RICE UNIVERSITY MOODY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
teamLab: Flowers and People, Cannot be – Photograph by Jenny Antill
Controlled but Live Together
6100 Main St. | 713.348.4115 | www.moody.rice.edu
teamLab is a Tokyo-based collective operating at the frontier of art and technology. Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together — A Whole Year per Hour (2015) is an interactive installation: sensors respond to visitors’ movements, causing flowers to sprout,bloom and wilt in an ever-changing cycle. Neither a pre-recorded animation nor a continuous loop, the work is created in real time by a computer program and highlights the complex relationships between art, science, nature and technology. Through August 13.
HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON
Vedem: the Underground Magazine
of the Terezin Ghetto
5401 Caroline St. | 713.942.8000 | www.hmh.org
On display from June 16 through July 23, 2017, this multimedia art exhibition deconstructs and reinterprets the literary work of a secret society of Jewish boys, who created the longest-running underground magazine in any Nazi camp. Using a combination of pop-art graphics, drawings, paintings, and the prose and poetry of adolescent prisoners in the Terezin Ghetto, the exhibit explores 83 weekly issues of the Vedem magazine. Produced from 1942–1944, the original ‘zine’ (handmade magazine), is recreated through panels dedicated to various subject matter, such as “Features,” “Humor” and “News and Editorial” sections. To date, the exhibition has been on display at the Museum of Tolerance, LA; the LA Jewish Community Foundation & the Box Gallery; and the El Paso Holocaust Museum.
THE HEALTH MUSEUM Humanae, Work in Progress 1515 Hermann Drive | 713.337.8451 www.thehealthmuseum.org – Photo by Juan Miguel Ponce
Humanae at The Health Museum is a “work in progress” by the Brazilian artist Angélica Dass and challenges visitors to rethink how they see race and think about skin color through a chromatic inventory of the different human skin tones that label human subjects with their corresponding color in the industrial palette, Pantone. 250 portraits are featured from the ongoing collection of 3,500 images taken in 26 cities and in 17 different countries; there are no classifications relating to nationality, gender, age, race, social class or religion. Through September 5.