New Orleans’ ambitious and scrappy Prospect biennial, which has been hit hard by funding issues and delays since its first edition in 2008, announced that it is on tap to stage Prospect 3, titled “Notes for Now,” in October, and released its artist list, with 58 participants. It’s a tantalizing roster, including established greats, like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ed Clark, Alma Thomas and Paul Gauguin (yes, that Paul Gauguin!), alongside younger figures such as Analia Saban, Camille Henrot and Lucien Smith (yes, that Lucien Smith).
Those planning to make a trip down to New Orleans for the long-awaited third edition of the Prospect biennial, founded by former New Museum curator Dan Cameron, can now book their tickets. Organizers announced today that it will open with a vernissage on Oct. 23 and 24, 2014, and run through Jan. 25, 2015.
The next edition of Prospect 3, the lovable but frequently troubled biennial exhibition initiated by Dan Cameron in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, will take place in the fall of 2014, not in 2013, as originally planned, The Times-Picayune reports.
Prospect’s consulting director, Jane Farver, said that the postponement was designed to ensure that the exhibition does not coincide with the major international shows planned for Venice, Istanbul and Pittsburgh (the Carnegie International) in 2013.