ART/SCENE: Prospect.1 New Orleans opens 11/1

On November 1, 2008, Prospect.1 New Orleans [P.1], the largest biennial of international contemporary art ever organized in the United States, will open to the public in museums, historic buildings, and found sites throughout New Orleans. Prospect.1 New Orleans [P.1] has been conceived in the tradition of the great international biennials, and will showcase new artistic practices as well as an array of programs benefiting the local community. Over the course of its eleven-week run, Prospect.1 New Orleans [P.1] plans to draw international media attention, creative energy, and new economic activity to the city of New Orleans. Events include a ribbon cutting ceremony, second line parade, jazz funeral, and all-night dance party in addition to tons of great art exhibits and installations in a variety of spaces and venues.

GOOD NEWS! There are still some very cool ways to get involved. Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima has issued a call for participation in his Work Shop On Line for PILE UP LIFE 2008 to be exhibited in the Biennale (sic)! Also, the [P.1] organizers are still looking for volunteer art assistants and interns. Contact: Aimée Farnet Siegel, Volunteer Coordinator504-615-5391 asiegel@prospectneworleans.org

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