Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
January 10 - February 14, 2003
Why can't we see work like this at home? Austin-based artist Troy Brauntuch is currently in a group exhibition at the Friedrich Petzel Gallery in New York. The show features work by Brauntuch, Keith Edmier, and Richard Phillips and runs from January 10-February 14. An important figure in the 1980s appropriation movement surrounding Metro Pictures, Brauntuch has made significant contributions as a professor at the University of Texas since 1998. It is a real shame that no Texas gallery is showing this amazing artist. Other work by the artist can be viewed at the Mai 36 Galerie in Zurich: www.mai36.artqalleries.ch
Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler: House with Pool
Museum fur Gegenwartskunst Basel, Switzerland
January 31 - April 18, 2004
Think globally, Act locally. Austin-based artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler premier their film House with Pool in a solo exhibition at the Museum fur Gegenwartskunst Basel in Switzerland from January 31-April 18, 2004. A 1950s Modernist home in Austin provides the setting and the basic structure of the film, in which architectural spaces and interweaving physical and mental spaces are exploited for their narrative potential. Texas audiences will have an opportunity to view this work at Arthouse in 2005.
Master Class with Richard Linklater
Tuesday, February 3, 2004, 3:30pm - 5pm
Jester Auditorium, University of Texas at Austin
One shot today! Richard Linklater will speak at Jester Auditorium on UT Campus this afternoon. Self-taught writer/director Richard Linklater was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. Typically setting each of his movies during one 24-hour period, Linklater's work explored what he dubbed "the youth rebellion continuum," focusing in fine detail on generational rites and mores with rare compassion and understanding while definitively capturing the 20-something culture of his era through a series of nuanced, illuminating ensemble pieces which introduced any number of talented young actors into the Hollywood firmament. Linklater founded the Austin Film Society in the late 1980's and his films include: Slackers, 1991; Dazed and Confused, 1993; The Newton Boys, 1998 and The School of Rock, 2003.
Siah Armajani Distinguished Lecture: Art for Public Spaces
The Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum
Sunday, February 8, 2004, 2pm, Leeper Auditorium
Siah Armajani has dedicated himself to building useful, public gathering places in his projects that spring from a democratic and socially useful art for the majority. For the Minnesota Department of Transportation, incorporating text by poet John Ashbery, Armajani designed the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, connecting the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center with Loring Park. In 1986, with architect Cesar Pelli, sculptor Scott Burton, and landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg, Armajani collaborated on Battery Park City's waterfront plaza in lower Manhattan. A welcoming public landscape, Battery Park involved artists at early stages to ensure environmental unity, rather than so-called "plop-art" imposed on the design later. Other permanent Armajani works are on view in Atlanta, Georgia; Seattle, Washington; Frankfurt, Germany; and Yokohama, Japan. The artist's lecture coincides with the installation of Scott Burton's ensemble of four outdoor seats in radiant red granite, Three Quarter Cube Bench (Group of Four), on the McNay grounds.
One Night Stand
Pearl at the El Montan Motor Hotel
Sunday, February 8, 2004, 5pm - 9pm
The London-based project space PEARL will present ONENIGHT
STAND this Sunday, February 8: 5-9pm at the El Montan Motor Hotel in San Antonio. This one-night only event will feature work by nine London artists, including David Batchelor, Kiera Bennett, and Jake Clark. PEARL is hosted by Jeff McMillan, an artist who has a show of his own work opening at the Finesilver Gallery on February 20, and who has curated projects by Hills Snyder, Polly Apfelbaum, and Reverend Ethan Acres in the past.