The Texas Biennial invites all to a free public performance event that will take place in Austin and online at www.texasbiennial.org, during selected evening hours March 10-12.
The performance venue is a temporarily empty street-level space located in the heart of downtown Austin. Local participants including artists, critics, art historians, curators, arts administrators, educators, museum patrons, collectors and gallerists (to date, no auctioneers are confirmed) will read selections from the texts they find most pertinent to their understanding of contemporary art. Readings and projected video of readings by remote participants will be streamed live from www.texasbiennial.org.
Launching during SXSW—a time when Austin is focused on interactive media, film and music—the performance will stage an optimistic place for public conversation about art and art criticism. A Clean, Well-Lighted Place affirms that Austin is home to a vibrant visual arts community that sees itself as connected in many ways with those creative industries and modes, as well as with a larger contemporary art world that can still be defined in some positive terms.