Art historian Dr. Anna Lovatt, Marguerite Hoffman Scholar in Residence at Southern Methodist University, and Jeremy Strick, Director of the Nasher Sculpture Center, speak with artist Rebecca Warren in anticipation of her site-specific installation on the DMA's new Eagle Family Plaza. This commission is her first by a U.S. museum, and it also makes the DMA the only U.S. museum with a sculpture by a living female artist greeting visitors at the museum's entrance.
In conjunction with the exhibition A to Z: Abracadabra to Zombies at SMU's Pollock Gallery, new media artist, art activist, educator, and curator Morehshin Allahyari will talk about her recent research and art projects, with a particular focus on the poetic relationship between 3-D printing, plastic, oil, jihad, and technocapitalism. Allahyari will discuss radical approaches to new technologies, specifically 3-D printing and its relationship to activism and the political conditions of our time.
Founded in 2012, the Dallas based artist collective The Art Foundation works to cultivate artistic dialogue through their exhibitions, interventions, and the written word. Members Andrew Douglas Underwood, Ryder Richards, and Lucia Simek, discuss the group’s curated project Boom Town, on view as part of the DMA’s DallasSITES: Available Space, and the current state of contemporary art in North Texas.
From 1980 to 1986, the women of Toxic Shock worked collaboratively to produce a body of work that addressed the complex issues of politics, power, gender, and identity. Led by Leigh Arnold, Research Project Coordinator, DMA, and lead researcher for DallasSITES, Frances Bagley, Julie Cohn, Debora Hunter, and Susan Magilow reflect on their work and the Dallas art scene.
Slavs and Tatars is an artist collective devoted to exploring the controversies and connections in the region east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China, commonly known as Eurasia. This lecture by group member Payam Sharifi looks at the unlikely similarities between two key moments in modern history—the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and Poland’s Solidarnosc movement in the 1980s.
Known for his large-scale and hyper-realistic paintings, Richard Phillips has exhibited his work in individual and group shows internationally, and is represented in notable collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; the Tate Modern, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Phillips discusses his work and artistic process.
Dr. Jeffrey Grove, the DMA’s Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, discusses the work of artist Mark Manders, who creates mysterious and uncanny sculptural tableaux, inviting the viewer to “enter the world of objects and matter and find poetry in it . . . and to know how poorly we normally see our daily life.” The lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Mark Manders: Parallel Occurrences/Documented Assignments.
Jeffrey Grove, the DMA’s Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, joins artists Matt Connors and Fergus Feehily for a discussion of their work on display in solo installations as part of the Museum’s Concentrations series.
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