Ballroom Marfa collaborated 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 screened works that were collectively programmed, providing a glimpse of some of the most pressing aesthetic concerns of artists working today.
Friday 26 August
Screenings: Niles Atallah, Joaquín Cociña and Cristóbal León; Elodie Pong; Rachael Rakena; Stephen Sutcliffe; Marthe Thorshaug; Huang Xiaopeng
Saturday 27 August
Screenings: Giorgio Andreotta Calò; Ergin Çavuşoğlu; Dinh Q. Lê; Kelly Nipper; Elodie Pong; Stephen Sutcliffe; Jalal Toufic
Curator’s Talk: Alicia Ritson on Ballroom Marfa’s selected artist Kelly Nipper
Each night’s screenings ran for approximately 75 minutes. This series was free and open to the public.
Participating institutions included 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; and Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK.
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.