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"Cities of Ys, 2013", still from video.

In New Orleans – Camille Henrot dives into Houma oral traditions and finds connections to a lost city in Brittany

(Lianna’s post explores a project by French artist Camille Henrot that weaves together information about Louisiana’s Houma Indian Nation with ideas about loss of cultural identity and legends.) In Cities of Ys, her first solo exhibition in the U.S., French artist Camille Henrot explores the ever-changing definition of “culture.” Through video, sculpture, woodcuts and prints, Henrot draws connections between Louisiana’s Houma Indian Nation and the tribe’s rapidly disappearing native wetlands, and other cultures’ flooding myths, including the legend of Ys (pronounced EESS), a mythical drowned city in Henrot’s familial region of Brittany.  I talked with the artist and NOMA curator Miranda Lash ... More » »


Make Yourself At Home: Jim Richard’s painted invitation at New Orleans Museum of Art

Many painting instructors will tell you to avoid outlining objects. Jim Richard won’t. From now until February 24, 2013, the New Orleans Museum of Art presents Richard’s solo exhibition Make Yourself At Home, twelve works showcasing the local artist and University of New Orleans painting professor’s evolution over the last nineteen years. Richard’s distinctive style, characterized throughout the 1980s and ‘90s by comic book outlines, brings his exquisitely-rendered paintings to life. His subject matter? Home interiors: rooms, passages, furniture and artworks, empty of humans but filled with tongue-in-cheek detail. Take, for example, the stuffed puppy contrasted by a modern painting ... More » »