Chinati Foundation to hold weekend-long event

Claudia Flores, Staff Reporter

From October 6 to 8 the Chinati Foundation presents a weekend-event with a series of activities and exhibit to support the organization’s programs and operations year-round.

On Friday October 6, scheduled from 5-10 p.m. “Made in Marfa” presents open studios, gallery exhibitions, mercantile events and performances through Marfa, Texas and from 6 to 8 p.m. the “Artist in Residence” event will be taking place, where an open studio at The Locker Plant will receive American artist Rosy Keyser.

On Saturday 7, the Chinati Foundation will offer a free public admission to the museum’s special and permanent collections from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. That same afternoon an exhibition by English painter Bridget Riley where the Chinati foundation will inaugurate a multicolored wall painting by the artist the will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Followed by the exhibition, art historian Richard Shiff will offer a talk on English artist Bridget Riley at the Crowley Theater at 3:30 p.m. Saturday’s scheduled will end with the benefit dinner to support the Chinati Foundation from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Arena. Tickets can be purchased at the Chinati Foundation website.

On Sunday, starting from 7:30 to 9 a.m. the Sunrise at Chinati will take place with the early morning viewing of Robert Irwin’s ‘Dawn to dusk’ (2016) and Donald Judd’s 100 untitled works in mill aluminum and 15 concrete works.

Followed the sunrise events from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. the Chinati Foundation Permanent Collection will be open to the public, at the same time Riley’s exhibition will be taking place at the Special Exhibition Gallery.

At 11 a.m. a talk by Lynne Cooke on Bridget Riley will take place. At 2 p.m., a film will be shown of Riley in conversation with Michael Bracewell at the Crowley Theater. The schedule for the event will close at 5 p.m. with Solange Knowles Ferguson performing at Donald Judd’s 15 works in concrete.

Knowles started her career at the age of 14 when she prepared her debut album ‘Solo-Star’ (2002), the album made it into the Billboard 200 with the position 49.

The following years Knowles would release two more albums, ‘Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams’ (2008) and ‘A Seat At the Table’ (2016)

With her 2016 album ‘A Seat At the Table’ Knowles was nominated for ‘Best R&B Performance(“ Cranes in the Sky”) in the 2017 Grammy Awards, an award she took home that night.

In 2017 Knowles won three more nominations for the debut of ‘A seat at the Table’, the ‘Centric Award’ at the BET Awards, ‘Artist of the Year’ at the Webby Awards and ‘Soul and Beyond’ the Edison Jazz-World Awards.

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