For 11 weeks—from November 1,
2008, to January 18, 2009—the New Orleans Museum of Art will showcase works by
nine artists, from international superstars to locally based legends, as part of Prospect.1
New Orleans, the largest contemporary art biennial ever held in the United States.
Prospect.1 New Orleans will feature 81 artists from 38 countries at more than 25 venues
throughout the city. The artists whose work will be on view at the New Orleans Museum
of Art and the adjacent City Park grounds are Willie Birch, Monica Bonvicini, Victor
Harris & Fi Yi Yi, Kalup Linzy, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Jorge Macchi and
Edgardo Rudnitzky, Kaz Oshiro, Xu Bing and Paul Villinski.
Prospect.1 will be on view at NOMA in the Great Hall and McDermott Lobby (Birch);
the first-floor Ella West Freeman Galleries (Lozano-Hemmer and Harris & Fi Yi Yi); the
second-floor Modern and Contemporary galleries (Linzy, Oshiro, Xu); atop the
Museum’s north roof, facing Esplanade Avenue (Bonvicini); outside the Museum’s main
entrance (Villinski, from Nov. 26 to Dec. 14 only); and in nearby Bayou St. John
(Macchi and Rudnitzky).