MBG Issue #11: October 8, 2003

Issue # 11

October 8, 2003

October 8, 2003

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Transgressive Women
The Jack S. Blanton Museum
August 27 - January 4, 2003
Located in Art Building @ 23rd
and San Jacinto on UT Campus

Culled from the Jack S. Blanton's permanent collection, "Transgressive Women" unites the work of four maverick female artists active at different points from the 1950's - 1980's . Through their respective works, each artist reveals a different aspect of femininity: one work quietly asserts the female presence into our prehistoric past as another starkly redefines the female nude through video "happenings"; a giant triptych of a woman reminiscent of both De Kooning and Rosenquist attacks the viewer while an image of an embryonic cell-like form soothes us. Though disparate in style and tone, these works coalesce to both challenge and affirm female empowerment. Yayoi Kusama, Lee Lozano, Ana Mendieta and Joan Semmel.

Kelly Baum and Luke Savisky
October 16 - November 20, 2003

Come, be baptized by Luke Savisky's undulating waves of filmic benediction at Fluent Collaborative's testsite. Savisky's site-specific installation works with film loops (both found and produced) projected onto found objects/paintings. Kelly Baum's text explores Savisky's installation, locating it historically in the tradition of the phantasmagoria and philosophically in the interior/exterior dialectic to be found in both site-specific work and the medium of film. Sound smart? It is! We couldn't have done a better job of putting this show together ourselves - oh, wait - we did do this ourselves.

Near and Far
Creative Research Laboratory
September 25 - October 16, 2003
Located inside Flatbed Press

Still need to write this, will have this done a little later today.


3 one shot deals

Reading and Book Signing: "Robert Smithson: Learning from New Jersey and Elsewhere" by Ann Reynolds
Wednesday, October 8, 2003 from 6-8pm

Ann Reynolds teaches in the Department of Art and Art History and the Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her most recent publications include a catalogue essay on Nancy Spero's mosaic project for the New York City Subway (Reaktion Books, 2003) and a chapter on minimalism for the volume three of The Open University's series Art of the Twentieth Century (forthcoming 2004).

Three Performance Art Pieces
Blanton Museum
Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 6pm

Rachel Martin and Suze Kemper (formerly known as Hard Women), will perform three pieces that deal with feminist issues and mother-daughter relationships.

Inaugural Amon Carter Lecture
Prothro Theater in the Harry Ransom Center
Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 7pm

Linda Henderson of the Department of Art History at University of Texas at Austin will be giving a lecture titled MODERNISM FOR A NEW MILLENNIUM ART: "Modern Art In Context". In recent years Henderson has written several giant and fascinating books about early 20th century science and how that relates to Duchamp and other modern artists. This lecture is connected to an upcoming exhibition titled "Make it New": The Rise of Modernism (Oct 21, 2003 - March 7, 2004). You'll hear more about that from us!

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