The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, present a joint exhibition of the work of artist David Bates on view February 9 through May 11, 2014. The exhibition is a retrospective of Bates’s work installed in both locations with an emphasis on painting in Fort Worth and sculpture and works on paper in Dallas. This is the first collaboration between the two museums. The exhibition is organized by Dr. Marla Price, director of the Modern, and Jeremy Strick, director of the Nasher.
Conceptual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija (pronounced Rick-rit Tee-rah-vah-nit), born in 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, grew up living between Thailand, Ethiopia, and Canada as the son of a Thai diplomat. His grandmother played an important role in his life. She taught cooking on Thai television and owned a restaurant in Bangkok, where Tiravanija spent time as a youth. This background influenced the artist’s work, which often involves cooking in art-related places, such as museums and galleries.
“The Thin Man with blood cocktails, an ode to hipsterism through the ages, a mainline shot of cool and a playful tribute to artistic fetishism, Jim Jarmusch’s vampire romance Only Lovers Left Alive is an addictive mood and tone piece, a nocturnal reverie that incidentally celebrates a marriage that has lasted untold centuries.” Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter. Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, and John Hurt star in this 2013 nominee for the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or.
123 minutes; R
The officers of the Director's Council request the pleasure of your company for a
CELEBRATION & AUCTION
Celebrating ten years of the FOCUS Series and benefitting Future Acquisitions and Programming for the Director's Council FOCUS Exhibition Series
Saturday, May 10, 2014; 6:30 pm
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Grand Lobby
Silent Auction begins at 6:30 pm
Live Auction begins at 8:30 pm; Live Auctioneer provided by Heritage Auctions
DJ, Paul Andrews
Cocktail Buffet / Cocktail Attire