There’s more compelling art being produced in the Crescent City these days than at any point in its history. And there may be no better place to start looking at it this summer than the Great Hall of the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Hyperallergic Is Going On Vacation to New Orleans!
Starting Wednesday, July 6, Hyperallergic will be heading to the land of Creoles and Cajuns for two weeks by Lake Pontchartrain. During the period, we’ll be handing over the reigns of the publication to veteran blogger John D’Addario. You’re in for a treat!
A Peek at Swoon Installation in New Orleans Museum
World-renowned street artist Swoon is installing her newest work in the central hall of the New Orleans Museum of Art and photographer and art historian John D’Addario was there to capture a glimpse for Hyperallergic readers.
This week … what makes an artist a professional, taking Rirkrit Tiravanija’s relational aesthetics for a joyride, Jan Gossaert at the Nat’l Gallery, post-Katrina New Orleans, a history of title design in cinema, stereoscopic pics as GIFs, Eli Broad’s art collection, Google Street View as art & in China …
Swoon Getting Up in New Orleans
Photographer and art historian John D’Addario has been capturing images of the new Swoon pieces going up in the Crescent City. Judging by the designs she has big plans for the city, oh right, she’s planning an art house on Piety Street! And not just any house but a “towering pixie temple with a star-shaped floor plan, a zigzag wrap-around porch and pointy cupola, adorned with assorted dormers and flying filigree.” It sounds impressive.
Ghosts of Disaster in New Orleans
New Orleans — The captain’s flight-deck announcement that we were now making our final descent towards New Orleans jolted me from a very uneasy sleep. The three-hour flight was my first prolonged opportunity to get prolonged (i.e. 3-hours rest) after a late night train ride, to a later night Long Island Railroad Road ride, to a crack-of-dawn flight departure from the 24-hour nightmare microcity that is New York’s JFK airport.
Confused and groggy I peered out the window as we began our descent. With eyes as bleary as my thoughts, I decided that I was surveying Gulf waters from some 25,000 feet. What are those dark streaks? I thought. Is that oil? Oh my god, that’s oil. There’s still oil everywhere. Holy shit. Oh no. They ruined the Gulf.
Tweet Tweet and Choo Choo: An Artist’s Guide to Crossing the Country by Rail
My journey took me from midtown Manhattan to the steel mills surrounding Pittsburgh, then the museums in our nation’s capital, down the Appalachian mountains to the bayous of the Gulf Coast and brass bands of New Orleans, up to the soaring towers of Chicago, the urban ruins of Detroit, the vineyards of southern Ontario, across the Great Plains into the high mesas of northern New Mexico, the art murals of Albuquerque, and finally into the palm deserts of Los Angeles.
Louise Bourgeois Sculpture in NOLA Vandalized, Leaves Town [UPDATED]
Louise Bourgeois’s “Eye Benches IV” (2001) was loaned to the city of New Orleans in 2007 as a gesture of post-Katrina goodwill and the elderly artist had covered the $45,000 in shipping and installation costs, but sadly the sculptures were vandalized last month and now, according to the Times-Picayune newspaper, “after three years of turning heads on Lafayette Square, a valuable sculpture is leaving the city as a crime victim.”
New Orleans Museum Gloats Over Super Bowl Bet with Indianapolis
“This painting is on loan to the New Orleans Museum of Art for three months from the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which has the largest collection of Turner’s work outside Great Britain. The loan is a result of a Super Bowl wager between the directors of the two art museums …