REVERB: Past, Present, Future explores the evolution of art and artistic practices in New Orleans and its surrounding region over the last decade.
Taking the 10th year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as its chronological starting point, it positions the vast social, economic and political reverberations of this monumental event as a catalyst for change, revitalization, determination, and creative innovation among the region’s artistic community.
REVERB traces the aesthetic fissures and openings that grew out of a physical breach. From large scale installations, interactive video, handcrafted textiles to historical reenactment and photorealism, the works in this exhibition convey the generative and revitalizing activity that occurred throughout a decade of tremendous change in New Orleans.
Uncovering a broad range of creative work produced by artists of diverse backgrounds and generations working across a variety of media, REVERB evidences the ever-expanding boundaries of contemporary artistic practice as well as the undeniable relationship, both historical and current, of New Orleans art production to local, national and global dialogues.
The REVERB Opening Reception will take place during the CAC's Whitney White Linen Night on August 1, 2015.
This exhibition is organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans and guest curator, Isolde Brielmaier, Director of the Contemporary Art Initiative, the public art platform at Westfield World Trade Center, New York.
This exhibition is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Ford Foundation.
About the Curator
Isolde Brielmaier is the Director of the Contemporary Art Initiative, the public art platform at Westfield World Trade Center, which launches in 2015 and will include large scale public art installations, talks, a museum partnership, and artist grants, as well as school programming.
She is an Adjunct Professor at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and has curated, programmed, and written extensively on contemporary art and culture over the past decade. Isolde has developed contemporary art platforms and collaborations for a broad range of organizations and companies, including Richard Meier Architects, Versace, as well as the New York Armory Show and ARCO Madrid, among others. Previously, Isolde has worked for the Guggenheim Museum, the Bronx Museum of Art, and as Chief Curator for the SCAD Museum of Art. She holds a PhD from Columbia University.