3-Search – “Blueprints and Perspectives”, Aurora 2013; Copyright Mark Ford, courtesy of Aurora
Aurora is a free and public contemporary art exhibition centered in the 68-acre Dallas Arts District, which was inaugurated in 2010. The expansive and immersive exhibition presents interactive light, video, performance, and sound artworks in exciting and unexpected public spaces.
This year’s theme ‘All Together Now’, references the concept of synesthesia: a term describing the joining together of senses. The theme also hints at Aurora’s new partnership with nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center – in addition to the Dallas Morning News and Reliant – and the coming together of the local and international community for the enjoyment of public art.
For the first time, Aurora has assigned four guest curators to join the co-founders Shane Pennington and Joshua King in the curatorial process. The six curators will organize five independent sections under the common ‘All Together Now’ theme, each presented in the curators’ unique interpretation.
Aurora 2015 Guest Curators (left to right): Carson Chan, Julia Kaganskiy, Tim Goossens, Aja Martin; Courtesy of Aurora
The guest curators Carson Chan, Tim Goossens, Julia Kaganskiy and Aja Martin hail from Berlin, New York and Dallas, creating a balanced exhibition of local and international perspectives of what new media art is today. Each one brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in institution-level public art and international exhibitions, as well as working with emerging to established contemporary artists.
Berlin Art Link is thrilled to see the inclusion of several Berlin-based artists, including works by Jeremy Shaw, Bettina Pousttchi, Andreas Greiner and Dan Bodan, among other exciting multi-media contributions. This year’s event is sure to impress, with performances, installations, and interactive light displays flooding the outdoor space of the Dallas Arts District all night long.
The one night immersive public art event is free and open to all Dallas locals and visitors, starting at sundown on the evening of October 16th, 2015.
Andreas Greiner – “Toccata for pyrocystis fusiformis”; Courtesy of the artist and Aurora
Blog entry by Alison Hugill in Berlin; Thursday, Oct. 08, 2015.