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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Fat Possum

February 16, 2009
With a stated intent to "encourage conversations amongst artists, curators, writers and art lovers alike," the 2009 Texas Biennial art show hopes to expand on the success of the previous two festivals by combining the previous years' format of an open-submission group show with an expanded section for four solo shows awarded to the artists with the strongest works from the North, South, East, and West of the state. With the festival billed as an independent survey of contemporary art in Texas, organizers hope that the four solo exhibits will "solidify the geographical weight of each region."

As in past years participants in the Biennial's group exhibition are slected based on the merit of original works presented during the call for entries in April and May of 2008. The selections are made by artistic peer groups, and as the event organizers put it, the open submission process leaves the awards "to majority rule" of group selections. This year the main draw among the selection team is Michael Duncan, a writer and Editor for Art in America magazine who will also serve as curator for both the group and solo exhibitions.

The 2009 Texas Biennial, which runs from March 6th to April 11th, will find room for the additional solo shows as the result of an organizational restructuring deemed essential for providing the event with "direction, voice, and sustainability" for the future. Part of the new game plan includes the participation of local Austin galleries and museums, which will house the solo shows of the top four regional artists. The group exhibition will be held at the Women and Their Work Art Space and the Mexican American Cultural Center's new gallery space.

SEE ALSO: www.texasbiennial.com

Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.

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