Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Here and now

Here and now

Meg Turner

Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Louisiana, USA November 2, 2019 – April 12, 2020

“Queerness is not yet here. Queerness is an ideality. We may never touch queerness, but we can feel it as the warm illumination of a horizon imbued with potentiality. We have never been queer, yet queerness exists for us as an ideality that can be distilled from the past and used to imagine a future.”

Meg Turner: Here and Now (2019). Installation view: Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. Photo: Jonathan Traviesa Meg Turner: Here and Now (2019). Installation view: Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. Photo: Jonathan Traviesa Meg Turner: Here and Now (2019). Installation view: Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. Photo: Jonathan Traviesa “Queerness is not yet here. Queerness is

Femmes Noires Femmes Noires

Femmes Noires

Mickalene Thomas

Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Louisiana, USA November 2, 2019 – June 14, 2020

“To do the work that I do, I am asking of and looking to my sisters of the world.” —Mickalene Thomas Mickalene Thomas puts Black American women at the center of her practice. Her work celebrates the complexity and diversity of Black female agency as she tackles issues of inequality and representation, filtered through a

Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires (2019). Installation view: Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. Photo: Alex Marks Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires (2019). Installation view: Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. Photo: Alex Marks Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires (2019). Installation view: Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. Photo: Alex Marks “To do the work that I do, I am asking

About to Happen About to Happen

About to Happen

Cecilia Vicuña

Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 03/16/2017 – 06/18/2017

Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen traces the artist’s long career to stage a conversation about discarded and displaced people, places, and things in a time of global climate change. The first major U.S. solo exhibition of the influential Chilean-born artist is comprised of Vicuña’s multidisciplinary work in performance, sculpture, drawing, video, text, and site-specific installations over the course of the

Selection of Precarios, 1966-2017. Site-specific installation. 110 found-object sculptures: stone, shells, glass, wood, plastic, thread, net, seeds, paper, cloth, detritus, sand. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. Alex Marks Photography. Quipus Visceral, 2017. Site-specific wool installation. Colors: adobe, aster, chianti, fleshtone, lilac, magenta, periwinkle, plum, sand, waterlily. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of Contemporary