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Burnaway: News-in-Brief: August 5, 2020

Teenage Summer

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art has announced the fifty-six artists selected for the 2020 edition of Louisiana Contemporary, the museum’s annual juried exhibition featuring work by contemporary artists from across the state. This year’s guest juror is René Morales, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). Louisiana Contemporary will be on view at Ogden Museum September 5 through February 7, 2021.

“I felt immeasurably honored to have been invited to jury the prestigious Louisiana Contemporary in this year of years,” says Morales. “Beyond purely aesthetic criteria, many of the selected works seem to have deeply absorbed the power and intensity of the current moment, while providing insight into Louisiana’s incredibly rich, multifaceted culture. Through this combination, a lucid picture emerges of how this exceedingly unique context has experienced the tragedies and turmoil that have accompanied the pandemic, and how profoundly and passionately it has internalized the struggle for justice and reform. As a whole, the works embody art’s unique ability to help us understand and process realities that we might otherwise be unable to grasp, much less express and discuss in a constructive manner.”

Find the full list of all fifty-six artists participating in the 2020 edition of Louisiana Contemporary here.


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