The Contemporary, Issue No. 01
Dallas Contemporary reinvented its annual report and community newsletter as "The Contemporary" -- a dynamic editorial-style print publication and stewardship piece circulated to high-profile friends, members and patrons of the museum. Created September 2012.
THE CONTEMPORARY Volume One, Issue No. 01 non-proямБt org U.S. postage PAID permit no. 565 Dallas, TX Inez and Vinoodh, Joan via Inez - Theatergroep Mugmetdegoudentand, 2005. Courtesy of the artists and Gagosian Gallery, New York. 161 Glass Street Dallas Texas 75207 United States of America + 214 821 2522 dallascontemporary.org DALLAS CONTEMPORARY IS A NON-COLLECTING ART MUSEUM PRESENTING NEW AND CHALLENGING IDEAS FROM REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS. LOCATED IN A FORMER WAREHOUSE, DALLAS CONTEMPORARY IS THE ULTIMATE SHOWCASE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART AND ARTISTS, ENGAGING THE PUBLIC THROUGH EXHIBITIONS AND LEARNING PROGRAMS. FEATURING: K8 HARDY RUNWAY SHOW + HAUTE-INSPIRED SOIRﾃ右 THURSDAY 04 OCTOBER 2012 19.00 - 22.00 (7.00 PM - 10.00 PM) $125 MEMBERS; $150 NON-MEMBERS CO-CHAIRS: LAEL BRODSKY + LISA BROWN Fashion Production Advisor: John Clutts / The Clutts Agency K8 Hardy Retail Sponsor: Brian Bolke / Forty Five Ten Design Consultant: Marion Marshall / Absolutely Blooming Sponsors: Anonymous Donor*, Lael Brodsky and Lisa Brown, Dr. Carol Mykolyk Riddick and Frank A. Riddick III, Kevin Graham, Hoak & Co / Dee Dee and Hale Hoak, Goss-Michael Foundation, Ben E. Keith, Becky and Ken Bruder, John and Muffin Lemak, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Nancy C. and Richard R. Rogers, Baker Botts LLP, Heather and Bill Esping, Patricia W. Fagadau, Jamie Gerard, Lisa and Peter Kraus*, Erin Mathews and David Nichols / Mathews Nichols Group, Niven Morgan and Shelby Wagner, Michelle Moussa, Catherine and Will Rose*, Leisa Street, Maxine and Ben Trowbridge, Naomi Aberly and Larry Lebowitz*, Maura and Jason Bradshaw, Fay Clark Walker, Marguerite S. Hoffman*, Douglas Newby and Connie Harkins*, Rosalie Taubman* *Donations made in honor of Nancy Hanley. To buy tickets, visit legendary.dallascontemporary.org or contact email@example.com. All proceeds benefit Dallas Contemporary exhibitions and learning programs. For additional information, contact + 214 821 2522 or firstname.lastname@example.org. K8 Hardy, Untitled Runway Show, 2012. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Photos by Arno Frugier. Courtesy of K8 Hardy ﾂｩ. IN HONOR OF NANCY HANLEY 18.00 - 20.00 (6.00 pm - 8.00 pm) SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2012 INEZ & VINOODH: PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING, K8 HARDY: SEPTEMBER ISSUES VERNISSAGE (members only) 19.00 - 21.00 (7.00 pm - 9.00 pm) OPENING CELEBRATION 21.00 - 24.00 (9.00 pm - midnight) THURSDAY 04 OCTOBER 2012 LEGENDARY: FEATURING K8 HARDY 19.00 - 22.00 (7.00 pm - 10.00 pm) SUNDAY 07 OCTOBER 2012 CHIT CHAT: K8 HARDY 13.00 (1.00 pm) SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER 2012* CHIT CHAT: INEZ & VINOODH SATURDAY 19 JANUARY 2013* LOS AMERICANOS, DZINE: VICTORY SATURDAY 09 FEBRUARY 2013* PHENOMENON: FEATURING DZINE WEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2013* CHIT CHAT: DZINE FRIDAY 12 APRIL 2013* VANESSA BEECROFT, WALTER VAN BIEIRENDONCK SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2013 BESPOKE SEPTEMBER 2013 JR, SYLVIE FLEURY* *Dates, times and artists are subject to change. Visit dallascontemporary.org or contact + 214 821 2522 for latest information. Photo courtesy of Vanessa Beecroft. WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2012 EDUCATOR WORKSHOP: MULTIPLICITY OF IDENTITY IDEA ARSENAL AT DALLAS CONTEMPORARY, WE MAKE IT OUR MISSION TO KEEP OUR EYES ON THE RAPID MOVEMENT OF CONTEMPORARY CULTURE. IT IS OUR MISSION AND OUR PASSION. WE SET OUT TO DO THIS WITH THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF TAKING WHAT WE FIND AND SHARING by Erin Cluley IT WITH THE COMMUNITY IN Dallas Contemporary Exhibition + PR Manager AN EXCITING WAY. Artists are creators that set the trends in contemporary culture - visual artists, designers, performance artists, architects and street artists. They are the conveyors of ideas. They are the sophisticated thinkers; disseminating information and creating commentary on the world in a poignant and articulate way when it is difficult for the rest of us. We take note of the artists’ messages, and at the same time we look at what inspired the artists themselves: fashion, architecture, film, music, television and politics. On a recent research and development trip to Europe with director, Peter Doroshenko, we set out to look and take note of what is happening in the international art landscape. I want to share a few highlights with you. First stop: London. There we saw Yayoi Kusama’s major retrospective at the TATE Modern. At 83 years old and voluntarily living in a psychiatric institution for the past 30 years, Kusama’s work is conceptual and sexual with deep roots in design and film. Kusama is a fantastic example of an artist whose long career of invention and re-invention crosses over multiple facets of contemporary culture. From London, we traveled to Brussels. We met with and saw the work of Kendall Geers, an artist from Johannesburg, South Africa, now based in Brussels. Geers had just attended the opening of Manifesta where he had mounted a major installation. Being highly motivated by politics in his own work, he led us in high energy discussions about politics, the art world and freedom of speech - issues artists are constantly addressing. From Antwerp, we made our way to Kassel, Germany for the much-anticipated dOCUMENTA(13), a major art happening held every five years. dOCUMENTA hosted projects by some 200 artists from all over the world. Mexican artist Mario Garcia Torres (recent Dallas Biennale artist) and American artist Sam Durant were standouts. These artists have very different approaches, but conceptually they are not dissimilar from each other with their work touching on historical and social themes. Zurich and Basel were the final stops. These last few days were non-stop art. The Kunsthaus Zurich, The Kunsthaus Basel, The Beyeler Foundation and a host of major galleries had just opened new exhibitions in anticipation of the granddaddy of art fairs - ART BASEL. Between the household names and the young up-and-comers, we saw major projects by artists Hilary Lloyd, Maurizio Cattelan, Nathalie Djurberg, Juergen Teller, Marilyn Minter, Jeff Koons, Tobias Madison, Urs Fischer and Rob Pruitt. We spent several days at the fair roaming through the booths, meeting and making connections with artists, dealers, collectors and art enthusiasts. In Basel, we also found time to sit with Swiss artist Sylvie Fleury to discuss plans for her upcoming exhibition at Dallas Contemporary in September 2013. On our final evening, we witnessed the launch of Absolut Art Bureau - a program of international art initiatives set forth by the Absolut Vodka Company. *SIGH* So much art, so little time. But…NOW we find ourselves back in Dallas with an arsenal of fresh ideas for presenting the local, national and international artists that we know should be seen in our community. Thank you to our members and donors who make travel and research possible. En Dallas Comtemporary nuestra misión es mantener los ojos fijos en el rápido movimiento del arte de la cultura contemporánea. Es nuestra misión y, hablando en nombre de todo nuestro personal, nuestra pasión. Lo hacemos con el objetivo de tomar en nuestras manos lo que encontramos y compartirlo con la comunidad de una manera entusiasta. Los artistas son creadores que establecen las tendencias en la cultura contemporánea - artistas visuales, diseñadores, intérpretes, arquitectos y artistas urbanos. Ellos son transformadores de ideas y, al mismo tiempo, pensadores sofisticados: diseminan información, crean el comentario cultural sobre el mundo de un modo profundo y articulado cuando es difícil para el resto de nosotros. UN ARSENAL DE IDEAS por Erin Cluley Tomamos nota de los mensajes de los artistas y al mismo tiempo prestamos atención a aquello que produce su inspiración. Moda, arquitectura, cine, música, televisión e incluso política. En nuestro reciente viaje a Europa con el director del Dallas Contemporary, Peter Doroshenko, nos propusimos buscar y tomar nota de lo que está pasando en el campo artístico internacional. Me gustaría compartir con ustedes algunos hitos de esa experiencia. Primera parada: Londres. Allí vimos la mayor retrospectiva de Yayoi Kusama en el TATE Modern. Con sus 83 años y habiendo vivido por los últimos 30 en una institución psiquiátrica voluntariamente, esta artista ha creado una obra conceptual y sexual con profundas raíces en el diseño y el cine. Kusama es un ejemplo fantástico de un artista cuya larga carrera de invención y reinvención ha pasado a lo largo de los años por múltiples facetas de la cultura contemporánea. De Londres viajamos a Bruselas. Allí nos encontramos con Kendall Geers y vimos su obra. Geers es un artista nacido en Johannesburgo, Sudáfrica, que reside en Bruselas. Geers había asistido a la inauguración de Manifesta donde había montado una importante instalación. Con su gran motivación por la política en su propia obra, nos llevó a discutir con gran energía sobre política, el mundo del arte y la libertad de expresión - temas que los artistas tocan constantemente. Nuestro corto viaje de un día a Antwerp bajo la lluvia no nos impidió cumplir con nuestra agenda. Allí pudimos sentir la fuerte vibración del arte y el diseño contemporáneos a medida que visitábamos varias galerías con llamativos programas y visitábamos varias tiendas de los más grandes diseñadores de moda como: Ann Demeulemeester y Dries van Noten. Desde allí fuimos a Kassel, Alemania para la exhibición más anticipada, dOCUMENTA(13). Este importantísimo evento de arte que se celebra cada cinco años presentó proyectos de 200 artistas de todo el mundo. El artista mexicano Mario García Torres (artista reciente de la Dallas Biennale) y el norteamericano Sam Durant sobresalieron enormemente. Estos artistas tienen perspectivas muy diferentes pero no son tan distintos conceptualmente porque las obras de ambos se acercan a temas históricos y sociales. ¡AAAAH! Tanto arte y tan poco tiempo. Pero...AHORA estamos de vuelta en Dallas con un arsenal de ideas frescas para presentar a los artistas locales, nacionales e internacionales que, estamos convencidos, deben ser vistos en nuestra comunidad. PERO...AHORA ESTAMOS DE VUELTA EN DALLAS CON UN ARSENAL DE IDEAS FRESCAS PARA PRESENTAR A LOS ARTISTAS LOCALES, NACIONALES E INTERNACIONALES QUE, ESTAMOS CONVENCIDOS, DEBEN SER VISTOS EN NUESTRA COMUNIDAD. Zhang Peili video installation at Art Basel. Zurich y Basilea fueron los destinos finales. Estos últimos días fueron puro arte sin cesar. El Kunsthaus Zurich, el Kunsthaus Basel, la Beyeler Foundation y un grupo de importantes galerías habían inaugurado recientemente nuevas exposiciones anticipándose al “patriarca” de las ferias de arte: ART BASEL. Entre los grandes nombres y los jóvenes noveles vimos importantes proyectos traídos por Hillary Lloyd, Maurizio Cattelan, Nathalie Djurberg, Juergen Teller, Marilyn Minter, Jeff Koons, Tobias Madison, Urs Fischer, Rob Pruitt entre muchísimos otros. Pasamos varios días en la feria, andando de pabellón en pabellón, conociendo y conectándonos con artistas, distribuidores, coleccionistas y amantes del arte. En Basilea también tuvimos tiempo de ¡AAAAH! conversar con la artista suiza Sylvie Fleury para discutir sobre los planes de su futura exhibición en Dallas Contemporary en TANTO ARTE septiembre de 2013. En nuestra última noche allí presenciamos el lanzamiento de Absolut Art Bureau- un programa de iniciativas artísticas internacionales patrocinado por la compañía Absolut Vodka. Y TAN POCO TIEMPO. THE CONTEMPORARY IS SPONSORED BY THE RIDDICK FAMILY GROUP. Erin Cluley, Kassel, Germany. dOCUMENTA(13), 2012. A quick day trip to Antwerp brought us through the rain but didn’t keep us from making our stops. One can sense the strong vibe of contemporary art and design as we passed through a selection of galleries with resonating programs and visited several shops of mega fashion designers such as Ann Demeulemeester and Dries van Noten. ‘ONE PERSON REMAINS ON THEIR MUST-HAVE LIST, “PRINCE IS THE ONLY ONE WE DREAM ABOUT SHOOTING.” AND, AS PHOTOGRAPHY CONSPIRES WITH VIDEO, “THE IDEAL PROJECT WOULD BE TO DIRECT A FEATURE FILM OR ROCK OPERA,” ALWAYS PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES...’ – Inez & Vinoodh PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING Interview by Max Trowbridge Inez and Vinoodh, Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, 2012. Founder of Pinkmemo.com + serves on the Dallas Contemporary Board of Directors Circa, London 1994 - grunge was in full throttle; images of dirty realism filtered editorial fashion stories, and a skinny Kate Moss rocked the heroin chic look that typified the standard, arbitrary dress code of that time. In contrast, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin catapulted into notoriety, as a digitally savvy duo with the glossy fashion story, titled, For Your Pleasure. Featured in the British fashion and pop culture magazine, The Face, in early 1994, the story featured a highly stylized, explosion of explicit glamour and expression of pure hedonism - composed of stock photos and hyper real backdrops. Motivated by the changing landscape in fashion, Inez commented, “We were obsessed with the categorization of life in the news media. It inspired many stories.” Inez and Vinoodh Exhibition Commissioning Sponsor: Nancy C. and Richard R. Rogers The era of grunge soon expired, and the hyperrealism style of Inez and Vinoodh, which celebrated the use of technologically enhanced and computer manipulated imagery, was soon in hot demand with designers Hervé Leger and Vivienne Westwood, who assigned the duo their first advertising contracts. Magazines, Visionaire and Vogue, commissioned them for editorial stories. Their careers officially launched. Inez and Vinoodh - both from Amsterdam met while studying fashion design at the Vogue Academy in their hometown. Vinoodh graduated and launched his own label, Lawina, but after five years in the tumultuous fashion industry, Vinoodh quit and changed his artistic medium from designing stories about fashion to telling stories about style. Vinoodh reflected, “It made me move from 80% business and 20% creativity to exactly the opposite situation.” Inez studied fashion design and then converted to photography - after completing her Masters at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. She was awarded a year-long residency to P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center in New York. On her decision to change from design to photography, “I wanted to have the immediacy of photography to express our ideas about our changing society and dreams.” Inspired by her tenure in London, Inez attended London Fashion Week, and shot Galliano’s first show - a defining moment “It exposed me to the world outside of Holland. It had an underground feeling that is still an inspiration.” The creativity of celebrated photographers Richard Avedon, Jeff Wall, Helmut Newton, Cindy Sherman, and Dutch photographer and filmmaker Ed van der Elsken have imbued upon this stylish partnership. Inez and Vinoodh have managed to culminate a successful art career, juxtaposed with the highly demanding commercial culture of consumerism. From portraits, advertising campaigns and fashion shoots, their favorite method of capturing a story, interestingly, they explained, “The portraits are the most inspiring as it is all about the exchange of trust between the sitter and the photographer.” And, the most meaningful body of work represented in this 26-year long retrospective, which showcases over 300 works of art, fashion and portrait photography, “...is the Me Kissing series [Me Kissing Vinoodh (Passionately), 1999, Me Kissing Vinoodh (Lovingly), 1999, Me Kissing Vinoodh (Eternally), 2010]. It is a very personal vision of love and loss,” commented Inez. So what’s next for this Dutch duo - with a high profile client list including luxury fashion titles such as: Vogue, Vogue Paris, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, Vogue China, Self Service; and designer brands: Givenchy, Christian Dior, Viktor & Rolf, Chloe, Chanel and Balenciaga, and portraits sittings with celebrities that include, Clint Eastwood, Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, to name but a few - only one person remains on their must-have list, “Prince is the only one we dream about shooting.” And, as photography conspires with video, “The ideal project would be to direct a feature film or rock opera,” always pushing the boundaries of technology, these haute couture designers of the photography world will continue to illustrate the defining talent that launched their careers. This symbiotic partnership that has endured the fickle fashion world for over three decades will feature their first USA institutional exhibition at Dallas Contemporary - opening Saturday 22 September through December 2012. It is a must-see for everyone and anyone who has an inkling of style and savoir-faire. Inez and Vinoodh Sponsors: Hotel: The Joule Hotel Exhibition: Elleco Construction, Karla and Mark McKinley, Joyce Goss and Kenny Goss, Stanley Light This year’s exhibition schedule constitutes Dallas Contemporary’s most diverse and ambitious ever; between January and September 2012, the DALLAS CONTEMPORARY work of 25 artists hailing from 11 countries has been shown both inside the museum’s galleries and in satellite spaces throughout the city. REVAMPS 2012 Maintaining its focus on the presentation of national and international artists, Dallas Contemporary retains a connection to everything local at a FUNDRAISING EVENTS time when Dallas’ cultural landscape is quickly evolving. Working in conjunction with business owners, property developers and community 5 CONTINENTS WITH PHENOMENON organizations, our projects have extended beyond the physical walls of the museum. AND BESPOKE. We seek to initiate artistic collaboration and cross-pollination with every exhibition. We consciously select projects that support and promote community initiatives, draw national and international talent to Dallas, and Event co-chairs: Bradley Agather, allow for the fostering of local art professionals by establishing a broad national and international network. Dallas Contemporary’s Hannah Hoffman and Meghan commissioning of a half-dozen murals by Los Angeles-based street artist Shepard Fairey in February is an example of our Looney conceived of an urbandynamic curatorial strategy. Enticed by the rapid redevelopment of West Dallas, Fairey spent a week creating peace-themed inspired, neon-infused dance party for public artworks in the burgeoning neighborhoods made recently accessible from Dallas’ downtown by the Margaret Hunt Hill this year’s PHENOMENON fundraiser. Bridge. Property owners and investors such as Jim Lake, Butch McGregor, Phil Romano, Stuart Fitts and Monte Anderson On 4 February 2012, a spirited crowd of 600 flooded the museum for a high-energy readily donated exterior walls to the project, while curious visitors arrived to the mural sites in droves to observe the bash celebrating street artist Shepard Fairey’s renowned Fairey. In April, Dallas Contemporary organized shows across the city with the “first and only” DALLAS completion of his West Dallas-based mural project. BIENNALE. Consisting of work by 20 artists representing 5 continents, the large-scale survey exhibition provided Fairey performed as DJ for the night, playing remixes Dallas audiences with the rare opportunity to see a variety of contemporary art at one time. The project of music ranging from 1960’s psychedelic rock to bassalso created a singular chance for the artists themselves to collaborate and to engage in heavy hip hop as guests danced on a neon-colored dance discourse. Memorable works from Dallas Biennale included a neon installation by floor and made Sylvie Fleury within the windows of Neiman Marcus’ downtown store, as well purchases as a powerful auditory experience orchestrated by Delphine Reist from his OBEY Guerilla at a warehouse space on Singleton Boulevard. With projects Shop. Phenomenon raised funds exceeding $70,000 thanks to major such as these, Dallas Contemporary demonstrates the Dallas sponsorships from J. Patrick and Lindsey Collins, Marguerite multidisciplinary nature of contemporary art and Contemporary is pleased to S. Hoffman, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Susan and Bill it’s ability to be a strong force in initiating Montgomery, Jennifer and John Eagle, Deedie and Rusty Rose, Gayle change for individuals and announce another successful year for its and Paul Stoffel along with the generous support of many others. communities as learning programs, made a whole. possible by the support of On 28 April 2012, Dallas Contemporary introduced the reinvention of museum members and patrons. its largest annual fundraising event, a seated dinner and contemporary art Programs such as ART THINK and auction benefiting the museum’s exhibitions and learning programs. The new TAKING IT TO THE STREETS strive to museum fundraiser, BESPOKE, featured both a silent and live auction comprised of educate youth about contemporary art and specially curated art, jewelry, couture clothing items and luxury travel packages. Dallas connect them with the local contemporary art scene. Contemporary Board Members and Bespoke co-chairs Muffin Lemak and Shelby Wagner Taking place during the academic year, Art Think involves a series of six sessions designed to expose students to a variety of artists. Art Think instructors engage students in dialogue about the “tailor-made” every event detail to create an unforgettable evening for the 300 friends and patrons of Dallas Contemporary. Simon de Pury of the premier international contemporary art auction house Philips de Pury dazzled content and ideas expressed through the artworks. Shoby Modjarrad guests as auctioneer, stirring the describes her role as an Art Think teacher being, “part facilitator and part stimulator. Conversely, my students have taught me to open my mind to the diversity of ideas and possibilities.” During the 2011-2012 school year, Art Think served 12,126 students and 72 school teachers. The museum sponsored Art Think crowd into competitive bidding wars for the coveted pieces. Lot items included art works by Russell Young, Sylvie Fleury, Shane Pennington, Dzine and Lance Letscher. Bespoke instructors taught 40,920 hours in 29 different schools across Dallas. The diversity of students that participated in the program, in addition to the expanse of schools reached this raised $451,000, a fantastic accomplishment due to the dedicated work of Lemak and Wagner and their Bespoke committee, year, demonstrates the incredible growth of Art Think program over the past eight years. as well as the tremendous generosity of sponsors, Dr. Rodger Kobes and Pfizer Foundation, In order to continue engaging students in art education and development in between school years, Dallas Contemporary also offers the Taking It To The Streets program. While Taking It To The Streets Headington Companies with the Joule Hotel, Nancy and Richard Rogers, Niven encourages discussion of contemporary art and culture, this summer program is more geared towards a hands-on learning process 12,000 STUDENTS and exploration of street art. The program demonstrates the positive effects of public artworks and how street art should and can successfully be incorporated into city design. This summer, students learned about artists like Shepard Fairey, and created their own stickers and stencils inspired by the artist’s famous Andre the Giant Has a Posse campaign. On working with the youth, Autumn Hill, in her second year working with Taking It To The Streets, says, “I love watching the students create their own work in response to the work of these established artists. Experiencing new ways of making art is invaluable to a young artist’s development.” Only in its second year, Taking It To The Streets reached 3,000 students through collaborations with 53 different Dallas libraries, recreation centers, and independent organizations such as Project Transformation, YMCA Dallas, Boys and Girls Club and Readers 2 Leaders. Morgan, Todd Fiscus, Brian Bolke, David Nichols, Claire and Dwight Emanuelson, Karla and Mark McKinley, Tim and Nancy Hanley and the many other Bespoke patrons. DONORS $1,000 + ABOVE Amy and Howard Klion Art After 5 Cindy and Howard Rachofsky Baker Botts, LLP City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney and Strauss, LLC Bell’ Invito Ben E. Keith / Great Brewers Beth and Fin Ewing Ana and Sherrill Pettus BlueLabel.net Bobby Bisor Dakon and Kim Montgomery Brad Sheppard, Jr. Dallas Auction Gallery / Kathi and Scott Shuford Ann Glazer and Barkley Stuart Anonymous Margot and Ben Mitchell Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas Frank and Carolyn Ryburn Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas Betty Sanders Anais Morrel Anonymous Claire and Dwight Emanuelson Brian Bolke / Forty Five Ten Brooke and Blake Hortenstine Dallas Jewish Community Foundation Carol York Dan Pritchett Catherine and Will Rose David Nichols Charron and Peter Denker Dee Wyly Chris Byrne Deedie and Rusty Rose Chris Hite Diane Miles Christensen Family Foundation Diane Sumoski Douglas Newby and Connie Harkins Dr. Carol Mykolyk Riddick and Frank A. Riddick III Faisal Halum and Brian Bolke Fanchon and Howard Hallam Fay Clark Walker Gavin Brown’s Enterprise Corporation Shepard Fairey Mural, 331 Singleton Boulevard, 2012. Photo by Jon Furlong, OBEY. Shepard Fairey Citywide Project Locations: Dallas Contemporary 161 Glass Street, 331 Singleton Boulevard, 340 Singleton Boulevard, The Belmont Hotel 901 Fort Worth Avenue Sponsors: Naomi Aberly and Larry Lebowitz, The Belmont Hotel Gayle and Paul Stoffel Joyce and Tim Goss Macy’s Foundation Nicole Musselman Sentient Jet, LLC Gilt City Joyce Sanders and Bob Lebovitz Maggie Radford and Bob Weiss Sharon and Michael Young Goss-Michael Foundation Juli and Mac McGinnis Marguerite Steed Hoffman Niven Morgan and Shelby Wagner Hale Hoak Headington Companies / The Joule Hotel Heather and Bill Esping Inette and Joshua Brown J. Patrick and Lindsey Collins Jackie M. Stewart Julie and Ed Hawes Mark and Joanne Giambrone Nona and Richard Barrett June and Louis Francis Maura and Jason Bradshaw Park Place Porsche Karin and Jack Kinzie Maxine and Ben Trowbridge Patricia Fagadau Karla and Mark McKinley Melanie Spiegel Kathi and Tom Lind Melinda Lee Patricia Pelehach and Volkan Otugen Kay and Elliot Cattarulla Mercedes Benz of Plano Jackie Bolin Keith W. Schumann and Matthew Simon Jamie Gerard Kevin Graham Jane and Bill Corbellini Kline Family Foundation Janelle and Alden Pinnell Kristie and Tom Hoitsma Jay Shinn and Tim Hurst Laree Hulshoff and Ben Fischer Jennifer and John Eagle Laura and Dan Boeckman Jenny and John Kirtland Laurie-Jo and Stephen M. Straty Jessica and Clay Pulliam Lawndale Art Center Jo Marie Lilly and Bruce Mueller Lebowitz Family Foundation Joan and Robert Pollock Leisa Street John and Shanan Petropoulos Lisa and Peter Kraus John and Stephanie Roberts Lucilo A. Pena and Lee Cobb John Clutts and Sami Arslanar M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation Paula Marie and Jeff Jones Merck Partnership for Giving Pepsico Foundation Matching Gifts Program Mersina and Phinn Stubbs Pfizer Foundation Michael M. Corman and Kevin Fink Piper and Mike Wyatt Mark Moussa Michelle Moussa Mike Masters Mil Bodron Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Auberty Muffin and John Lemak Nancy C. and Richard R. Rogers Nancy Perot Naomi Aberly Neiman Marcus Group Matching Gift Program Phillips de Pury and Company Priscilla and John Martin Rajan Patel Rebecca and Ken Bruder Rhonda and Fraser Marcus Stacey and Arnie Verbeek Stacey and John Relton Stanley W. Light Stella McCartney America, Inc. Sue and Jimmy Gragg Susan and Bill Montgomery Tammy Cotton and Will Hartnett Texas Commission On The Arts The Bryant and Nancy Hanley Foundation Inc. The Clampitt Foundation / Don Clampitt The Dream Fund The Klion Springwater Coven Family Foundation, Inc. Robert Barkley The Meyer Levy Charitable Foundation Rodger Kobes, M.D. Todd Fiscus / Todd Events Ronnie Lascano Tom Fagadau Rosalie Taubman Tracy and Richard Cheatham Ruthie and Jay Pack Versace USA Sally Warren and Jeff Jackson Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Peter Doroshenko Director Sincerely, Clare Chadwick, Development Assistant Erin Cluley, Exhibitions + Public Relations Manager Alex Curington, Graphic Designer Gayle Collier, Accounting Specialist Peter Doroshenko, Director Andrea Estrada, Volunteer + Visitor Services Elizabeth Jimenez, Events Manager Marina Neklyudova, Renaissance Programme Intern Florence Ostende, Adjunct Curator Christos Polemenakos, Database + IT Administrator Cassandra Porter, Development Manager Diane Sikes, Education + Outreach Manager Patricia Stewart-Gordon, Financial Administrator Dallas Contemporary: Iconic, smart, passionately creative, big, wow! DC STAFF Thinking both regionally and globally, Dallas Contemporary mirrors the way artists work in the 21st century. J. Patrick Collins, President Amy Klion, Vice-President Beth Ewing, VP Capital Campaign Dr. Carol Riddick, VP Development Jessica Pulliam, Secretary John Relton, Treasurer Robert Bisor, Mil Bodron, Maura Bradshaw, Chris Byrne, John Clutts, Lindsey Collins, Tammy Cotton Hartnett, Nancy Dedman, Patricia Dedman Nail, Mark Giambrone, Joyce Goss, Kenny Goss, Chris Hite, Jennifer Lassiter, Muffin Lemak, Gwyneth Lloyd, Rhonda Marcus, Karla McKinley, Diane Miles, Nicole Musselman, Melanie Spiegel, George Tobolowsky, Maxine Trowbridge, Shelby Wagner, Sally Warren, Diane Sumoski, Cultural Commissioners: Phillip Collins and Roslyn Goodall We recognize your invaluable investments in Dallas Contemporary and deeply appreciate your interest in advancing contemporary art and artists. Please join us in continuing the museum’s progress by making a contribution. This renewable annual contribution provides a way for you to support the fantastic programs, exhibitions and art experiences. If you are excited about the programming described in the first volume of The Contemporary, join us. Thanks to your contributions, more than 12,000 student participants have access to contemporary art. Many of them found Claude Leveque’s installation, Chant (Song), haunting calling it cavelike and a home for bats. On the other hand, several students would not enter Mr. Leveque’s Le Droit du Plus Fort because it was scary. We look forward to creating more experiences for another 12,000 students in 2013. The Dallas Contemporary Team is grateful to the extraordinary commitment of members, donors and volunteers. You have expressed your commitment to education programs as well as the exhibitions program. Dallas Contemporary Creative, innovative, come see it. Building on our recent successes ranging from Juergen Teller, Aaron Parazette and Rob Pruitt to Shepard Fairey, Failure and Jason Brooks there is more to come. By the time you read this letter, we will be days away from Opening Celebrations for Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and K8 Hardy. Dallas Contemporary continues to strengthen its role as “America’s Kunsthalle.” The exhibitions change quarterly, providing you with a fresh start with new artists. Alongside well-known artist blockbuster exhibitions, Dallas Contemporary presents edgy and emerging artists. We position regional artists in a global context and work outside of the building in a series of citywide interventions. I am listening. Please know that the Dallas Contemporary Board of Directors and I are committed to providing you with the most dynamic exhibitions program possible. More edgy. More Texas artists. More international. Different. Your enthusiasm for Dallas Contemporary is contagious. Since my arrival two years ago I have had the pleasure of talking with many of you – artists, art enthusiasts and collectors about ways to make Dallas Contemporary the best place to see and discuss contemporary art. Dallas Contemporary: Love is in the air. Dear Friends, 2012 +2013 DC BOARD SPECIAL THANKS 2012 CHAIRMEN Phenomenon: Bradley Agather, Hannah Hoffman and Meghan Looney Bespoke: Muffin Lemak and Shelby Wagner Legendary: Lael Brodsky and Lisa Brown Capital Campaign: Beth Ewing, Dwight Emanuelson and Karla McKinley Development: Dr. Carol Mykolyk Riddick Absolutely Blooming by Marion Marshall, Baker Botts LLP, Ben E. 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