Truth: 24 frames per second

October 22, 2017 to January 28, 2018 | Chilton I Gallery
James Coleman, (Still), Untitled, 2011-2015, LED video installation with audio. Color, Courtesy of the Artist and Marian Goodman GalleryJohn Gerrard, Western Flag (Spindletop Texas), 2017, 2017, simulation, Courtesy the artist and Simon Preston Gallery, New York  & Thomas Dane Gallery, LondonArthur Jafa, Love is The Message, The Message is Death, 2016, video, color and black-and-white, sound, Courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown Enterprise, NY  Shirin Neshat, Soliloquy, 1999, Two-channel video/sound installation, Running time: 33 min. (1980 sec.), Dallas Museum of Art, the Contemporary Art Fund: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon E. Faulconer, Mr. and Mrs. Bryant M. Hanley, Jr., Marguerite and Robert K. Hoffman, Howard E. Rachofsky, Deedie and Rusty Rose, Gayle and Paul Stoffel, and two anonymous donors; the Lay Family Acquisition Fund; and the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Fund 2000.320.A-BPratibha Parmar, Memory Pictures, 1989, video, color, sound, Courtesy of the artist and Kali Films, © Pratibha Parmar Photos by Sunil Gupta  Ant Farm, Media Burn, July 4, 1975; performance, Cow Palace, San Francisco. Dallas Museum of Art, Laura and Walter Elcock Contemporary Art Fund 2005.96.1 Courtesy Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives. © Ant Farm (Chip Lord, Doug Michels, Curtis Schreier with Tom Weinberg). ©PhilipMakanna/GHOSTS  Photo: © 1975 John F. Turner

Truth: 24 frames per second brings together 24 pioneers of film and video and over six decades of work focused on pressing contemporary themes, such as race relations, political unrest, sexual identity, and the media, to explore the nature of truth and reality in contemporary life. Truth is the first major exhibition in the Museum’s history dedicated to time-based media and is inspired by the DMA’s film and video holdings. Artists and filmmakers featured in Truth include Ant Farm, Dara Birnbaum, Mark Bradford, James Coleman, Phil Collins, Bruce Conner, Willie Doherty, Omer Fast, Morgan Fisher, Coco Fusco, Tatiana Gaviola, John Gerrard, Arthur Jafa, Zoe Leonard & Catherine Gund, Steve McQueen, Shirin Neshat, Pratibha Parmar, Ben Rivers, Rachel Rose, Anri Sala, Chick Strand, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, Anne Tallentire, and Rosemarie Trockel


Truth: 24 frames per second requires a $16 with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free.


Exhibition Talk: Truth: 24 frames per second

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Get a sneak preview of the new exhibition Truth: 24 frames per second, and hear from three featured artists. Gavin Delahunty, Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, will be joined by artists Ben Rivers and Anne Tallentire to talk about time-based media and their works in the exhibition.


Late Night Main Stage featuring Panic

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Join us as cult favorites by The Smiths and Morrissey are performed by Panic, the premier tribute band to The Smiths and Morrissey in Dallas. 


State of the Arts: New Media and the Future of Art

Thursday, January 25, 7:00 p.m.

KERA’s Jerome Weeks will be joined by artist John Gerrard, SMU Assistant Professor of Media Arts Amber Bemak, and DMA Assistant Conservator Elena Torok to discuss how new media is ushering in a new era of making, displaying, and conserving art.