Aurora Picture Show's The Idea Fund Screening: Six of one, half a dozen of the other
Six of one, half a dozen of the other features projects that have received awards from The Idea Fund, a regranting program established by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and administered by three Houston partners: Aurora Picture Show, DiverseWorks and Project Row Houses.
The Idea Fund has supported the creation of 60 Texas-based projects, 10 annually since its inception in 2008, that exemplify interventionist, entrepreneurial or guerrilla activities. Six of one, half a dozen of the other surveys some of these projects through a series of co-organized events across Houston, including an exhibition (DiverseWorks), film and video screening (Aurora Picture Show) and outdoor installations and performances (Project Row Houses).
Inviting and inspirational, these unconventional projects utilize a variety of methodologies, conceptual concerns and thematic elements to encourage viewers to think beyond art's typical framework. Representing a diverse group of artists and collectives from across the state, Six of one, half a dozen of the other brings together bold new ideas about artmaking, social engagement and community involvement.
Aurora will be screening works from past Idea Fund awardees, including Kara Hearn, Madsen Minax, Potter Belmar Labs, Stephanie Saint Sanchez and Walley Films.