REVERB: Past, Present, Future explores the evolution of art and artistic practices in New Orleans and its surrounding region over the last decade.
Taking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as its chronological starting point, it positions the vast social, economic, and political reverberations of this monumental event as a catalyst for change, revitalization, determination, and creative innovation among the region’s artistic community.
REVERB traces the aesthetic fissures and openings that grew out of a physical breach. From large-scale installations, interactive video, and handcrafted textiles to historical reenactment and photorealism, the works in this exhibition convey the generative and revitalizing activity that occurred throughout a decade of tremendous change in New Orleans.
Uncovering work by artists of diverse backgrounds and generations who work across a range of media, REVERB evidences the ever-expanding boundaries of contemporary artistic practice as well as the undeniable relationship, both historical and current, of New Orleans art production to local, national, and global dialogues.
On view Oct 3rd & 4th only, as part of the REVERB exhibition, the CAC is pleased to present Amending, a large-scale stop motion animation by artists Kira Akerman and Silvie Deutsch.
This exhibition is organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans and guest curator, Isolde Brielmaier, Director of the Contemporary Art Initiative, the public art platform at Westfield World Trade Center, New York.
About the Curator
Isolde Brielmaier is the Director of the Contemporary Art Initiative, the public art platform at Westfield World Trade Center, which launches in 2015 and will include large scale public art installations, talks, a museum partnership, and artist grants, as well as school programming.
She is an Adjunct Professor at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and has curated, programmed, and written extensively on contemporary art and culture over the past decade. Isolde has developed contemporary art platforms and collaborations for a broad range of organizations and companies, including Richard Meier Architects, Versace, as well as the New York Armory Show and ARCO Madrid, among others. Previously, Isolde has worked for the Guggenheim Museum, the Bronx Museum of Art, and as Chief Curator for the SCAD Museum of Art. She holds a PhD from Columbia University.