An exhibition incubating for nearly a year due to pandemic postponement was installed at last. Liu Xiaodong: Borders, opened in the final days of January at Dallas Contemporary, co-curated by DC’s executive director Peter Doroshenko and the artist. On the cover, Xiaodong’s painting At the Casa del Migrante in Juárez introduces At a specific time and place, which chronicles the Chinese artist’s journey to South Texas border cities and the active communities he found there. Incidentally, originally planned for the April 2020 issue, Danielle Avram’s story for Patron also laid in waiting.
The Dallas Opera’s triumphant return brings to the stage The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, which tells the true story of Jean-Dominque Bauby, the editor of ELLE magazine, felled by a stroke. Through the pandemic we’ve boasted many milestones of inventiveness. In Out of the Chrysalis, Lee Cullum brings to light the exceptional work of British composer Joby Talbot, librettist Gene Scheer, producer Leonard Foglia, and a host of t