Thursday, 01 October 2020 to Saturday, 31 October 2020

John Edmonds

Shotgun, 2014
American, born 1989

10 min., color, sound
Courtesy of the artist

Edmonds' Shotgun (2014) is a video that captures an intimate moment between two Black men who take turns blowing smoke into each other's mouths. As the light of the cigarette flickers during each inhale, the artist extends the private moment into a passage of time that portrays the men's vulnerability.

Screenshot of John Edmonds' "Shotgun"



Sunday, 01 November 2020 to Monday, 30 November 2020
- 3:06pm

Hiraki Sawa

Dwelling, 2002
Japanese/British, born 1977

Digital single channel video
9:20 min., b&w, sound
Copyright Hiraki Sawa. Courtesy James Cohan, New York

Dwelling (2002) showcases several model airplanes taking off, soaring and landing in different rooms of an apartment unit. As the viewer watches each airplane travel through each empty room and across different fixtures, the paths from each plane evoke a sense of emptiness and mind-wandering motion.

Screenshot of Hiraki Sawa's "Dwelling"



Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin hosts a virtual opening to celebrate “An Interval of Time”, a digital animation by artist Monika Bravo on November 18th from 4:30-5:30 pm CST. Join us online for a discussion between Bravo, Landmarks director Andrée Bober, Jackson School of Geosciences Dean Claudia Mora, and curatorial contributor Alexandra Mendez. 

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Friday, 01 January 2021 to Sunday, 31 January 2021

Adrián Balseca

Suspensión I, 2019
Ecuadorian, born 1989

Digital 4K
5 min., color, sound
Courtesy of Han Nefkens Foundation

Balseca's Suspensión I (2019) is a work that draws attention to the correlation between environmental destruction and daily life in the Amazon jungle. Shot in the middle of the Amazon forest in Ecuador, the videos shows a cut of a tall balsa tree trunk from which containers of local fossil fuels are hung in suspension. 

Screenshot of Adrián Balseca's "Suspensión I"



Monday, 01 February 2021 to Sunday, 28 February 2021

Howardena Pindell

Free, White and 21, 1980
American, born 1943

12:15 min., color, sound
Courtesy of the artist, The University of Texas Libraries, and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York

In Pindell's Free, White and 21 (1980), the artist recounts racism she has experienced as a Black woman coming of age in America. She portrays the stark divide between Black and white Americans by appearing as both herself and as a white woman who discounts the artist's experiences throughout the piece. 

Screenshot of Howardena Pindell's "Free, White and 21"



Monday, 01 March 2021 to Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Guido van der Werve

Nummer Twee: Just because I'm standing here doesn't mean I want to, 2003
Dutch, born 1977

35 mm film
3 minutes 8 seconds

© Guido van der Werve; Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, GRIMM, Amsterdam, and MONITOR, Rome

Nummer Twee (2003), begins with a stunt by the artist as he appears to be knocked down in the middle of a street by a car. What happens next is a cinemtographic dreamland with ballerinas that enter the shot, performing around the artist. The surreal combination of images creates a piece that intersects between film, video, and performance art. 

Screenshot of Guido van der Werve's "Nummer Twee"