October 16, 2011 - Third of May Arts Inc. - Michel de Broin at Prospect.2 New Orleans
October 16, 2011

Michel de Broin at Prospect.2 New Orleans

Michel de Broin, “Majestic,” 2011.
Courtesy The Third of May Arts Inc.

Michel de Broin at Prospect.2 New Orleans

www.micheldebroin.org
www.prospectneworleans.org
www.thethirdofmayarts.org

The Third of May Arts Inc. is pleased to launch a new public artwork by Michel de Broin (Montreal/Canada) presented as an off-site of the international biennial Prospect.2 New Orleans, which runs October 22, 2011 to January 29, 2012.

Majestic, a major new public sculpture by Michel de Broin, is a satellite-shaped structure constructed from New Orleans street lamps that is illuminated at night. It was produced and constructed entirely in New Orleans with the assistance of local artisans, using street lamp poles and fixtures that were damaged and displaced post-Katrina. By resurrecting and reassembling disused public fixtures, only to place them once again in a public space, de Broin addresses questions of entropy and the reorganization of systems. Majestic will be located in downtown New Orleans, in the Central Business District, on a vacant lot at Common Street and South Rampart Street, not far from the French Quarter and will be illuminated each evening.

Michel de Broin is an internationally acclaimed artist, and was the recipient of the 2007 Sobey Art Award. He has exhibited extensively in Europe and North America, including exhibitions at Bard Center for Curatorial Studies (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York), Eyebeam (New York, NY), Museum Tinguely (Basel, Switzerland) MAC/Val (Paris, France) and the National Gallery of Canada. He has produced numerous public artworks and his work is included in major collections such as that of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. His sculptural installations and interventions are at once playful and critically engaged, evoking both visceral and intellectual responses.

Michel de Broin
Majestic at Prospect.2 New Orleans
1013 Common Street (at South Rampart Street)
Press Previews: October 20 and 21, 2011
Public Opening: October 22, 2011

For more information on the work of Michel de Broin:
www.micheldebroin.org
For more information on Prospect.2 New Orleans:
www.prospectneworleans.org

About The Third of May Arts Inc.
The Third of May Arts Inc. is a non-profit Canadian curatorial commissioning agency that works closely with artists to curate, produce and present public art projects in Canada and internationally. It was founded in 2009 by Rhonda Corvese and Laurel MacMillan. Michel de Broin’s Majestic at Prospect.2 New Orleans is their inaugural project.

The Third of May Arts Inc. would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts
and the Harpo Foundation for their generous support of this project.

For images and further information, contact curatorial@thethirdofmayarts.org

www.thethirdofmayarts.org

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