3 Amazing Kite Art Shows from 2022
Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition
An exhibition of dozens of kites created by artists and representing the connection between water and life in Texas, The Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition, will be on display at Austin Central Library starting May 6, 2022. The exhibition, set to hang over library visitors in the Central Library’s six-story atrium space, is a collaboration between Austin Public Library; Art4Water, a program of the Watershed Association; and Terry Zee Lee, a national facilitator and curator of kite exhibitions and events.
“Austin Central Library, located where Shoal Creek feeds into Lady Bird Lake and about a mile from Barton Springs, is the perfect location for the community to experience an exhibition on the connection between Texas waters and our lives,” stated Austin Public Library Director Roosevelt Weeks. “We are proud to be able to host these beautiful artworks in our space and connect the community with these artists’ important messages.”
Photo courtesy of Watershed Association
KITE SYMPHONY — ROBERTO CARLOS LANGE & KRISTI SWORD
Ballroom Marfa presents Kite Symphony, a multidisciplinary exhibition by Roberto Carlos Lange and Kristi Sword. The project features a newly commissioned film, outdoor composition and installation, a series of drawings, sculpture, animation, and a special Earth Day performance. Sound is the throughline between these diverse elements of this long-term project. Lange is a musician (widely known as Helado Negro) and Sword is a visual artist, and Kite Symphony is an extension of their collaborative practice where they create work at the intersection of music, performance, and visual art.
Find out more at Marfa Ballroom
Kite Art Collection up for Auction
The Art Kite Collection features Contemporary Art by world-renowned artists, combined with the Japanese tradition of kite-making. Created in 1987/1988 by artists – including Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely, Ilja Kabakow, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter and Frank Stella amongst others.
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