Upcoming Events

October 2017

Mille Otto

  • September 22, 2017 6:00 PM To October 6, 2017 5:00 PM Past

Mille Otto presents work made by students participating in the Summer 2017 Learning Tuscany study abroad program in central Italy.

Admission: N/A

Visual Arts Center

BurlsHoovesandShells on a Pedestal of Conglomerates

  • September 22, 2017 6:00 PM To December 9, 2017 5:00 PM

In a site-specific installation commissioned by the Visual Arts Center, Larry Bamburg, the Fall 2017 Artist-in-Residence, pursues a process of making that is determined by an arbitrary set of rules to build a structure as tall as possible using a collection of like materials: burls, hooves and shells.

Admission: N/A

Visual Arts Center

Fool's Romance / Books from Aeromoto

  • September 22, 2017 6:00 PM To December 9, 2017 5:00 PM

This exhibition presents over 300 artists' books from Mexico City-based non-profit art library Aeromoto in a setting made conducive to perusal and discovery by greenery, couches, and hammocks.

Admission: N/A

Visual Arts Center

American Dream

  • September 22, 2017 6:00 PM To October 20, 2017 5:00 PM

This exhibition presents work made during a recent course taught by The New Barbizon group, a collective of Russian-born, Israeli-based artists who have returned to the tradition of 'plein air' painting.

Admission: N/A

Visual Arts Center

Kind of About Michigan

  • September 22, 2017 6:00 PM To October 20, 2017 5:00 PM

Studio Art MFA candidates Marta Lee and Anika Steppe show new paintings and photography made in response to a shared summer road trip to Michigan.

Admission: N/A

Visual Arts Center

Landmarks Dog Walk

  • October 1, 2017 11:00 AM Past

Join Landmarks and Blue Dog Rescue on Sunday, October 1 at 11 a.m. for a tour of UT public art with your favorite pooch.

Admission: Free

Nancy Rubins' Monochrome for Austin at 24th and Speedway

Wind Ensemble

  • October 1, 2017 4:00 PM Past

Led by Director of Bands Jerry Junkin, the UT Wind Ensemble will play works by Holst, Nelson, and visiting composer Judith Shatin. They will close their program with David Maslanka's Symphony No. 4 to honor the recently departed composer.

Admission: $5–10

Bates Recital Hall

Symphony Orchestra

  • October 2, 2017 7:30 PM Past

Led by Prof. Gerhardt Zimmermann, the UT Symphony Orchestra will open their season with works by Brahms and Dvořák. They will start the concert off with a fun piece by Prof. Dan Welcher that honors Austin's local classical music radio station – KMFA: A Celebratory Overture.

Admission: $5–10

Bates Recital Hall

Father John Misty

  • October 2, 2017 8:00 PM Past

Father John Misty performs September 29 at Bass Concert Hall in support of his new album, Pure Comedy.

Admission: $39.50 - $55.00

Bass Concert Hall

Father John Misty

  • October 2, 2017 8:00 PM Past

Father John Misty performs September 29 and October 2 at Bass Concert Hall in support of his new album, Pure Comedy.

Admission: $$39.50 - $55.00

Bass Concert Hall

Tips & Tiffs: Making the Most of Your Internship

  • October 4, 2017 12:00 PM Past

Our Tiffs & Tips series features workshops for CoFA students on practical topics ranging from job searching to creating a resume to financial management. Come and enjoy freshly baked Tiff’s cookies while enhancing your professional development skills.

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Art History Roundtable: Ethical Considerations in Curating Participatory Art

  • October 4, 2017 4:00 PM Past

What ethical dilemmas do curators undertake in displaying and acquiring participatory works of art? A discussion among curators of contemporary art focused on the practical and conceptual stakes of exhibiting art that seeks to reject the disinterested, contemplative observer and demand active, engaged subjects.

Admission: N/A

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Film Screening: The Destruction of Memory

  • October 4, 2017 5:00 PM Past

Admission: N/A

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New Music Ensemble

  • October 4, 2017 7:30 PM Past

Led by Prof. Dan Welcher, UT's New Music Ensemble will play works by visiting composer Judith Shatin, Don Freund, and recent graduate composer James Parker. Prof. David Small, baritone, will be featured as well.

Admission: $5–10

Bates Recital Hall

Anon(ymous)

  • October 4, 2017 7:30 PM Past
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  • October 15, 2017 2:00 PM Past

Based on Homer's Odyssey, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people - some kind, some dangerous and cruel - as he searches for his family. From a sinister, one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies, to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape to find "home."

Admission: $$15.00-$26.00

Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

Type Hike Opening Reception

  • October 5, 2017 5:00 PM Past

Join the Department of Art and Art History for the opening of the Courtyard Gallery's Type Hike exhibition. 

Admission: N/A

Courtyard Gallery

Type Hike

  • October 5, 2017 5:00 PM To January 27, 2018 7:00 PM

The Courtyard Gallery presents an exhibition of posters designed by Type Hike: a collaborative nonprofit design project that supports the outdoors through typography.

Admission: N/A

Courtyard Gallery

Type Hike Opening Reception

  • October 5, 2017 5:00 PM Past

Join the Department of Art and Art History for the opening of the Courtyard Gallery's Type Hike exhibition. 

Admission: N/A

Courtyard Gallery

Master Class: Sergei Babayan, piano

  • October 6, 2017 11:00 AM Past

Admission: Free

Bates Recital Hall

Master Class: Sergei Babayan, piano

  • October 6, 2017 11:00 AM Past

Admission: Free

Bates Recital Hall

Mezcla

  • October 6, 2017 7:30 PM Past

Under the direction of guitarist Pablo Menendez, Mezcla has been a part of the soundtrack of the Cuban music scene for the past thirty years. Mezcla brings together several veteran masters with some the best of young players on the scene today. When at home in Cuba they perform regularly at Havana's premier jazz club La Zorra y el Cuervo and at the annual Havana Jazz Festival (Jazz Plaza). Mezcla's music is a genuine celebration of the culture and musical roots of the Pearl of the Antilles. A ray of Havana sunshine that inspired Carlos Santana to call them “the cleanest, freshest water I have ever tasted!"

This residency was supported with a grant from the Fine Arts Diversity Committee's Guest Artist Initiative.

Admission: Free

Bates Recital Hall

Anton Nel, fortepiano: SOLD OUT

  • October 8, 2017 4:00 PM Past

Anton Nel will play a special program of classical repertoire on the fortepiano. The fortepiano was the keyboard classical era composers would have used to compose their works, and the period instrument on which their music would have been played. Modern grand pianos create a much bigger sound than they ever envisioned – by comparison, the fortepiano presents a crispness and clarity that highlights the brilliance of classical keyboard compositions. Nel will play works by Mozart, Haydn, C.P.E. Bach, and Beethoven's famous "Moonlight" Sonata.

Admission: $10–30

Jessen Auditorium

Anton Nel: Fortepiano

  • October 8, 2017 4:00 PM Past

Anton Nel will play a special program of classical repertoire on the fortepiano. The fortepiano was the keyboard classical era composers would have used to compose their works, and the period instrument on which their music would have been played. Modern grand pianos create a much bigger sound than they ever envisioned – by comparison, the fortepiano presents a crispness and clarity that highlights the brilliance of classical keyboard compositions. Nel will play works by Mozart, Haydn, C.P.E. Bach, and Beethoven's famous "Moonlight" Sonata.

Admission: $10–30

Jessen Auditorium

CLUTCH - New Music By UT Composers

  • October 9, 2017 7:30 PM Past

Admission: Free

Recital Studio, MRH 2.608

Alexander Malikov – DMA 1 Piano Recital

  • October 9, 2017 7:30 PM Past

Butler School of Music doctoral piano recital

Admission: Free

Bates Recital Hall

Sacred Ground / Tierra Sagrada: Art Education & Cultural Exchange in Antigua, Guatemala

  • October 10, 2017 12:00 AM To October 20, 2017 12:00 AM

In April 2017, a group of faculty and students from UT’s graduate program in Art Education traveled to Antigua, Guatemala to participate in the largest Holy Week celebration in the Western Hemisphere. With the exhibition Sacred Ground / Tierra Sagrada, the group revisits the process of designing and creating an alfombra, a colorful carpet of dyed sawdust and organic materials intended to provide a holy ground for the city’s impressive religious processions to walk upon during Holy Week. Examining themes of ephemerality, multisensory experience, and cross-cultural exchange, this exhibition highlights the value of multicultural engagement to the field of art education.

Admission: N/A

Visual Arts Center

Michael Guida – DMA 1 Piano Recital

  • October 10, 2017 7:30 PM Past

Butler School of Music doctoral piano recital

Admission: Free

Jessen Auditorium, Homer Rainey Hall

Riso Room Launch Party

  • October 11, 2017 12:00 PM Past

Admission: N/A

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Professional Development Travel Initiative Info Session

  • October 11, 2017 12:00 PM Past

This info session will provide students with tips on applying for the Professional Development Travel Initiative Grant. The PDTI grant provides up to $700 per student for short-term group travel to professional development opportunities.

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Industry Insights: Re-thinking the Museum: Educating Communities with Ray Williams

  • October 11, 2017 2:30 PM Past

Industry Insights attendance is only open to current COFA students and COFA alumni.

Ray Williams, Director of Education for the Blanton Museum, is a leader in re-designing art education. Williams will speak to his own career of educating the public about art and dynamic new programming he has initiated at the Blanton.

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Opening Reception: Sacred Ground / Tierra Sagrada

  • October 11, 2017 4:00 PM Past

Enjoy refreshments and conversation as you view Sacred Ground / Tierra Sagrada

Admission: N/A

Visual Arts Center

Wind Symphony

  • October 11, 2017 7:30 PM Past

Associate Director of Bands Scott Hanna conducts the UT Wind Symphony in works by Husa, Corigliano and Schöenberg.

Admission: Free

Bates Recital Hall

Guatemala Belize Maymester Info Session

  • October 12, 2017 3:00 PM Past

Admission: N/A

Biological Laboratories (BIO), Room 301

Visiting Artist Lecture: Pope. L

  • October 12, 2017 4:00 PM Past

American visual artist Pope.L will deliver an artist talk on his practice in performance art and interventionist public art. 

Admission: N/A

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Visiting Artist Lecture: Pope. L

  • October 12, 2017 4:00 PM Past

American visual artist Pope.L will deliver an artist talk on his practice in performance art and interventionist public art. 

Admission: N/A

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Bach Cantata Project

  • October 12, 2017 5:30 PM Past

Admission: Free

Jessen Auditorium, Homer Rainey Hall

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous

  • October 12, 2017 7:00 PM Past
  • October 12, 2017 10:00 PM Past

Admission: $$27.00 - $37.00

Bass Concert Hall

Stephen Page, saxophone

  • October 12, 2017 7:30 PM Past

Assistant Professor of Saxophone Stephen Page and pianist Alex Maynegre-Torra will play a program of new music by David Biedenbender, Rodney Rogers and Mischa Zupko.

Admission: $10–20

Bates Recital Hall

College of Fine Arts Information Session

  • October 13, 2017 1:00 PM Past
  • October 16, 2017 1:00 PM Past
  • October 20, 2017 1:00 PM
  • October 23, 2017 1:00 PM
  • October 27, 2017 1:00 PM
  • October 30, 2017 1:00 PM

The College of Fine Arts Information Session and Tour provides a presentation overview of degree programs within Butler School of Music, the School for Design and Creative Technologies, Department of Theatre and Dance, and Department of Art and Art History. Sessions also provide an introduction to the College's audition and portfolio requirements for admission. Following the presentation, a tour is given by the respective departments.

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Jazz Orchestra

  • October 13, 2017 7:30 PM Past

The UT Jazz Orchestra will play jazz standards and new compositions, led by Director of Jazz Studies Jeff Hellmer.

Admission: $5–10

Bates Recital Hall

GAPP Visiting Artist Lecture: Lauren Pakradooni

  • October 16, 2017 3:30 PM Past

Lauren Pakradooni’s studio practice is a conversation between sculpture and print media, in which she uses traditional printmaking techniques such as; etching, monotype, and silkscreen for unconventional and direct processes. Informed by the built environment, her work includes elements of architecture as well as historical references to design, creating imagery that is conversely recognizable and abstract. Her objects extend the two-dimensional format of printmaking into dimensional forms that mirror or respond to shifting observations of physical space. These sculptural forms are surfaced with silkscreen prints of photo-based and handmade patterns, often referencing materials from an urban environment, including stucco, brick, and layers of paint. The sculptures are often incorporated into the process of making etchings and monotypes, working from the forms as models and maquette in the process of making prints. Lauren’s work is deeply invested in the visual vocabulary and history of printmaking and its processes, with themes of reflection, mirroring, repetition, making itself apparent in the graphic language of her work. 

Lauren Pakradooni is a Philadelphia-based artist and educator. She received a BA from Hampshire College and a MFA in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design. Pakradooni is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Hampshire College, where she teaches drawing, sculpture, and printmaking. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies by the Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar, The Wassaic Project, Women’s Studio Workshop, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and AS220. She is an active member of Second State Press in Philadelphia, PA.

Admission: N/A

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Larry Bamburg in Conversation with Amy Hauft

  • October 17, 2017 4:00 PM

Larry Bamburg experiments with elements of the natural world, resulting in his sculptural works. His process is rooted in discovery — he often establishes an end goal and then works backwards in figuring how it can be realized. Bamburg’s artist talk with Leslie Waggoner Professor in Sculpture Amy Hauft will delve into his current exhibition installed at the Visual Arts Center, BurlsHoovesandShells on a Pedestal of Conglomerates. The exhibition will be on view until Dec. 9, 2017 with open gallery hours directly before the talk.  

Larry Bamburg earned a BFA in Painting and Metalsmithing from Texas Tech University and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Bamburg received an Emerging Artist Grant from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation in New York. He was a recent artist in residence at San Antonio’s Artpace. He currently has a large scale outdoor project on display through March 2018 on New York City’s High Line titled Avian Bird’s-Eye Burl Perch Camera Trap: hinged, galvanized and grounded. He is represented by Simone Subal Gallery in NYC.

Admission: N/A

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University Orchestra

  • October 17, 2017 7:30 PM

The UT University Orchestra, led by doctoral conducting students Paul Grobey and Tamara Dworetz, will open their season with works by Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Franck.

Admission: Free

Bates Recital Hall

Context is Everything: A Gold Medal Celebration for John R. Clarke, Redux

  • October 18, 2017 4:30 PM

In association with International Archaeology Day, the Center for the Study of Ancient Italy is sponsoring an abridged reprise of the Gold Medal Colloquium in Toronto given to UT Art History Professor John Clarke, featuring a short colloquium from Dr. Andrew M. Riggsby, Dr. Lauren Hackworth Petersen, and Director for Center for the Study of Ancient Italy Michael L. Thomas.

Admission: N/A

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Intern Scholarship Info Session

  • October 19, 2017 2:30 PM

This info session will provide students with tips on applying for the Intern Scholarship. The Intern Scholarship provides students the opportunity to apply for up to $2,000 of funding to support their internship experience.

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Professional Development Travel Initiative Info Session

  • October 19, 2017 5:00 PM

This info session will provide students with tips on applying for the Professional Development Travel Initiative Grant. The PDTI grant provides up to $700 per student for short-term group travel to professional development opportunities.

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Aeromoto's Zine Swap Show&Tell Party

  • October 19, 2017 6:00 PM

Join the co-founders of Aeromoto for a wild evening of zine swapping and art book show-and-telling, alongside the exhibition 'Fool's Romance / Books from Aeromoto'.

Admission: N/A

Visual Arts Center

Tips & Tiffs: Portfolios & Websites

  • October 20, 2017 2:30 PM

Our Tiffs & Tips series features workshops for CoFA students on practical topics ranging from job searching to creating a resume to financial management. Come and enjoy freshly baked Tiff’s cookies while enhancing your professional development skills.

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Type Hike: Designers' Talk and Roundtable

  • October 24, 2017 6:00 PM

In conjunction with the Courtyard Gallery exhibition Type Hike -- featuring posters that celebrate and support the national parks and outdoors -- eight Austin-based designers from the project come together to discuss their experiences working in Texas as well as their reflections on Type Hike and the importance of doing pro-bono design work for causes they believe in.

Admission: N/A

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Great Organ Series: Joonho Park

  • October 24, 2017 7:30 PM

Joonho Park is an international award-winning virtuosic organist from South Korea. He is a visiting organ instructor at the Butler School of Music for the 2016-17 academic year.

Admission: Free

Bates Recital Hall

Tips & Tiffs: Networking 101

  • October 25, 2017 12:00 PM

Our Tiffs & Tips series features workshops for CoFA students on practical topics ranging from job searching to creating a resume to financial management. Come and enjoy freshly baked Tiff’s cookies while enhancing your professional development skills.

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Intern Scholarship Info Session

  • October 25, 2017 5:00 PM

This info session will provide students with tips on applying for the Intern Scholarship. The Intern Scholarship provides students the opportunity to apply for up to $2,000 of funding to support their internship experience.

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Timothy Yung – Masters Clarinet Recital

  • October 25, 2017 7:30 PM

Butler School of Music student masters clarinet recital

Admission: Free

Jessen Auditorium, Homer Rainey Hall

Conflicting Economic and Sacred Values in Aztec Culture

  • October 26, 2017 4:00 PM

In Aztec society jade, tropical feathers, gold, and turquoise, were prized for reasons that involved competing notions of “moral economy,” according to Igor Kopytoff’s definition of the term. For the Aztecs, these materials and objects made from them were valued both for their inherent sacred powers in traditional ideology, and for their powers as objects of wealth and prestige in a rapidly growing commercial economy. A reexamination of Aztec myths and tales reveals the state’s official stance—that sacred powers took priority and that only members of the high nobility were prepared by birth and training to manipulate these powers.  This, of course was a hard sell to other groups in Aztec society, and the official justifications, which are addressed to these others as well as the nobility, involve complex arguments, sometimes disingenuous, aimed at maintaining a type of status quo.

Admission: N/A

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Tips & Tiffs: Job & Internship Search Skills

  • October 27, 2017 2:30 PM

Our Tiffs & Tips series features workshops for CoFA students on practical topics ranging from job searching to creating a resume to financial management. Come and enjoy freshly baked Tiff’s cookies while enhancing your professional development skills.

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Mesoamerican Center presents "Water Management and Landesque Capital in the Maya Lowlands: Twenty Years of Digging and Two Days of LiDAR"

  • October 30, 2017 4:00 PM

Our understanding of Maya hydraulics and agroecosystems has entered a period of great dynamism with the rapid expansion of LiDAR imagery. The Soils and Geomorphology Lab at UT Austin in Geography acquired nearly 300 square km of LiDAR imagery that covers large areas of ancient Maya wetland fields and many reservoirs for the first time. The coverage indicates both wide-scale wetland canal and field systems, water management, and intensive, polycultural complexes of upland terraces and wetland fields. Over the last 15 years, we tested many such systems with excavations and multiple proxies for past formation and cultivation. But, the LiDAR imagery shows we studied only a small spatial sample of these systems. We present what we now know based on excavations from Lamanai to Sierra de Agua, and use the Li ​DAR​  imagery to outline our future plan to obtain a more geographically representative ​ ​ sample. Our goal here is to contextualize wetland agriculture and water management both diachronically and synchronically within Maya History.

Timothy Beach holds The C.B. Smith, Sr. Centennial Chair in United States - Mexico Relations #2 and directs the Soils and Geoarchaeology Lab in Geography at the University of Texas at Austin.  For twenty-one years, he taught at Georgetown University, where he held the Cinco Hermanos Chair and was Professor of Geography and Geoscience and Director of the STIA and Environmental Studies Programs. He has conducted field research on soils, geomorphology, paleoecology, wetlands, and geoarchaeology in the Corn Belt of the United States, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Syria, Turkey, Iceland, Colombia, Italy, and Germany funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, USAID, The University of Texas at Austin, and Georgetown University. These field seasons have been the bases for more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles and chapters and hundreds of scientific presentations around the world.  Most of his publications were on long-term environmental change, soils, paleoclimate, and geoarchaeology in the Maya world.  He was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and awarded Guggenheim and Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships, the G.K. Gilbert Award in Geomorphology, Georgetown University’s Distinguished Research Award in 2010, Georgetown's School of Foreign Service's Faculty of the Year for Teaching Excellence in 2014, and the Carl O Sauer Award in 2017.

Admission: N/A

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Conversation with Carol Mavor, author of Aurelia: Art and Literature through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale

  • October 31, 2017 3:30 PM

Leslie Waggoner Professor in Sculpture Amy Hauft will lead a conversation with Carol Mavor, art historian and author of "Aurelia: Art and Literature through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale." Mavor takes special interest in the fairy tale’s gastronomy, including Alice’s Wonderland cake marked eat me, the sugar of the witch’s house in "Hansel and Gretel" and the more disturbing ingestions of cannibalism, as in the Brothers Grimm’s "The Juniper Tree", where a murdered boy sings through the mouth of a bird: "My mother she killed me. My father he ate me."

Moving beyond this, Mavor discovers the fairy-tale realm in more surprising places: the tragic candy-land poetry of the 1950s "genius" child-poet Minou Drouet; the subterranean world of enchantment in the cave paintings of Lascaux; the brown fairies of African American poet Langston Hughes; and Miwa Yanagi’s black-and-white, bloody photograph of the Grandmother and Little Red Riding Hood holding one another in the cut open belly of the wolf, as an allegory of the victims of Hiroshima. Through the lens of the fairy tale Mavor reads the world of literature and art as both magical and political.

Carol Mavor is Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Manchester, England. As a writer who takes creative risks in form (literary and experimental) and political risks in content (sexuality, racial hatred, child-loving and the maternal), she has published widely on photography, cinema, colour and childhood. All her books, including Blue Mythologies: Reflections on a Colour (Reaktion, 2013), are richly illustrated with an eye on design. Her most recent monograph, Aurelia: Art and Literature through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale (Reaktion, 2017), is splashed with plenty of aurelian gold metallic ink and is perhaps the most beautiful of Mavor’s publications: indeed, it is an ‘artist’s book’.

Admission: N/A

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