Jim Drain’s Untitled (Bench), 2012, at Nathalie Karg/Cumulus Studio, exhibiting Dallas Art Fair
How can you best navigate the nights and days of Dallas Arts Week, year seven? Faster than you can say Dan Colen, acquire a Dalpass. The newly minted program ensures front and center action at the Dallas Art Fair (April 9 through 12 at Fashion Industry Gallery) as well as seven other must-attend happenings. For the first time, the Fair begins with a VIP Preview Luncheon hours before the Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala; both occasions offer first looks and early access to acquisitions (Thursday, April 9). The art activity officially begins Wednesday, April 8: Take in the Dallas Museum of Art’s world premiere for an Ei Arakawa performance commissioned to dialogue with the exhibition “Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga” while drawing upon the considerable legacies of the Gutai, Jikken Kobo and Fluxus movements.
Next up are that evening’s back-to-back openings at The Power Station (eerie, folksy Puppen von Pommern sculptures by Belgian collaborators Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys) and the Dallas Contemporary Members Opening for a most-buzzed-about doubleheader: solos for David Salle and Nate Lowman (read our exclusive Q&A with Salle on page 52, and Lowman in our April issue). Thursday, April 9, is all about the aforementioned Fair VIP Preview Luncheon and that evening’s Preview Gala. Friday, April 10, segue into breakfast with the seminal Brit painter/sculptor Michael Craig-Martin at The Goss-Michael Foundation, then late afternoon, a private tour of the Nasher Sculpture Collection and its exhibition for the under-known, yet brilliant Melvin Edwards, spanning 50 years. Switch into high gear that evening with the international art splendors of the MTV Re:Define Gala Dinner and Art Auction. Saturday, April 11, shop again at the Fair, before hitting the Dallas Museum of Art’s Art Ball 50 After Party late night. Gain access to all these events with your Dalpass, $1,500 per person. Best of all, Dalpass gives back: The proceeds benefit the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Contemporary, Nasher Sculpture Center, The Goss-Michael Foundation and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation.
To secure your Dalpass, call 214.220.1278 or visit dalpass.org.