Saturday, December 26, 2015

2015: The Year in Art

New Orleans Airlift's Music Box Roving Village                                 Photo by Tod Seelie
Some years are marked by outsized personalities associated with epochal turnabouts or sweeping sea changes that challenge our imaginations. The year 2010 was like that. In the midst of the city's uncertain recovery from a devastating hurricane, further complicated by a global financial collapse, the New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl. It was just a ball game, but it altered how the city was perceived locally and nationally. Suddenly, it seemed like we could do anything. Most years are made up of almost unnoticed bits and pieces that eventually facilitate later heroic victory or epic failure. Then there are the years when sweeping changes are more sensed than obvious. In the New Orleans art world,  2015 was such a year. More>>