Blanton staff members present pecha kucha talks (20 slides, each displayed for 20 seconds) to present key works and themes in the Blanton’s reinstalled collection. The symposium culminates with a premiere of the 25-minute world premiere piece composed in response to the Blanton’s collection.
Artist Byron Kim discusses his practice and his work Synecdoche, which is included in the current exhibition, Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s. A skillful fusion of abstraction and representation in painting, Synecdoche is a potent statement about identity, a central theme in the exhibition. Arranged in a grid, these monochrome panels replicate the skin color of twenty individuals that Byron Kim encountered at random on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Hear more from the artist on this series and his other work during this can't-miss Perspectives talk.
Join Blanton Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings and European Paintings Francesca Consagra for a discussion of the new exhibition Luminous: 50 Years of Collecting Prints and Drawings at the Blanton. Luminous celebrates some of the finest prints and drawings in the Blanton’s collection by artists such as Raphael, Rembrandt van Rijn, Edgar Degas, and Jasper Johns.