Counter Current17: The Miraculous: Houston // Rubinstein + Bause

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Counter Current17: The Miraculous: Houston // Rubinstein + Bause
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Public Art Installation

The The Miraculous: Houston website,, features a virtual map and location finder. Physical maps are also available at all CounterCurrent festival venues

"The Miraculous: Houston" is an unticketed installation open to the public during the following hours:

April 18-23, any time. Viewing of artworks installed in interior spaces are subject to business hours at the University of Houston.

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Fine Arts Building courtyard, University of Houston Main Campus.

Feats of endurance, acts of absurdist wit, public actions that confront political repression and racism, celebrations of the natural world, accidental moments of revelation. All this and more can be found at 50 locations where chapters of this site-specific installation are placed throughout the campus of the University of Houston.

Taken from Raphael Rubinstein’s book "The Miraculous" (Paper Monument, 2014), short stories—from one sentence to several paragraphs, recounting acts from the past fifty years of avant-garde and contemporary art—are documented at unexpected spots and in unexpected ways. Rubinstein and visual artist Heather Bause insert these narratives into the interior and exterior architecture and landscape of the University of Houston campus using large-scale building graphics, outdoor canvases, and vinyl “pages” affixed to paths and stairways.

Whether guided by a map or encountered by chance, viewers can expect to encounter and participate in the transformation of the University of Houston campus into an innovative conceptual art installation.

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By: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts