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3 August 2021 - Landmarks announces twelfth season of Landmarks Video

AUSTIN, Texas – Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin, announced today the twelfth season of Landmarks Video, its curated program of highly regarded and influential video art from the past six decades. Beginning September 1, one video per month will be screened in the ART Building atrium at the corner of East 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard on campus.

This season’s line-up is organized by Landmarks Video curator Kanitra Fletcher. It explores themes such as mass incarceration, ecology, cosmology, immigration, and gender roles, with works by artists Kawita Vatanajyankur, Allora & Calzadilla, Robyn O’Neil, Polina Kanis, Garrett Bradley, Allison Schulnik, Jacolby Satterwhite, and David Ellis. Videos by Kota Ezawa, Michael Robinson, Michael Snow, and Luis Voldovino, originally scheduled for last season but postponed due to COVID, will also be presented.

Running September 2021 - August 2022, the new season showcases both national and international artists. Highlights include Garrett Bradley’s Alone (2017), an exploration of mass incarnation in the United States through the experience of a young Black couple in New Orleans; The Great Silence (2014) by Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, which investigates the relationship between humans, animals, and the cosmos in the search for intelligent life; and Allison Schulnik’s single-channel animation, Moth (2019), comprised of hundreds of gouache paintings created by Schulnik, set against a composition by Erik Satie.

2021-2022 SEASON LINEUP:

Sept. 2021: Kawita Vatanajyankur, Tools, 2012-14
Oct. 2021: Kota Ezawa, Simpson Verdict, 2002 *
Nov. 2021: Allora & Calzadilla, The Great Silence, 2014
Dec. 2021: Robyn O’Neil, WE, THE MASSES, 2011*
Jan. 2022: Polina Kanis, Celebration, 2014
Feb. 2022: Garrett Bradley, Alone, 2017
March 2022: Allison Schulnik, Moth, 2019
Apr. 2022: Jacolby Satterwhite, Healing in My House, 2016
May 2022: Luis Valdovino, Work in Progress, 1990 *
June 2022: Michael Robinson, The Dark, Krystle, 2013 *
July 2022: Michael Snow, WVLNT, 1966-67/2003 *
Aug. 2022: David Ellis, Animal, 2010

* Indicates works from last season that were postponed due to COVID-19.

Videos will be on view daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Media Station in the Art Building atrium, located on the Corner of East 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. Please visit landmarksut.org to plan your visit. Videos are free to view and accessible to all.

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About Landmarks

Landmarks is the award-winning public art program of The University of Texas at Austin. Its collection of modern and contemporary art celebrates diverse perspectives, featuring commissioned projects alongside sculptures on long-term loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. By making great art free and accessible to all, Landmarks inspires thought and growth. For more information, visit landmarksut.org.

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11 November 2010 - Landmarks announces the launch of Landmarks Video

AUSTIN, Texas - Landmarks Video launches an ongoing series of some of the most highly regarded and influential works of video art from the past five decades, including works by Richard Serra, William Kentridge, Bruce Nauman, and Joan Jonas. An initiative of Landmarks, the video program aims to familiarize the university community with important titles, stimulate conversation and research, and situate the genre of video art alongside the presentation of more traditional works.

The program shows the work of 12 artists annually, one per month, on an ongoing basis which are screened on a 65” high-definition media station. The media station is in an open atrium that provides stadium seating for viewing and is located in the ART building on the corner of East 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard, adjacent to art history classrooms and the new Visual Arts Center galleries.

Landmarks Video was inaugurated with the commission of David Ellis’s Animal which will be on view until Nov. 30. The commission represents the first work of video art to be acquired by the university’s growing public art collection.

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