CentralTrak: The University of Texas at Dallas Artist Residency
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Department of Communications
September 21st, 2013, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
800 Exposition Ave
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM:
"Why a Texas Biennial?"
A public panel on the future of the Texas Biennial. Speakers include TX★13 curators Annette Lawrence, Christina Rees and Noah Simblist, and artist John Pomara, moderated by Biennial Curator-at-Large Virginia Rutledge. Discussion will include a brief presentation of The Dallas Collective's "Open Studio", the first Texas Biennial commissioned work, co-presented with Ballroom Marfa.
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM:
"Culo de Oro"
A multimedia performance work by Julia Barbosa Landois, accompanied by musician Erik Sanden.
8:30 PM- 10:00 PM:
"Quickly Assembled/Half Burned" aka
"Fristkt Kopplat, halften brunnet"
Fresh off their widely successful month-long experimental project at the Dallas Museum of Art HOMECOMING! Committee, as CentralTrak artists-in-residence, has now set its sights on fixing Sweden’s current national trash shortage crisis. Apparently, Sweden has been so efficient in their recycling and green energy programs that they've run out of garbage, which has been a source of energy for the progressive country.
With this project entitled "Quickly Assembled/Half Burned" or Fristkt Kopplat, halften brunnet (a common Swedish term akin to the American phrase "Haste Makes Waste") HOMECOMING! Committee is attempting an act of goodwill and is hoping to help a nation that's depleted its precious garbage reserves.
HOMECOMING! Committee will construct a large scale assemblage from broken and discarded furniture in CentralTrak's gallery at 800 Exposition Ave in Dallas, with the intention to eventually ship the sculpture back to Sweden.
Shawn Mayer, (214) 702-9178
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CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, established in 2008, is dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts. As a live/work space for eight artists, it serves as a community center in the North Texas area for broad intellectual discourse around the arts. While the residency promotes artistic experimentation through its support of production, the companion gallery encourages critical engagement in a local urban context through exhibitions and related programs. By building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, CentralTrak unites artists from an expansive range of creative disciplines to extend and challenge contemporary notions of artistic practice, creative expression, and the role technology plays in these processes.
CentralTrak is supported in part by the generosity of numerous donors and partners from the North Texas area and The University of Texas at Dallas.
Address: 800 Exposition, Dallas, TX 75226
Hours: Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 during exhibitions, tours available by appointment call (469) 232-7298.
Visit our Website at www.CentralTrak.com for more information
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