The Contingencies of Beauty: Artists in Dialogue
Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 – Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015
01:30 PM – 05:00 PM
The International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) is proud to host this symposium, a series of artist-centered dialogues organized by the ICAA in conjunction with the exhibition Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America. Spread over three installments—a conversation, a round table discussion, and a more formal two-session symposium—the dialogues provide spaces for reflecting on how many of the most relevant mid-career artists from Latin America whose work is featured in Contingent Beauty merge aesthetic concerns with issues grounded in the region's complicated social and political realities.
About the Symposium
Artists in Dialogue I: A Conversation
Friday, November 20, 3–4:30 p.m. | Caroline Wiess Law Building, Brown Auditorium Theater
Artists: Los Carpinteros (Cuba): Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez; Grupo Mondongo (Argentina): Juliana Laffitte and Manuel Mendanha. Moderators: Fabiola López-Durán, Rice University, and María C. Gaztambide, ICAA and MFAH.
Artists in Dialogue I.5: Focus on the Moving Image
Friday, November 20, 6–6:30 p.m. | Caroline Wiess Law Building, Contingent Beauty galleries
Artists: Javier Téllez and Miguel Ángel Ríos.
Artists in Dialogue III: A Roundtable
Saturday, November 21, 2:30–4:30 p.m. | Caroline Wiess Law Building, Brown Auditorium Theater
Artists: Johanna Calle (Colombia), María Fernanda Cardoso (Colombia), Regina Silveira (Brazil), Carmela Gross (Brazil). Moderator: Tahía Rivero Ponte, Colección Mercantil, Caracas.
Artists in Dialogue IV: Symposium: The State of the Moving Image in Latin America (two sessions)
Sunday, November 22, 1:30–5 p.m. | Audrey Jones Beck Building, American General Conference Room
Artists: Tania Bruguera (Cuba), Magdalena Fernández (Venezuela), José Alejandro Restrepo (Colombia), Miguel Ángel Rojas (Colombia), and Teresa Serrano (Mexico). Session moderators: Gabriela Rangel, Americas Society, New York, and George Flaherty, University of Texas, Austin.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
- General Admission: MFAH Members-FREE Adult-$15 ($14 Online); Senior (65+) $10 ($9 Online); Youth (13-18) $7.50 ($6.50 Online); Child (12 & younger) FREE; Military (ID Required) $10; Student (ID Required) $7.50 Ticketed exhibitions require an additional admission charge. Free Hours: FREE THURSDAY 10 am - 9 pm
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Paid Parking
- Street Parking
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Parking update: A new underground parking garage, located on Montrose Boulevard, is now open!
- The outdoor parking lot on Bissonnet, across from the Law Building, is closed permanently.
- Parking is available in two garages: an above-ground garage at 1144 Binz Street, and a new underground garage at 5101 Montrose Blvd.
- Guests with limited mobility: We recommend that you use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.
Parking Garage Locations
- 1144 Binz Street
- 5101 Montrose Boulevard
Parking Fees*Parking payments may be made only with a major credit card. Also accepted: MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
MFAH Members Visitors 0–30 minutes FREE FREE 31 minutes–4 hours $6 $10 4–12 hours $10 $18 12–24 hours $35 $35
HoursBoth parking garages are open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Special Offers / Dining
Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.
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