Associate Professor in the Department of Art Judy Rushin-Knopf‘s work is being featured in the new show “Behind Every Beautiful Thing: Encountering Bodies, Wrestling the Human Condition” at the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans. The show features multimedia artworks from 36 Gulf South artists, offering a deeply personal portrayal of artists’ experiences with health and illness, and the reverberating impact on the life, body, and psyche of the individual and their community. Following an unprecedented pandemic year, the heightened visibility of health inequity throughout the nation has elevated concerns about mental and physical well-being, the industrialization of medical practices, disease, illness, and (dis)/ability.
“Behind Every Beautiful Thing: Encountering Bodies, Wrestling the Human Condition” has been curated by Dr. David W. Robinson-Morris Ph. D, Founder and Chief Reimaginelutionary at The REImaginelution, LLC, a strategic consulting firm working at the intersections of imagination, policy, practice, and prophetic hope to radically reimagine diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) toward racial justice and systemic transformation. Most recently, he served as the Regional Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Ochsner Health System for the Bayou Region of Louisiana. David is also the Founding Director of The Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit at Xavier University.