IMAGE: John Bock, Dead + Juicy (still), 2017. HD video, sound. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin for the exhibition John Bock: Dead + Juicy, 2017. Artwork © John Bock. Courtesy the artist; Anton Kern Gallery, New York; and Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Photograph by David Schultz.

An Absurd Lecture: The Art of John Bock Meets the Art of Improv

Senior Curator Heather Pesanti unpacks topics of humor and absurdity in the history of art, tracing it to present examples within John Bock’s exhibition.

The Hideout Theatre will perform live comedy inspired by Bock’s artwork and Pesanti’s discussion—a one-time, original improvised performance paying homage to Bock’s work and the art world at large.