Our top five picks for the next five days: arts and culture events in the Southwest.
Sculpture as Intervention
Museum of Contemporary Art / Tucson
Thursday, February 18, 6-7 pm MST
Join artists Nazafarin Lotfi (who is featured in our new print issue, Southwest Contemporary Vol. 1), Miguel Fernandez de Castro, and Rocki Swiderski to discuss MOCA’s exhibition Working from Home. Each will offer their own perspective on sculpture as intervention. Moderated by Laura Copelin, MOCA’s curator-at-large.
Tamarind Talks: Rose B. Simpson, Mary Statzer, and Nancy Zastudil
Tamarind Institute / Albuquerque
Thursday, February 18, 4-5 pm MST
Join Tamarind Institute artist-in-residence Rose B. Simpson, gallery director Nancy Zastudil, and UNM Art Museum Curator of Prints and Photographs Mary Statzer for a discussion about Simpson’s work, including her lithography experience at Tamarind and her upcoming virtual project at the museum.
Third Coast Dance Film Festival
Nevada Museum of Art / Reno
Thursday, February 18, 6-8 pm PST
Tune in for the virtual opening of the 2021 Third Coast Dance Film Festival. Nevada Museum of Art will premiere ten dance films followed by a conversation with curator Rosie Trump and filmmaker Marta Renzi. The festival celebrates the intersection of contemporary dance and the moving image.
Belly of the Beast: Virtual Q+A
Center for Contemporary Arts / Santa Fe
Friday, February 19, 7 pm MST
Filmed over seven years with extraordinary access and intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people, Belly of the Beast exposes modern-day eugenics and reproductive injustice in California prisons. This online Zoom discussion of the documentary is presented by Santa Fe NOW, featuring filmmaker Erika Cohn.
Mixed Taste: Still at Home—Monoliths and Colonial Cartography
Museum of Contemporary Art / Denver
Wednesday, February 24, 7 pm MST
In this fan-favorite event (gone virtual), two speakers get twenty minutes each to enlighten you on unrelated topics, selected by a guest curator. After the speaking portion, ideas start to blend when audience members ask questions and anything goes. Featuring Ellen Bruss Senior Curator Miranda Lash and Apoorva Tadepalli.