Artist Duo Diversify Their Iconic Works in New Louisiana Art & Science Museum Exhibit | Arts
The Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 S. River Road, presents “In Empathy We Trust,” an exhibition of works by artist duo E2- Elizabeth Kleinveld and Epaul Julien, through October 30.
When they met in 2010, Kleinveld and Julien recognized a common interest in social issues and racial and socio-economic inequalities. “In Empathy We Trust,” which was developed from the shared experiences of each artist, targets iconic images from art history.
The photographed scenes are recast with characters of varying races, genders, and experiences depicted to broaden and broaden the way society views historical images.
“What E2 has created with its series, ‘In Empathy We Trust,’ serves as a catalyst for examination, examination of history, society and self,” said museum curator Lexi Adams. . “‘In Empathy We Trust’ expands the lens of art history beyond the plane of the image and allows the viewer to pause and consider the individuals who were present when these works were created. origin and the role they may have played.”
“After a year of preparation, we are very proud to continue to strengthen the long-standing relationship between LASM and the La Capitale (LA) chapter of The Links, Inc., by collaborating on ‘In Empathy We Trust,'” added Serena Pandas. , president and executive director of the museum “This profound work by E2 is a cathartic release from the doldrums of seamless historical narrative that many of us have grown accustomed to.”
The exhibit and an accompanying reception on Friday, May 27 are sponsored by the La Capitale (LA) chapter of The Links, Inc.
For more information, call (225) 344-5272 or visit lasm.org.