AUSTIN, Texas – Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin, announces its newest commission: a digital animation by artist Monika Bravo. Titled An Interval of Time and sited at UT’s Jackson School of Geosciences, Bravo’s animation weaves together geological data with images of Iceland, Colombia, New Mexico and Colorado, looped across three flat screen displays. A commission that began in 2010, An Interval of Time chronicles the evolution of the artist’s practice over the past decade and underscores her deepening interest in the interwovenness of metaphysical, spiritual and scientific inquiry.
Bravo is the first female Latinx artist to enter the Landmarks collection and her commission represents Landmarks’ third video installation.
An Interval of Time will be celebrated on November 18th at 4:30 PM CST with an online Q&A with Bravo, moderated by Alexandra Mendez, an M.A. Candidate at UT’s Center for Latin American Visual Studies, Department of Art and Art History. The virtual event will also include opening remarks by Landmarks director Andrée Bober and Jackson School of Geosciences Dean Claudia Mora.
WHAT: An Interval of Time: A Virtual Discussion with Monika Bravo
WHERE: Zoom webinar. To register, visit:landmarksrsvp.org
Monika Bravo (b. 1964, in Bogota, Colombia) is a multi-disciplinary artist who currently resides in Miami. Her work ranges from moving images and interactive animations to photo-based objects and immersive sculptural environments. Bravo has exhibited her work internationally including at the Rubin Museum of Art; the 56th Venice Biennale representing the Vatican City-State at the Pavilion of the Holy See; The New Museum in New York; Museo Reina Sofia; Museo de Arts del Banco de la Republica; and the Museo de Arts Moderna Bogota.
Landmarks is the award-winning public art program of The University of Texas at Austin. Its collection of modern and contemporary art celebrates diverse perspectives, featuring commissioned projects alongside sculptures on long-term loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Landmarks inspires thought and growth by making great art free and accessible to all. For more information visit: landmarksut.org.
ABOUT JACKSON SCHOOL OF GEOSCIENCES
The Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin is among the most established and well-regarded geoscience programs in the world. The school includes the University’s Department of Geological Sciences, one of the country’s oldest geoscience departments, and two world-renowned research units, the Institute for Geophysics and the Bureau of Economic Geology. The school is home to the world’s largest academic geoscience communities with almost 5,000 alumni, 413 graduate and undergraduate students, 54 faculty, 90 research scientists, 110 research staff and postdoctoral scientists and 140 support staff, as of 2018. For more information visit: https://www.jsg.utexas.edu/