October 31, 2013
Fort Worth, TX

Kendal Smith Lake
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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Lecture Series


Gustavo Artigas, November 19

This lecture has been moved to 5:30 pm, to allow our guests to attend the  

Kimbell's Renzo Piano lecture at 7 pm. Tickets for the Gustavo Artigas Tuesday Evenings lecture will be available at the front desk beginning at 3:30 pm on November 19.



November 19

Gustavo Artigas, an artist born in Mexico City, where he continues to live, engages in social and institutional critique with accessible, poetic works that sometimes call for actual participation and always elicit a stance or at least a personal inquisition from viewers. Through various models such as games and polls, Artigas explores how abstract notions like borders and social contracts affect reality.


Rules of the Game, 2000, and Vote for Demolition. Fort Worth, 2013, both in the Modern's special exhibition México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990,are prime examples of the power an artist can wield with seemingly simple gestures that lure viewers before posing challenging questions on roles and attitudes within society. Euridice Arriata writes for BOMB magazine, "A significant part of the power of Artigas's projects lies in their emphasis on process rather than finished product. His projects are the result of a studied interaction with a specific location and its local residents, whether in Mexico City, Cuba or Johannesburg. We're firmly gripped by the delicate balance Artigas maintains-between heavily codified performances whose underlying explosive chaos is barely contained and the sheer beauty of the vestiges of these live events."


Such contributions have brought Artigas international recognition and a vast exhibition record, including the 2007 Lisbon Architecture Triennial, the 49th Venice Biennale, and inSITE 2000.

For Tuesday Evenings at the Modern, Gustavo Artigas presents "Constructing (backwards),"not only a spectacular finale for this season's lectures, but also the greatly anticipated announcement of polling results for Vote for Demolition. Fort Worth, which includes the virtual demolition of Fort Worth's chosen architectural eyesore. In addition to this virtual implosion, Artigas shares public pieces developed in the last five years to put the Modern's piece in context and to give a sense of the trajectory of a fascinating career. 




Upcoming Schedule 


November 5-Yoshua Okón, artist featured in México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990   


November 12-Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison, artists and pioneers of the eco-art movement 


November 19-Gustavo Artigas, artist featured in México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990 



The fall series for Tuesday Evenings at the Modern continues through November 19. These lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics are held in the Modern's auditorium and begin at 7 pm. Free admission tickets (limit two) can be picked up at the Modern's information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to the first 250 ticketholders. A live broadcast of the lectures is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. The Museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (regular gallery admission charge applies)  


Café Modern is open for dinner on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.

Enjoy a fine dining experience before or after the lecture; seating is available from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. For reservations, call 817.840.2157 or visit


Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum's collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators' perspectives and discussions. Visit or subscribe to our Podcasts on iTunes or using the RSS feed in your preferred program.



Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

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Museum Gallery Hours

Tues 10 am-7 pm (Sep-Nov, Feb-Apr)

Wed-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm


General Admission Prices

(includes special exhibition)

$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)

$10 for adults (13+)

Free for children 12 and under

Free for Modern members

Free the first Sunday of every month and half-price every Wednesday.



Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm

Sat-Sun10 am-3 pm

Fri 5-8:30 pm
Coffee, snacks, and dessert

10 am-4:30 pm


The Museum is closed Monday and holidays including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.


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