Curated Convesation (with registration for adults)

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Saturday June 26

2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM

Curated Conversation with Eddie Lanieri
June 26, 2021
2 p.m.
In-Person at Ogden Museum's Patrick Taylor Library.

Free and open to the public, but pre-registration is requested.

A curated conversation between Ogden museum curator of photography Richard McCabe and New Orleans based photographer and educator Eddie Lanieri.  The two will discuss Lanieri’s photography practice and photograph – Gizelle which is featured in the exhibition Revelations II, now on view at the Ogden Museum. Gizelle  is from Lanieri’s Dress As Girl series.

Influenced by my Italian upbringing and ideas of gender roles in Italian culture, Dress as Girl challenges the traditional normative model of gender within hegemonic masculinity. Photographing New Orleans based drag queens in the intimate and internal settings of their homes during their ritualized transformation process, these portraits deconstruct the dichotomies between the public and private, and productive and reproductive labor that are often reinforced through the relationship of domestic space. With this work I am interested in how external social performances of gender are dependent on social situations and constantly negotiated through interactions of “gendered spaces”.   – Eddie Lanieri

Bio -
Eddie Lanieri is a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow, and was on the board of the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Complex Magazine named her one of the top 20 artists from New Orleans that you should know, and recently British Airways working with New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, named her one of the 6 artists you have to see when visiting New Orleans. Her work has been exhibited internationally and nationally including shows at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans, Lucie Foundation, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Goldsmith College, and Kinsey Institute. Her work is held in both private and public collections, and has been supported by funding from the Mellon Foundation and Louisiana State Division of the Arts.