January 21, 2022 - April 18, 2022

A groundbreaking and immersive virtual reality experience.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Academy Award®-winning virtual reality experience CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically invisible) explores the human condition of immigrants and refugees.

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carne y arena logo of a heart and map of usa and mexico border

Sightings: Olivia Block

January 29, 2022 - April 24, 2022

As part of its Sightings series, and as a complement to the Harry Bertoia retrospective, the Nasher Sculpture Center has commissioned renowned media artist and composer Olivia Block to make a new sound installation from recordings of Bertoia’s sounding sculptures in the exhibition.  Block’s recent work reflects her interest in time, wind, shadows, and the acoustic properties of physical materials like metal and wood.  The new composition, titled The Speed of Sound in Infinite Copper, will highlight the sounding sculptures’ ability to create a palpable sonic space while allowing the audience to activate the sonic experience by moving about the room.  Block complements the changing aural environment projecting the silhouettes of the movement of the sounding sculptures across the floor and up the walls of the Corner Gallery at the Nasher.  This will be the second work using Bertoia’s sounding sculptures for the Chicago-based Block—the first, Sonambient Pavilion, was performed in Chicago’s Pritzker Pavilion in 2015—and a homecoming for the Dallas native.

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Harry Bertoia

January 29, 2022 - April 24, 2022

Italian-born, American artist Harry Bertoia (1915–1978) was one of the most prolific, innovative artists of the postwar period. Trained at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he met future colleagues and collaborators Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, and Eero Saarinen, he went on to make one-of-a kind jewelry, design iconic chairs, create thousands of unique sculptures including large-scale commissions for significant buildings, and advance the use of sound as sculptural material.  Harry Bertoia: Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life is the first US museum retrospective of the artist’s career in almost 50 years and the first to examine the full scope of his broad, interdisciplinary practice. Drawn from public and private collections, the exhibition brings together over 100 works of art featuring important examples of his jewelry, metalsmithing, furniture design, monotypes, and the hundreds of singular, handmade sculptures including large-scale commissions and pioneering sounding sculptures.

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Sightings: Magali Reus

May 14, 2022 - September 11, 2022

In her second major US show, Dutch-born, London-based artist Magali Reus presents an installation that examines the relationships between people and objects through the distortion of common images.

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A tan quarter-circular object on the left feeding a tape-like filament to a white holster on the right

Lynda Benglis

May 21, 2022 - September 18, 2022

Throughout her five-decades-long career, Lynda Benglis has created sculptures in a wide range of materials that explore the physicality of form and its effects on the viewer. For her exhibition at the Nasher, Benglis highlights three bodies of work in media as diverse as traditional bronze and decorative glitter.

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Lynda Benglis, Bounty, Fruited Plains, & Amber Waves, 2014
Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
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