Month: August 2013

Open Season

Some people say ideas are a dime a dozen. The Idea Fund says they are $3,500 each and, with help from a special initiative of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, it is putting that money directly into the hands of Texas artists. As a result, some of the state's most provocative or otherwise unexpected imaginings are being made real....

Performania

Musings & Mumblings on Time-Based Art   IMAGE: Brock England and Nathan Jerkins in Hidden Room Theatre’s award- winning production of Rose Rage. Pho...

Insider Notes: September 2013

WELL, HELLO TEXAS. If you are from Houston or Dallas, I hope you are happy to find us back on the stands under the big Texas umbrella. If you are from elsewhere, you might be wondering…Arts + Culture who? Great question. We started in Dallas/Fort Worth, expanded to Houston, and combined forces in quest of understanding what the rest of this great state was up to, art-wise. And here we are, in our inaugural issue of Arts + Culture Texas....

FotoFest Discoveries

There was only one other person in the exhibition space with me, but she was otherwise occupied. Talking in hushed tones on her phone, she scribbled away in her date book. Technically, we were in the lobby of an office building, so her behavior wasn’t out of order. Have public lobbies become the only private spaces skyscrapers have to offer? Judging by the amount of people I saw pacing behind the temporary gallery walls, I would have to say yes....

LaToya Ruby Frazier: WITNESS

“Welcome to Historic Braddock,” a black-and-white photograph greets visitors near the title wall to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston exhibition, LaToya Ruby Frazier: WITNESS. The gelatin silver print presents a straightforward, close-up view of the friendly advertisement printed on what appears to be the temporary wooden fencing one might see surrounding a construction site or abandoned property. The bold lettering stands out against a black background, and hovers over the white silhouette of a skyline – Braddock’s, one would assume....

Lifelike

There is a blue sleeping bag situated on the floor of the main gallery at the Blanton Museum of Art. Viewer reactions to the circa-2001 piece, buy cialis Nomad...

New Name, Big Plans for The Contemporary Austin

Another day, another identity for The Contemporary Austin. That’s the new moniker for the recently reunited AMOA-Arthouse, whose parent organizations, before splitting and undergoing various name changes throughout their complicated histories, once constituted the Texas Fine Arts Association. ...