Solario Solario

SMU Meadows School of the Arts, SOLARIO, 2016. GIF. Courtesy of Design: Sebastian Bellver.
November 11, 2016 Solario

November 11–23, 2016

Opening: Friday, November 11, 5–7pm
Live broadcasts: November 11–12, 11am–5pm,
and November 13, 9:30am–6pm

SMU Meadows School of the Arts
Pollock Gallery
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer St.
Dallas, Texas 75205
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 11am–5pm,
Sunday, November 13, 9:30am–6pm

Listen live online

The Pollock Gallery of the Division of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts presents Solario, a live broadcast and exhibition produced by and curated by Pollock Curatorial Fellow Sofia Bastidas. The exhibition will run November 11 through 23, with live broadcasts scheduled for three days, November 11 through 13. An opening reception will be held November 11 from 5 to 7pm. is a nomadic, online, event-based bilingual radio transmission addressing themes of mobility, migration and transportation. It aims to build relationships within communities by hosting a temporary cultural platform for dialogue and communication. Solario will consider the sun’s presence and promise in transportation, migration and climate transformation. Solario will occur in tandem with the inaugural convening in Dallas of New Cities, Future Ruins (NCFR), a four-year curatorial initiative bringing together artists, designers and thinkers from around the world to explore urgent issues of sustainability facing America’s Western Sun Belt cities as a result of their rapid growth, and to discuss ways art and design might contribute to solutions.

On November 11 and 12 from 11am to 5pm each day, and November 13 from 9:30am to 6pm, will conduct and broadcast live interviews with artists, scientists and other experts, some of whom are also participating in the NCFR convening. From sunrooms to solar racing competitions, solar panels to star power, the broadcasts will address solar energy and ecology in Dallas in the context of the Sun Belt’s infrastructure and its social and political dynamics. In addition, on November 13, will livestream talks by five artists speaking at the NCFR convening from 9:30 to 10:45am, and will host an appearance at 2:45pm by performance artist Aaron Landsman.

All interviews will be recorded, and will be available for visitors to listen to at the gallery for the duration of the exhibit and online at

Since 2011, has produced broadcasts in partnership with museums, alternative art spaces, academic conferences and public festivals. Founded at Elsewhere, a living museum in Greensboro, N.C., has since partnered with KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, D.C.; Storefront for Art and Architecture, for the exhibit Storefront Marketplace, St. Paul, Minn.; CIFO Foundation, Miami; Love the Everglades Movement, Florida International University; and Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Future broadcasts will take place as part of the Underline and Sea Level Rise projects in Miami. Past broadcasts topics have included AutoBody, The Rights of the Water, Daylight Saving, Hmongtown Market and Voicing Responsibility. is a collective project by artist Agustina Woodgate, producer/curator Stephanie Sherman and designer/audio technician Sebastian Bellver.

About the Pollock Gallery 
The Pollock Gallery, part of the Division of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, exhibits work by students and faculty members as well as emerging and established local, national and international artists, serving as a platform for the dissemination of ideas and discourse related to historical, modern and contemporary arts practices.

About the Curator 
Sofia Bastidas (Ecuador, 1987) is the 2016–18 Pollock Curatorial Fellow. She co-organized TVGOV, a company that aims to direct government towards preservation of territory, and developed Port to Port, a curatorial endeavor creating networks between global port cities. She is also assistant curator of New Cities, Future Ruins.

For more information, call T 214 768 4439 or email Sofia Bastidas. Solario at SMU Meadows School of the Arts

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