Marfa Dialogues

Dengue Fever

June 3 - August 21, 2016

Dengue Fever
June 3 – August 21, 2016

Opening Reception
Friday, June 3, 2016
6-9pm in the Ballroom Marfa Courtyard

Ballroom Marfa is pleased to announce the opening of Dengue Fever, the second of four exhibitions conceived for Arturo Bandini’s year long installation in the courtyard, a perfect copy of their iconic Los Angeles gallery.

Dengue Fever, like Vapegoat Rising which preceded it, responds to the themes of transcendental landscape present in Ballroom’s main exhibition, After Effect. As opposed to Vapegoat Rising (which understood this landscape as a percolation of fog and rock) Dengue Fever is imagined as a sort of Henri Rousseau delirium, a jungle of feeling, and a landscape turned inwards.

As a worm in an apple, or a tongue licking a psychoactive toad, or more to the point a wet willy, works by Kelly Akashi, Marten Elder, John Finneran, S Gernsbacher, Drew Heitzler, Sarah Manuwal, Calvin Marcus, and Roni Shneior surround and infuse the building (both inside and out), saturating it with meaning.

Further mirroring the spectacle of Bandini’s Los Angeles events, artist Nick Fisher, who custom brews beer inspired by the curatorial premise of each show, is traveling to Marfa to serve his Marfa Pale Ale at the opening of Dengue Fever.

Arturo Bandini is a collaborative project/gallery by artists Michael Dopp and Isaac Resnikoff. The gallery occupies a small building designed by Joakim Dahlqvist that fluidly transposes interior and exterior space, mirroring Bandini’s promiscuous curatorial sensibility.

Ballroom Marfa hosts an exact copy of the original Los Angeles Bandini building, manifesting a second gallery in the landscape of Far West Texas.

    Dengue Fever is made possible in part by the generous support of National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, the Ballroom Marfa Board of Trustees and Ballroom Marfa members.

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    In-kind support from SAVED Wines as well as Don and Linda Shafer.


    Special thanks to Lalo Baeza, Tobin Becker, The Big Bend Sentinel, Michael Camacho, Joe Cashiola, Ross Cashiola, Vicente Celis, Anthony DeSimone, Fairfax Dorn, David Fenster, Nick Fisher, Cuca Flores, Genevieve Gallaway, Marfa Public Radio, Alex Marks, Emma Rogers, Gory Smelley and Ramona Tejada.