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Prospect.1.5 New Orleans | Prospect.1 New Orleans


PROSPECT.1.5 NEW ORLEANS
November 6, 2010 – February 19, 2011


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As part of its mission to present and promote the art and artists of New Orleans, U.S. Biennial will present Prospect.1.5 New Orleans, a fifteen-week program of exhibitions, symposiums, and public events taking place November, 6, 2010 through February 19, 2011. Prospect.1.5 will highlight the contemporary art scene in the city, with almost fifty artists presenting work in twelve venues throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area.

Prospect.1.5 will also serve as a preview to Prospect.2 New Orleans. Several Prospect.1.5 venues will also host exhibitions for Prospect.2, and many of the world’s most promising and/or recognized local, national and international artists will be visiting New Orleans during Prospect.1.5 in advance of developing major new projects to be premiered at Prospect.2.

Along with artists born and still working in New Orleans, approximately one–third of Prospect.1.5’s participants are native New Orleanians who have since moved away, several of whom will be exhibiting in their hometown for the first time through Prospect.1.5. In addition, the exhibition program will showcase the latest generation of young artists who have adopted New Orleans as their home, many moving to the city since Hurricane Katrina five years ago. With the world’s focus once again on the Gulf region following this summer’s devastating oil spill, Prospect.1.5 calls attention to the significance – and vibrancy – of New Orleans’ arts community.

EVENTS

Saturday, November 6

Mirliton Festival – Markey Park on Piety Street & Royal, in the Bywater.
11 am to 7 pm

New Orleans Bookfair on the 500–600 Blocks of Frenchmen Street.
11 am to 6 pm

P.1.5 Opening receptions on Julia Street
Heriard–Cimino and LeMieux Galleries for Beth Dary and Sam Still.
6 pm to 9 pm

Tableau Vivant: A Wandering Retrospective, organized by New Orleans Airlift. Members of the New Orleans Society for Tableau Vivant will perform a selection of “tableau vivants,” bringing historic events, popular mythologies, and famous works of art to life atop a flatbed truck as it travels down Julia Street.
6 pm to 9 pm

P.1.5 Opening Reception: Fresh off The Turnip Truck
Hosted by the Friends of the Cabildo at Madame John’s Legacy, 632 Dumaine Street.
6 pm to 9 pm

Sunday, November 7

Jess Nissen’s “Voices of Central City” at Wesley United, 2517 Jackson Avenue.
The project is the first in a series organized by the Central City Artist Project to coincide with Prospect.1.5.
5 pm to 7 pm

Tuesday, November 9

Course of an Empire: Allan deSouza at Collins C. Diboll Gallery, Loyola University.
Opening reception–7pm to 8 pm

Thursday, November 11

Carol Schwarzman Lecture at Dillard University Art Gallery, Room 106 Cook, Communications Center, 2601 Gentilly Boulevard
Australian writer/educator will give a talk based on works from the recent Asia–Pacific Triennial and ARC Biennial of Art.
1pm to 2 pm

P.1.5 Opening Reception: Everyday Hybrid at Isaac Delgado Fine Art Gallery, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Avenue.
Talk by curator Dan Cameron – 5pm to 6 pm
Opening Reception – 6 pm to 8 pm

Friday, November 12

Catapult opening at T–Lot, 1940 St. Claude Avenue
Group exhibition featuring outdoor installations by Angela Berry, Hannah Chalew, Georgia Kennedy, Stephen Kwok, Natalie McLaurin and others.
7 pm to 11 pm

Saturday, November 13

St. Claude Celebrates the Arts on the 1200 block of St. Roch Avenue
Block party presented by St. Claude Avenue Main Street.
12 pm to 6 pm

Tom Dent Congo Square Symposiumat Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue
Triumph of the Spirit: Culture’s Role in overcoming crisis in New Orleans and Haiti. Organized by the Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
1 pm to 6 pm

Open Studios various locations, see nolaopenstudio.com
Artists in the Marigny, Bywater and St. Claude neighborhoods open their working spaces for public visits. Organized by the Entergy Innovation Center and Open Studio Artist Collective. Through November 14.

Multispecies Salon 3: SWARM at the Old Ironworks, 612 Piety Street; Kawliga Studios, 3331 St. Claude Avenue; The Front, 4100 St. Claude Avenue and other St. Claude district galleries.

P.1.5 Opening Reception at Good Children Gallery, 4037 St. Claude Avenue
For Keith Boadwee, Erin Allen, Isaac Gray and Rashaad Newsome.
6 pm to 9 pm

Tableau Vivant: A Wandering Retrospective, organized by New Orleans Airlift and performed on St. Claude Avenue.
6 pm to 9 pm

The 2010 Exposition of Inventions & Oddities at Fair Folks and a Goat, 2116 Chartres Street.
7 pm to 12 pm

P.1.5. & New Orleans Airlift Party at The Candle Factory, 4537 No. Robertson/Japonica.
Featuring installations by Swoon & Big Freedia and performances by New Orleans Society for Tableau Vivant, Big Freedia & Rusty Lazer, MC Sweet Tea and da Tastee Hotz and Christenee.
10 pm to...

Sunday, November 14

Congo Square Rhythms Festival at U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue, organized by the Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
11 am to 7 pm

New Orleans Po–Boy Preservation Festival at Oak Street.
11 am to 7 pm

Wednesday, November 17

New Orleans Fringe Festival at several locations, see nofringe.com

Thursday, November 18

The Dog and Pony Show at The Front, 4100 St. Claude Avenue
Performance by artist Holly Hughes in conjunction with her co-curated exhibition Standing Heat.
7 pm to...

Friday, November 26

International Muslim Artists Exhibition at Zeitgeist Multi–Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha C Haley Blvd. – through December 31st.

Saturday, November 27

Arts Market of New Orleans at Palmer Park, corner of S. Claiborne and S. Carrolton Avenue
Presented by the Arts Council of New Orleans.
10 am to 4 pm

Sunday, November 28

Steed Taylor presents Public Artwork at St. Andrew between Freret St. and So. Robertson St.
Site–specific commemorative public artwork with the participation of the public. Organized by the Central City Artist Project.
After Church

Thursday, December 2

PHOTONOLA New Orleans Photography Festival at various locations, see photonola.org

Friday, December 3

RESURRECTION AFTER EXONERATION at Mahalia Jackson Center, 2405 Jackson Avenue
Theatre Performance performed by exonerees.
6 pm to 8 pm

DESCOURS ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL at various locations, see www.descours.us Organized by the AIA New Orleans.
Through December 12

Saturday, December 4

ANGOLA PROJECT ROUND TABLE at Mahalia Jackson Center, 2405 Jackson Avenue
Participants in the Angola Project, including artists, the Innocence Project and Resurrection after Exoneration members will participate in a round table, moderated by David Johnson from the Louisiana Endowment for Humanities.
3 pm to 5 pm

P.1.5 Opening receptions on Julia and Magazine Streets
Heriard–Cimino Gallery, Lemieux Gallery, Octavia Art Gallery and Arthur Roger Gallery for Loren Schwerd, Brice Bischoff, The Machine in the Garden and Okay Mountain
6 pm to 8 pm

Monday, December 6

Six Shooters at the Contemporary Arts Center
Panel discussion moderated by Dan Cameron organized by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in conjunction with the celebration of the PHOTONOLA festival.
7 pm to 9 pm

Saturday, December 11

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Center, 1224 N. Rampart Street, also Sunday December 12.
11 am to 7 pm

Sunday, December 12

P.1.5 Opening reception: J. Fiber at Wesley United Digital Arts and Training Center, 2517 Jackson Avenue.
5 pm through 8 pm

Saturday, January 8

P.1.5 Opening receptions on Julia Street and St. Claude Avenue
Good Children Gallery, Heriard–Cimino Gallery, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, LeMieux Galleries and M. Francis Gallery for Tameka Norris, Stephen Collier, Ralph Bourque, Resounding, Jonathan M. Hicks and Emily Sartor.
6 pm to 8 pm

PROSPECT.1.5 EXHIBITIONS BY VENUE

ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY
432 Julia Street
arthurrogergallery.com

December 4, 2010 – January 30, 2011
Water, Water Everywhere, So Let’s All Have a Drink
Okay Mountain

ISAAC DELGADO FINE ART GALLERY/DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Isaac Delgado Hall, third floor, 615 City Park Avenue
dcc.edu

November 11, 2010 – January 27, 2011
Everyday Hybrid
Brad Benischek
Sesthasak Boonchai
Jennifer Odem
Alex Podesta
Regina Scully
Brian St.Cyr
Panacea Theriac

GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY
4037 St. Claude Avenue
goodchildrengallery.com

November 13, 2010 – December 5, 2010
Keith Boadwee / Erin Allen / Isaac Gray
Rashaad Newsome

December 11, 2010 – January 2, 2011
Maximilian Toth

January 8, 2011 – February 6, 2011
Stephen Collier
Tameka Norris

HERIARD CIMINO GALLERY
440 Julia Street
heriardcimino.com

November 6, 2010 – December 1, 2010
Beth Dary

December 4, 2010 – December 27, 2010
Loren Schwerd

January 8, 2011 – February 2, 2011
Ralph Bourque

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY
400a Julia Street
jonathanferraragallery.com

December 29, 2010 – February 1, 2011
Resounding
Fikret Atay
Rhona Bitner
Sean Duffy
Tim Lee
Ted Riederer

LEMIEUX GALLERIES
332 Julia Street
lemieuxgalleries.com

November 6, 2010 – November 29, 2010
Sam Still

December 4, 2010 – December 30, 2010
“Persistent, Transient Objects”
Brice Bischoff

January 8, 2011 – February 19, 2011
Emily Sartor

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM/MADAME JOHN’S LEGACY
632 Dumaine Street
lsm.crt.state.la.us

November 6, 2010 – January 20, 2011
Fresh Off the Turnip Truck
Jessica Bizer 
Justin Faunce
Dave Greber
Matthew Kirscht
Natalie McLaurin
Michael Pajon
Adrian Price
Ryan Watkins-Hughes

M. FRANCIS GALLERY
604 S. Julia Street
mfrancisgallery.com

January 8 – February 1, 2011
Jonathan M. Hicks

MAHALIA JACKSON CENTER/EARLY CHILDHOOD & FAMILY LEARNING FOUNDATION
2405 Jackson Avenue

November 22, 2010 – December 31, 2010
The Angola Project
Bruce Davenport, Jr.
Deborah Luster
Jackie Sumell
Lori Waselchuk
and Angola Prisoner’s Art

NOCCA/KEN KIRSHMAN ARTSPACEs
2800 Chartres Street
nocca.com

November 13, 2010 – January 7, 2011
A Second of Your Time
Anthony Bingham
Brice Bischoff
Michael Greathouse
Guy Hundere
Kourtney Keller

OCTAVIA ART GALLERY
4532 Magazine Street
octaviaartgallery.com

December 4, 2010 – January 8, 2011
The Machine in the Garden
Brian Borrello
Ralph Bourque
Daphne Loney
Christy Speakman
Michel Varisco

WESLEY UNITED DIGITAL ARTS AND TRAINING CENTER
2517 Jackson Avenue
centralcityartistproject.org

December 12, 2010 – January 8, 2011
J. Fiber
James Esber and Jane Fine

We hope you’ll also check out some of the other exhibitions taking place in New Orleans at the same time as Prospect.1.5:

New Orleans Museum of Art at City Park
Generic Art Solutions and Selections from Projects 35: International Video

Contemporary Arts Center at 900 Camp Street
Elements of Nature: Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Louisiana State Museum, the Presbytere at 751 Chartres Street (Jackson Square)
Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond

A Gallery for Fine Photography at 241 Chartres Street
Sebastiao Salgado

Newcomb College Art Gallery at the Woldenberg Center, Tulane University
Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan

Historic New Orleans Collection at 532 Royal Street
Mignon Faget: A Life in Art and Design

Antenna Gallery at 3161 Burgundy Street
I am an Important Giant

Hypothetical Development at various locations, see hypotheticaldevelopment.org

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Prospect.1 New Orleans
November 1, 2008 – January 18, 2009

When it opened on November 1, 2008, the 11-week Prospect.1 New Orleans was the largest biennial of international contemporary art ever organized in the U.S. and the most ambitious art exhibition in New Orleans’ history. The exhibition spanned the entire city, driving traffic to venues throughout New Orleans with free shuttle service and maps.

Visitors and Attendance
Prospect.1generated approximately 90,000 admissions, and many of its venues broke attendance records. At least 40,000 individuals attended Prospect.1, and more than 22,000 of that number were out of town visitors.

Economic Impact on New Orleans
The organizers of Prospect.1raised $4.5 million, 75% outside the state of Louisiana, to produce the biennial, and invested more than half that amount on local hotels and restaurants, renovation of exhibition spaces, and contracting New Orleans artists, musicians, designers, artisans, publicists, art installers, security and transportation.

The direct economic impact of Prospect.1 on the city of New Orleans, including hotels and restaurants, goods and services, contract employment and media exposure, was $25 million.

Education Programs
More than 3,000 students visited Prospect.1 on field trips, incorporating curriculum developed in workshops with more than 150 teachers from 30 local schools. Prospect New Orleans subsidized transportation costs for 19 student groups to attend field trips.

National and International Attention for New Orleans
Prospect.1 garnered unprecedented acclaim from local, national, and international media, including feature-length pieces in ARTFORUM, The Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Times-Picayuneand The Wall Street Journal; and in December 2008, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer aired a special national television feature on Prospect.1. The press coverage of New Orleans generated by Prospect.1 had an equivalent advertising value of $5.2 million.

Participating Artists
80 artists from around the world, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, and Thailand, participated, and ten of the artists were Louisiana-born or -based.

During 2007 and 2008, Prospect.1 invited 50 of the best-known participating artists on research trips to New Orleans, and later collaborated with most of them to produce new works based on their response to the city, its history and culture.

Venues and Sites
Prospect.1’s 24 venues, brought visitors to a broad range of New Orleans neighborhoods. Partnering venues included: Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans Museum of Art, Newcomb Art Gallery, Harrah’s Casino, The George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Battleground Baptist Church, Louisiana Art Works, Studio at Colton, and L9.

PROSPECT.1 ARTISTS
ALLORA & CALZADILLA
GHADA AMER
EL ANATSUI
JANINE ANTONI
ALEXANDRE ARRECHEA
LUIS CRUZ AZACETA
JOHN E. BARNES, Jr.
SANFORD BIGGERS
WILLIE BIRCH
MONICA BONVICINI
MARK BRADFORD
CANDICE BREITZ
CAI GUO QIANG
CAO FEI
FRANCIS CAPE
CHEN CHIEH-JEN
ADAM CVIJANOVIC
JOSE DAMASCENO
ANNE DELEPORTE
LEANDRO ERLICH
SKYLAR FEIN
ROY G. FERDINAND, JR
TONY FITZPATRICK
GAJIN FUJITA
RICO GATSON
KATHARINA GROSSE
TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK
VICTOR HARRIS & Fi Yi Yi
ARTURO HERRERA
JACQUELINE HUMPHRIES
ISAAC JULIEN
WILLIAM KENTRIDGE
LEE BUL
KALUP LINZY
SRDJAN LONCAR
RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER
DEBORAH LUSTER
JORGE MACCHI
SHAWNE MAJOR
NALINI MALANI
McCALLUM & TARRY
DAVE McKENZIE
JOSEPHINE MECKSEPER
JULIE MEHRETU
AERNOUT MIK
BEATRIZ MILHAZES
TATSUO MIYAJIMA
YASUMASA MORIMURA
ZWELETHU MTHETHWA
WANGECHI MUTU
SHIRIN NESHAT
MARCEL ODENBACH
KAZ OSHIRO
MIGUEL PALMA
PEREJAUME
PIERRE et GILLES
JOHN PILSON
SEBASTIAN PREECE
NAVIN RAWANCHAIKUL
ROSANGELA RENNO
PEDRO REYES
ROBIN RHODE
STEPHEN G. RHODES
NADINE ROBINSON
CLARE E. ROJAS
KAY ROSEN
MALICK SIDIBE
AMY SILLMAN
NEDKO SOLAKOV
MONIKA SOSNOWSKA
JACKIE SUMELL
SUPERFLEX
FIONA TAN
PASCALE MARTHINE TAYOU
FRED TOMASELLI
JANNIS VARELAS
XAVIER VEILHAN
PAUL VILLINSKI
NARI WARD
XU BING

PROSPECT.1. HONORARY COMMITTEE
Vernel Bagneris
Lynda Benglis
Saskia Bos
E. John Bullard
Richard and Vivian Cahn
Keith Calhoun
Leah Chase (chef)
Leah Chase (singer)
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Patricia Clarkson
Okwui Enwezor
Joy Glidden
Edward Kvet
The Honorable Mary L. Landrieu
The Honorable Mitchell J. Landrieu
John Larroquette
Priscilla Lawrence
Shantrelle P. Lewis
Wynton Marsalis
Don Marshall
Chandra McCormick
Greer Mendy
Fumio Nanjo
Jeanne Nathan
Thom Pepper
Sally Perry
Stephen Perry
Wendell Pierce
Joachim Pissarro
Kelly Preston
Cokie Roberts
Harry Shearer
Keith Sonnier
Thomas Strider
Dennis Szakacs
Francesco Vezzoli
Tom Waits
Kurt Weigle

PROSPECT.1 FUNDERS
Founding Benefactor
Toby Devan Lewis

Major Donors
Thorsten Albertz
Annenberg Foundation
The Azby Fund
Sydney and Walda Besthoff, III
Gail Catherine and John Bertuzzi
Bloomberg
Susan Gore Brennan
Dathel and Tommy Coleman
Marjorie and Scott Cowen
Danish Arts Council
Beth Rudin DeWoody
Diamond is Forever/JWT
Frances Dittmer
Gregory Doody
Downtown Development District
Ruth U. Fertel Foundation
Lyn and John Fischbach
John and Dathel Georges
The Getty Foundation
Sunny and Brad Goldberg
Grand Arts
Agnes Gund
Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation
Paul J. Leaman, Jr.
Adam Lewis
Peter B. Lewis
Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
Luhring Augustine Gallery
Mondriaan Foundation
Myrtis Nims
Peter Norton Family Foundation
Pollack Krasner Foundation
The O’Grady Foundation
Lynda Palevsky
Regions Bank
Rockefeller Foundation
The RosaMary Foundation
Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen
Aimee and Mike Siegel
Bertie Deming Smith
Sotheby’s
Virginia Lyons Speed
Starry Night Fund of the Tides Foundation
Taipei Cultural Center
Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee
Marjorie and St. Denis Villere
W New Orleans (Hospitality Sponsor)
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Billie Milam Weisman / The Frederick R. Weisman Philanthropic Foundation
Zemurray Foundation

Kingfishers Leadership Committee
Frances Bowes
Jessica Smith and Kevin R. Brine
Lisa and Richard Cashin
Gael Neeson and Stefan Edlis
Gail and Alfred Engelberg
Jeanne and Michael Klein
Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy
Jonathan Lewis
The Richard J. Massey Foundation
Kitty and Stephen Sherrill
Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein
Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

Big Shots Gallery Circle
ARARIO Gallery, New York
James Cohan Gallery
Galleria Continua
Rosamund Felsen Gallery
Barbara Gladstone
Marian Goodman Gallery
Sandford Heller
Anthony Meier Fine Arts
George Rodrigue Gallery
Arthur Roger Gallery
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

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