Is There Such a Thing as ‘Texas Art?’ Does Art Regionalism Really Matter Anymore?

On May 7, as part of Glasstire’s 10th anniversary celebrations, the online Texas art publication held a forum at the Fort Worth Modern entitled “Regionalism in the 21st Century.” Panelists included Robert Storr, dean of the Yale University School of Art and curator of the 2007 Venice Biennale; David Pagel, Los Angeles Times art critic and associate professor of art at Claremont Graduate University; Toby Kamps, curator of modern and contemporary art at The Menil Collection in Houston; and Michael Galbreth, one of the artist duo known as The Art Guys. Fort Worth Contemporary Arts’ (and sometimes FrontRow contributor) Christina Rees moderated.

If you missed the discussion, you’re in luck: Glasstire has posted it online. It is definitely worth a watch.

“Regionalism in the 21st Century”, a panel discussion
May 7, 2011
from Glasstire on Vimeo.

Image: “Evening Light – Texas Longhorn,” by Ragan Gennusa