INDEPENDENT CURATORS INTERNATIONAL
EN MAS’

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

  • Nicolás Dumit Estévez, C Room (2014), installation view from EN MAS', Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, 2015. Photo: Sarrah Danziger.
  • John Beadle, Inside-out, Outside-in (2015), installation view from EN MAS', Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, 2015. Photo: Sarrah Danziger.
  • Charles Campbell, Actor Boy: Fractal Engagement (2014), installation view from EN MAS', Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, 2015. Photo: Sarrah Danziger.
  • Lorraine O’ Grady, Looking for a Headdress (2014), installation view from EN MAS', Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, 2015. Photo: Sarrah Danziger.
  • Marlon Griffith, POSITIONS + POWER (2014), installation view from EN MAS', Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, 2015. Photo: Sarrah Danziger.
  • Hew Locke, Give and Take (2014), installation view from EN MAS', Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, 2015. Photo: Sarrah Danziger.
  • Christophe Chassol, BIG SUN, installation view from EN MAS', Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, 2015. Photo: Sarrah Danziger.
  • Ebony G. Patterson, Invisible Presence: Bling Memories (2014), installation view from EN MAS', Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, 2015. Photo: Sarrah Danziger.
  • Cauleen Smith, H-E-L-L-O (2014), installation view from EN MAS', Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, 2015. Photo: Sarrah Danziger.

Opening at Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans in Spring 2015, EN MAS' will present an alternative take on performance art, focusing on the influence Carnival and related masquerading traditions in the Caribbean and its diasporas have had on contemporary performance discourse and practice, both artistic and curatorial. Bringing together photographic and filmic interpretations as well as material remnants or reconstitutions from the performances in an exhibition design by Gia Wolff, the exhibition will also present some of the best photographers, filmmakers and videographers working in the region today.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication entitled EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean including critical essays, monographic texts and extensive illustrations, co-published by ICI and CAC, and distributed by DAP.

For more information and a complete list of events and programs scheduled in conjunction with the exhibition, visit the CAC's website, here.

Updates

En Mas’ An alternative space for Carnival performance

Ray Funk recently wrote an extensive two-part review of EN MAS’ for the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian.

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EN MAS’ Featured in Gambit

D. Eric Bookhardt recently reviewed EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean for Gambit.

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Reporting from EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean

Nicole Smythe Johnson recently reviewed EN MAS’ for ARC Magazine.

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EN MAS’ featured in Burnaway

Burnaway recently featured a review of EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean at the CAC New Orleans.

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LATENT VIBRATIONS, EN MAS’ featured in Oxford American

The Oxford American recently featured an in-depth review of EN MAS’ at the CAC New Orleans.

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