Closing Celebrations of Ecstatic Land & Kenneth Tam
You’re invited May 5–6, 2023 as we celebrate the closing of two exhibitions Ecstatic Land and Kenneth Tam: Tender is the hand which holds the stone of memory.
Ecstatic Land is an exhibition and screening series that brings together a multigenerational group of artists whose works explore the intersecting vitalities of the land and self.
Kenneth Tam’s solo exhibition, Tender is the hand which holds the stone of memory unearths forgotten histories in order to reimagine our own identities and to question dominant myths that shape and govern our bodies.
We hope you’ll join us!
Friday, May 5
9:02 PM: stone circle Full Moon Activation
Saturday, May 6
12 – 1pm: Coffee & Conversation with Karina Salcido in Ballroom Gallery
Drop by from 7 to 10pm: Ecstatic Land screening series & lighting of Nancy Holt’s Starfire in Ballroom Courtyard
stone circle Full Moon Activation - May 5
Friday, May 5, 2023
Kick-off the weekend with stone circle’s Full Moon Activation
Watch the Hunter Moon rise at Haroon Mirza’s large-scale outdoor installation. stone circle is activated once a month on the evening of the full moon.
Learn more and reserve your spot here.
Coffee & Conversation with Karina Salcido – May 6
Saturday, May 6, 2023
Ballroom Marfa invites you to a special exhibition walkthrough followed by a conversation with Karina Salcido, Assistant Curator and Communications Coordinator at The Chinati Foundation. Salcido will share research on the artist Laura Aguilar whose work is on view in Ecstatic Land. This event is free and open to the public.
We will serve coffee during the event, followed by regular gallery hours. This is the final day of both Ecstatic Land and Kenneth Tam: Tender is the hand which holds the stone of memory at Ballroom Marfa. We hope you’ll join us!
Karina Salcido is an art history scholar and independent writer from the El Paso-Cuidad Juárez border. Her research focuses on disability, the environment, and legacies of colonialism in modern and contemporary Latin American Art and Latinx Art- particularly how these areas explore “Othered” landscapes that are viewed as wastelands and (de)valued non-normative body-minds. She holds an M.A. in Art History (summa cum laude) from The University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in Art History (summa cum laude) with a minor in Anthropology from The University of Texas at El Paso. During her undergraduate career, she was awarded the Andrew W. Mellon HSI Pathways Fellowship. Currently, Karina is the assistant curator/communications coordinator at the Chinati Foundation.
Outdoor Screening Series + Nancy Holt's Starfire – May 6
Saturday, May 6, 2023
Drop by the Ballroom Courtyard this evening for a final viewing of the Ecstatic Land screening series featuring films by Alan Michelson, Christie Blizard, and Genesis Baéz plus a final lighting of Nancy Holt’s outdoor installation, Starfire.