So, this post is a bit late; nonetheless still in time for the event. It’s called Prospect.1 New Orleans or [P.1] and it starts this weekend! Prospect.1 is a visual arts biennial geared towards making New Orleans as recognized in art, as it is for Mardi Gras, Jazz-Fest, etc.
A couple of weeks back, the Young Leadership Council introduced the Founding Director and Chief Curator Dan Cameron, who spoke about the ins and outs of organizing the (over 80 international) artists and even giving us a sneak peek of some select work that will be shown.
Here’s the extensive list (check out the website to get info on each artist):
Some of the major venues include the Contemporary Art Center (CAC), Hefler, New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and the Old U.S. Mint. Exhibition space will also take place in various historic New Orleans neighborhoods, including the Warehouse District, the Bywater, French Quarter, the Marigny, and the Treme.
The great thing about the event is that it’s all FREE to the public. Even free shuttles are available to bring you back and forth between venues and/or your hotel. So, if you live remotely close to New Orleans and have the slightest attraction to art, you have no excuse not to check it out.
Prospect.1 opens November 1st and runs until January 18th. So, you’ve got eleven weeks to go enjoy some great art, a great city, and help contribute directly to the rebuilding of New Orleans.
If you plan on attending or go and check it out, I’d love to hear from you!