Pleasure, Performance, Politics; Louisiana Open Call, Cycle 2


On view: Oct 14- Nov 5, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday Oct 14, 6-10pm
Daily hours: Tuesday through Sunday 12-5

Pleasure, especially when performed or represented publicly, is always political. Selected from Antenna’s 2017 Louisiana Open Call, the eight artists featured in Pleasure, Performance, Politics utilize color, language, scale, and representational media like photography and video to explore the complexities of culture, philosophy, and identity. Fearlessly addressing such issues as gender, sexuality, race, and economics, the artists included in Pleasure, Performance, Politics embed nuanced critiques within an often joyful aesthetic. Drawing a viewer into the work through the visual and aural affectations of humor, leisure, and lust, these artists present bold and often hyper-chromatic visions of our political pasts, presents, and potential futures.
-Danny Orendorff, Louisiana Open Call Juror 2017

Featured Artists:
Chris Berntsen, Jason Childers, David Colannino, J Knoblach, Avery Lawrence, Erica Lambertson, Colin Roberson, Maxx Sizeler