Dallas Contemporary Photo by Dallas Contemporary
Dallas hasn’t always been known for it’s art. In fact, we’re still hard at work showing people that we truly are a world-class art city. Those of us who call Dallas home, however, are well aware that Dallas has a lot to offer both visitors and residents when it comes to culture.
The Design District is lucky to have so many incredible galleries and art spaces. In the past year, the Dallas Contemporary in particular has been seriously helping to bolster the reputation of Dallas and the Design District neighborhood as art destinations.
The Contemporary has garnered a massive amount of national and even international press due to their launch this year of the first and last Dallas Biennale. The Contemporary commissioned work, which was displayed throughout the city, some of it’s actually still around, and art writers from all over the world took note of the concept and the work. The Biennale also raised awareness within the city of the Contemporary as people who might not have been previously aware of the space and mission were heading down to the Design District
Inez & Vinoodh, Anja Rubik Descending a Staircase – Vogue Paris, 2005 Courtesy the artists and Gagosian Gallery, New York.
I’ve been a die-hard Dallas Contemporary lover for a couple of years now and every time they announce a new exhibit I get out my calendar. Here is another one you’re not going to want to miss!
On September 22, Dallas Contemporary hosted opening celebration for their new exhibit featuring the work of fashion photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. They’re calling the exhibit Pretty Much Everything.
The couple is world-famous in the fashion world, with their photography appearing consistently in everything from W Magazine to Vogue Paris.
The Contemporary’s exhibit features 300 works celebrating their 25 years in the industry that they have truly inspired. For fashion and photography lovers of all kind, this is going to be a very exciting show.
For those who missed the opening weekend celebration on September 22nd, don’t worry, the show will be on display, free and open to the public, until December 30th.