September 09, 2021 6:30 PM to 7:45 PMUptown Campus
Featured artist Laura Anderson Barbata will discuss her work and process which is currently on view at the Newcomb Art Museum. The exhibition, Transcommunality, offers a space to contemplate ritual, folklore and impact of the natural environment on culture. It equally centers oral histories and the interdisciplinary academic thought that shapes Anderson Barbata’s engaging creations. Anderson Barbata’s globally diverse collaborators consciously revive intangible cultural heritage and resist homogenization by deploying skills inherent to the survival of their local expressions. Performance documentation and stunning garments throughout the museum invite onlookers to connect with the traditions of West Africa, the Amazon, Mexico, and the Caribbean while exploring visual narratives. Laura Anderson Barbata will reflect on the bodies of work that make up Transcommunality and what she hopes viewers will reflect on in her work.
This event is scheduled to be in-person in Freeman Auditorium within the Woldenberg Art Center. Format and location may change due to shifting public health guidelines. Any changes to event will be announced ASAP, through our social media channels (IG: newcombmuseum, FB: Newcomb Art Museum), website (newcobartmuseum.tulane.edu), e-newsletter (sign up here:https://tulane.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8064dc4f903c3a54b523638c5&id=c40ebf6865), and via Tulane.