Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Issa Again! at Xavier

LA Artworks Artists Sessions

from Artworks:
Louisiana ArtWorks is pleased to present the thirteenth panel in our monthly series, Art Sessions: A Series of Discussions on Visual Contemporary Art, taking place tomorrow evening from 7-9 PM. Moderated by Rebecca Snedeker, local and international panelists include Stefan Barbic, Issa Nyaphaga, Gabriel Gomez and Jarret Lofstead. For more information, please see flier below or visit www.louisianaartworks.org. Please note that we have changed our usual Tuesday night schedule to Wednesday to respect the Rosh Hashanah holiday.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

exoticism and the new orleans art scene

Linda Yablonsky tiptoes expertly around race, class, culture and aesthetics in an article on KK Projects -- it's a descriptive write -up with nice photos in the NYTimes Fall Design section...

CANO applications due

The Creative Alliance of New Orleans (CANO) is the group that negotiated with the Recovery School District for the creation of a temporary arts center in the currently empty Colton School on St. Claude Ave. Jeanne Nathan spearheaded the project, formed CANO, and now deadlines to propose projects in the school are due asap:
Friday, October 3rd, 2008: First Round of Applications Due at 5:00PM
Friday, October 10th, 2008: Second Round of Applications Due at 5:00PM
and it looks like a big opening is set for November 1st. The website has alot of extra info about what else this membership-based org will do.

Friday, September 19, 2008

beware the "proliferation of 21st century art" !

For those of you who don't know, the Vieux Carre Commission is like a neighborhood association for the French Quarter. Yesterday's Times-Picayune reported about the commission's meeting with artists G.A.S. and Dawn Dedeaux on the front page. The artists are hoping to place their works in the French Quarter; Matt Vis and Tony Campbell's proposal is specific to Bourbon Street, and is about as inconspicuous as public art can be, a series of manhole cover-like pieces to be set into the sidewalk. Dawn Dedeaux's work is a revisioning of the venerable stoop. The Veiux Carre Commission rejected the artists' proposals for their temporary installations, the main reason seeming to be a fear of "a proliferation of 21st-century modernist works that would screw up the square." (There are certainly precedents for contemporary art mixing with history in exciting and successful ways, such as the Venice Biennale...) So, amidst the painters with permits, tarot card readers and the guys who paint themselves silver and stand still, contemporary art has no place? Amidst t-shirt shops and strip clubs on Bourbon Street, a little humor can't be installed in the sidewalk? What is notable, is that this may be the first time contemporary artists have approached the Vieux Carre Commission to do installations in the Quarter. This is artist-initiated, with support from granting agencies, and not solicited by the Commission, and I don't think they've had to deal with such initiatives in the past. Feel free to call in your comments to the commission and support some trailblazers. and thank you to Joan Mitchell Foundation, again.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Triple Canopy

Triple Canopy, an online arts magazine, commemorates Katrina's anniversary with a New Orleans issue. The format very much reflects that of a traditional print magazine, which is oddly comforting (there's a certain low level of anxiety I have whenever having to figure out a new "innovative" webpage, which I only became aware of after I felt such relief perusing this one). This issue includes Martina Batan on Roy Ferdinand Jr., Sonya Blesofsky's "homemade memorials" project, photos by Will Steacy, a walking tour of the 9th ward, audio portraits, and more, and the future holds an upcoming article by Andy Antippas titled "A World of Bad Taste" - I can't wait for that one! The article on Ferdinand is a must read, a disturbing "treat" to see so much of it online.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Studio Visits by BECA

BECA gallery is currently scheduling studio visits with New Orleans artists for consideration for inclusion in its upcoming series of NOLA Artist Studio Visit Tours for visiting collectors and others. 'Studio' is defined here as any functioning artist working space and does not have to be in a formal or traditional studio setting but it should be able to accomodate up to 10 visitors.

All NOLA artists working in any medium are eligible to submit their works for consideration. To be considered for an appt. for a studio visit please email becagallery@gmail.com with the subject line "studio visit". Please attach 3 images and descriptions of recently completed work along with a current artist statement and resume/CV. If your medium is film or video, please attach jpg stills and a short written description. We are unable to accept your studio visit materials for consideration outside of email. Their is no cost to the artist to submit their works for consideration for an upcoming Tour nor is there an artist fee to participate in a Tour. If you are selected for a studio visit, BECA gallery Co-Directors will contact you to schedule an appt. for a studio visit. Once the studio visits are complete everyone will be contacted via email. Those chosen to participate in the upcoming Tours will be contacted with an offer to participate.

Email submission deadline is Sept. 30th
Artist Studio Visit Tour Dates: Monday, November 3, 2008 and Monday, December 8, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

from Alvar Arts Series

Some of you may already be familiar with Alvar Arts, the series of art and cultural presentations given monthly at the Alvar Branch Library in Bywater, which are free and open to the public. We are currently in the process of firming up the 2008-2009 season, which begins on Tuesday, October 21.

The concept for the opening of the new season is a forum highlighting the many galleries and collectives in the St. Claude Arts District. This presentation would also serve as a great tie-in to Prospect 1. We will have Simeon Hunter as the moderator that evening to engage a panel discussion of the growing St. Claude arts scene. The evening will conclude with a special reception featuring snacks and beverages, which will be held in the side yard of the library.

If you would like to participate in this special October 21 event, please respond to this email as soon as possible or call me at 504.256.4435.

John Costa, Coordinator, Alvar Arts

Monday, September 8, 2008

Dan Cameron at Good Children

Good Children Galleryis pleased to announce a preview presentation of Prospect.1, given by curator Dan Cameron. Prospect.1 is a biennial of international contemporary art, hosted by New Orleans.
It will run from Nov. 1 through Jan. 18, at museums, art spaces, and sites around the city. During the talk, Dan Cameron will preview plans for the event, present images of some of the artwork, and answer questions from the audience.

Thursday Sept. 11th, 6 p.m.
Good Children Gallery, 4037 St. Claude Avehttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gif

Saturday, September 6, 2008

LA Artworks Artists Registry update

Louisiana Artworks says that the Aug 30th deadline was strongly suggested, since curators will start reviewing work immediately; however, the Artists Registry will be accepting applications on an ongoing basis throughout the year as part of the Emerging Artist Exhibition Program. Submit your application at your earliest convenience to: 818 Howard Ave. Suite 500, New Orleans, LA 70113. Contact 504.517.7373 with any questions.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Deadline to Register for Satellite Exhibitions extended

We dodged Gustav and now the deadline to register for satellite exhibitions has been kindly extended until Sept.8th.
Please visit www.prospectneworleans.org under the "Events" link to download the form. Send form as an attachment to Natalie@prospectneworleans.org