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Ballroom Marfa

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108 E San Antonio St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
432-729-3600 https://www.ballroommarfa.org/

October 2018

BALLROOM MARFA present HYPEROBJECTS

October 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - October 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Ballroom Marfa, 108 E San Antonio St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Ballroom Marfa is pleased to announce Hyperobjects, a group exhibition co-organized by philosopher and Rice University professor Timothy Morton and Ballroom Marfa Director & Curator Laura Copelin, engaging ideas from Morton’s theory to confront the overwhelming scale of today’s ecological crisis. The exhibition features installations from the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Megan May Daalder, Tara Donovan, Nance Klehm, Postcommodity, Emilija Škarnulyte, and Sissel Marie Tonn with Jonathan Reus, as well as objects and loans from David Brooks, the Center…

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November 2018

Ballroom Marfa presents Jibade-Khalil Huffman

November 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - November 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Ballroom Marfa, 108 E San Antonio St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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The Way You Make Me Feel: AFI 2018 – Jibade-Khalil Huffman is an exhibition that features new and existing work from artist and writer Jibade-Khalil Huffman, including First Person Shooter, the video nominated by Ballroom Marfa for the 2018 season of Artists’ Film International (AFI). AFI is an international collaboration organized by Whitechapel Gallery, London, that showcases emerging artists working in video and animation. Huffman’s film will be complemented by newly-commissioned sculptural work, paintings, and video in Ballroom’s galleries. First…

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December 2018

Ballroom Marfa Presents Jibade-Khalil Huffman

December 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am - December 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Ballroom Marfa, 108 E San Antonio St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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The Way You Make Me Feel: AFI 2018 – Jibade-Khalil Huffman is an exhibition that features new and existing work from artist and writer Jibade-Khalil Huffman, including First Person Shooter, the video nominated by Ballroom Marfa for the 2018 season of Artists’ Film International (AFI). AFI is an international collaboration organized by Whitechapel Gallery, London, that showcases emerging artists working in video and animation. Huffman’s film will be complemented by newly-commissioned sculptural work, paintings, and video in Ballroom’s galleries. First…

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April 2019

CANDELILLA, COATLICUE, AND THE BREATHING MACHINE at Ballroom Marfa

April 5, 2019 - September 1, 2019
Ballroom Marfa, 108 E San Antonio St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Ballroom Marfa is pleased to announce our spring exhibition, Candelilla, Coatlicue, and the Breathing Machine. The exhibition features newly commissioned and existing works by artists Beatriz Cortez, Candice Lin, and Fernando Palma Rodríguez. The title refers to a facet of each artist’s contribution to the show, which ranges from wax pours to robotic storytellers to provisional shelters and beyond. The varied installations and objects from these three artists weave together a conversation about the animate qualities of land; human and non-human…

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Art Opening: Candelilla, Coatlicue, and the Breathing Machine

April 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom Marfa, 108 E San Antonio St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Join Ballroom Marfa as they celebrate the opening of their spring show Candelilla, Coatlicue, and the Breathing Machine with a reception and concert in Marfa on Friday, April 5 from 6pm - 9pm. The exhibit presents new and existing work from Beatriz Cortez, Candice Lin, and Fernando Palma Rodriguez. At 8:00 the same night, multidisciplinary artist and electro-acoustic composer, Rob Mazurek, will perform a new composition titled Energy Points in a Pythagorean Circle. On Saturday, April 6 at 11:00am there will be…

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June 2019

Tlacuilcopa – a workshop and exploration of Nahuatl hosted by Ballroom Marfa

June 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ballroom Marfa, 108 E San Antonio St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Ballroom Marfa and Agave Festival Marfa present Tlacuilcopa – a workshop and exploration of Nahuatl (one of the most widely spoken indigenous languages of the Americas) and logo-syllabic writing with artist Fernando Palma Rodríguez at Ballroom Marfa. No previous knowledge of the language is necessary. Participants will learn about the structure and application of Nahuatl and then create their own neo-pictograms based on this ancient system of writing. Together with his family, the artist operates several NGOs in Mexico that…

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September 2019

Mdou Moctar at Ballroom Marfa

September 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom Marfa, 108 E San Antonio St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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** In case of rain the show will move to the Marfa Visitor Center ** Please join us as we welcome Mdou Moctar to the Ballroom Marfa courtyard for a free performance on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 7:30 pm, in support of his latest album Ilana: The Creator. Mdou Moctar is a guitarist from northern Niger and one of the first musicians to perform a modern electronic adaptation of Tuareg music. Commonly referred to as the Jimi Hendrix of…

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November 2019

Longilonge by Solange Pessoa, on view at Ballroom Marfa

November 15, 2019 - April 19, 2020
Ballroom Marfa, 108 E San Antonio St
Marfa, TX 79843 United States
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Ballroom Marfa is pleased to announce our fall exhibition Longilonge by Solange Pessoa, on view in Marfa starting November 15th. The exhibition will include new commissions that respond to the cultural and natural landscape in West Texas, alongside important existing pieces made in Minas Gerais, Brazil, where the artist lives and works. The title—Longilonge—refers to an invented word, found in the poetry of Carlos Drummond de Andrade. Pessoa repurposes this word to evoke a distant space or time, a longing…

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