September 4, 7 pm
Artist Kambui Olujimi explores the political landscape in relationship to his art practice and presents his work in public spaces and his collaborations with For Freedoms, a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States. In particular, Olujimi shares his own contribution to For Freedoms’ Fifty State Billboard projects.
September 11, 7 pm
New York-based artist Robert Buck, whose biography locates him in “far west Texas” and who, through a commitment to language in his art practice and for conceptual purposes, changed his name from Beck to Buck, is accompanied by a sign language interpreter as he shares his work and ideas in a special presentation titled “Beauty is the last defense…”
September 25, 7 pm
Austin-based artist Jonathan Marshall presents “WAS HERE,” also the title of his recent solo exhibition at GRIMM gallery in New York, an investigation into historical perspectives and how they relate to a sense of place. With this presentation, Marshall conveys his commitment to making and offering ideas as a means of declaring one’s presence on this planet at this time, what he sees as the thread that connects the ancient language of Art since its inception.
Iva Kinnaird in conversation with Shelby David Meier
October 2, 7 pm
Houston-based multimedia and performance artist Iva Kinnaird is in conversation with Dallas artist Shelby David Meier, whose multifarious work reflects an interest in the “mundane.” Meier and Kinnaird share a comedic intelligence. They have collaborated on an exhibition of their work, and both have the distinction, among others, of showing individually at Culture Hole in Dallas.
Andrea Karnes in conversation with Laurie Simmons
October 9, 7 pm
Artist Laurie Simmons discusses the making of the Modern’s major survey Big Camera/Little Camera with the exhibition’s curator, Modern Senior Curator Andrea Karnes. This special presentation offers insight into Simmons’s work featured in the exhibition, her career, and the processes and premise of Big Camera/Little Camera as a collaborative effort between artist and curator.
Noah Simblist and lauren woods converse with a special guest (TBA)
October 16, 7 pm
In a panel discussion titled “What Remains: The Legacy and Future of Confederate Monuments,” curator, writer, and artist Noah Simblist and artist lauren woods converse with a special guest (TBA) concerning the ways that communities tell the stories of our shared histories through art, scholarship, archives, and the built environment, with a crucial element of the discussion being the yet unresolved issue of how we reconcile competing perspectives on the same moment in time, whether it is the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights era, or Black Lives Matter activism.
Hans Butzer, AIA*
October 23, 7 pm
Architect and director of the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture Hans Butzer, AIA, in conjunction with Fort Worth AIA’s 2018 Design Awards, presents the ideas and practices behind BAU, Butzer Architects and Urbanism, where they “design place that is between and within, and that is legible and with purpose.”
October 30, 7 pm
New York-based artist Liliana Porter works across media producing “theatrical vignettes” that, she explains, are “constructed as visual comments that speak of the human condition.” Interested in “the simultaneity of humor and distress, banality and possibility of meaning,” Porter presents such work and ideas for this Tuesday Evenings presentation.
Laurie Simmons and Carroll Dunham
November 13, 7 pm
Artist Laurie Simmons is in conversation with her husband, artist Carroll Dunham, for an extraordinary presentation in which the two renowned artists discuss the role art plays in their life together and how their life together informs their art, all in conjunction with the Modern’s survey of Simmons’s art, Big Camera/Little Camera.