Jan 6

*POSTPONED* Mystic Toolkit Opening Reception

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hudson Showroom

*Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in San Antonio, Artpace has postponed this event until further notice.*

Our next Hudson Showroom exhibition, Mystic Toolkit, will take a look at the recent resurgence of esoteric practices such as magic, tarot reading, numerology and astrology in contemporary popular culture. This renascent movement carried by millennials informs the practice of today’s working creatives.

The opening reception is free and open to the public and free parking is available at 513 N Flores St.


About the Curator: Anaïs Castro

Anaïs Castro is a curator and writer based in Toronto and New York. She currently works as Managing Director & Curator at Arsenal Contemporary Art.

Over the past years, she has curated exhibitions and projects in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, and China, including Overturned (Geneva, 2020), Ground Control (Berlin, 2019), Over My Black Body (Montreal, 2019) and Self Abstractions (London, 2017). She is one of the founding members of the curatorial collective The Department of Love, which presented its first project in Shanghai in December 2018 and commissioned four performances by Debora Délmar, Jade Montserrat, Alvin Tran and Steven Warwick as part of the Open Programme of Art Night London 2019.

She was part of the inaugural Shanghai Curators Lab (2018), was a Curator in Residence at the International Studios & Curatorial Practice (Brooklyn, 2021), Artpace (San Antonio, 2019), Art in General (Brooklyn, 2019), Titanik (Turku, 2017) and a Visiting Critic at BCA (Burlington, 2016). She is an editorial member of Daily Lazy and publishes regularly in esse art + opinions, Espace and this is tomorrow.


Featured Image

Shanie Tomassini, Rose Window Bathtub Drain, 2020

mdf coated with red wine and wood glue 

45 x 5.5 x 45 inches