Touring Prospect.1 in Photos (Part 2)

As promised, here is a small visual taste of the sights and sounds of New Orleans’ Prospect.1 biennial. More detailed posts about the art in the Lower Ninth Ward, the French Quarter/Marigny & the Warehouse District will follow in the coming days.

In the Lower Ninth Ward, the neighborhood that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

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Mark Bradford, Mithra (2008)

 

At the New Orleans African American Museum, which is located in Treme–the oldest African-American neighborhood in the United States.

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William Kentridge, What Will Come (has already come) (2007)

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McCallum & Tarry, The Evidence Of Things Not Seen (2007-8)

 At the New Orleans Museum of Art, which originally opened in 1911 and sits on a five-acre natural setting.

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Paul Villinski, Emergency Response Studio (2008)

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Monica Bonvicini, Desire (2006)

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Kaz Oshiro, (l to r) Zero Case (Silver), Washer/Dryer Combo (Green Soap Residue), & Zero Case Spinner (Gun Metal) (all 2008)

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Background, Kalup Linzy, Keys To Our Heart (2008), foreground, Xu Bing, Book From The Ground Up (2007-8)

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Mardi Gras suits by Big Chief Victor Harris of the Spirit of Fi-Yi-Yi (various years)

 

At the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation & Center, which produces the city’s world renowned Jazzfest.

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Detail of a sign from Navin Rawanchaikul & Tyler Russell’s jazz funeral for musician Narvin Kimball, in collaboration with Preservation Hall (2008)

 

At the Edgar Degas Foundation, which, among other things, helps to restore and maintain the French Impressionist’s New Orleans home.

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Aernout Mik, Rise, Touch and Fall (2008)

 

At Harrah’s Casino/Plaza of Good Fortune at the foot of Canal Street and at the crossroads of the French Quarter, the Warehouse Arts District and the Central Business District.

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Alexandre Arrechea, Mississippi Bucket (2008)

 

At the Charles J. Colton School, which is being converted into a multi-use cultural center.

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Cai Guo-Qiang, Fireworks From Heaven (2008)

Tomorrow: touring the Lower Ninth Ward.


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