 14 at 6pm, follows a Taiwanese family from 1945 to 1949 as its members are caught up in violence and tragedy. The first piece of cinema to deal openly with the 228 Incident and government misdeeds on Taiwan after the island was returned to the Republic of China in 1945. Dust in the Wind (1986), screening November 15th at 6pm, tells the story of two young lovers who move from their country town to Taipei, only to find that life in the big city is not what they thought it would be.

Avant Cinema 2.3: In Honor of Conner

Austin Film Society; Alamo Drafthouse at The Ritz
November 5, 7:55 pm
Admission: Tickets available online; non-members $8

The Austin Film Society presents a career retrospective of legendary experimental filmmaker Bruce Conner, who passed away in July of this year. Widely considered the father of "found-footage" filmmaking, Conner had an enormous impact on mainstream image-making despite the subversive nature of his restless art, influencing everything from music videos to television advertising to internet-age "mash-ups."

Dallas Events

Dallas Video Festival

Angelika Film Center
November 6 -9, 2008

The Dallas Video Festival needs no introduction. Find out which features strikes your fancy at Our picks include Tom Donahue and Paul H-O's Guest of Cindy Sherman (2008), a documentary prying into Sherman's private life (we hear videographer Paul ends up dating Sherman), Josh Safdie's The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008), a film that makes the paradox of its title make sense, and Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro's Body Of War, which paints a vivid picture of the effects of the current war in one man's life.

Fort Worth Events

Teresa Hubbard & Alexander Birchler

Tuesday Evenings at The Modern
7pm, November 11, 2008

If you read the interview with these artists in Issue #108, perhaps you have some follow-up questions you'd like to ask collaborative team Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler. Here is your chance: they are giving a talk at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on Tuesday, November 11. Go early and see their impressive solo show, No room to Answer, in the upstairs galleries beforehand. Each of their videos relies on cumultative effect, and yields exponentially more over time. So don't whip through, take your time.

Houston Event

Artist Talk: Carrie Mae Weems

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
2pm, November 1, 2008

Artist Carrie Mae Weems will speak in the Freed Auditorium at the Glassell School of Art in conjunction with the exhibition Cinema Remixed & Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image since 1970 at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The artist may be better known as a photographer, but she's been using the moving image in her work since 2003. Throughout her body of work, Weems has explored of the politics of gender, race and class, and in the context of this exhibition, the first devoted solely to black women artists working with video and film, her thoughts will be extremely valuable.

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