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Art Review

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

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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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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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New On Art Review

Black and White: Adam Pendleton at the Contemporary Arts Center

· By Charlie Tatum

Charlie Tatum looks at how Adam Pendleton’s largest solo exhibition to date combines disparate revolutionary histories and asks viewers to consider the relationship between art and activism.

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Pick: “Creep Cuts”

· By Bonnie Gabel

Bonnie Gabel reflects on a performance at the Theatre at St. Claude that challenges our perceptions of drag.

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The Marathon of History: An Interview with Dread Scott

· By Lydia Y. Nichols

Lydia Y. Nichols speaks to Dread Scott about his upcoming project in New Orleans, a full-scale reenactment of the largest slave revolt in U.S. history.

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