SMU's Pollock Gallery presents Solario opening reception

SMU's Pollock Gallery presents Solario
Photo courtesy of SMU's Pollock Gallery

The Pollock Gallery of the Division of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present Solario, a live broadcast and exhibition produced by and curated by Pollock Curatorial Fellow Sofia Bastidas. is a nomadic, online, event-based bilingual radio transmission addressing themes of mobility, migration and transportation. It aims to build relationships within communities by hosting a temporary cultural platform for dialogue and communication. For the Pollock Gallery, Solario will consider the sun’s presence and promise in transportation, migration and climate transformation. Solario will occur in tandem with the inaugural convening in Dallas of New Cities, Future Ruins (NCFR), a four-year curatorial initiative bringing together artists, designers and thinkers from around the world to explore urgent issues of sustainability facing America’s Western Sun Belt cities as a result of their rapid growth, and to discuss ways art and design might contribute to solutions.

On November 11 and 12 from 11 am-5 pm each day, and November 13 from 9:30 am-6 pm, will conduct and broadcast live interviews from the Pollock with artists, scientists and other experts, some of whom are also participating in the NCFR conference. From sunrooms to solar racing competitions, solar panels to star power, the broadcasts will address solar energy and ecology in Dallas in the context of the Sun Belt’s infrastructure and its social and political dynamics. In addition, on November 13, will livestream talks by five artists speaking at the NCFR event from 9:30-10:45 am, and will host an appearance at 2:45 pm by performance artist Aaron Landsman.

All interviews will be recorded, and then replayed for the duration of the exhibit. Visitors will be able to listen at several booths in the exhibit fitted with headphones. In addition, an open mike booth will be available during the live broadcasts for the public to actively participate by asking questions, commenting, etc.; when the live broadcasts conclude, the booth will be changed into a listening station.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through November 23.

Event Details


11.11.16 | 5:00 pm


SMU Meadows School of the Arts
6101 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205


Ticket Info

Admission is free.