January 14, 2010 - ArtPace | San Antonio - Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ Billboard Works in the US
January 14, 2010

Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ Billboard Works in the US

Felix Gonzalez-Torres
“Untitled” (The New Plan), 1991
© The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation
Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ Billboard Works in the US
January 11 – December 31, 2010

20 locations throughout Texas


Artpace Presents First-Ever Comprehensive Survey of Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ Billboard Works in the US

Artpace San Antonio mounts an ambitious state-wide exhibition of 13 seminal billboards created by Cuban-born American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957–1996) between 1989 and 1995. The billboards will appear in locations throughout the Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio areas, rotating within those cities every four weeks. Developed with special permission from the Felix Gonzales-Torres Foundation, this presentation is the first-ever comprehensive survey of Gonzalez-Torres’ billboard works—honoring his participation as a fellow in Artpace’s inaugural International Artist-in-Residence Program and marking the 15th anniversary of Artpace.

Artpace has secured more than 20 locations throughout Texas where the images—a hand extended, a bird in flight—will, as curator Robert Storr wrote in Artpace’s initial catalogue New Works for a New Space (1995), “quietly make one wonder at the nuanced flux of time, contingent freedom, intimacy, and loss…” Situated deliberately in the public’s path, these artworks gracefully interrupt our daily routines with poignant reflections on life, love and humanity. The transcendent quality of Gonzalez-Torres’ work will be magnified in the Texas landscape—propelling Artpace’s mission into the community. Organized by Executive Director Matthew Drutt, the project is made possible with in-kind support from Clear Channel Outdoor and major funding provided by the Linda Pace Foundation, commemorating founder Linda Pace’s extraordinary gesture to encourage public access to contemporary art in Texas—in this instance, the work of one of the most influential artists of a generation.


Exhibition Dates
Jan. 11–Dec. 31, 2010

Private Tours
Limited tours may be available by appointment only. To schedule a group tour, contact Matt Johns at mjohns@artpace.org or call 210.212.4900 x314.

Artpace San Antonio serves as a laboratory for the creation and advancement of international contemporary art. Artpace believes that art is a dynamic social force that inspires individuals and defines cultures. Our residencies, exhibitions, and education programs nurture the creative expression of emerging and established artists, while actively engaging youth and adult audiences.

Artpace is located downtown at 445 North Main Avenue, between Savings and Martin streets, San Antonio, Texas. Free parking is available at 513 North Flores Street. Artpace is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 12-5 PM, and by appointment. Admission is free.

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