Best of the weekend arts: Sept. 25-27
“Strange Pilgrims.” The Contemporary Austin organizes its biggest exhibit to date. Taking its title from Gabriel Garcia Marquez stories about disenfranchised world travelers, “Strange Pilgrims” trains its lens on contemporary experiential-based art the defies simple formats and is immersive, participatory, performative or kinetic. There’s a narrow light-sculpture corridor by Bruce Nauman viewers slip through. Yoko Ono invites the public to enter a dream into a computer, which then transmits the message to an electronic sign installed on the Contemporary’s Laguna Gloria grounds. And every Saturday at 1 p.m.for the duration of the exhibition, artist Roger Hiorns’s site-specific foam-spewing installation “A retrospective view of the pathway” will be activated in the Laguna Gloria landscape.
The sprawling exhibit spans not only the Contemporary’s two locations but also extends to the University of Texas’ Visual Arts Center.
Public opening noon to 5 p.m. Sunday with free admission all day. Contemporary Austin, Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave.; Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St.; and UT Visual Arts Center, 23rd and Trinity streets. Exhibit continues through Jan. 24. thecontemporaryaustin.org.