Ecstatic Land is an exhibition and screening series that brings together a multigenerational group of artists whose works explore the intersecting vitalities of land and the self. Artists include: Laura Aguilar, Genesis Báez, Teresa Baker, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Christie Blizard, The Frank Duncan Archive, Nancy Holt, Katherine Hubbard, Isuma, Benny Merris, Alan Michelson, Laura Ortman, Elle Pérez, Sondra Perry, and David Benjamin Sherry.
International ongoing exhibitions
The artworks in Ecstatic Land, connect material and exterior sites with interior, emotional, psychic states. Land is celebrated as a living force, and the exhibiting artists’ photographs, paintings, films, videos, sculptures, and sounds harmonize the pleasures of seeing what’s around us with those of inward reflection.
Ecstatic Land is co-
Kenneth Tam: Tender is the hand which holds the stone of memory
Tam’s exhibition unearths forgotten histories in order to reimagine our own identities and to question dominant myths that shape and govern our bodies. One of the most enduring myths that still haunts our nation is Manifest Destiny and the conquest of the American West. Tam’s examination of American westward expansion is rooted in the unrecorded lives of nameless Chinese laborers in the late nineteenth century.
Silent Spikes, the video installation on view, weaves together improvised dialogue and movement sequences from a group of participants alongside semi-
Tender is the hand which holds the stone of memory is organized by Daisy Nam, Ballroom Marfa Executive Director and Curator with assistance from Alexann Susholtz, Exhibitions and Curatorial Assistant.
Exhibition 26 October 2022 -
 Benny Merris, An Other Another 44, 2015. Archival pigment print on paper, 18 x 24 inches. Courtesy of the artist.  Photo: Christopher Merritt.
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