The Menil hosts a book launch to celebrate the release of the catalogue Allora & Calzadilla: Specters of Noon (2021, The Menil Collection, distributed by Yale University Press), with refreshments provided by Eureka Heights Brewery. The artist, Jennifer Allora, will be present to sign copies of the book.
The book is an exploration of Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla’s inspiration, production, and orchestration of seven conceptual works crafted for the Menil’s exhibition. It contains insightful essays by the exhibition’s curator, Michelle White, and art historian and poet Roberto Tejada as well as contributions on the individual artworks by Julie Ault, Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Daniel Immerwahr, Gerardo Mosquera, Molly Nesbit, Mari Carmen Ramírez, and Maria Stavrinaki, and by David Lang on his musical score.
Present at the event will be artist Jennifer Allora and authors Mari Carmen Ramírez, the Wortham Curator of Latin American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Roberto Tejada, the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor at the University of Houston; and Michelle White, Senior Curator at the Menil Collection.