Marfa Dialogues 2014
The Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Ballroom Marfa and the Public Concern Foundation are bringing Marfa Dialogues to the St. Louis area to examine the ways in which art can serve as a catalyst for unexpected collaboration. This experiment is aligned with the Pulitzer’s current exhibition, Art of Its Own Making, which features artists who examine materials, environment, and how generative elements impact the works of art they create. Marfa Dialogues is supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
The Pulitzer Arts Foundation provides an intimate space for exploring the arts, fosters community engagement, and inspires its audiences to think differently about art and its relationship to their lives. The Pulitzer is dedicated to diverse public programming and extended exhibition presentations that link the arts, design, and architecture to create multilayered, sensory experiences. Through its history of collaboration and public engagement, the Pulitzer has become an integral part of the Grand Center arts district and cultural landscape in St. Louis.
About Marfa Dialogues
Marfa Dialogues was co-founded in 2010 by Fairfax Dorn of Ballroom Marfa and Hamilton Fish of The Public Concern Foundation (PCF). The debut program was conceived as a symposium to broaden public exploration of the art, politics, and culture of the US-Mexico border region that Ballroom Marfa calls home. In 2012, Marfa Dialogues expanded to consider the science and culture of climate change. Ballroom Marfa and PCF joined with The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and over 30 program partners in 2013 for Marfa Dialogues/New York: two months of events continuing the examination of climate change science, environmental activism, and artistic practice. For more information on past Marfa Dialogues, please visit ballroommarfa.org/dialogues.
About Ballroom Marfa
Ballroom Marfa is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a dynamic, contemporary cultural arts space where varied perspectives and issues are explored through visual arts, film, music, and performance. Ballroom Marfa’s mission is to serve international, national, regional, and local arts communities and support the work of both emerging and recognized artists working in all media.
About Public Concern Foundation
The Public Concern Foundation is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to the study of current political and social issues, the dissemination of those findings, and the expansion of the public discourse on political and social values and ideals. The foundation’s principal activity is the publication of The Washington Spectator, the monthly newsletter on public affairs. The Public Concern Foundation also sponsors The Public Trust Project, which promotes the findings of independent scientists. For more information, please visit publicconcernfoundation.org.
Watershed Maps by Lorin Crandall
As part of his participation in the CaLL/WALKS organized by Mary Miss for Marfa Dialogues / St. Louis, Lorin Crandall created a series of map showing St. Louis’ place within the Mississippi River watershed. Lorin is the Clean Water Program Director at Missouri Coalition for the Environment, a statewide environmental advocacy organization, working on a variety of issues that affect human and... Read More >
May – October, 2014
Saint Louis Science Center
Free and open to the public.
The Saint Louis Science Center, in collaboration with Saint Louis University Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the Missouri Botanical Garden, established an Ozone Garden just outside the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park. Now in... Read More >
Sunflower+ Project: CAM
July 16 – October 4, 2014
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
In collaboration with Don Koster and Richard Reilly of Sunflower+ Project: StL, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM), presents Sunflower+ Project: CAM, on view in the Museum’s courtyard July 16 through October 4, 2014. The installation comprises twenty oil drums planted with sunflowers that will grow from seedlings to mature plants.... Read More >