Ballroom Marfa Art Fund


Living Memories in Metz, Freak Out in Terlingua

1 Mar 2013

Ballroom alum Agnes Denes will be exhibiting alongside Monika Grzymala and Cecilia Vicuña as Les Immémoriales opens tonight at in Metz, France.

“Nourished by the living memory of Andean, Native American, and Australian Aboriginal people, Agnes Denes, Monika Grzymala and Cecilia Vicuña, three artists of different generations and horizons, invite you on a sensuous and poetic journey into the heart of political issues affecting our first-world societies.

In 1968, Agnes Denes (b. 1931, Hungary) made her first “eco-logical” intervention in the state of New York, announcing her commitment to environmental questions and human issues. In 1977, near the Niagara Falls, she re-enacted the ritual Rice/Tree/Burial—an “allegory of the life cycle” which associates the planting of a rice paddy; chaining together of trees in a sacred forest, formerly an Indian burial ground; filming from the edge of the Niagara Falls; and burying a time capsule addressed to “Homo Futurus” of the year 2979.”

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If you’re staying here in the Big Bend this weekend, the outsider art haven of Terlingua will host another of its open-call group shows this weekend, as Funky Junk returns to the Starlight Theatre on Saturday night at 7pm. Beneath the aggressively wacky facade the curious viewer will find an array of landscape photography, abstract painting and found sculptural art as well as the opportunity to dance and hula hoop with a crowd of epicurean river guides, trail crew workers, borderland ranch hands and field biologists gone to seed. Your blog editor, Ballroom’s Communications Coordinator Daniel Chamberlin, will also have new work on display. Find full event details on the Starlight’s website, or Facebook.