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Swoon at New Orleans Museum of Art

Juxtapoz // Monday, 20 Jun 2011

Brooklyn-based artist, Swoon, continues a fantastic run of site-specific installations, with her newest showing up in the atrium of the New Orleans Museum of Art. After a showstopping installation at MOCA's "Art In the Streets," she continues with Thalassa, named for and inspired by the Greek goddess of the sea. Thalassa will be on display until September 25, 2011.


Swoon's work kicks of an annual site-specific installation at NOMA. The twenty-foot tall piece depicts a monumental female deity with extended tentacles rising from the waters, her body comprised of colorful swathes of fabric and aquatic creatures. The work is made of an enormous reinforced linocut enhanced with prints and paper cutouts.

All images John d'Addario/NOMA.


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