Prospect.1.5 highlights the contemporary art scene in the city, with almost fifty artists presenting work in twelve venues throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area.
Prospect.1.5 also serves as a preview to Prospect.2 New Orleans. Several Prospect.1.5 venues will host exhibitions for Prospect.2, and many promising and/or recognized local, national and international artists will be visiting New Orleans during Prospect.1.5 in advance of developing major new projects to be premiered at Prospect.2.
Along with artists born and still working in New Orleans, approximately one-third of Prospect.1.5’s participants are native New Orleanians who have since moved away, several of whom will be exhibiting in their hometown for the first time through Prospect.1.5. In addition, the exhibition program showcases the latest generation of young artists who have adopted New Orleans as their home, many moving to the city since Hurricane Katrina five years ago. With the world’s focus once again on the Gulf region following this summer’s devastating oil spill, Prospect.1.5 calls attention to the significance – and vibrancy – of New Orleans’ arts community.