Antenna :: Spillways Presents
Dread Scott @ Friday Nights at NOMA
Friday, May 27, 2016
5-8 pm: Art on the Spot
5:30-8:30 pm: Music by Rex Gregory
6:30 pm: Lecture with Dread Scott
$10.50 Admission; Free for NOMA Members;
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Dread Scott, an inaugural Antenna::Spillways Artist-in-Residence, will be featured at the New Orleans Museum of Art’s Friday Nights at NOMA on May 27th. Dread will discuss the development of his current magnum opus in progress: Slave Rebellion Reenactment.
Slave Rebellion Reenactment is a conceptual community-engaged performance that will restage and reinterpret Louisiana’s German Coast Uprising of 1811. This was the largest rebellion of enslaved people in North American history and took place in a 26-mile procession from LaPlace to Kenner, LA. SRR will animate a suppressed history of people with an audacious plan to organize, take up arms, and seize Orleans Territory, to fight not just for their own emancipation, but to end slavery. It is a project about freedom.
About Dread Scott::
Dread Scott is an artist whose work is rooted in the efforts of protest and revolutionary change. His work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, The Walker Art Center and at the Pori Art Museum in Pori, Finland as well as on view in America is Hard to See, the Whitney Museum’s inaugural exhibition in their new building. In 2012, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) presented his performance Dread Scott: Decision as part of their 30th Anniversary Next Wave Festival. In 2008, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts presented Dread Scott: Welcome to America. Winkleman Gallery and Cristin Tierney in New York have exhibited recent work and his public sculptures have been installed at Logan Square in Philadelphia and Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota. His work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art (NY) and the Akron Art Museum (OH).