Prospect New Orleans, artists and art
Prospect.2 New Orleans
The twenty-six artists who will be featured in Prospect.2, the 2011 edition of the international contemporary art biennial. The participating artists are Sophie Calle, Nick Cave, Jonas Dahlberg, Bruce Davenport Jr., Dawn DeDeaux, R. Luke DuBois, George Dunbar, William Eggleston, Nicole Eisenman, Karl Haendel, Ragnar Kjartansson, William Pope.L, An-My Lê, Ivan Navarro, Lorraine O’Grady, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Gina Phillips, Ashton T. Ramsey, Alexis Rockman, Joyce J. Scott, Jennifer Steinkamp, Dan Tague, Robert Tannen, Grazia Toderi, Francesco Vezzoli, and Pawel Wojtasik. Several other artists, including Canadian sculptor Michel de Broin, environmental artist Brandon Ballengee, and Seattle-based Don and Patricia Fels, will unveil new projects that will premiere simultaneously with the works organized by Prospect New Orleans. Prospect.2 will take place October 22, 2011–January 29, 2012.
Prospect.1 New Orleans has been designed to help reinvigorate New Orleans following the human, civic, and economic devastation left by Katrina in 2005. The long-term primary goal of the biennial exhibition is to redefine the city as a cultural destination, where the visual arts are celebrated and can once again thrive. Prospect.1 New Orleans aspires to initiate a new category of cultural tourism for the city, on a scale normally seen during Mardi Gras and the city's celebrated Jazz-Fest. Prospect.1 New Orleans [P.1], the largest biennial of international contemporary art ever organized in the United States, opened to the public on November 1, 2008 in museums, historic buildings, and found sites throughout New Orleans.