CARBON 13

The exhibition will run from 31st August 2012 – 17th February 2013. Opening: 31 August, 6–8pm

“With Carbon 13 and the Marfa Dialogues, Ballroom Marfa continues its mission of presenting art as a transforming media capable of addressing the most pressing issues of our time: The exhibition consists of newly commissioned work by eight international artists who have focused the lens of their creativity to interrogate the reality of climate change. These new and daring works demonstrate that one salient image can speak louder than volumes of scientific data and capture the public’s imagination with an immediate and resonate voice. In conjunction with the opening of Carbon 13, Ballroom Marfa and the Washington Spectator are proud to present the second bi-annual Marfa Dialogues, a three-day symposium that includes conversations around climate change and sustainability with artists, performers, writers, scientists and entrepreneurs. Participants include: Hamilton Fish, Cynthia Hopkins, Diana Liverman, John Nielsen-Gammon, Michael Pollan, Robert Potts, Tom Rand and Rebecca Solnit.” (e-flux)

Weekend schedule:

Friday, August 31, 2012

  • 6–8pm: Carbon 13 opening at Ballroom Marfa
  • 8–10pm: Community dinner at The Capri

Saturday, September 1, 2012

  • 9:30am: FarmStand Marfa
  • 10am: Marfa Lights Festival Parade
  • 1pm: Discussion: Art and Environmental Activism, moderated by Rebecca Solnit at the Crowley Theater
  • 3pm: Discussion: Climate Change and Adaptation, with Diana Liverman and John Nielsen-Gammon at the Crowley Theater
  • 6pm: Michael Pollan in conversation with Hamilton Fish at the Crowley Theater, co-presented with Dixon Water Foundation

Sunday, September 2, 2012

  • 9–11am: Brunch and guided nature walk on Mimms Ranch with Robert Potts
  • 1pm: Reading by Rebecca Solnit at Marfa Book Company
  • 3:30pm: Presentation by Tom Rand at Marfa Book Company
  • 8pm: Performance of This Clement World by Cynthia Hopkins at the Crowley Theater

For more information please visit www.ballroommarfa.org and www.capefarewell.com