The Contemporary Austin presents "The Sorcerer’s Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn" opening

"The Sorcerer’s Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn" opening reception
Theo Eshetu, Adieu Les Demoiselles (still), 2019. Sin­gle-channel HD video, color, sound. Running time: 8:45, looped. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin. Artwork © Theo Eshetu. Photo courtesy of Theo Eshetu and Axis Gallery, New York

"The Sorcerer’s Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn" will consist of new commissions, existing works, and site-specific iterations of previous works by 11 international contemporary artists working in a variety of media. Encompassing diverse media including sculpture, photography, painting, installation, video, sound, and performance, the exhibition explores intersections between contemporary art and anthropology, examining the rich, complex, and at times contentious dialogue between the two fields and their social, cultural, and political implications. The exhibition will be accompanied by a full-color catalogue co-published by The Contemporary Austin and Radius Books, as well as a diverse range of related public and education programs.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through January 19, 2020.

Event Details

When

9.14.19 | 11:00 am

Where

The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria
3809 W. 35th St.
Austin, TX 78703

The Contemporary Austin — Jones Center
700 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

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Ticket Info

Free-$10