When a vacationing Afghani Jihadi, a first generation Mexican-American border patrol officer, and a stoned, 12 year old, native New Yorker simultaneously update their Facebook status to "Why is Wikipedia blacked out?" on the same make of cell phone over free Starbucks WiFi, you know the apocalypse is already here. Jesse Hlebo's solo exhibition, Punitive Embers, is an experiment in crisis participation and civil suicide. How are we supposed to learn about the apocalypse when the internet is down?
Jenny Holzer, MONEY CREATES TASTE, consists of a single silver spoon. In a time where economics are eclipsing art's more complex functions, this simple object asks not simply how is taste formed, but who is given the privilege to articulate taste?
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After a two year campaign, we are excited to announce our re-opening in a 17,000 sq/ft building we own, in the community we are committed to, after a process we can reflect on and respect.Read More
2013 has been a groundbreaking year for The Luminary – both physically and conceptually. We have embarked on our most ambitious project to date: transforming a 17,000 sq/ft complex on Cherokee Street into one of the region’s most dynamic spaces for contemporary culture.Read More
Temporary Art Review
We are quickly approaching our third anniversary as a site, a date we have used each year as a measure of our work and a moment of transition. The site will be quiet for another month as we articulate this future in code and concept...Read More
PARSE (formerly Parse Gallery) is a curator-centric space located in a three-story, late 19th century building in New Orleans' Central Business District that aims to bring curators to the region to produce projects and exhibitions.Read More
Join us on May 17th for The Luminary's Grand Opening of our new space at 2701 Cherokee. The free event will offer a first glimpse into the finished new space with music, cash bar, and art auction throughout the evening.