Prospect New Orleans Reveals Artists for “Prospect.3: Notes for Now”

Prospect New Orleans
May 22, 2014 5:31PM

NEW ORLEANS – May 14, 2014 – Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial, today announced the curatorial framework and artists to be featured in its third installment, “Prospect.3: Notes for Now,” on view October 25, 2014 through January 25, 2015 across New Orleans.

Franklin Sirmans, the Terri and Michael Smooke Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), is serving as the Artistic Director for “Prospect.3: Notes for Now.” The three-month exhibition will showcase the work of more than 50 leading and emerging contemporary artists from around the globe. Founded on the principle that art engenders social progress, the biennial and all related events will be free and open to the public.

Prospect.3 will present the work of 58 local, national and international artists of different generations working in all media. Each artist will be provided with a dedicated space or venue in the New Orleans metropolitan area. The following artists will participate in “Prospect.3: Notes for Now”:  Zarouhie Abdalian, Terry Adkins, Manal Al Dowaya, Tarsila do Amaral, Firelei Báez, Shigeru Ban, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Zarina Bhimji, McArthur Binion, Douglas Bourgeois, Mohamed Bourouissa, Frederick J. Brown, Huguette Caland, Keith Calhoun, Mary Ellen Carroll, Ed Clark, Thomas Joshua Cooper, William Cordova, Liu Ding, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Andrea Fraser, Charles Gaines, Theaster Gates, Paul Gauguin, Jeffrey Gibson, Piero Golia, Camille Henrot, Lonnie Holley, Pieter Hugo, Yun-Fei Ji, Remy Jungerman, Glenn Kaino, Lucia Koch, Hew Locke, Los Jaichackers (Julio Cesar Morales and Eamon Ore- Girón), Sophie T. Lvoff, Antonio Vega Macotela, Kerry James Marshall, Chandra McCormick, Tameka Norris with Garrett Bradley, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Ebony G. Patterson, Hayal Pozanti, The Propeller Group (Phunam, Matt Lucero, Tuan Andrew Nguyen and Christopher Myers), Pushpamala N., Joe Ray, Will Ryman, Analia Saban, Lisa Sigal, Gary Simmons, Herbert Singleton, Lucien Smith, Tavares Strachan, Agus Suwage, Alma Thomas, Antonio Vega Macotela, Carrie Mae Weems, Entang Wiharso, and David Zink Yi.

Each artist will be offered a dedicated space to exhibit at one of over 15 venues, with a number of artists commissioned to produce site-specific projects. Many projects engage in some way with the Crescent City’s unique culture, and offer distinctive interpretations of the city, both past and present.

“Alongside our numerous partners in New Orleans, we are tremendously excited to share the artworks in ‘Prospect.3: Notes for Now’ with our audience,” said Prospect New Orleans Executive Director Brooke Davis Anderson. “Franklin Sirmans has created a conversation about the ways in which artists examine the creation of community, the necessities of beauty and the consequences of our contemporary times.”

Guided by several curatorial themes, P.3’s exhibitions, site-specific installations and new works will address: The New Orleans Experience,  Seeing Oneself in the Other, The South, Crime and Punishment, Movie going, The Carnivalesque, Abstraction, Visual Sound, and will seamlessly tie together the largesse of the show through commissions by several artists under the moniker, All Together Now.

Prospect.3 (P.3) is expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors, many of them from out of town, and generate $5-10 million in economic activity during the exhibition’s thirteen-week run. In addition to showing their work, many artists will be invited to participate in the myriad of educational and public programs. A fully illustrated catalogue, featuring documentation of Prospect.3 and essays on the exhibition, will also be produced.

Prospect New Orleans