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Austin Events

Arthouse Visiting Lecturer Series: Gary Carrion-Murayari

George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center
Thursday, April 8, 7pm

Recently named one of The New York Times Style Magazine’s “Nifty 50,” Gary Carrion-Murayari has experienced a meteoric rise to prominence in the international contemporary art world. Having worked in the curatorial department at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York since 2003, specializing in contemporary art, film, and video, Carrion-Murayari was tapped to team up with guest curator Francesco Bonami to serve as Associate Curator of the 2010 Whitney Biennial. from the press release

Pretend You Are Rich Art Auction

Pump Project
Saturday, March 27, 7-10pm

We don't generally announce fundraisers, but we're making an exception because pretending you are rich is just so much fun! Saturday marks Pump Project's 7th ever Pretend You Are Rich Art Auction.The minimum bid is $3000, and every winner gets an instant $3000 rebate. The events founder, J. Haley, will be co-emceeing with Richard Anthony Guerra to announce work from over 20 local artists to bid on. Entry is free and there will be drinks and snacks provided by Whole Foods and Tito's Vodka.

Avant Cinema: Film-Makers' Cooperative

Austin Film Society Screening Room at Austin Studios
Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 7-9pm
Admission: $6 / $4 for AFS Members

Filmmaker Caroline Koebel and Scott Stark are taking on the task of exposing Austin to more alternative cinema. The collaborative duo are working with Chale Nafus and Bryan Poyser on the Avant Cinema Series which features screenings of experimental film and video art every month. Their next screening will be a crash course in American avant-garde film history-- all presented in 16mm glory. Please contact carolinekoebel@gmail.com with any questions.

Houston Events

Artist Talk: Julie Mehretu

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Sunday, April 11, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.

Julie Mehretu is internationally celebrated for her large, accumulative paintings that powerfully join figuration and abstraction. In this special presentation, Mehretu will discuss her work, including her new suite of paintings in the exhibition Julie Mehretu: Grey Area, now traveling from Berlin to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, where it will open in May. A reception to meet the speaker follows the program.

Fort Worth Events

Artist Talk: Kenneth Goldsmith

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Tuesday, March 30, 7pm

Kenneth Goldsmith, a New York-based poet whose writing has been described as, "some of the most exhaustive and beautiful collage work yet produced in poetry" by Publishers Weekly, is founding editor of the online archive UbuWeb (ubu.com), and among other endeavors, is also the editor of I'll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews, which was the basis for the opera, Trans-Warhol, that premiered in Geneva in 2007. This lecture fleshes out the full spectrum of what it meant to be Andy Warhol at the end of his life. What emerges is a portrait of the artist as media visionary, one who, nearly three decades ago, accurately predicted our current infatuation with technology, celebrity, and social networking.

San Antonio Events

On IAIR microCinema

Special location: Bijou @ Crossroads, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201
March 31, 7pm

View contemporary film and video shorts inspired by New Works: 10.1. Shorts will focus on themes of gender identity. Films by Vito Acconci, Paul McCarthy, and Bruce Nauman-- just to name a few. Click here for more info and a list of all the films to be screened.

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