Our top five picks for arts and culture events in the southwest.
Tongues, a Scene from Reykjavík
form & concept / Santa Fe
April 16-24, various showtimes
Santa Fe Playhouse, in collaboration with form & concept, presents “Tongues,” a scene from Reykjavík by Steve Yockey. Reykjavík is a series of interconnected vignettes featuring charged interactions between tourists and the (sometimes supernatural) Icelandic locals. This production will be available for free on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Changing Room
Ogden Contemporary Arts / Ogden
On view through May 30
Imagining an environment of smart architecture that controls emotion, this exhibition by Lauren Lee McCarthy arranges the gallery into various live-work style environments that are conducive to human interaction yet guided by digital presence. Visitors are invited to browse and select one of two hundred emotions, which is then evoked throughout the entire space.
Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich
Phoenix Art Museum / Phoenix
On view through September 26
Through more than eighty ensembles and a collection of original sketches, letters, personal papers, photographs, press clippings, and newly filmed oral histories, this exhibition explores the social and cultural impact of the work of Rudolph “Rudi” Gernreich (1922–1985).
Denver Film / Denver
Denver’s annual Women+Film Festival is held online this year, featuring over fifteen premieres including local stories, powerful documentaries, and compelling narratives. Viewers can also tune in to poignant conversations with community leaders focused on the films in the festival and pressing issues facing the community.
Stories of Solidarity: Artist Talk and Panel with Marisa Morán Jahn
Blaffer Art Museum / Houston
Wednesday, April 21, 5–6:30 pm MDT
In this artist’s presentation, Marisa Morán Jahn shares her decade-long work with caregivers producing creative media, public art, and architectural and urban-scale projects. Jahn and architect Rafi Segal will present their collaboration on Carehaus, the country’s first care-based co-housing project and its related exhibition on view at the Blaffer Art Museum.