Opening Reception: Word on the Street


January 10, 2019 6:00 pm - January 10, 2019 8:00 pm

Join Artpace Thursday, January 10th from 6 – 8pm for the opening reception of Word on the Street, a new exhibition of original political and poetic banners by Carrie Mae Weems, Tania Bruguera, Anne Carson, Amy Khoshbin, Laurie Anderson, A.M. Homes, Wangechi Mutu, Jenny Holzer, House of Trees, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Lara Schnitger created in collaboration with seamstresses with The Center for Refugee Services in San Antonio. The exhibition represents a return to Artpace by Mutu, a resident alumnus.

The exhibition is an initiative by arts collective House of Trees in collaboration with The Watermill Center in New York and The Center for Refugee Services in San Antonio. House of Trees originally created Word on the Street as a series of felt protest banners for the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C. Each banner represents the individual voice of the artist and the urgent, timeless concerns of community and requirements of citizenry.

In 2018, the works were presented in Times Square, The Watermill Center, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and other venues. The presentation at Artpace is the first outside of New York and features the premiere of a new sound work by Laurie Anderson.