It’s the longest running state biennial — and possibly the most independent too.
Now in it’s fifth iteration, the Texas Biennial was started in Austin by artists and with its open call for submissions and its constantly changing roster of curators, continues to keep it indie credibility .
Opening this weekend, the 2013 iteration celebrates the Texas Biennial’s fifth go-around with "New and Greatest Hits," a select showing featuring the work of 26 artists who have been included in biennials past.
Among those highlighted in the show are Austin-based artists Jules Buck Jones, Jade Walker, Heyd Fontenot, Jason Reed, Susi Brister, Matthew Rodriguez and T.J. Hunt.
But "New and Greatest Hits" is just the Austin facet of the biennial.
San Antonio’s Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum hosts the main survey exhibition and in Houston, the Lawndale Art Center offers an invitational showing of four artists. Special projects are also happening in Marfa and in Dallas too.
"New and Greatest Hits: Selected Work by Texas Biennial Artists, 2005-2011."
Opening: 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 24
Exhibit continues through Sept. 28
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