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August, 2008

August 29 - 31:  Celebrate the mystery with us at the Marfa Lights Festival held each Labor Day Weekend.


THE MARFA SESSIONS Saturday, 27 September 2022 - Sunday, 1 February 2023

Curated by Regine Basha, Rebecca Gates and Lucy Raven.  The Marfa Sessions presents a series of individual sound projects, each engaging some aspect of Marfa's geographic, historical and unique social character. Basha, Gates and Raven have selected fifteen artists with specific interests in sound work and its potential as a transgressive medium within place and geography. Seven of these artists have been invited for individual site visits and residencies in Marfa in the year before the exhibition to collect field recordings, record interviews and document the landscape. The Marfa Sessions includes new contributions from Nina Katchadourian, Christina Kubisch and Kaffe Matthews, as well as collaborative work by Deborah Stratman/Steven Badgett, Steve Roden/Stephen Vitello and Steve Rowell/Simparch. Pertinent work from Emily Jacir, Louise Lawler, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere, Dario Robleto, and Julianne Swartz will also be featured in specific locations for the exhibition. For more information visit www.BallroomMarfa.org

Friday, Sept 26:  Performance by Steve Roden & Stephen Vitiello, at sundown, Chinati Foundation

Friday, Sept 26:  Live performance of The Marfa Jingles with Nina Katchadourian at the Thunderbird Lounge, Hwy 90 West, Marfa, at 10pm.

Saturday, Sept 27:  Opening Reception at Ballroom Marfa gallery, Noon

Saturday, Sept 27, 4pm:  In conversation David Toop & Joshua Kun at Liberty Hall

Saturday, Sept 27:  Music with Kurt Wagner of Lambchop & DJ Damon Locks, Liberty Hall, 9pm




Oct 11 & 12:  The Chinati Foundation opens a special exhibition by Swedish painter Olle Baertling (1911-1981).  Baertling's  work is widely recognized in Scandinavia.  In 2007-08 a major retrospective of his work was co-organized by the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm.  But in the US it is largely unknown, even though Baertling exhibited widely here in the 1960's and 70's.  Donald Judd reviewed Baertling's exhibition at Columbia University in 1964 and later collected his prints.  Chinati's exhibition will include 30 paintings and one sculpture spanning Baertling's career from the early 1950's to 1980 and will be the first solo exhibition of his work in the US in almost 40 years.  It will remain on view at the museum in Marfa through May 2009. 

Saturday, Oct 11:  Lecture on Olle Baertling by John Peter Nilsson, curator at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2pm at the USO Building, Hwy 67 South, Marfa.

Chinati Foundation permanent installations and special exhibitions will be open free of charge on Saturday, Oct 11, from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday, Oct 12, from 10am to 2pm.

On Saturday, Oct 11, the Judd Foundation will offer tours of Donald Judd's home, La Mansanna de Chinati, in Marfa by reservation only.  Call 432-729-4406 for reservations. 

Saturday, October 11:  Yard Dog Gallery presents "Everything in the World Has Changed" new paintings by Johnny Taylor.  Opening reception 7-9pm at 106 East San Antonio (Hwy 90).  The show runs through November 9.


April 29 - Mar 3, 2023

Marfa Film Festival.  For five magical days, Marfa Film Festival screens 50 films from around the world.  The festival, now in its second year, has gained the attention of filmmakers and press internationally.  Stay tuned for details.



page last updated 09/23/2008