The art of contemporary New Orleans.

Supporting local artists and writers. Connecting you with their work. Pelican Bomb is New Orleans’ home for critical writing and thinking about art.

Art Review Index

Art Review

Sharing our stories. Each week, Pelican Bomb brings you exhibition reviews, great features, intelligent interviews, and more.

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Community Supported Art

Community Supported Art

Creating new collectors. Support local artists and start (or expand) your collection of contemporary art. Pelican Bomb makes it affordable—each limited edition work made by a New Orleans artist is just $80.

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Roving Exhibitions Index

Exhibitions

Finding new connections. Pelican Bomb’s creative thematic exhibitions feature international artists while exploring the intersection of New Orleans’ social history and contemporary art.

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Critic-In-Residence

Critic in Residence

Valuing diverse voices. Pelican Bomb’s critic-in-residence program breaks ground bringing art critics from throughout the country to New Orleans through engaging paid residencies.

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Pelican Bomb puts artists, writers, and anyone interested in art and culture in dialogue through our online publication, affordable art sales, roving exhibitions, and critic-in-residence program.

With a diversity of voices, high standards for content, and a willingness to experiment, we think you’ll find our perspective unique, intelligent, inspiring, sometimes challenging, but never boring.

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“Queer Tropics”: A Mixtape

· By CQQCHIFRUIT

Dance to an exclusive “Queer Tropics”-themed mix by Chicago-based artist and DJ CQQCHIFRUIT.

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Stop and Smell the Hibiscus: On Laziness, Art, and the Utopia Imagined by Adler Guerrier

· By Rob Goyanes

Rob Goyanes examines Adler Guerrier’s work, which explores the benefits of not working.

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How Roni Horn Taught Me to Cruise on the Down Low

· By Matt Morris

Matt Morris considers the work of artist Roni Horn, the aesthetics of gay hookup app Grindr, and more expansive ways of thinking about selfhood.

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