Installation view, Ballroom Marfa north gallery
New Growth
Rashid Johnson
Photography � Fredrik Nilsen

As we make preparations for Hubbard/Birchler's Sound Speed Marker opening on February 28 and the upcoming Mexican Summer Festival on March 8 here in Marfa, we would also like to highlight these special Ballroom Marfa events and traveling exhibitions happening across North America. 
Rashid Johnson's New Growth at MCA Denver
Rashid Johnson's  solo exhibition debuted at Ballroom Marfa in March 2013 and will be opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver on February 21, 2014. The exhibition presents recent work from the Chicago-born artist, including the Ballroom Marfa-commissioned sculpture The Shea Butter Irrigation System and the film Samuel in Space. Visit MCA Denver for all the details.  

Quiet Earth
Installation view
Photography � Fredrik Nilsen

Agnes Denes' Pyramids of Conscience at The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts + Marfa Dialogues / St. Louis
Agnes Denes' Pyramids of Conscience was originally commissioned for Ballroom Marfa's 2005 Treading Water exhibition, and recently appeared in Quiet Earth at Marfa Dialogues/New YorkThe sculpture is currently installed at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, part of the  exhibition, on view until August 20, 2014.
We are also excited to announce our upcoming collaboration with the Pulitzer: Marfa Dialogues/St. Louis! This fourth Marfa Dialogues will continue our interdisciplinary program looking at the intersection of climate change science, environmental activism and artistic practice. MD/STL is planned for late summer, and will address themes related to the Pulitzer's PXSTL initiative as well as Art of Its Own Making. Follow @BallroomMarfa and @PulitzerArts on Twitter for forthcoming details! #MDSTL

Vidas Perfectas 

Irondale Center 

Brooklyn, NY

Vidas Perfectas at the 2014 Whitney Biennial

The 2014 Whitney Biennial marks the beginning of the filming and recording of the complete Vidas Perfectas opera, Alex Waterman's Spanish-language re-imagining of Robert Ashley's Perfect Lives. All seven episodes will be performed in full theatrical staging, and filmed on a three TV camera set-up in front of an audience. On-location footage shot in Marfa in February 2014 will be mixed in with live camera feeds during the performances at the Whitney Museum. 
Performances are scheduled for April 17, 18, 19 and 20. Vidas Perfectas will debut in Marfa and El Paso in collaboration with the El Paso Opera in July 2014. 

Comic Future opening reception
Photo by Lesley Brown

Comic Future at Wexner Center for the Arts
Ballroom Marfa's Comic Future group exhibition will travel to the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, where it will be on view from May 17, 2014 to August 3, 2014. Featuring work by 15 contemporary artists who freely mix cubism, figurative painting, and gestural abstraction with the visual strategies of cartoons and comics, Comic Future presents conceptually adventurous and visually bold interpretations of our frequently absurd world. Read essays about the work in Comic Future by Adam Helms and Rebecca McGivney on the Ballroom Marfa blog.

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