Prospect 1 New Orleans: The Antidote To Miami
"...I’d probably be a lot more cranky right now if I hadn’t just spent a few days in New Orleans visiting Prospect 1., curator Dan Cameron’s Biennial brainchild, and the literal antidote to art fair malaise. Organized in part to help rebuild the city after the devastating effects of hurricane Katrina, the biennial takes place in seemingly countless locations across town. Three days ago I probably would have complained about having to drive through traffic, but in contrast to Miami, a very unfriendly car city and one often noted for it’s robust and expensive T&A culture, exploring the city of New Orleans offers stunning architecture, rich cultural history, great cheap food, amazing music, and right now a large amount of phenomenal art. Probably the most exciting aspect of Prospect 1. lays in the artist’s response to Katrina and the city itself, a focus that could have easily backfired..."PR: Prospect.1 New Orleans [P.1], the largest biennial of international contemporary art ever organized in the United States, opened to the public on November 1, 2008 in museums, historic buildings, and found sites throughout New Orleans.