Art Review

by Pelican Bomb

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

“Queer Tropics”: A Mixtape


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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Exhibition Pick: “Sin Título”

· By Shauna Werner

Shauna Werner visits a two-part exhibition presenting a cross section of contemporary Mexican art.

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Hélio Oiticica’s Underground Order

· By Adrian Anagnost

Adrian Anagnost looks at how Hélio Oiticica’s canonical practice has been received over time in Brazil and the United States.

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Coverage of “Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp”

· By Staff

You can find Pelican Bomb’s reviews, features, and interviews relating to Prospect.4 on and in the Times-Picayune.

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Exhibition Pick: “Self/Reflection”

· By Dillon Raborn

Dillon Raborn visits an exhibition at the St. Tammany Art Association in Covington of works from the collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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“Asian Woman Architect”: Minnette de Silva’s Vision of Tropical Modernism

· By Emily Nonko

Emily Nonko looks back at the career of architect Minnette de Silva, whose designs paved the way for what is now known as Tropical Modernism.

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Editor’s Note: “Queer Tropics”

· By Charlie Tatum

Charlie Tatum, our Editorial and Communications Manager, introduces Pelican Bomb’s latest exhibition and a corresponding series on the Art Review, which both explore conceptions of the tropics.

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Shadow Histories: “Solidary & Solitary” at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

· By Benjamin Morris

At the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Benjamin Morris visits an exhibition that outlines a historical lineage of black artists.

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