Celebrating the New Orleans tricentennial, EMPIRE is an art installation by Los Angeles based artists Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young) commissioned and presented by Newcomb Art Museum, A Studio in the Woods, and Pelican Bomb. Through the assembly of over 400 objects, the artists transformed the entire museum into one immersive artwork that explores the history of people and place in terms of cultural legacy, historical narrative, and social constructs.
EMPIRE critically examines the principles of archives and anthropology to interrogate the ways histories are told, remembered, and revised. The immersive artwork considers the historical and contemporary effects in the movement of culture across and beyond borders to better understand the geographic and cultural position of New Orleans in relationship to Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
EMPIRE invites viewers to creatively interpret the displayed objects, their connections, and their juxtapositions to generate new meanings. Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work. Be sure to stop by this eye-opening exhibit!
Community interaction is an important part of life, which is why Brookstone Park Apartments in Covington, Louisiana is urging you to join in the all of the excitement at this event!
Saturday, September 29, 2018—11:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane
6823 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118