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BRIC Presents: Nora York & Jamie Lawrence’s “Water Water Everywhere”

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Fortunately, if you missed Nora York’s performance of Water Water Everywhere last November at MDNY program partner, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, you have another chance to see this collaborative and “provocative new work.”

As described by BRIC:

In their new multi-media song cycle, singer and conceptual artist Nora York and co-composer Jamie… Read More >

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Images from Cape Farewell’s Climate is Culture Panel

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On November 9, the Cape Farewell Foundation hosted an exciting panel and dialogue at the Rauschenberg Project Space between artists Mel Chin, Melanie Gilligan, Tom Ackers, David Buckland, Tom Rand, and environmental advocate, Hamilton Fish. Luckily if you missed out on the event, we do have these fantastic images from the night. Thanks to curator Amy Lipton from… Read More >

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“State of the Planet” on the Earth Institute/Positive Feedback’s “Speed Dating”

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The blog, “State of the Planet”, recently reviewed the Earth Institute and PostiveFeedback’s event, Art/Science Speed-Dating, where artists and scientists were brought together for quick conversations, and the hope of igniting “sparks” of inspiration for future collaborations.

The night began with a panel discussion, after which:

the crowd of approximately 25 artists and 25 scientists commenced speed-dating each other. After five minutes was… Read More >

Ballroom Marfa Presents: A Night with C. Spencer Yeh and Messages

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Studio Visit: C Spencer Yeh from Frieze on Vimeo.

Ballroom Marfa Presents: A Night with C. Spencer Yeh and Messages November 21, 2013 | 7 pm | FREE Part of Marfa Dialogues/New York

Rauschenberg Project Space 455 W. 19th Street New York, NY

In keeping with Quiet Earth‘s ongoing examination of humanity’s… Read More >

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Maya Lin and Frances Beinecke in Conversation

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Last week’s conversation between Maya Lin and NRDC President Frances Beinecke, now archived online. From the NRDC website

On Monday, November 4th, two of the leading voices on the issue of climate change — artist and honorary NRDC Trustee Maya Lin and NRDC President Frances Beinecke — discussed the critical role… Read More >

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Architectural Digest Reviews Ballroom Marfa’s Quiet Earth

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Thank you to Architectural Digest for reviewing Ballroom Marfa’s Quiet Earth for its AD Daily blog.

An excerpt:

Energy and water conservation are big concerns in Marfa, Texas, a small town that sits on the sweeping plains of the Chihuahuan Desert in the western part of the state. So it seems fitting that an exhibition organized by an arts nonprofit… Read More >

Quiet Earth Opening Reception

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Images from the October 15, 2013 opening reception for Quiet Earth

Rauschenberg Project Space 455 W. 19th Street New York, New York

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm Photographer: Benjamin Lozovsky/

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T Magazine on MD/NY and “Ballroom’s Expanding Sphere of Influence”

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From “Can Marfa Bring Its Magic to Manhattan?” in T Magazine

You don’t have to be a scientist, engineer or policy maker to weigh in on the impact of climate change. Right now, all around New York City, visual artists, architects and performers are tackling the subject as part of Marfa Dialogues/New York, a two-month series of… Read More >

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Quiet Earth’s Trevor Paglen at Frieze London

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For those of you lucky enough to be in London for Frieze this weekend, make sure to stop by Altman Siegel‘s booth to see artist Trevor Paglen’s new work: Prototype for a Nonfunctional Satellite. Paglen, whose work is currently part of Ballroom’s Quiet Earth exhibition in New York, is one of… Read More >

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Quiet Earth Invite + RRF Project Space Schedule

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Next week on Tuesday October 15th from 6-8pm, Ballroom Marfa opens Quiet Earth at the RRF Project Space at 455 West 19th St.

Gallery Aferro’s GhostFood will be parked outside the opening.

Additional partner programs at the RRF Project Space at 455 West 19th St include:

Triple CanopySpeculations (The Climate) October 26, 3pm

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Former Ballroom Interns Unite for Epic Maya Lin Installation

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Snapshot from the Quiet Earth installation in New York City, featuring two of our former interns working on a Maya Lin piece.

Ballroom Marfa Announces Quiet Earth

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Robert Rauschenberg Summer Knight Glut, 1987 Assembled metal parts, 67 1/2 x 96 x 9 inches (171.5 x 243.8 x 22.9 cm) Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Photo by Dorothy Zeidman


Ballroom Marfa Presents: Quiet Earth Curated by Fairfax Dorn 15 October 2013 – 30 November 2013 Part of… Read More >

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Marfa Dialogues/NY Releases Two-Month Schedule of Events Examining Climate Change Through Art, Activism and Science

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 26, 2013

CONTACT Nick Sifuentes, 310-866-1692,

Marfa Dialogues/NY Releases Two-Month Schedule of Events Examining Climate Change Through Art, Activism and Science

More Than 30 Leading Cultural, Academic and Advocacy Organizations Involved in Interdisciplinary Project to “Spark a Citywide Conversation about Climate Change”

New York, NY – The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Ballroom Marfa and the… Read More >

The Quiet Earth

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A trailer for the 1985 film that inspired the Ballroom Marfa-curated exhibition of the same name. More on the exhibition here. Quiet Earth opens at the Rauschenberg Project space on October 15, 2013.

A Letter from Fairfax Dorn and Hamilton Fish in the Big Bend Sentinel

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A letter to the editor from Fairfax Dorn and Hamilton Fish, from the July 25, 2013 Big Bend Sentinel:

To the many friends and supporters of the Marfa Dialogues in the high desert – We have exciting news: the Marfa Dialogues project is hitting the road and will be opening this fall in New York City with a series… Read More >

MD/NY: Making Plans

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A few images from Ballroom’s recent trip to the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in New York, where the next installment of Marfa Dialogues is taking shape. #MDNY




Michael Pollan at Marfa Dialogues 2012

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Michael Pollan’s new book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, is now available for purchase, and the self-described “nature writer who writes about this particular part of nature that we don’t think of as nature” is popping up all over the place, from The Colbert ReportRead More >