#fail is a multimedia group exhibition that brings together works by twenty five artists that expose the systemic failures facing our world.

On View
Saturday Mar 12 – Sunday Jun 19, 2022
CAC First Floor Galleries
YOU USED ME Lover Earth 2016 Video Still

YOU USED ME Lover Earth, 2016. Video still

Sinisa Kukec, Sympathy for the Stone, 2022. Photo courtesy of Sinisa Kukec

Sinisa Kukec, Sympathy for the Stone, 2022. Photo courtesy of Sinisa Kukec

Emilio Rojas A Gloria To Gloria performance shot 2018 Photo by Diana Larrea

Emilio Rojas, A Gloria To Gloria. Performance photo, 2018. Photo by Diana Larrea

Throughout the exhibition, the systems we are born into are distilled and presented as sculpture, video, photography, painting, printmaking, site specific and participatory installation, and performance. Labor, service and servitude, unexamined caste systems, environmental catastrophe, migration, uncelebrated otherness and the incapacity of language to make meaning whole, are together treated as social and poetic material. Meeting this moment’s crisis with mitigated nihilism, the artists express our existence as a failure worth narrating.

This program is part of Inter[SECTOR], the CAC’s three-year multidisciplinary arts programming centering cross-sector engagements with the fields of carceral justice, healthcare, and the environment, supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

#fail Gallery Guide
In the Exhibition
Nathalie Alfonso
Eddie Arroyo
Abdul Aziz Open modal
Gregory Coates
Joseph Cuillier
Cara Despain
Dawn DeDeaux Open modal
Sinisa Kukec
Susan Lee-Chun
Justin H. Long
Rahehleh Filsoofi
Leon Ford
Nash Glynn
Shana M. griffin Open modal
Micol Hebron
Emilio Rojas
Sherrill Roland
Naama Tsabar
Frances Trombly
Juana Valdes
Elizabeth M. Webb
Agustina Woodgate
Derrick Woods-Morrow Open modal
Antonia Wright
Octavia Yearwood

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Virtual Exhibition: Explore #fail in Full Immersive 3D!

Experience #fail from the comfort of home – or anywhere – virtually and in fully interactive 3D! Explore the exhibition from your computer or mobile device, and browse additional content including performances, artist interviews, and more.

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

#fail Opening Night

Saturday Mar 12, 2022
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YOU USED ME Lover Earth 2016 Video Still

#fail Panel Discussion: Environment of Failure

Sunday Mar 13, 2022
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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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About the Exhibition
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About the Curator: Anthony Spinello
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About Inter[SECTOR]
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COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines
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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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