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Art League Houston presents Violette Bule: "Someone in my car" opening reception

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Image courtesy of Violette Bule

Art League Houston presents "Someone in my car," an exhibition by Houston-based artist Violette Bule. The exhibition invites the viewer to consider the duality of the usually anonymous interactions of ride-sharing from the perspectives of both passenger and driver.

In a car-based city like Houston, residents and visitors without a personal vehicle rely more and more on strangers to drive them to and from their destinations. This installation of work captures Bule’s year-long performance as a ride-share driver, transforming her lived experience as a contemporary flaneur into works of art for an exhibition that includes photographic portraits of her passengers, videos of the city, and audio clips of conversations she overheard while driving.

Bule is interested in pushing the boundary between art and life, amplifying vulnerability as a potential form of empowerment. Starting the job out of economic necessity, she began photographing her passengers. This work takes those interactions as a point of departure and invites the viewer to add their experiences to the project by signing up to schedule a ride-share with the artist, extending the participatory nature of the exhibition.

The exhibition will remain on display through April 22.

Art League Houston presents "Someone in my car," an exhibition by Houston-based artist Violette Bule. The exhibition invites the viewer to consider the duality of the usually anonymous interactions of ride-sharing from the perspectives of both passenger and driver.

In a car-based city like Houston, residents and visitors without a personal vehicle rely more and more on strangers to drive them to and from their destinations. This installation of work captures Bule’s year-long performance as a ride-share driver, transforming her lived experience as a contemporary flaneur into works of art for an exhibition that includes photographic portraits of her passengers, videos of the city, and audio clips of conversations she overheard while driving.

Bule is interested in pushing the boundary between art and life, amplifying vulnerability as a potential form of empowerment. Starting the job out of economic necessity, she began photographing her passengers. This work takes those interactions as a point of departure and invites the viewer to add their experiences to the project by signing up to schedule a ride-share with the artist, extending the participatory nature of the exhibition.

The exhibition will remain on display through April 22.

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WHERE

Art League Houston
1953 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, USA
https://www.artleaguehouston.org/upcoming-exhibitions

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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