Hundreds show up for ‘Curtains’ call

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Hanna Gisel and Maria May are reflected in the mirrored sunglasses of a sculpture as they make their way through “Curtains” on Oct. 19 in Dallas. For its Nasher Xchange piece, Good/Bad Art Collective asked participants to crawl, dance and walk with canes while being videotaped for an upcoming infomercial.
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About 500 people turned out Oct. 19 to help Denton’s Good/Bad Art Collective create a 28-minute infomercial, Curtains, that will air locally and nationally in late November.

The art collective was both popular and off the radar between 1993 and 2001, when it staged rock shows and cheeky art projects that were hybrids of sculpture, installation and performance art.

Martin Iles and Chris Weber, founding members of the collective, said the crowd that came to Bryan Tower in Dallas was “nice and manageable.”

Not bad for a project that’s been in the works for nearly a year, a project that is one of 10 created to celebrate the Nasher Sculpture Center’s 10th anniversary — and its dedication to getting sculpture out of the museum and into public spaces.

The anniversary celebration, called the Nasher XChange, started last weekend and runs through Feb. 16 in sites throughout Dallas.

— Lucinda Breeding



What: An installation by Good/Bad Art Collective as part of the Nasher Xchange. Visitors can view sculptural elements and view select edits of video documenting the taping of the Curtains infomercial.

When: The exhibition opens Nov. 4 through Feb. 16. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Where: 14th floor of Bryan Tower, 2001 Bryan St. in Dallas

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The Nasher XChange runs through Feb. 16. For more information, call 214-242-5100, visit or download the free Nasher XChange app for the iPhone.

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