As part of the opening celebrations for Ann Hamilton's O N E E V E R Y O N E, Landmarks hosted a writing workshop lead by Dr. Kathleen Stewart, Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UT.
The latest public art project at The University of Texas at Austin was attended by thousands of visitors to a series of events celebrating the opening of O N E E V E R Y O N E by Ann Hamilton. Her commission marks the 40th work of art in the Landmarks’ collection and one of two newly acquired works for the Dell Medical School (DMS).
Fourteen larger-than-life porcelain enamel panels are installed in Dell Medical School’s Health Learning Building, with more planned for the Health Discovery Building after construction is complete. In the meantime, those panels can be viewed at the Visual Arts Center, along with a selection of additional panels slated for future DMS buildings. The exhibition is on view through 24 February 2017.
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Landmarks has acquired a second work of art by artist Nancy Rubins. Drawing (2007) will be installed within the Norman Hackerman Building adjacent to her massive assemblage of aluminum canoes and small boats at the corner of 24th Street and Speedway Drive in early 2017.
On the morning of 24 October 2016, Landmarks hosted a public ceremony in which Spiral of the Galaxy, a tremendous seven-ton bronze sculpture by British artist Marc Quinn, was unveiled.
The public gathering was led by Landmarks director Andrée Bober and included remarks by Clay Johnston, dean of Dell Medical School, Doug Dempster, dean of College of Fine Arts, and Pat Clubb, vice president for University Operations. They spoke in front of the elegant conch shell which stands nearly 11 feet tall and more than 16 feet wide on the northeast corner of 15th and Red River Streets.
Since catapulting into prominence in the early 1990s, contemporary artist and sculptor Marc Quinn has investigated the intersections of art and science with a variety of mediums. Throughout his career, Quinn has also explored the idea of the human body in relation to perceptions of beauty in critically acclaimed projects such as Self (1991), a cast of the artist’s head made from ten pints of his own frozen blood, and Alison Lapper Pregnant (2005), a marble sculpture depicting disabled artist Alison Lapper, among others.