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.1 generated 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.1 raised $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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