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VIDEO: State of the Arts with Beowulf Boritt and Nic Nicosia
by Sonya Jones 22 Mar 2012

In the series finale, we invited scenic designer Beowulf Boritt and conceptual artist Nic Nicosia to discuss their evolving fields and the role of staging in both the visual and performing arts. Plus info about some panel discussions you might want to know about at CentralTrak and Dallas Art Fair.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this season’s State of the Arts as much as we have. In the final conversation, we invited scenic designer Beowulf Boritt and conceptual artist Nic Nicosia to discuss their evolving fields and the role of staging in both the visual and performing arts. The two artists shared some interesting perspectives on dealing with the confines of physical space as well as the use of new technology in design and artwork.

In case you were not able to join us, below you’ll find video recap of State of the Arts with Beowulf Boritt and Nic Nicosia.

State of the Arts is a content partnership between the Dallas Museum of Art and KERA’s Art&Seek.  We’d like to thank the museum, especially Liz Menz, Stacey Lizotte and Carolyn Bess, for making the series possible and doing the heavy lifting on programming it. And of course, huge thanks to Jeff Whittington, who hosts all State of the Arts evenings, and has done tremendous work behind-the-scenes preparing for each event.

It’s our hope that State of the Arts sparks continued conversations, formal and informal.  As Art&Seek has reported, the January State of the Arts featuring Jeffrey Grove, Peter Doroshenko, Michael Corris and Jeremy Strick has certainly done that.  In response to that evening, and to “pursue more productive dialogue of finding out exactly what is going on in the arts in Dallas,” CentralTrak is hosting a panel called  Radical Regionalism next Thursday at 6:30.  Details here.

One critique of our January panel was its lack of women.   And one opportunity to hear the perspectives of  four leading gallery owners in town – who all happen to be women – is coming up at a panel called Dallas Galleries Off the Wall: Tales from the Back Room sponsored by the Dallas Art Fair.   Krys Boyd, host of KERA’s Think, will moderate. Details here.

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Starting New Work

Part 3: Early Careers and Luck

Part 4: Inspirations, Intuition

Part 5: Role of the Audience

Part 6: Audience Q&A

State of the Arts is a content partnership between the Dallas Museum of Art and KERA’s Art&Seek.

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