Ballroom Marfa Art Fund


Alex Marks strikes again

11 Mar 2013



The Polaroid series continues, with Alex Marks‘s portraits of jazz legends Hamiet Bluiett and Kahil El’Zabar. TRULY THEY ARE LEGENDS. (Once we get the file, be sure to check out Dan’s and my cursory half-hour history of their music on Marfa Public Radio, which will make you a believer.)

Bluiett and El’Zabar were kind enough to make the 7+ hour trek to Marfa to play at the New Growth opening last Friday, which was electric, and quite emotional (for me) (which I still can’t articulate fully, but was tied to how the set reflected and inspired and informed Johnson’s work), and ended with a call-and-response (!), followed by Bluiett and El’Zabar leading everyone to the community dinner (a longer walk than we anticipated).

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Rashid Johnson’s Courtyard Installation

7 Mar 2013

Largest Courtyard Installation in Ballroom History from Ballroom Marfa on Vimeo.

A time-lapse video of the Valley Irrigation crew setting up a central pivot irrigation system in the courtyard — the largest installation in Ballroom’s 10-year history — for Rashid Johnson’s New Growth solo exhibition. Video by Yoseff Ben-Yehuda.

Listen to Ballroom Director Fairfax Dorn’s conversation with the Brooklyn-based artist this Friday at 10am on Marfa Public Radio’s Talk at Ten program. Then join us for the opening reception and community dinner starting at 6pm on Friday evening. An exhibition walkthrough with Johnson takes place on Saturday. Find full details at the New Growth page.

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Recent Jams from Hamiet Bluiett and Kahil El’Zabar

6 Mar 2013

On October 5, 2006, the World Saxophone Quartet, led by legendary baritone saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett, played this intense set at Lovejoy High School in the town in Illinois where Bluiett attended school six decades before.

Kahil El’Zabar and the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, delivering a righteous percussive workout in 2005 at Teatro Fondamenta Nuove in Venice, Italy.

Bluiett performs with El’Zabar at the opening reception of Rashid Johnson’s New Growth, 8 March 2013, at Ballroom Marfa. Hear more music from the two icons this Friday morning at 10:30a, right after Ballroom Executive Director Fairfax Dorn’s conversation with Johnson on KRTS Marfa’s Talk at Ten.

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