From virtual studio visits ASU Art Museum and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art to commentary on the world of NFTs, our top five arts and culture events for the next five days.
BMoCA / Boulder
Thursday, May 13, 12-12:30 pm MDT
BMoCA presents a virtual studio tour with Diego Rodriguez-Warner, whose recent exhibition, Horror Vacui, was reviewed in SWC Vol. 1. Rodriguez-Warner has work in the permanent collection of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and has exhibited internationally. Held via Instagram.
Pie Projects / Santa Fe
On view May 15-23
An interactive new-media exhibition featuring works by digital artist Morgan Barnard. Barnard’s work in public art, interactive media, immersive installation, and live cinema combines experimental digital techniques with traditional artistic methods.
snark.art / online
Tuesday, May 18, 11 am-3 pm MDT
Contract Killers is a site-specific augmented-reality series created by artist Nancy Baker Cahill and developed into an NFT project. Digital assets are minted on an environmentally responsible blockchain and paired with physical assets, rewards, and consequences outlined in a reimagined contract.
Utah Film Center / Salt Lake City
Tuesday, May 18, 7 pm MDT
In this documentary, the nephew of the creators of Mish-Mish, the Arab equivalent of Mickey Mouse, discovers a trove of archival footage of their animated films. Through their animated images, Didier Frenkel uncovers the history of his family, marked by exile, and an Arab-Jewish golden age when the two communities created together. This free, live-streamed screening is available through May 24.
ASU Art Museum / Tempe
Thursday, May 20, 7-8 pm MDT
A virtual studio visit with museum curator Julio César Morales (who is jurying our upcoming call for artists!) and artist Hugh Hayden. Hayden’s work transforms familiar objects to challenge our perceptions of ourselves, others, and the environment. Raised in Texas and trained as an architect, his work arises from a deep connection to nature and its organic materials. Via Zoom.