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Marfa Dialogues/Houston, March 24-26, 2016

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Ballroom Marfa, FotoFest International and the Public Concern Foundation will bring Marfa Dialogues to Houston, Texas March 24-26, 2016 as part of the FotoFest 2016 Biennial. Join us as we consider the scale of climate disruption from the hyperlocal to the hyperobject. Events will be presented at The Menil Collection, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and the Museum of Fine Arts,… Read More >

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Artists’ Film International 2015 at Ballroom Marfa

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Artists’ Film International – Brigid McCaffrey Curated by Laura Copelin

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Saturday, November 14 10 am – 6 pm Drop-in screenings of AFI international selections 7 pm Featured screening of short films by Brigid McCaffrey Crowley Theater Marfa, Texas

Sunday,… Read More >

RIP Charles Bowden

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Charles Bowden, visionary writer and crusading muckracker, died in Las Cruces, NM this past Saturday. Bowden joined us here in Marfa for the inaugural Marfa Dialogues, a program that looked at the culture and politics of the U.S./Mexico border which Bowden reported on in with his “surrealist fever dream” prose, capturing the sadness and madness of… Read More >

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BRIC Presents: Nora York & Jamie Lawrence’s “Water Water Everywhere”

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Fortunately, if you missed Nora York’s performance of Water Water Everywhere last November at MDNY program partner, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, you have another chance to see this collaborative and “provocative new work.”

As described by BRIC:

In their new multi-media song cycle, singer and conceptual artist Nora York and co-composer Jamie… Read More >

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Images from Cape Farewell’s Climate is Culture Panel

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On November 9, the Cape Farewell Foundation hosted an exciting panel and dialogue at the Rauschenberg Project Space between artists Mel Chin, Melanie Gilligan, Tom Ackers, David Buckland, Tom Rand, and environmental advocate, Hamilton Fish. Luckily if you missed out on the event, we do have these fantastic images from the night. Thanks to curator Amy Lipton from… Read More >

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“State of the Planet” on the Earth Institute/Positive Feedback’s “Speed Dating”

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The blog, “State of the Planet”, recently reviewed the Earth Institute and PostiveFeedback’s event, Art/Science Speed-Dating, where artists and scientists were brought together for quick conversations, and the hope of igniting “sparks” of inspiration for future collaborations.

The night began with a panel discussion, after which:

the crowd of approximately 25 artists and 25 scientists commenced speed-dating each other. After five minutes was… Read More >

Ballroom Marfa Presents: A Night with C. Spencer Yeh and Messages

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Studio Visit: C Spencer Yeh from Frieze on Vimeo.

Ballroom Marfa Presents: A Night with C. Spencer Yeh and Messages November 21, 2013 | 7 pm | FREE Part of Marfa Dialogues/New York

Rauschenberg Project Space 455 W. 19th Street New York, NY

In keeping with Quiet Earth‘s ongoing examination of humanity’s… Read More >

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Maya Lin and Frances Beinecke in Conversation

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Last week’s conversation between Maya Lin and NRDC President Frances Beinecke, now archived online. From the NRDC website

On Monday, November 4th, two of the leading voices on the issue of climate change — artist and honorary NRDC Trustee Maya Lin and NRDC President Frances Beinecke — discussed the critical role… Read More >

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Arshake on IMC Lab + Gallery’s “Climate Art: New Ways of Seeing Data”

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Italian tech publication Arshake reviews MD/NY partner IMC Lab + Gallery’s ongoing exhibition Climate Art: New Ways of Seeing Data:

Climate and climate change-related data lend themselves to becoming creative material for artists who process and visualize these issues through specifically designed softwares. Climate is both the subject and the object of the «Climate Art: New Ways of Seeing… Read More >

Architectural Digest Reviews Ballroom Marfa’s Quiet Earth

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Thank you to Architectural Digest for reviewing Ballroom Marfa’s Quiet Earth for its AD Daily blog.

An excerpt:

Energy and water conservation are big concerns in Marfa, Texas, a small town that sits on the sweeping plains of the Chihuahuan Desert in the western part of the state. So it seems fitting that an exhibition organized by an arts nonprofit… Read More >

Read Peter Fend’s Essay “This Can Happen Now”

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In anticipation of Triple Canopy’s MD/NY events tomorrow (October 26th) and November 23rd, be sure to read Peter Fend’s exciting essay “This Can Happen Now”, which was previously published by the organization in May. Fend proposes to make an island off the coast of Somalia called Socotra into a “model of ecological development—beyond petroleum, beyond nuclear, beyond industrial… Read More >

Alex Travers calls David Brooks’ Gap Ecology an “extraordinary gesture”

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An excerpt from “Bridging the Gap,” by Alex Travers in Quest Magazine

“Gap Ecology (Three Still Lives with Cherry Pickers and Palms),” Socrates Sculpture Park’s current installation by artist David Brooks, is composed of three 60-foot boom lifts filled with plants….

The artist’s extraordinary gesture was inspired by the light gaps—exposed areas formed by falling trees that allow new species… Read More >

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Images from IMC Lab + Gallery’s Exhibition Opening

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On October 12, The IMC Lab + Gallery held an opening reception for “Climate Art: New Ways of Seeing Data.” The exhibition is curated by Isabel Walcott Draves, and features the work of established software artists Ursula Endlicher, Ben Fry, Aaron Koblin, Nathalie Miebach, Camille Seaman, and Karolina Sobecka. These artists seek to measure the immeasurable, using data… Read More >

Watch the Live Stream of WNYC’s “Climate Change: A Roadmap for Survival”

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If you can’t join us here in Manhattan for this historic climate change summit, please join us via the above player for a live stream of Brian Lehrer’s discussion with …

- Physicist and visionary environmental scientist Amory Lovins

- Chief of Energy Finance and Planning for New York State Richard Kauffman

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New York Times on Concord Free Press’ The Rockaways

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MD/NY partner Concord Free Press’s new free book of photography is profiled in the New York Times

After Hurricane Sandy swept through the region, people wandered the Rockaways like zombies, cloaked in blankets to protect against the mid-autumn chill. Families were left traumatized by homes reduced to skeletons. For weeks, the elderly and disabled, trapped in their apartments… Read More >

Quiet Earth Opening Reception

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Images from the October 15, 2013 opening reception for Quiet Earth

Rauschenberg Project Space 455 W. 19th Street New York, New York

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm Photographer: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com

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T Magazine on MD/NY and “Ballroom’s Expanding Sphere of Influence”

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From “Can Marfa Bring Its Magic to Manhattan?” in T Magazine

You don’t have to be a scientist, engineer or policy maker to weigh in on the impact of climate change. Right now, all around New York City, visual artists, architects and performers are tackling the subject as part of Marfa Dialogues/New York, a two-month series of… Read More >

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Quiet Earth’s Trevor Paglen at Frieze London

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For those of you lucky enough to be in London for Frieze this weekend, make sure to stop by Altman Siegel‘s booth to see artist Trevor Paglen’s new work: Prototype for a Nonfunctional Satellite. Paglen, whose work is currently part of Ballroom’s Quiet Earth exhibition in New York, is one of… Read More >

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David Brooks Discusses “Gap Ecology” at Socrates

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by David Brooks, an artist commissioned by Socrates Sculpture Park as part of Marfa Dialogues/NY

When considering a sculptural intervention to take place in NYC, that would act both as a symbolic gesture as well as a discursive device furthering a conversation around climate change, I naturally thought of the Amazon!

In the Amazonian forest, the onslaught of rainy season… Read More >

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GhostFood brings Marfa Dialogues to Newark.

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Parked on the block where Gallery Aferro, with the support of the Newark Arts Council, curated several shows with local Newark artists, the GhostFood truck served art patrons and the general public over 3 days (October 11-13).

       

The GhostFood truck debuted in Philly earlier in the week.

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Quiet Earth Invite + RRF Project Space Schedule

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Next week on Tuesday October 15th from 6-8pm, Ballroom Marfa opens Quiet Earth at the RRF Project Space at 455 West 19th St.

Gallery Aferro’s GhostFood will be parked outside the opening.

Additional partner programs at the RRF Project Space at 455 West 19th St include:

Triple Canopy- Speculations (The Climate) October 26, 3pm

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Former Ballroom Interns Unite for Epic Maya Lin Installation

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Snapshot from the Quiet Earth installation in New York City, featuring two of our former interns working on a Maya Lin piece.

The Rockaways Release Party

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A Devastating Chronicle of the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

The Rockaways—published on the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy by the Concord Free Press—combines visceral photos by renowned photographer Gilles Peress (Telex Iran, Farewell to Bosnia) with the voices of residents of The Rockaways, one of the communities hit hardest by the superstorm. The CFP will distribute 3,000 copies of The Rockaways via… Read More >

CLIMATE CHANGE: A ROADMAP FOR SURVIVAL Hosted by WNYC’s Brian Lehrer

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WNYC announces their collaboration with Marfa Dialogues/NY:

CLIMATE CHANGE: A ROADMAP FOR SURVIVAL

Hosted by WNYC’s Brian Lehrer

Thursday, October 24, 2013 2:00 PM

THE JEROME L. GREENE PERFORMANCE SPACE 44 Charlton Street New York, NY 10014

Tickets: $15 $10 for students or nonprofit employees; use code CHANGE (please present ID day of show at box office)… Read More >

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IMC Lab + Gallery Announces “Climate Art: New Ways of Seeing Data”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York, New York – September 23rd 2013 – The IMC Lab + Gallery is pleased to present “Climate Art: New Ways of Seeing Data”, a show on the perspectives of data, climate, and art curated by Isabel Walcott Draves, Founder of LISA (Leaders in Software and Art).

This data visualization exhibit is part of the Marfa Dialogues/NY,… Read More >

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MD/NY in the Washington Spectator

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The new issue of The Washington Spectator, with an introduction to MD/NY from Marfa Dialogues co-founder Hamilton Fish of the Public Concern Foundation, which publishes The Spectator

This special issue of The Washington Spectator coincides with the launch of the Marfa Dialogues/New York project—a citywide public conversation on climate change scheduled for this October and November in New York…. Read More >

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Ballroom Marfa Announces Quiet Earth

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Robert Rauschenberg Summer Knight Glut, 1987 Assembled metal parts, 67 1/2 x 96 x 9 inches (171.5 x 243.8 x 22.9 cm) Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Photo by Dorothy Zeidman

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Ballroom Marfa Presents: Quiet Earth Curated by Fairfax Dorn 15 October 2013 – 30 November 2013 Part of… Read More >

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Edible Geography on GhostFood

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The Edible Geography blog talks with artists Miriam Simun and Miriam Songster about their GhostFood project.

From a street-parked GhostFood truck, Simun and Songster and their team of trained staff will be serving a menu of three items, each of which conjures up a future dining experience for a food whose supply is currently threatened… Read More >

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“The best thing that happened to my career”: Vadis Turner on Materials for the Arts

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A profile of Vadis Turner, artist in residence at MD/NY program partner Materials for the Arts. Read more about MFTA and their MD/NY schedule of events on their profile page, or click here for the official press release.

From Materials for the Arts:

It’s a week before her exhibition opening in the MFTA gallery,… Read More >

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ecoartspace presents Eve Mosher’s HighWaterLine ACTION GUIDE

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ecoartspace presents Eve Mosher’s HighWaterLine ACTION GUIDE, the first in a series of ten art and ecology learning guides presenting replicable social practice public art projects.

In 2007, Mosher spent the summer marking the ten feet above sea level line throughout Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn to make visible for residents living along the coastline what scientists had been projecting as an increase in… Read More >

The International Research Institute for Climate & Society on Chilean Drought

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An essay and slideshow in The Huffington Post  from Francesco Fiondella – Senior Communications Officer with MD/NY partner The International Research Institute for Climate and Society — about the IRI’s research in Chile:

The Elqui River basin in Chile’s Coquimbo region is one of the driest places on Earth. It receives only… Read More >

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Marfa Dialogues/NY Releases Two-Month Schedule of Events Examining Climate Change Through Art, Activism and Science

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 26, 2013

CONTACT Nick Sifuentes, 310-866-1692, [email protected]

Marfa Dialogues/NY Releases Two-Month Schedule of Events Examining Climate Change Through Art, Activism and Science

More Than 30 Leading Cultural, Academic and Advocacy Organizations Involved in Interdisciplinary Project to “Spark a Citywide Conversation about Climate Change”

New York, NY – The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Ballroom Marfa and the… Read More >

The Quiet Earth

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A trailer for the 1985 film that inspired the Ballroom Marfa-curated exhibition of the same name. More on the exhibition here. Quiet Earth opens at the Rauschenberg Project space on October 15, 2013.

A Letter from Fairfax Dorn and Hamilton Fish in the Big Bend Sentinel

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A letter to the editor from Fairfax Dorn and Hamilton Fish, from the July 25, 2013 Big Bend Sentinel:

To the many friends and supporters of the Marfa Dialogues in the high desert – We have exciting news: the Marfa Dialogues project is hitting the road and will be opening this fall in New York City with a series… Read More >

MD/NY: Making Plans

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A few images from Ballroom’s recent trip to the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in New York, where the next installment of Marfa Dialogues is taking shape. #MDNY

 

 

 

Michael Pollan at Marfa Dialogues 2012

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Michael Pollan’s new book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, is now available for purchase, and the self-described “nature writer who writes about this particular part of nature that we don’t think of as nature” is popping up all over the place, from The Colbert ReportRead More >