Rome Prize-winner Franco Mondini-Ruiz is SA’s answer to Andy Warhol — an art-making machine as celebrated for his pop art piñatas as his Felliniesque fêtes. A master of blurring boundaries, Mondini-Ruiz specializes in exhibition openings that take on the spontaneous energy of what he’s likened to a cross between a European market and a panadería. Incorporating elements of his still-hanging “Almost an Onderdonk” with his oeuvre of poodle-walking Parisians and sausage-eating fashionistas, “Wunderbares” is billed as an “art happening” where gallery-goers can play curator and take paintings off the wall to decide “which paintings would go together.” Featuring works priced between $100 and $1,000, the interactive “social sculpture” promises bratwurst, beer, and live polkas courtesy of Rennie & The Happy Travelers Band. Free; 7-10pm Thu, Aug 9; Bismarck Studios, 930 Proton, (210) 314-7747, bismarckartgallery.com. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.