Artist Talks

Distinguished artists discuss their work.

Artist Talk: Misty Keasler

Artist Misty Keasler gives a talk titled "The Room (Empty Space) as Portrait". This event is in conjunction with the exhibition Life in Space: Staging Identity, March 6–May 3, 2009.

April 16, 2009


Image: Misty Keasler, Green Room (Quarenteen) Leagnul di Copii, Tigru Mures, Romania, 2004, C-print on Kodak Supra Endura, Image courtesy Misty Keasler and The Public Trust Gallery

A Conversation with Carey Young

Artist Carey Young is joined by Dr. Michael Corris, Professor of Art at Southern Methodist University, to discuss her new installation. Young's work explores the role of the artist in relation to the increasingly blurred boundaries between business, politics, and culture.

February 2, 2017
Horchow Auditorium

Image: Carey Young, Palais de Justice, 2017, HD video, 17 mins 59 secs, Courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, © Carey Young

Artist Talk: Rebecca Warren

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.

Artist Talk: Morehshin Allahyari

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.

October 1, 2015
Horchow Auditorium

Artist Talk: The Art Foundation

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.

June 21, 2013
Horchow Auditorium

Artist Talk: Toxic Shock

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.

June 21, 2013

Horchow Auditorium

Slavs and Tatars: 79.89.09

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.

Jan. 18, 2013  
Horchow Auditorium

Artist Talk: Richard Phillips

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.

March 22, 2012