Antenna is pleased to present “monu_MENTAL,” a group show proposing imaginative revisions to existing 19th and 20th century New Orleans monuments. “monu_MENTAL” seeks to revise and revive one’s experience of local monuments. Many a New Orleans monument has skidded out of sync with contemporary mores, if not out of the local consciousness. Not content with these prominent displays of anachronism, we wonder what these monuments bring to our city today. Can these hunks of bronze be shifted, if only in our imaginations, to bring awareness to contemporary issues? Artists reflect on this in proposal format.
Participating artists: Luis Cruz Azaceta, Ron Bechet, Willie Birch, Max Cafard and Stephen Duplantier, Elena Dahl, Siobhan Feehan and and Gianina Jimenez Barrantes, G.A.S., John Kleinschmidt and Andy Sternad, Zakcq Lockrem, Gen McKeown, Rajko Radovanovic, Deirdre Sargent, Ann Schwab and Brian McCormick, Paulina Sierra, and David Sullivan.
There will be an opening reception for the artists on February 11th, 6pm to 9pm. Local preservation organization Monumental Task will be at the opening with materials about their work. The event is free. monu_MENTAL is organized by Courtney Egan.
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, February 12th – March 4th.
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