[Arthur Roger’s] donation — paintings, sculpture and photography by local and national luminaries of modern art — comprises a new NOMA exhibit, “Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans.” The exhibit opens Friday and runs through Sept. 3. In the exhibit’s 143-page catalog, museum Director Susan M. Taylor describes the gift as “transformational.” It “significantly expands” NOMA’s contemporary art holdings and “reaffirms the museum’s commitment to the work of local New Orleans artists,” she said.
In 2006, off the back of their much lauded “Athlete” and “Athlete/Warrior” series, photographic duo Anderson & Low were invited to photograph this circus troupe between performances of their show Eclipse in Blackpool. The full series of around fifty images opens at The Lowry next week.
Circuses are quite disturbing. They are places of wonderment, but as children we were both terrified of clowns. It is all sweat and sawdust, and also like a parallel universe.