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April 2017 - Houston

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72 was the three-person panel led by Weaver featuring Thomas Struth, whose science- focused exhibition "Nature and Politics" inaugurated the Moody's 2,800-square-foot main gallery (through May 29). A number of the large-format images feature behind-the- scenes views from NASA's shuttle program. (The race to the moon was announced by JFK in 1962, within sight of the Moody at Rice Stadium.) Joining the Berlin-based photographer was NASA chief technologist Dr. Douglas Terrier and Rice nanotechnology professor Dr. James Tour. The trio discussed everything from future cities' transportation issues to nano "cars" that will enter the body to cure cancer. The grand-opening exhibition lineup also includes Tate-exhibited Olafur Eliasson, whose interactive workshop taps Houston-area refugees in collaboration with Interfaith Ministries (through May 6); Diana Thater, whose Milky Way-inspired video steams across from the visitor's desk (a long-term installation, through February 1, 2018); and Japanese collective teamLab's hypnotic, meditative fields of electronic flowers encountered in a video chamber (through August 13). Completing the Moody's concept is a series of artists in residence, with Mona Hatoum being the first to journey to Houston for a two-month residency this spring. The Beirut- born conceptual and installation talent, who is of Palestinian heritage and based in London, will be at the Moody to engage the community in advance of her first major solo in the U.S. — opening at the Menil this October. Stay tuned. Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University; exhibition schedule, programming, and special performances, (continued from page 70) teamLab's Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together – A Whole Year per Hour, 2015 Thomas Struth's GREAT, Armstrong Hangar 703, Palmdare, 2014 Rice University's Moody Center for the Arts, designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture NASH BAKER © THOMAS STRUTH COURTESY THE ARTISTS

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