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Dallas Contemporary opens Los Americanos video exhibition

Submitted by on January 20, 2013 – 11:19 am

Dallas Contemporary presents Los Americanos, a video exhibition with newly commissioned projects by six Texas-based artists installed inside the museum and at sites in the community. The exhibition is non view through 31 March 2013.


Background image by Jason Reed, Los Americanos artist, 2012.

The exhibition features newly commissioned works by Texas-based artists MOREHSHIN ALLAHYARI (Dallas), JOSHUA BIENKO (College Station), CHIVAS CLEM (Paris), HILLARY HOLSONBACK (Dallas), BOGDAN PERZYNSKI (Austin) and JASON REED (New Braunfels).

Inspired by the larger than life cinema history of Texas, Los Americanos explores the ephemeral through various cinema metaphors for identity, history and culture. Each artist has created his or her own independent project examining everyday life in Texas – past, present or future. The vignettes address a range of topics, including visual rhetoric and psychogeography, astrological facts and fiction, the contrast between life and film, self-portraiture and cultural archetypes. Together, the chapters coalesce into a film without a linear narrative and become a meditation on the present moment. There is no beginning or end to Los Americanos, just movement forward.

Los Americanos is on view at Dallas Contemporary and the American Airlines Center. – www.dallascontemporary.org

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