arte projects at Prospect.1 – US Biennial

arte projects, in partnership with Artadia will host an exhibition and series of events, arte projects at Prospect.1, in New Orleans which will showcase accomplished, contemporary, multi-disciplinary artists from Louisiana, or who have recently made work in connection to Louisiana. The main exhibition and events will take place at Gallery 527 Julia Street during the first two weeks of November, concurrent with the opening weeks of the Prospect.1 – US Biennial. There will be an adjunct exhibition of New Orleans artists and workshop/ performance space at of The Colton School which will run the entire period  of Prospect.1. The two-week exhibit and program is a charitable event created in support of the regional arts community and will culminate in a silent auction of donated work – all proceeds of which will directly support two Louisiana artists at arte projects’ artist residency program arte farm which is located in the creative community of Woodstock, New York.

Studio 527 Julia St.

527 Julia St. Lobby        527 Julia St. Gallery

arte projects at Prospect.1 events will include a curated exhibition/ benefit auction, special performances and public events, with planned programs spanning the creative disciplines of drawing, painting, performance art, photography, multimedia, installation art and music – through the participation of many individuals dedicated to the Louisiana arts community, including: musician Theresa Andersson, conceptual artist Paul Chan, illustrator/ painter Lee Etheredge IV, multi-media artist William Joyce, multi-disciplinary performance artist Julia Mandle,  painter/ photographer Marilyn Minter, photographer Robert Polidori, sculptor/ social activist Robert Tannen, multi-media/ installation artist Sally Heller, filmmaker Cauleen Smith, photographer Frank Relle and lighting artist/ designer Helen Gifford.

Additional events hosted at arte projects at Prospect.1 will include an engaging Prospect.1 panel discussion entitled Re-imagining New Artistic Landscapes after Fragmentation moderated by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Writer/ Curator Athens Bienniale with artists, curators and journalists including Dan Cameron, Director/ Prospect.1, Nato Thomson, Curator/ Creative Time,  Paul Laster, Editor/ Artkrush and Ron Bechet, Chairman of Department of Fine Arts/ Xavier University of Louisiana.

arte projects is an organization formed by Cristina Enriquez-Bocobo and Michael J. Kantrow,  Jr. to inspire, foster and explore artistic expression and the creative process by addressing critical issues deeply impacting creative arts communities and artists through innovative, artist-focused, practical programs – ranging from site specific exhibitions connecting “artists to artists,” to artist residency programs, to artist outreach and support.

This first arte projects event has been created through the partnership and support of Artadia, Creative Time, The Gremillion Group, POKE, Mother Design, Sotheby’s, Artkrush, Arthur Rodger Gallery, Republic National Distributing Company and many others.

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