When

Saturday, January 14, 2017 to Sunday, February 12, 2017

Opening Reception

January 14, 2017
 
VIP Exhibition Preview | 6–7pm
By Invitation Only
 
Public Exhibition Opening | 7–9pm
Cash Bar, Food Trucks, and Music by DJ Lil Jodeci

Where

Support

Support for this exhibition is provided by the Sydney & Walda Besthoff Foundation and the John T. Scott Guild.
The Helis Foundation is a Louisiana private foundation, established and funded by the William Helis Family. The Arts Funds of The Helis Foundation advance access to the arts for the community through contributions that sustain operations for, provide free admission to, acquire works of art, and underwrite major exhibitions and projects of institutions within the Greater New Orleans area.
The Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation (I³) is a three year pilot project of the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC), supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to provide both the context and content for the expanding aesthetic landscape of interdisciplinary performance as practiced by artists whose projects are drawn from or inspired by the rich cultural traditions of the South. The CAC's I³ Southern Partners include Duke Performances, Fusebox, The Nasher Museum of Art, Oz Nashville, and Speed Art Museum.
Additional support for this exhibition was made possible in part by the John T. Scott Guild and the following members of the CAC’s President’s Council: Aimée and Mike Siegel, Staci Rosenberg

New Orleans-born artist Rashaad Newsome returns for this interdisciplinary presentation of Mélange, figuring a series of films and works on paper in conversation with Newsome's upcoming performance of FIVE

 
Together, this interdisciplinary presentation of genre-bending works frames Newsome's live performance and studio practice through the history of collage. Using layered constructions of formal material to investigate layered constructions of social identity, Mélange borrows from dance, technology, gaming, and hand-crafted collage for a transformative presentation of art in motion.

PERFORMANCES

In the Mélange performances, five dancers represent the five elements of vogue femme—hands, cat walk, floor performance, spin dips, and duck walking. As each dancer takes the floor, a hip-hop M.C., an operatic vocalist, and local musicians improvise an interactive soundtrack, building to a beautifully-structured crescendo of sound and movement.
 
Performances were held January 20 at 7:30pm & 9pm in the CAC Galleries.

 

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