William Bruder, AIA, is an award winning artist/architect whose 40-year-old Phoenix, Arizona-based studio, Will Bruder + Partners, has created a distinctive portfolio of residential, multifamily, and cultural buildings. Bruder’s approach to design has been recognized for its poetic pragmatism and its sculptural use of materials and light in creating original forms and spaces.  For this Tuesday Evenings presentation, Making Architecture in Celebration of People and Place, Bruder focuses on the opportunities and challenges in making architecture that is appropriate for both people and place, architecture that grows from and celebrates in a sustainable way the natural and urban environments that we all inhabit in this ever-changing world.

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. A variety of artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries.

Michelle White is a writer for Art Papers, a regional editor of Art Lies, and associate curator at the Menil Collection. At the Menil, White has organized provocative exhibitions, including Lessons from Below: Otabenga Jones and Associates, Imaginary Spaces, and Leaps into the Void: Documents of Nouveau Realist Performance. She is currently organizing a retrospective of the drawings of Richard Serra, which opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011, travels to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and closes at the Menil Collection in Houston in 2012. White’s most recently completed project is an exhibition of the early work of Vija Celmins, co-organized with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and opens at the Menil on November 19, 2010. In conjunction with Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964–1968, White presents Vija Celmins in the 1960s for this Tuesday Evenings presentation, placing the artist’s early work, including pieces in the Modern’s collection, in the context of the mid-1960s and particularly in the “cool school” of California’s art scene.

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. A variety of artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries.

The Bruce High Quality Foundation, the official arbiter of the estate of Bruce High Quality, is dedicated to the preservation of the legacy of the late social sculptor Bruce High Quality. In the spirit of the life and work of Bruce High Quality, it aspires to invest the experience of public space with wonder, to resurrect art history from the bowels of despair, and to impregnate the institutions of art with the joy of man’s desiring. Operating simultaneously as an artist and arts institution since its founding on September 11, 2001, the Bruce High Quality Foundation presents It’s About Time, a talk covering the paradoxes of working simultaneously as an artist and organization, issues of timelessness, the construction of history, the progress of garbage, the politics of specificity, how to run a free art school, how to get rich, branding, the internet, the auction market from 1973 to present, community spirit, drinking in public, and how to build a better tomorrow.

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. A variety of artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries.

Eve Sussman is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Her film 89 Seconds at Alcázar stole the show in the 2004 Whitney Biennial; and Rape of the Sabine Women, another film, has been shown internationally with critical acclaim.   For this Tuesday Evenings presentation, the Modern is proud to act as the black-box testing site for the “beta” version of whiteonwhite:algorithmicthriller, the latest work-in-progress by Eve Sussman|Rufus Corporation. The film’s continuously evolving narrative is guided by a custom-made algorithm that edits in real time from a server loaded with thousands of clips, creating a never-ending movie. A “New Wave-futurist-noir,” the story follows the observations and surveillance of a geophysicist code writer obliged to remain in  City-A,  a dystopian sci-fi metropolis where nouveau-riche capitalists preside over the dregs of communism. The film mixes chronology, never repeats the same way twice, and has no start or end time. The duration of the film is created by the viewer.  Enter and exit as you wish. Feel free to read the code screen at the front of the theatre. This presentation will last approximately two hours including a Q&A with Sussman and editor Kevin Messman following the screening.

whiteonwhite is supported by Creative Capital, The Richard Massey Foundation, CEC Artslink, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), The Trust for Mutual Understanding and Sisita Soldevila/Amister Collection–Barcelona

Sundays with the Modern offers unique perspectives on the Museum’s architecture, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. A variety of artists, art historians, critics, writers, and architects hold conversations and lead tours in the galleries.

The Modern Graduate Series aims to foster and sustain a vibrant, creative dialogue among fine arts and art history graduate students from across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

Dr. Michael Corris is an artist, art historian, and writer on art. He is a member of the Conceptual art group Art & Language, a founding editor of The Fox and Red-Herring, and an editor of Transmission Annual. Corris’s writings on contemporary art have been widely published in international journals and magazines, including Art Monthly, Artforum, Art History, and art+text. Also recognized for his thorough and thoughtful coverage of the artist Ad Reinhardt in the 2008 book by the same name, Corris’s most recent publication is a book he wrote with John Dixon Hunt and David Lomas on the use of language in art, Art, Word, and Image: 2000 Years of Visual/Textual Interaction, published in 2010. Each author contributed their take on the topic of art, word, and image in individual essays. Corris’s interpretation serves as the subject of this Tuesday Evenings presentation, NO FREE READING: Interpreting Contemporary Art, Word and Image, drawing examples from the past ten years with some detours to the 1960s.

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