Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Prospect 1 Announcement

Sarah Materne
504.250.5708 (c)

prospect new orleans

WHAT: prospect new orleans, the largest biennial of international contemporary art in the United States, will make a special announcement regarding the future of prospect new orleans. prospect.1 new orleans (p.1no) achieved critical acclaim and coverage from the national and international media. The inaugural biennial attracted approximately 42,000 visitors and generated more than $23 million in economic activity. An estimated 22,000 attendees came from outside New Orleans, spending more than $13 million on hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. In its inaugural year, p.1no featured 80 artists, 24 exhibition venues, occupied 200,000 square feet of space, and was spread widely over miles of the city’s eclectic and historic neighborhoods.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 – 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha C Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113-1360


The Honorable Mitch Landrieu, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana
Introductions by Barbara Motley, Executive Director of U.S. Biennial, Inc.
Mike Siegel, Chairman of the Board of U.S. Biennial, Inc.
Carol Bebelle, Executive Director, Efforts of Grace/Ashe Cultural Arts Center
....with special remarks by Dan Cameron, Founder of U.S. Biennial, Inc., and Artistic Director for prospect new orleans

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About prospect new orleans:
Founded in 2008 by Dan Cameron, prospect new orleans is the largest biennial of international contemporary art in the United States. Conceived in the tradition of the great international biennials, such as the Venice Biennale and the Bienal de São Paolo, prospect new orleans showcases new artistic practices from around the world and contributes to the revitalization of New Orleans by spurring tourism and bringing international attention to the city’s vibrant visual arts community. 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 with offices in New Orleans and New York City.

About U.S. Biennial, Inc.:
prospect new orleans is organized under the auspices of U.S. Biennial, Inc., a non-profit organization based in New York with offices in New Orleans. U.S. Biennial, Inc. was launched in January 2007 and its first project was prospect.1 new orleans.

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