Installation view of the artist and her work MAP, 2022.
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans and Spinello Projects announces #fail, a multimedia group exhibition that brings together works by artists that expose the systemic failures facing our world. #fail explores a world in crisis and it is treated as social and poetic materials. Through a multidisciplinary presentation, the artists express existence as a failure worth narrating.
Throughout the exhibition, the systems we are born into are distilled and presented as sculpture, video, photography, painting, printmaking, site specific and participatory installation, and performance. Labor, service and servitude, unexamined caste systems, environmental catastrophe, migration, uncelebrated otherness and the incapacity of language to make meaning whole, are together treated as social and poetic material. Meeting this moment’s crisis with mitigated nihilism, the artists express our existence as a failure worth narrating.
This program is part of Inter[SECTOR], the CAC’s three-year multidisciplinary arts programming centering cross-sector engagements with the fields of carceral justice, healthcare, and the environment, supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Nathalie Alfonso, Eddie Arroyo, Abdul Aziz, Gregory Coates, Joseph Cuillier, Cara Despain, Dawn DeDeaux, Rahehleh Filsoofi, Leon Ford, Nash Glynn, Shana M. griffin, Micol Hebron, Sinisa Kukec, Susan Lee-Chun, Justin H. Long, Emilio Rojas, Sherrill Roland, Naama Tsabar, Frances Trombly, Juana Valdes, Elizabeth M. Webb, Agustina Woodgate, Derrick Woods-Morrow, Antonia Wright, and Octavia Yearwood.