October 22, 2011 – January 29, 2012
Curator: Dan Camreon
The 2nd edition of Prospect New Orleans will present the work of 62 artists selected from more than 20 countries and from diverse cultural, generational and artistic backgrounds. Each artist in the exhibition will be provided with a dedicated space or venue located in sites throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area. Many of the world’s most promising and/or recognized artists have been invited to develop major new projects to be premiered in New Orleans during the biennial.
Prospect.2 New Orleans will take place at 20 venues in 7 neighborhoods. Venues include major cultural institutions, as well as smaller institutions, municipal spaces and other sites in neighborhoods that the conventional tourist routes usually overlook, such as Central City and Treme. U.S. Biennial staff works closely with artists and venues to create meaningful relationships between the site and the artworks that are installed in each location, allowing artists to be inspired by the unique history, architecture, and culture of New Orleans.
Sophie Calle (b. France); Nick Cave (b. USA);
Jonas Dahlberg (b. Sweden); Bruce Davenport Jr. (b. USA);
Dawn DeDeaux (b. USA); R. Luke DuBois (b. USA);
George Dunbar (b. USA); William Eggleston (b. USA);
Nicole Eisenman (b. France); Karl Haendel (b. USA);
Ragnar Kjartansson (b. Iceland); William Pope.L (b. USA);
An-My Lê (b. Vietnam); Ivan Navarro (b. Chile);
Lorraine O’Grady (b. USA); Tsuyoshi Ozawa (b. Japan);
Gina Phillips (b. USA); Ashton T. Ramsey (b. USA);
Alexis Rockman (b. USA); Joyce J. Scott (b. USA);
Jennifer Steinkamp (b. USA); Dan Tague (b. USA);
Robert Tannen (b. USA); Grazia Toderi (b. Italy);
Francesco Vezzoli (b. Italy); and Pawel Wojtasik (b. Poland).
In addition to the projects organized by Prospect.2, a number of artists, including Canadian sculptor Michel de Broin, environmental artistBrandon Ballengee, and Seattle-based Don and Patricia Fels, are developing major new projects that will premiere simultaneously in New Orleans.