Saturday, Feb 6, 12 AM

Virtual Tour of “Louisiana Contemporary,” Presented by The Helis Foundation with Juror, René Morales

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Getting there
925 Camp St, New Orleans, LA

Available Saturday, February 6 at noon is a virtual tour of Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation. This tour will be led by René Morales, 2020 Juror and Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami. For the 2020 edition of the annual juried exhibition, Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation, guest juror René Morales, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), has selected 55 works by 56 artists. Ogden Museum first launched Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by The Helis Foundation, in 2012, to establish a vehicle that would bring to the fore the work of artists living in Louisiana and highlight the dynamism of art practice throughout the state. Since its launch, Louisiana Contemporary has presented 729 works by 450 artists. This statewide, juried exhibition promotes the contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides an exhibition space for the exposition of living artists’ work and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes the vibrant visual arts culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center. The Helis Foundation Art Prize for Best in Show: Wendo Brunoir Appropriation of a Masterpiece, Spray paint on laser cut wood on birch panel Don’t Catch You Slippin’ Up, Acrylic and spray paint on laser cut wood mounted to panel First Place: Nic Brierre Aziz Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy (White Barbies), Video Second Place: Luis Cruz Azaceta CRISIS 3, Acrylic on canvas Third place: Ann Perich determination or distrust, Archival pigment print