November 12, 2010 - Prospect New Orleans - Prospect.1.5 New Orleans continues opening events
November 12, 2010

Prospect.1.5 New Orleans continues opening events

Michel Varisco, “Ead’s Jetties,” 2010.
Face mounted archival chromogenic photograph, 40 x 60 inches.*

Prospect.1.5 New Orleans

Ongoing programming of exhibitions, symposiums, and public events continue throughout the city

Through February 19, 2011

Prospect New Orleans Art Auction & Throwdown Benefit to take place on November 19 in New York City

www.prospectneworleans.org

Prospect.1.5 New Orleans, a fifteen-week program of exhibitions, symposiums, and public events, which launched on November 6, continues through February 19, 2011 with ongoing openings and events. Prospect.1.5 highlights the contemporary art scene in the city, with over fifty artists presenting work in twelve venues throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area. Prospect.1.5 also serves as a preview to Prospect.2 New Orleans, the next edition of the international biennial, which will take place October 22, 2011 through January 29, 2012.

Prospect.1.5 programming kicked off on November 6 with a night of openings in the Julia Street gallery district, including Tableau Vivant: A Wandering Retrospective, organized by New Orleans Airlift, several gallery openings including Fresh Off the Turnip Truck at the Louisiana State Museum’s Madame John’s Legacy, and solo exhibitions by Sam Still at LeMieux Galleries and Beth Dary at Heriard Cimino Gallery, all currently on view. Everyday Hybrid opened at Isaac Delgado Community College on November 11 with a talk by Prospect Curator Dan Cameron.

Opening events continue November 13-14 with an Open Studios weekend throughout the Marigny, Bywater, and St. Claude neighborhoods; a multi-site Multispecies Salon 3: SWARM; a reprise of Tableau Vivant: A Wandering Retrospective on St. Claude Avenue; and a St. Claude Avenue block party. Also on November 13 is the opening of the Prospect-organized series of exhibitions at Good Children Gallery from 6 to 9 pm. Featuring installation works by New Orleans’ native sons Rashaad Newsome and Keith Boadwee (collaborating with Erin Allen and Isaac Gray), the exhibition marks the first time both Boadwee and Newsome are showing their work professionally in the city.

November 13 is also the first public day of the group exhibition A Second of Your Time at NOCCA, an exhibition about the collapsing of time that brings together recent work by Anthony Bingham, Brice Bischoff, Michael Greathouse, Guy Hundere, and Kourtney Keller.

Among other notable Prospect.1.5 events this fall is The Angola Project, opening November 22, and organized in collaboration with the Mahalia Jackson Center’s Early Childhood & Family Learning Foundation in Central City. Taking its name from Angola State Penitentiary, the project includes an exhibition of artwork by Angola prisoners alongside work by Prospect New Orleans artists exploring themes of hope, reconciliation, and dignity as well as stigma and violence. A performance and symposium mounted in conjunction with the project will take place December 3-4 at Mahalia Jackson Center.

Several other major New Orleans galleries will also open their doors to present Prospect.1.5 exhibitions, including Arthur Roger Gallery, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, M. Francis Gallery, and Octavia Art Gallery in December and January.

Details on these and other ongoing exhibitions, performances, lectures, and other events can be found on Prospect New Orleans’ website (www.prospectneworleans.org) and its blog (blog.prospectneworleans.org).

Prospect New Orleans Art Auction & Throwdown on November 19, New York City
On November 19 Prospect New Orleans will present its first New York benefit auction, the Prospect New Orleans Art Auction & Throwdown, taking place at Jack Shainman Gallery. Funds raised from live and silent art auctions will help produce Prospect.2 New Orleans, the second edition of the international contemporary art biennial, which opens next October. The event honors Toby Devan Lewis, Prospect New Orleans’ Founding Benefactor, for her vision and unwavering dedication to the organization. Bringing festive, Big Easy-style to the Big Apple, the event will feature a live musical tribute by acclaimed New Orleans performers Chuck Perkins (vocals/MC), Jonathan Batiste (piano/vocals), Craig Klein (trombone /vocals), Terence Higgins (drums), & Sasha Masakowski (vocals).

Artists in the silent and live auctions include Marilyn Minter, Kara Walker, Cai Guo Qiang, Nari Ward, Shirin Neshat, William Kentridge, and Zwelethu Mthethwa among others. For tickets or an absentee bid form, please contact Rebecca Roberts of Livet Reichard at +1 (212) 868-8450 x211, or via email at rroberts@livetreichard.com.

About Prospect New Orleans
Founded in 2008 by Dan Cameron, noted international curator, and produced by U.S. Biennial, Inc., Prospect New Orleans is among the largest biennials of international contemporary art in the United States. Conceived in the tradition of the great international biennials, such as the Venice Biennale and the Bienal de São Paulo, Prospect New Orleans showcases new artistic practices from around the world in a setting that is both historic and culturally unique, and contributes to the revitalization of New Orleans by spurring tourism and bringing international attention to the city’s vibrant visual arts community.

Prospect New Orleans is founded on the principle that art engenders social progress. It is organized by U.S. Biennial, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit art organization that launched in January 2007 in order to realize Prospect.1.

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*Image above:
Courtesy of the artist.

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