Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Salt Lake City, Utah  |  20 S. West Temple  |  801-328-4201

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  • Tuesday » Open 11:00am to 6:00pm
  • Wednesday » Open 11:00am to 6:00pm
  • Thursday » Open 11:00am to 6:00pm
  • Friday » Open 12:00am to 12:00am
  • Saturday » Open 11:00am to 6:00pm


Tuesday June 26th, 2018 - 11:00 am (25 total times)
The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art will present Chase Westfall's Control, a single-channel video work capturing the powerful rhythmic sound of a drum composition by musician Julian Dorio. A founding member of the band The Whigs, Dorio was performing with the band, The Eagles of Death Metal, at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris, France, when it was attacked by ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) militants, leaving 89 dead and many more injured. In contrast to the massively destructive violence experienced in the Bataclan attack, Control presents Dorio's intensely physical drumming as a constructive and redemptive expression of controlled violence. Opening Reception on May 25, 2018, 7-9 p.m., lecture from 6-7 p.m. The exhibit runs until Aug. 9. Visit utahmoca.org for information.
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Friday June 29th, 2018 - 6:00 pm (25 total times)
Although there are positive aspects of the current push for urban development and densification of city centers, the questions of who benefits from that development and who does it negatively affect arises. Public spaces become less public with the inclusion of well-designed but also well hidden "defensive architecture," dictating who can and cannot use the space. Walkability, which is defined by the final destination and not by the act of leisurely wandering the city, is touted as the ultimate goal, but walkability to where and why? To work, to shopping centers, or to public parks? Does use become prescribed in these new spaces? If so, how we react to these restrictions? This exhibit will run June 29-Dec. 29, 2018. An opening reception will be held June 29, 6-9 p.m. Visit www.utahmoca.org/portfolio/working-hard-to-be-useless for information.
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