Cosmic to Corporeal: Contemporary Queer Performance Practices
Sep
21
to Nov 9

Cosmic to Corporeal: Contemporary Queer Performance Practices

The MAC is pleased to present Cosmic to Corporeal: Contemporary Queer Performance Practices, curated by Liss LaFleur, artist, activist, and Assistant Professor of New Media Art at the University of North Texas. Cosmic to Corporeal is on view September 21 through November 9, 2019 with an opening reception Saturday, September 21 from 6 to 9 PM, including a performance by Jer’Lisa Devezin at 7 PM. Two performance events will be held during the run of the exhibition: a performance by Le’Andra LeSeur Saturday, October 12, 6 PM; and a performance event featuring local artists on Saturday, October 26, 6-9.

Cosmic to Corporeal seeks to provide an intergenerational, and intersectional exchange of artists who are working to redefine the constructs of performance art and identity, specifically in relation to the queer body and the relationship of the body to technology. Curator Liss LaFleur has selected works from an international open call, including, among others, works by: Zackary Drucker, Le’Andra LeSeur, Jonathan Molina-Garcia, and Legacy Russell.

Cosmic to Corporeal expands notions of corporeality through performance, time-based, photographic, and sculptural works. Many of the works in this exhibition reach beyond the typical idea of performance art by prompting the viewer to engage or to consider everyday life as an act of performance. The viewer is encouraged to reflect on the body beyond a physical occupation of space and explore the charged border between ‘queered’ bodies and society, narratives and politics, or private selves and public views.

Full list of artists included in this exhibition:

ATOM-r (the Anatomical Theaters of Mixed Reality), Christian Cruz, Chuck + George, Zackary Drucker, Fierce Pussy, Jer’Lisa Devezin, Hannes Egger, Kris Grey, Sungjae Lee, Le’Andra LeSeur, Leslie Martinez, Jonathan Molina-Garcia, Cori Olinghouse + Shona Masarin, Martin Wannam Roca, Legacy Russell, and Jesse Treviño.

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Better Pleasures
Mar
10
5:00 PM17:00

Better Pleasures

Better Pleasures
Leslie Martinez
Ignacio Torres
Athena Torri
Maria Fernanda (Chamorro) ⚡️
“The here and now is a prison house. We must strive, in the face of the here and now’s totalising rendering of reality, to think and feel a then and there. Some will say that all we have are the pleasures of this moment, but we must never settle for that minimal transport; we must dream and enact new and better pleasures, other ways of being in the world, and ultimately new worlds.” Jose Esteban Munoz, Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity. ⚡️
Bringing together four artists who all explore identity and geopolitical space, an imagined future is presented through the understanding of one’s own position. It is through the examination of past and place that helps transport the ideals of the future to decay current tribulations. We strive for a better society, deeper intimacy, greater understanding, and ultimately a new world.

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Independence
Jan
12
to Jan 23

Independence

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The MAC is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition, Independence, in the organization’s newly renovated exhibition space at 1503 S Ervay St in the Cedars neighborhood. Independence runs January 12 through February 23, 2019. An opening reception will be held Saturday, January 12 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This exhibition in The MAC’s south gallery coincides with the exhibition, Working Groups, in the north gallery.

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