Prospect New Orleans
Conceived in the tradition of the great international biennials, such as the Venice Biennale and São Paolo Biennial, Prospect New Orleans showcases new artistic practices from around the world and contributes to the revitalization of New Orleans by spurring tourism and bringing international attention to the city’s vibrant visual arts community. Prospect.1 New Orleans attracted 42,000 visitors (89,000 total visits) and generated over $23 million in economic activity over the course of its eleven-week run (November 1, 2008 – January 18, 2009).
Prospect New Orleans will open on November 13, 2010. Prospect.2 will include work by 62 artists from more than 20 countries who will be provided with a dedicated exhibition space in one of 16-20 in museums, art centers, warehouses, and municipal spaces in the New Orleans metropolitan area.
Prospect New Orleans is organized by the U.S. Biennial, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit art organization with offices in New Orleans and New York City. Prospect.2 is curated by Dan Cameron, Founding Director and Chief Curator of the U.S. Biennial, Inc. and Director of Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in New Orleans.