The World According to New Orleans

March 18 - August 14, 2011

Ballroom Marfa

108 E San Antonio Street, Marfa, TX 79843 Get directions

(432) 729-3600

As featured in our Spring Preview: “As with everything else New Orleansian, the art scene there is wholly unique from the rest of the country. Although the city was never linked with any major postwar American art movement, this exhibit proposes that Katrina has washed the scales from our collective eyes and readied us to take another look at a city better known for music, food and abject corruption. The revisionist viewpoint is unsurprising, given the curator is Prospect New Orleans founder Dan Cameron. He seeks to put the city’s contemporary in context—of past New Orleans art, that is, emphasizing that even the historical lens through which we look at the Big Easy should be a specifically local one (no welded steel sculpture or lyrical abstraction here, thank you very much). Instead, expect lots of work at the intersection of folk and avant-garde. Worth a trip out west, and Marfa is always best in the springtime, n’est-ce pas?”

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