Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts presents CounterCurrent19 - MF Problem, Autumn Knight & Robert Pruitt
Autumn Knight and Robert Pruitt, Texas natives who began their artist careers in Houston, will historicize contemporary art-making practices in Houston by discussing its black and artist-of-color communities. In 2016, Knight and Pruitt moved from Houston to New York to participate in an artist residency. The distance from Houston provided the artists with space to properly reflect on the richness and complexity of Houston's art world.
The artists have identified the importance of tracking, recording, and celebrating this cross-pollination of artists radically moving across conceptual genres, experimental practices, and Texas’ borders. These practices range from social interventions to exhibitions mounted with the generous support of local art institutions. MF Problem’s lecture includes insights into the development of the artists’ separate practices during their time living in Houston. The presentation will also openly discuss how a web of artists formed, worked, dissolved, and constantly renews itself in the present moment.