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Southwest School of Art

300 Augusta
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States

October 2019

Mario Ybarra Jr. | “…like a cow visiting a butcher shop…”

October 12 - December 1
Southwest School of Art, 300 Augusta
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Opening reception: Saturday, October 12, 4 - 7 PM On display Oct. 12 - Dec. 1, 2019 An installation resembling a hybrid-butcher shop / musical stage set, with hams and cuts of meat made of wood. This piece was originally shown at ARCO Madrid 2013 and this will be its first presentation in the US. Mario Ybarra, Jr., is a visual and performance artist, educator, and activist who combines street culture with fine art in order to produce what he…

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FIVE X FIVE

October 12 - December 1
Southwest School of Art, 300 Augusta
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Opening Reception: Sat.. Oct. 12, 2019 4 - 7 PM On display Oct. 12 - Dec. 1 A group show of 5 artists representing Southern California, South Texas, and Chicago, working in various modes with shared concerns of social justice. These artists will team up with 5 writers to expand the context of their work, find commonalities, and amplify the results of individual practices. This exhibition is curated by Mario Ybarra, Jr. Artists: Ruth Buentello (San Antonio), Rosalie Lopez (Long…

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Visiting Artist Talk: Rainey Knudson

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Southwest School of Art, 300 Augusta
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Trained in literature and entrepreneurship, Rainey Knudson is the founder and former publisher of Glasstire, which is the oldest online-only art magazine in the country. She named the magazine as an homage to an artwork by Robert Rauschenberg, who was originally from Port Arthur. Knudson bought the glasstire.com domain in 2000 for $35, and built the original website. Today, Glasstire has an annual budget of over half a million dollars and a staff of eight. Its archive of 36,000 articles…

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November 2019

Visiting Artist Talk: Amaranth Borsuk

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Southwest School of Art, 300 Augusta
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Amaranth Borsuk is a poet, scholar, and book artist whose work encompasses print and digital media, performance and installation. Her most recent volume is The Book (MIT Press, 2018), an exploration of a technology we think we know intimately. Her books of poetry include Pomegranate Eater (Kore Press, 2016); As We Know (Subito, 2014), an erasure collaboration with Andy Fitch; Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012), winner of the 2011 Slope Editions Poetry Prize; and Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012),…

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December 2019

Visiting Artist Talk: Amanda Hunt

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Southwest School of Art, 300 Augusta
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Amanda Hunt is Director of Education and Public Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and co-curator of the 2019 Desert X Biennial in Palm Springs. Past appointments include Associate Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, and Curator at LAXART, Los Angeles, where she helped coordinate the 2012 Pacific Standard Time Public Art and Performance Festival for the Getty Research Institute, and Made in L.A. 2012, the Hammer Museum’s first Los Angeles biennial. At the…

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Re/Devaluing Colorism: Intersections of Skin Color and Currency

December 13, 2019 - April 5, 2020
Southwest School of Art, 300 Augusta
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Opening reception: Friday, December 13, 5:30-7:30 On display: December 13 - April 5 Guest curated by Aissatou Sidime-Blanton Re/Devaluing Colorism: Intersections of Skin Color and Currency addresses questions of skin color in historic and contemporary social hierarchies. Colorism, as a discriminatory impulse, has a long history and is evident across cultures and countries. This group exhibition comprised of ethnically and socio-economically diverse female artists will respond to this phenomenon and its deleterious outcomes ranging from self-loathing to the sexualization of…

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