Intimate confession is a project, art by Josie Ann Teets,Oil King Buggie, 1975

Josie Ann Teets, The Oil King Buggie, 1975. Pen on paper, 8 x 10 inches, 2 pages framed.
Image courtesy of Artpace, San Antonio, from the exhibition Carbonate of Copper curated by Jennifer Teets, 2022. Photos by Beth Devillier.

Intimate confession is a project


October 27, 2023—March 10, 2024


Supported by:


Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
Villa Albertine Logo

Supported in part by Etant donnés Contemporary Art, a program of Villa Albertine

Intimate confession is a project is a group exhibition that considers transmission, intergenerational life, and cultural inheritance through the prism of intimacy and infrastructure. Through the work of ten multifaceted artists spanning generations and geographies, the exhibition thinks through infrastructure as an intimate holding cell, capable of affective and affirmative power.

The title is borrowed from a sonnet line by poet Juliana Spahr and is recast to reflect on the relational infrastructures of cultural material. In recent years, a surge of scholarship on the built and unbuilt environments has emerged contrasting “humans, things, words, and non-humans into patterned conjunctures,” to quote feminist theorist Michelle Murphy. The upper galleries at the Blaffer Art Museum will serve as a conductive space for hosting — to welcome the practices of ten artists, three of them commissions, critically engaging material and immaterial histories of Houston.

Intimate confession is a project is accompanied by a rich public program including commissions, talks, readings, concerts, and performances in connection with a range of city-wide partners. The project is organized by guest curator and writer Jennifer Teets for the Blaffer Art Museum, growing out of Carbonate of Copper held at Artpace, San Antonio in the spring of 2022.


Gwenneth Boelens
Benvenuto Chavajay Ixtetela
ektor garcia
Lonnie Holley
Anna Mayer
Na Mira
Kate Newby
Josie Ann Teets
Roberto Tejada
Chiffon Thomas
Iris Touliatou
Clémence de la Tour du Pin