In 2016, Ghana ThinkTank asked What’s your Houston diversity problem? Houstonians had a lot to say—much of it related to cultural and ethnic identity. Now, international think tanks in India, Iran, Indonesia, Morocco, Gaza, Serbia, and Germany are concocting solutions to Houston’s problems. During CounterCurrent17, come see how these think tanks are solving the issues of the “first world.”Read more
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Visual artist Kevin Beasley creates a site-specific sculptural and sound installation at the iconic Eldorado Ballroom, which served the Third Ward with a who’s who of the great blues and jazz players from the 1940s through the 1970s. Beasley explores cultural, personal, and historical contexts—and related materials—in assembling his art.Read more
In this new lecture, Gamboa looks at myth in contemporary society with images and videos of his work. For more than forty years, his artistic lens has responded to the Los Angeles “urbanscape” with its subtle layering of codes, rules, and visual markers that contribute to making a sophisticated living space for millions of people.Read more
Lili Taylor performs Suzanne Bocanegra’s newest lecture as Suzanne Bocanegra.
Using text, song, costume, film, and projections, Farmhouse/Whorehouse draws on the lives of Bocanegra’s grandparents on their small farm in La Grange, Texas, which was across the road from the Chicken Ranch, better known as “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.”Read more
- December 2016: Winter Wonders
- November 2016: 12 Minutes Max!
- September 2016: RISE ABOVE: A Story of Hope.
- June 2016: WE Are PAPER TOWEL: A Cultural Construction performed by Sheila Pepe
- June 2016: A Party With No Agenda
- April 2016: The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People
- April 2016: Meet Me at MacGregor
- April 2016: Molla Nasreddin: Embrace Your Antithesis
- April 2016: eL Seed
- April 2016: Innocent Violence