Exhibitions

Current

Exhibition title and graphic from Survival (1983–85). © 2022 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

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IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY

September 17, 2022 – January 29, 2023

The Contemporary Austin presents IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY, a group exhibition featuring eight artists whose work explores how narrative and storytelling shape our senses of self, community, history, and identity.

Jenny Holzer, IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY, 2022. Acrylic latex paint on stucco. Text: Survival, 1983–1985. © 2022 Jenny Holzer, ARS. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Alex Boeschenstein.

Jim Hodges, With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress), 2014–2016. Stainless steel, Dichrolam, acrylic, enamel paint, and LED lights. Installed, 84 x 1,737 x 10 inches. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – The Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork © Jim Hodges. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. Image © The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

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Jim Hodges: With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress)

December 17, 2016 – Ongoing

The Contemporary Austin unveils a new outdoor installation by artist Jim Hodges for The Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center.

Installation view, Perry Art Park, Austin, Texas, 2017, with (from left) Peter Reginato, Blue Float, 1978; Jim Huntington, Dayton, 1977; and Betty Gold, Alas #IV, 1994. Artwork and image courtesy The Contemporary Austin – Museum Without Walls Program. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Museum Without Walls

Museum Without Walls at Perry Park

May 6, 2017 – Ongoing

The Contemporary Austin’s Museum Without Walls program brings art beyond the walls of the museum and out into the community in new ways and in diverse venues.

David Deming, Mystic Raven, 1983. Painted steel. 264 x 192 x 72 inches. Collection of The Contemporary Austin. Gift of TRST Congress, Inc., 1992.10. Installation view, Pease Park at Shoal Creek Greenbelt, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork and image courtesy The Contemporary Austin – Museum Without Walls Program. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

Museum Without Walls

Museum Without Walls at Pease Park

December 16, 2017 – Ongoing

Upcoming

Installation view, Eamon Ore-Giron: Competing with Lightning / Rivalizando con el relámpago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, 2022. Artwork © Eamon Ore-Giron. Courtesy the artist and James Cohan, New York. Image courtesy Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Photograph by Wes Magyar.

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Eamon Ore-Giron: Competing with Lightning / Rivalizando con el relámpago

March 3, 2023 – August 20, 2023

This exhibition brings together paintings from the last twenty years by artist, musician, and DJ Eamon Ore-Giron; from his Southwest and Peruvian-inspired figurative works from the 2000s, to his paintings in the 2010s that engaged elements of both figuration and abstraction, including an ongoing series focused on Mesoamerican deities, to his most recent Infinite Regress series.

Celeste, Un fondo, un escenario, un paisaje, 2022. Lime and concrete pigments on wall. 118 1/8 x 118 1/8 x 118 1/8inches (approximate dimensions). Installation view, Inmortalizando al cangrejo, Guadalajara 90210, Mexico City, 2022. Artwork © Celeste. Image courtesy the artists. Photograph by Ruben Garay.

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HOST: CELESTE

March 3 – August 20, 2023

This exhibition will showcase work by Celeste, a collaborative duo based in Mexico City formed by artists María Fernanda Camarena and Gabriel Rosas Alemán. Through the integration of diverse media and disciplines in their practice, Celeste conducts a negotiation that expands concentrically in order to gradually encompass other collaborators and spectators within the workings of an intimate exchange.

Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria

Wangechi Mutu, Water Woman, 2017. Bronze. 36 x 65 x 70 inches. Edition 2 of 3, with 2 AP. Collection of The Contemporary Austin. Purchased with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation, 2017.5. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork © Wangechi Mutu. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

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Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria

The Contemporary Austin’s Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria is named in honor of a founding grant by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation. This contemporary art destination presents exhibitions and permanent outdoor art installations on a site of great natural beauty on Lake Austin.

Past

Daniel Johnston, mural produced in conjunction with the exhibition Daniel Johnston: I Live My Broken Dreams, 2022. Acrylic Paint. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin with funds provided by Vans + No Comply. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center on Congress Avenue, 2022. Artwork © Daniel Johnston. Courtesy The Daniel Johnston Trust. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Alexa Johnston.

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Daniel Johnston Mural

January 22, 2022 - September 26, 2022

Mural commissioned as part of the artist’s posthumous retrospective, Daniel Johnston: I Live My Broken Dreams.

View of Tarek Atoui’s studio by Julien Hassan Chehouri, 2021.

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Tarek Atoui: The Whisperers

April 9 – August 14, 2022

The Contemporary Austin presents an exhibition of works by the artist Tarek Atoui, the recipient of the museum’s 2022 Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation Prize.

View of Tarek Atoui's studio by Julien Hassan Chehouri, 2021.

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Lab – Tarek Atoui: The Whisperers

February 1 – March 20, 2022

From February 1 through March 20, the second floor of the Jones Center will function as a research laboratory and workshop in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition Tarek Atoui: The Whisperers.