Christopher Porché West:
A Cultural Odyssey: from New Orleans to Santiago de Cuba
November 25-December 15th, 2012
Gallerie Porché West
3201 Burgundy Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Open by appointment
Christopher Porché West’s new work reveals the rich, rhythmic African Diasporic heritage that connects, New Orleans and Santiago de Cuba, two unique, yet strikingly similar cities. This project is a journey of ecstatic collective street celebrations that transcend time, place and politics. These celebrations are known as v in New Orleans and Conga parades in Santiago de Cuba and literally move thousands of participants to shared altered states of mind and affect the very fabric of art and society in both cities.