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Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans And Prospect.3

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

I haven't made it to any exhibits this year, but last year, this (and I foolishly didn't take a picture of the label, and can't find the name of it at the website, although I have to point out that the name of another, After You've Been Burned by Hot Soup, You Blow in Your Yogurt is terrific and just so...well...exhibition-ish) was up at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans:

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

The CAC is one of the venues for Prospect.3: Notes for Now which will be going on all over the city from October 25 to January 25, 2015. From the press release, in part:

Franklin Sirmans, the Terri and Michael Smooke Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), is serving as the Artistic Director for “Prospect.3: Notes for Now.” The three-month exhibition will showcase the work of more than 50 leading and emerging contemporary artists from around the globe. Founded on the principle that art engenders social progress, the biennial and all related events will be free and open to the public.

Each artist will be offered a dedicated space to exhibit at one of over 15 venues, with a number of artists commissioned to produce site-specific projects. Many projects engage in some way with the Crescent City’s unique culture, and offer distinctive interpretations of the city, both past and present.

...Guided by several curatorial themes, P.3’s exhibitions, site-specific installations and new works will address: The New Orleans Experience, Seeing Oneself in the Other, The South, Crime and Punishment, Movie going, The Carnivalesque, Abstraction, Visual Sound, and will seamlessly tie together the largesse of the show through commissions by several artists under the moniker, All Together Now.

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