BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:icalendar-ruby CALSCALE:GREGORIAN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20161204T002743Z UID:256364 DTSTART:20130308T000000 DTEND:20130616T000000 DESCRIPTION:

Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations e xplores the motivations and meanings behind masking and disguise\, as it is manifested in contemporary art and in masks of different cultures.

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Since time immemorial people have used masks and disguises as a means of a ssuming an alternate identity. In some cases masks allow the wearer to thea trically perform a character\, in others instances the secrecy afforded by a mask permits the wearer to more freely express their true nature\, still in others\, the spiritual power or prestige residing in the mask itself bec omes a channel for conveying power. From the festival to the confessional\, masks protect their wearers from the societal judgments of everyday life\, and allow them to function on an alternate plane. For artists working in r ecent decades\, masks and disguise provide a means of portraying identity i tself as a construct or a line of inquiry to be challenged and manipulated.

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The exhibition Brilliant Disguise was influenced and inspir ed by New Orleans and its Mardi Gras\, which has a rich history of masking. Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations is organized by Mirand a Lash\, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at NOMA.

LOCATION:Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans\,900 Camp St. \nNew Orleans\, LA 70130 SUMMARY:Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations\, John Graham\, Nikki Lee\, Yasumasa Morimura\, Jim Nutt\, Boo Ritson\, Cindy Sherman\, Yi nka Shonibare\, Lorna Simpson\, John Waters END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20161204T002743Z UID:256365 DTSTART:20130308T110000 DTEND:20130308T170000 LOCATION:Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans\,900 Camp St. \nNew Orleans\, LA 70130 SUMMARY:Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations\, John Graham\, Nikki Lee\, Yasumasa Morimura\, Jim Nutt\, Boo Ritson\, Cindy Sherman\, Yi nka Shonibare\, Lorna Simpson\, John Waters END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR