Marfa Dialogues

Art in the Auditorium 3

Kelly Nipper

26 August - 27 August 2011


Ballroom Marfa is collaborating with Whitechapel Gallery, London, and nine other international art spaces for the third season of the film and video program, Art in the Auditorium. Across two nights at the Crowley Theater, Ballroom Marfa will screen works that have been collectively programmed, providing a glimpse of some of the most pressing aesthetic concerns of artists working today.

Friday 26 August, 7pm
Screenings: Niles Atallah, Joaquín Cociña and Cristóbal León; Elodie Pong; Rachael Rakena; Stephen Sutcliffe; Marthe Thorshaug; Huang Xiaopeng

Saturday 27 August, 7pm
Screenings: Giorgio Andreotta Calò; Ergin Çavuşoğlu; Dinh Q. Lê; Kelly Nipper; Elodie Pong; Stephen Sutcliffe; Jalal Toufic; followed by
Curator’s Talk: Alicia Ritson on Ballroom Marfa’s selected artist Kelly Nipper

Each night’s screenings run for approximately 75 minutes. Free and open to the public.

Participating institutions:
Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas
Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon
City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway
The Institute for the Readjustment of Clocks, hosted by Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Para/Site, Hong Kong
San Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK


    Excerpt from Kelly Nipper’s “Weather Center,” 2009. Courtesy of Kelly Nipper and Artforum International.

    This program has been made possible by the generous support of Ballroom Marfa members. Special thanks to the Crowley Theater, Marfa Public Radio, Marfa Recording Company, Rob Crowley, Tim Crowley, Jennifer Bell, and The Big Bend Sentinel.