Prospect Biennial becomes a Triennial
New Orleans' contemporary art exhibition has been postponed until 2011 due to lack of funding
By The Art Newspaper. Web only
Published online: 23 February 2010
Prospect, the contemporary art biennial launched in New Orleans in 2008 in part to revitalise the city after the devastation of hurricane Katrina, has announced that it will be postponing its second edition due to funding shortfalls. Originally set to open in November this year, the exhibition is now planned to take place 5 November 2011-3 February 2012.
“We have fallen behind schedule in meeting our fundraising goals,” said Dan Cameron, the founding director of the biennial, in a statement. “Realizing that going forward would put a strain on the organization and our partners in the community, we have decided to focus our efforts in 2010 toward developing a strong financial footing that will allow us to fully realize our ambitions for Prospect.2 in 2011.”
According to the release announcing the new dates, the biennial’s organisers plan to “remain active in the New Orleans community” over next year, producing exhibitions and other art-related events in cooperation with local institutions and potential future venues for the biennial. And despite the change of date, organiser say that “other details and plans for the biennial remain largely unchanged”.
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