dcdish: announcing a doug aitken digital profile + conversation

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Dallas Contemporary
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Dallas, Texas 75207

coming soon to dc
digital profile on doug aitken’s NEW HORIZON
9 october 2020

at noon on 9 october dallas contemporary will launch a digital profile on artist doug aitken’s 2019 project new horizon curated by pedro alonzo. the digital profile will feature a short video as well as images from the project.

throughout his practice, doug aitken has responded to the effects of information, media and imagery on the human condition. new horizon, 2019 provided a stunning platform to explore the notion of the future from the perspective of a reflective hot air balloon that journeyed across the state of massachusetts last summer. 

commissioned by the trustees, a conservation group, aitken responded to the idyllic new england landscape with a road trip throughout the state. the balloon functioned as a beacon that brought people together for a series of carefully curated events, a choreography of art, music and discussion that unfolded across the landscape.

in conversation
doug aitken + pedro alonzo

15 october at 5 pm

join us on 15 october 2020 at 5 pm (cst) / 3 pm (pst) for a conversation between artist doug aitken and dallas contemporary’s adjunct curator pedro alonzo. the artist will discuss his 2019 project “new horizon” on the occasion of his digital profile (launches 9 oct) on dc’s website which will feature a short video as well as project documentation.

registration is required. click here to register

beyond the border with claudia peña salinas

dive into the practice of claudia peña salinas. claudia recently chatted with dc’s curatorial associate emily edwards about her practice, upcoming shows, what’s on her playlist and more!

read the full interview here

explore more artist interviews here

in conversation
carrie mae weems + andré leon talley


artist carrie mae weems joined new york times best-selling author of “the chiffon trenches: a memoir” and former american editor-at-large of vogue magazine, andré leon talley, for a free public conversation about the resist covid/take 6! campaign and other shared concerns on public health and racial equity. the talk was hosted by the dallas morning news and presented in collaboration with the dfw cultural consortium of museums and cultural organizations presenting carrie mae weems: resist covid/take 6!

introduction done by arts & entertainment editor christopher wynn. event moderated by dallas contemporary’s senior curator laurie ann farrell.

re-watch the full conversation here

draw with us
17 october from 1 – 3 pm

our workshop is back, virtually of course! this special edition will be hosted by dallas-based artist + educator adam palmer + will address themes explored by jose dávila in his winter 2020 museum exhibition and doug aitken in his upcoming fall 2020 digital profile.

registration is required, donations are encouraged. pay what you can.

click here to register