Sharing our stories. Each week, Pelican Bomb brings you exhibition reviews, great features, intelligent interviews, and more.
Marjorie Rawle examines how an exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art attempts to draw connections between the paintings of New Orleans-based artist Regina Scully and Edo-period Japanese landscapes.
John Pluecker visits artist and poet Cecilia Vicuña’s first major solo exhibition in the United States at the Contemporary Arts Center.
Charlie Tatum visits the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University’s latest exhibition, which presents the work of five Puerto Rico–based artists.
Anna Mecugni writes about choreographer Sarah Dahnke’s ongoing project to draw attention to the injustices of the American prison system through dance.
Charlie Tatum and Tower Fantasy reflect on the history of New Orleans’ Plaza Tower and discuss how social media can be used to imagine new futures for public spaces.
In a new digital artist project, the anonymous creator of a mysterious Instagram account envisions a space-age future for Louisiana’s third-tallest building.
Following the removal of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans, Dillon Raborn looks at a collaborative project by Rutgers University faculty, staff, and MFA students, which explores memory and mythology in the American South.
Ann Hackett contemplates the use of the color pink in protest movements and in Aaron McNamee’s recent show at Good Children Gallery.
Celeste Dupuy-Spencer’s paintings, currently featured in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, capture cultural divisions within the United States. Hyunjee Nicole Kim follows the artist’s moves in and out of the art world and around the country.
Charlie Tatum speaks with New Orleans-based artist Zarouhie Abdalian, whose work is included in this year’s Whitney Biennial, about the process of adapting site-specific artworks to new locations.