New Orleans Art Festival
Proving that the forces of nature cannot suppress the creative will of humankind, New Orleansretains its places as a cultural center of the United States by hosting an 11-week long international art biennial this Fall/Winter season.
From November 1st to January 18, 2009, Prospect.1 New Orleans will exhibit artwork across the entire city in art centers, warehouses, historic sites, museums, and numerous other art spaces. The work of 81 international artists (from 36 different countries) will be displayed in approximately 100,000 square feet of exhibitions. Some well known gay and lesbian artists involved in the project include Pierre & Gilles, who will be releasing for the show their newest series of enhanced photography, and New York-based Ethiopian painter Julie Mehretu.
Prospect.1 was conceived and created by noted gay artist Dan Cameron, currently the visual arts director of New Orleans' Center for Contemporary Arts and the former senior curator of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. He has curated other large international exhibitions in Istanbul and Taipei.
Perfect timing, the Out Traveler has just recently released our newly updated 3-day gay guide to New Orleans! You should check it out and then head over to this global art show which is expected to be "the largest biennial of international contemporary art ever organized in the United States!"