Upcoming and Archived Exhibitions.
Tina Girouard: SIGN-IN is the first comprehensive retrospective for the Louisiana-born artist, Tina Girouard (1946-2020). Moving between genres and geographies, Girouard invested objecthood with meaning through ritual, performance, role-playing, and community participation. From the 1970s until her death, Girouard helped to found and nourish communities and organizations, including the Anarchitecture Group, the interdisciplinary cohort of 112 Greene Street, FOOD restaurant, The Kitchen, P.S. 1, the Festival International de la Louisiane, and as a collaborator in artist communities in Louisiana, New York, and Haiti. Her practice indelibly shaped community-engaged, feminist, craft, textile, performance, and video art of the last century and invested New York’s avant-garde of the 1960s and 1970s with ritual and vernacular knowledge of the American and global south. And yet, Girouard’s practice, has been largely erased from canonical history. [continue reading]
An exhibition of film, poetry, performance, ceramics, archival documents, and books, Helen Cammock: I Will Keep My Soul is rooted in the social history, geography, and community of New Orleans. British artist Helen Cammock arrived in New Orleans for the first time in January 2022 as part of a residency with the Rivers Institute for Contemporary Art & Thought and the Amistad Research Center. I Will Keep My Soul gathers encounters and observations, figured in text and image, of her experiences in the city—it is a gathering on gathering, on the indissociable relationship between art, politics, and the power of assembly.
To tailor a garment by “rock of eye” is to rely on the drape—on experience over mathematical measurement—in the fitting process. It is a kind of drawing in space: a freehand, an intuition, a trust of materials. Troy Montes Michie: Rock of Eye is a survey of collages, drawings, sculpture, and installation that draw the contours of body and place. [continue reading]
Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch is the first survey of quilt-based works by the New York-based interdisciplinary artist. The solo show features nearly fifty quilt-based works by the artist that seamlessly weave American history into a broader context of global traditions and styles. [continue reading]
Ways to Baffle the Wind features new and recent work by artist Yto Barrada (Moroccan, French, b. 1971) and includes sculpture, drawings, textile, films, works on paper, experiments, and games assembled to model, parody, and learn from our attempts to regulate and organize nature. [continue reading]
Cassandra Press: An Unfolding, Sanford Biggers, and the Amistad Research Center is an exhibition in the form of spatial reading—N/S/W/E. As exhibition and reader, it cuts across the gallery, the binding, an artist’s practice, and an historical archive. It is closest to cartography, orienting us by cardinal points, cultural anthropology, and ethnography. [continue reading]
Elena del Rivero: Home Address is a multi-platform installation of nineteen flags designed and suspended across the United States to commemorate the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, which legislated women’s right to vote in the United States. Del Rivero’s multiples, emblazoned with a common abstract, geometric pattern also wear the stains of history in recognition of all whose rights were not protected by the landmark legislation—particularly women of color who continue to fight against racial discrimination in voting. [continue reading]