Prospect New Orleans Announces Upcoming Lecture by Franklin Sirmans, Artistic Director of Prospect.3, the Third Edition of New Orleans International Contemporary Arts Biennial
(New Orleans, LA) - November 15, 2013 – In partnership with Xavier University's Division of Fine Arts and Humanities, Prospect New Orleans is pleased to present a lecture by Franklin Sirmans, the Artistic Director of the upcoming exhibition Prospect.3, to take place in New Orleans from October 25, 2014 through January 25, 2015. Sirmans will share, for the first time in New Orleans, the ideas, concepts and themes that have guided him in his preparation of Prospect.3. Timothy B. Francis will participate in the evening and introduce Sirmans to the audience.
WHERE: XAVIER UNIVERSITY, Auditorium, Administration Bldg., 7299 Drexel Drive
(Parking available at end of street)
WHEN: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013 at 5 pm
Attendance is free and open to the public.
Prospect New Orleans was conceived in the tradition of the great international exhibitions, such as the Venice Biennale and the Bienal de São Paulo, to showcase new artistic practices from around the world in settings that are both historic and culturally exceptional, and contribute to the cultural economy of New Orleans and the Louisiana Gulf region. The first two Prospect exhibitions have drawn widespread critical praise and inspired the creation of several iconic artworks, including Mark Bradford’s ark in the 9th Ward, Mithra, Leandro Erlich’s staircase, Too Late for Help, currently installed in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff’s Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art and Dawn Dedeaux’s The Goddess Fortuna and Her Dunces, which entranced visitors at the Historic New Orleans Collection’s Broulatour House. Prospect’s commitment to presenting art throughout New Orleans’ diverse historical neighborhoods invites visitors to stray from the well-worn tourist paths, offering a unique, and often surprising, experience of our city.
Prospect New Orleans is founded on the principle that art engenders social progress. It is organized by U.S. Biennial, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit art organization that launched in January 2007 in order to realize Prospect.1.
Franklin Sirmans is the Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). He previously served as the head of modern and contemporary art at the Menil Collection in Houston, where he organized the traveling exhibition NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, among others.
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