Pascale Marthine Tayou, whose work is featured in the Moody’s spring exhibition Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present, talks about the inspiration behind his three works Le Code Noir (2018), Jpegafrica/Africagift (2006), and Plastic Tree (2015).
The Moody highlights its Spring 2020 season featuring Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present. The exhibition presents works by artists from Africa and the Diaspora who problematize Eurocentric tropes of race, representation and prevailing colonial narratives. The season included a performance by artist Serge Attukwei Clottey and Black Bodies in White Spaces, an evening event choreographed by Harrison Guy.
Featured in the Moody's spring exhibition Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present, artist Robin Rhode talks about the inspiration behind his work, “The Point of Vanishing” (2012-2013).
The Moody highlights its Fall 2019 season in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space flight. Moon Shot presents works responding to the moon landing by a selection of innovative artists working from 1969 to the present. Artists featured include Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Laurie Anderson’s and Hsin-Chien Huang, as well as Siah Armajani, Matthew Day Jackson, Nancy Graves, Rachel Rose, Katy Schimert, and Michelle Stuart.
The Moody highlights its Spring 2019 season focusing on ecology and the environment and featuring Natasha Bowdoin's Sideways to the Sun, Michele Blazy's We Were the Robots, and Justin Brice Guargilia's We are the Asteroid III with performances by Poncili Creacion and Machine Dazzle.
The Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University commissioned Dutch collective We Make Carpets to create a site-specific installation for its Central Gallery. This exhibition is the first time that Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten, and Bob Waardenburg, the artists of We Make Carpets, show their colorful and surprising work in the U.S.
The Moody’s inaugural programming includes Olafur Eliasson’s Green Light Artistic Workshop, photographs by Thomas Struth, a large-scale installation by the Tokyo art collective teamLab, a video installation by Diana Thater, a new 3-D paintbrush developed by Google, the production of An Iliad—a reimagining of Homer’s classic for the modern world, and internationally acclaimed Beirut-born Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum as the first artist-in-residence.
The Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University was designed by renowned Los Angeles-based architect Michael Maltzan. The architect’s striking contemporary design, with its bold geometric shapes and inviting transparency, will create a beacon on Rice’s campus while affirming the Moody’s mission to foster connections across disciplines.
Opening on February 24, 2017, the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University is a state-of-the-art, 50,000-square-foot facility dedicated to cross-disciplinary collaboration between the arts, sciences and humanities. The building will serve as an experimental platform for creating and presenting works in all disciplines, a flexible teaching space to encourage new modes of learning, and a forum for creative partnerships with visiting national and international artists.