Antenna has provided support and opportunities for artists in the form of residencies, exhibitions, publications, and public events. Through its residency programs, Antenna provides artists with an introduction to New Orleans history and culture, and the opportunity to produce a specific project, often engaging their vast network of community partners and local cultural organizations to provide additional support. Antenna recently expanded its sizable publication and print operations, with the opening of Paper Machine, an independent, commercial print shop run by Antenna staff. The facility also houses a new residency program designed for artists experimenting with work in print; residents are encouraged to utilize the shop’s significant traditional and contemporary printing resources to create ambitious new projects. From 2020 through 2022, Antenna will organize its programs according to specific curatorial themes meant to unify and make clear the organization’s activities to the public. Throughout 2020, work will be presented under the banner of 20/20 Reflections on Water, with exhibitions and artist projects that offer a range of viewpoints on the role that water plays in human existence.
We acknowledge our culture’s systemic marginalization of artists because of race, gender, religion, age, ability, sexual orientation, and/or immigration status among other factors. We actively seek to highlight the work of under-represented practitioners and support efforts to address entrenched inequities.
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts