#fail Panel Discussion: Environment of Failure

Join us for a special panel discussion including artists featured in #fail, a new multimedia group exhibition that brings together works by twenty five artists exposing the systemic failures facing our world.

Admission is free to the public with RSVP required. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test within the last 72 hours is required.

Black Box Theater
Patel Alpesh Kantilal Headshot

Alpesh Kantilal Patel, moderator

Cara Despain Paradise 1

Cara Despain, "It Doesn’t Look Like Paradise Anymore," 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Spinello Projects

Shana M. griffin, DISPLACING Blackness: Cartographies of Violence Extraction and Disposability, 2021. Installation view Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans Photo Ryan Hodgson Rigsbee jpg

Shana M. griffin, DISPLACEMENT in 10 Words, 2020. Installation view: Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Interactive Sculpture: Sinisa Kukec, Sympathy for the Stone

11 am - 1 pm | CAC Warehouse

Before the panel discussion begins, help create a new work of art! Sympathy For The Stone (2022) is a time-based, interactive sculpture relying heavily on active viewer participation, that encourages visitors to (responsibly) throw stones at a large-scale sculpture composed of 19 hexagonal aluminum mirrors, based on The James Webb Space Telescope. The sculpture will be set up inside the CAC's warehouse, with entry through our Black Box Theater.

Panel Discussion: Environment of Failure

1 - 2:30 pm | CAC Black Box Theater

A discussion about the environments we exist in, either constructed conditions or natural surroundings, that perpetuate a cycle of failure, for better or worse. The discussion will be moderated by Alpesh Kantilal Patel, author of Productive Failure and Associate Professor at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University. Featured #fail artists include: Cara Despain, Dawn DeDeaux, Shana M. griffin, Juana Valdes, Micol Hebron, Nathalie Alfonso. RSVP Now

Can't attend? Tune in Online with Boardroom One!

The CAC is excited to partner with Boardroom One, a new platform that provides conversation as a service to enterprises and organizations, and will enable you to listen to the panel discussion in real time! Simply click "Add to Calendar" at the top of this page and you will receive a reminder and a link to tune in on your calendar. No registration or app download is necessary.

Support for Boardroom One is provided by The Knight Foundation.

Featured Artists and Guests
Alpesh Kantilal Patel (moderator) Open modal
Nathalie Alfonso
Cara Despain
Dawn DeDeaux Open modal
Shana M. griffin Open modal
Micol Hebron
Juana Valdes
Sinisa Kukec
Naama Tsabar Melodies of Certain Damage Opus 3 performance shot CCA 2018 Photo by Eyal Agavayev


Saturday Mar 12 – Sunday Jun 19, 2022
Learn More Explore: Virtual Exhibition
Eddie Arroyo 22 May 30 202022 2020 acrylic on canvas 28 x 34 in

#fail Panel Discussion: When We Crack

Sunday Mar 13, 2022
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Octavia Yearwood, "Imagine: A Video Anthology of Black Thoughts" (film still)

#fail Opening Night

Saturday Mar 12, 2022
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Supported by

The CAC's virtual exhibition for #fail was made possible with support from The Knight Foundation. The participation of Miami-based artists in #fail is made possible with support from Oolite Arts.

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund
Welch Family Foundation
Sydney and Walda Besthoff Foundation
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