Jeannette Ehlers “Whip It Good” performance in New Orleans

via the McKenna Museum of African American Art FB Page:

Jeannette Ehlers solo exhibition “Raise” is on view at the McKenna Museum until July 16, 2016

Performance Description
The performance Whip it good! is a “reenactment” of one of the brutal punishment methods used during slavery. “In using the same method on a white canvas, I create a simple, though contradictory, artistic act of striking back.”

The artist invites the audience to finish the painting, which leaves behind a scar-like black and white painting,raising complex questions and thoughts. Whip it good was first performed in Berlin 2013 at BE.BOP2013, commissioned by Art Labour Archive and Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, and has since traveled to many different places worldwide.

Photos courtesy of the McKenna Museums Program and Outreach Coordinator Kim Coleman

For more info, please visit: http://www.themckennamuseum.com/#!about3/c1tdl

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