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Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Amber Bemak & Nadia Granados


Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Presents Amber Bemak and Nadia Granados, Oct. 1 & 2

This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public.

 Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5 each) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies).

Café Modern serves cocktails and appetizers until 6:45 pm on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.  

Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum’s collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work, or listen to curators’ perspectives and discussions. Visit Video recordings of the lectures are available on the Modern’s YouTube channel

October 1, 7 pm

Amber Bemak and Nadia Granados open this season’s Tuesday Evenings at the Modern by sharing film and performance work that fights and transforms the stale, old, and persistent representation of women in media. For this special presentation, “Bursting Screens: Strategies of Self-representation from the Bodies of Women,” Bemak and Granados assert that the audiovisual proposals selected here arise from women’s self-representation as a series of disobedient responses, using the camera to show a sexuality that transgresses what is expected of them from the perspective of the heterosexual male gaze and consumer society.

Amber Bemak is a filmmaker, artist, and educator whose work is based in experimental and documentary film, performance art, and curatorial practice.

Nadia Granados, an artist whose work is performative and technological, combines art and activism, and is a mix of cabaret, intervention, and streaming video, explores the relationships between traditional pornography and violence.

October 2, 7 pm

Amber Bemak and Nadia Granados, filmmakers and performance artists who have collaborated since 2014, follow their Tuesday Evenings at the Modern presentation “Bursting Screens: Strategies of Self-representation from the Bodies of Women” with a screening of their award-winning film trilogy Tell Me When You Die for this special Wednesday evening presentation on October 2. The trilogy is 40 minutes total running time, and there will be a short period for questions following.

Film trilogy:

TELL ME WHEN YOU DIE, 2015, 12 minute, Mexico, United States

This video performance explores the juxtapositions between physical limitations and freedom in political and corporal contexts.

Distributed by Collectif Jeune Cinéma

BORDERHOLE, 2017, 14 minutes, Mexico, Colombia, United States

Borderhole takes place on a mythical border area between Colombia and the United States. The piece explores imperialism, globalization through pop music, and the choreography of women’s bodies in relation to the sociopolitical and ecosystems.

Distributed by Collectif Jeune Cinéma

GOODBYE FANTASY, 2019, 15 minutes, Mexico, Colombia, United States

Goodbye Fantasy is about two bodies in relation to each other as they let go of multiple cinematic universes they occupy together. Transforming from a fantasy body to a dreaming body to a dying body, they enact different constellations of social and political power as they relate to each other within the tight construct of the frame.

Distributed by Collectif Jeune Ciném

Upcoming Schedule

October 8

Artist Alejandro Cesarco presents “Some Notes on Regret.”

October 15

Robyn O’Neil, the artist featured in the Modern’s exhibition WE, THE MASSES, is in conversation with Tyler Green of the Modern Art Notes podcast as they present “Skies in Art History” in relation to O’Neil’s drawings. The artist will sign books from 5:30-6:30 pm.

October 22

Artist Ian Pedigo presents “The Future Artifact.”

October 29

Designer Lindsay Starr and artist Daedelus Hoffman, cofounders of Cattywampus Press and Dirty Dark Place, present “Dispatches from the Fringe of Experience.”

November 5

Martine Gutierrez, the artist featured in the Modern’s FOCUS: Martine Gutierrez, presents some of her videos as an enhancement of her exhibition.

November 12

Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA Architect and founder of Studio Joseph, presents “No Borders, No Boundaries” in conjunction with Fort Worth 2019 AIA annual Design AwNovember 19

Curator and writer Jarrett Earnest presents “Uninhabitable Art World: The Future’s Art and Criticism.”





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