For ten years, the University of New Orleans and the City of Innsbruck have held an annual artist exchange. Every summer a few graduating UNO, MFA students are granted a show in old-town Innsbruck, and every academic year, a few Austrian artists mount a show at the UNO Fine Arts Gallery. To commemorate the tenth anniversary of this international event, UNO Fine Arts Chair and Exhibitions Director Christopher Saucedo organized a show of ten New Orleans based artists who have participated in this exchange over the years and bundled them together into a exhibition that opened on July 5th at Galerie im Andechshof. Saucedo intended that the show would convey, to the Innsbruck audience, an aesthetic of tourist’s snapshots of the dynamic and unique, visual voice of our home town.
The exhibition has now traveled back to New Orleans and will be on view at The Front from September 11th until October 3rd. Participating artists are Jessica Goldfinch, Dan Tague, Alex Podesta, Chris Jahnke, Maxx Sizeler, Srdjan Loncar, Laura Gipson, Rachel Jones, Monica Zeringue and Aaron McNamee.
Commemorative souvenir post-card booklet catalogs of the show are available for $10. All proceeds go towards supporting the New Orleans/Innsbruck Exchange Program.