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

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.*

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.

The biennial will be open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and will be closed on the following holidays:

  • Thursday and Friday, November 27-28, 2014  (Thanksgiving)
  • Wednesday and Thursday, December 24-25, 2014 (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
  • Wednesday, December 31, 2014 (New Year’s Eve)


As with Prospect.1 and Prospect.2, Prospect New Orleans will work closely with an experienced public relations firm, as well as local tourism and marketing agencies to publicize the exhibition regionally, nationally and internationally. In January, Prospect.3 announced its partnerships with both New Orleans-based strategic marketing firm Deveney Communication, and inbound travel operator Royal Insider. Additionally, the organization will again coordinate with a number of neighborhood and community organizations, along with local businesses, to maximize the economic impact for the city and ensure P.3 visitors have a chance to experience the warm Southern hospitality for which the city is justly known.


*General admission may apply at certain participating venues.



About Prospect New Orleans

Prospect New Orleans is an International Arts Biennial event that will take place from October 25, 2014 through January 25, 2015. “Prospect.3: Notes for Now” will present the work of more than 50 artists selected by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans, in more than 15 locations, including museums, community centers and independent sites throughout neighborhoods across New Orleans. Prospect.3 is made possible by our generous supporters, including: Toby Devan Lewis, The Helis Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Edythe and Eli Broad Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, the Lambent Foundation (A Project of the Tides Center), The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., The Joan Mitchell Foundation, Whitney Bank, the Collins C. Diboll Private Foundation, Jones Walker, LLC, RosaMary Foundation, a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans as administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans, and many others.

Participating Artists

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 (b. 1982) USA (New Orleans)

Terry Adkins (1953 – 2014) USA

Manal Al Dowayan (b. 1973) SAUDI ARABIA

Tarsila do Amaral (1886-1973) BRAZIL

Firelei Báez (b. 1981) DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Shigeru Ban (b. 1957) JAPAN

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) USA

Zarina Bhimji (b. 1963)  UGANDA

McArthur Binion (b. 1946) USA

Douglas Bourgeois (b. 1951) USA (New Orleans)

Mohamed Bourouissa (b. 1978) ALGERIA

Frederick J. Brown (1945-2012) USA

Huguette Caland (b. 1931) LEBANON

Keith Calhoun (b. 1957) USA (New Orleans)

Mary Ellen Carroll (b. 1961) USA

Ed Clark (b. 1926) USA (New Orleans)

Thomas Joshua Cooper (b. 1946) USA

William Cordova (b. 1971) PERU

Liu Ding (b. 1976) CHINA

Monir Farmanfarmaian (b. 1923) IRAN

Andrea Fraser (b.1965) USA

Charles Gaines (b. 1944) USA

Theaster Gates (b. 1973) USA

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) FRANCE

Jeffrey Gibson (b. 1972) USA

Piero Golia (b. 1974) ITALY

Camille Henrot (b. 1978) FRANCE

Lonnie Holley (b. 1950) USA

Pieter Hugo (b. 1976) SOUTH AFRICA

Yun-Fei Ji (b. 1963) CHINA

Remy Jungerman (b. 1959) SURINAME

Glenn Kaino (b. 1972) USA

Lucia Koch (b. 1966) BRAZIL

Hew Locke (b. 1959) UNITED KINGDOM

Los Jaichackers

   Julio Cesar Morales (b. 1966) MEXICO

   and Eamon Ore- Girón  (b. 1973) USA

Sophie T. Lvoff (b. 1986) USA (New Orleans)

Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955) USA

Chandra McCormick (b. 1957) USA (New Orleans)

Tameka Norris (b. 1979) GUAM/USA (New Orleans)

   with Garrett Bradley (b. 1986) USA (New Orleans)

Akosua Adoma Owusu (b. 1984) USA

Ebony G. Patterson (b. 1981) JAMAICA

Hayal Pozanti (b. 1983) TURKEY

The Propeller Group

   Phunam (b. 1974) VIETNAM

   Matt Lucero (b. 1976) USA

   Tuan Andrew Nguyen (b. 1976) VIETNAM

   with Christopher Myers (b. 1974) USA        

Pushpamala N. (b. 1956) INDIA

with Clare ARNI (b. 1962) GREAT BRITAIN

Joe Ray (b. 1944) USA

Will Ryman (b. 1969) USA

Analia Saban (b. 1980) ARGENTINA

Lisa Sigal (b. 1962) USA

Gary Simmons (b. 1960) USA

Herbert Singleton (1945-2007) USA (New Orleans)

Lucien Smith (b. 1989) USA

Tavares Strachan (b. 1979) BAHAMAS

Agus Suwage (b. 1959) INDONESIA

Alma Thomas (1891-1978) USA

Antonio Vega Macotela (b. 1980) MEXICO

Carrie Mae Weems (b. 1953) USA

Entang Wiharso (b. 1967) INDONESIA

David Zink Yi (b. 1973) PERU