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Changes due to hurricane ida

Given the evolving situation on the ground in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Prospect.5: Yesterday we said tomorrow is now scheduled to open across the city in stages from late October to mid November, and will remain on view until January 23, 2022. The opening weekend festivities and Prospect 5. Gala, originally planned for October 21–24, have been postponed until January 2022. 

The first wave of openings will take place on October 23, 2021. Prospect anticipates that all projects will be live and open to the public by November 13, 2021.


What is Prospect?

Prospect New Orleans is a citywide contemporary art triennial and the only exhibition of its kind in the US with a decade-long history. Every three years, we bring new art to an old city by inviting artists from all over the world to create projects in a wide variety of venues spread throughout New Orleans. Each iteration of Prospect is organized by a leading voice in the curatorial field. For residents and visitors alike, Prospect is an invitation to experience the city through the eyes of artists.

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p.5: an overview

Yesterday we said tomorrow, curated by Artistic Directors Naima J. Keith and Diana Nawi, is the fifth iteration of Prospect New Orleans. This citywide contemporary art triennial will feature more than fifty artists in over fifteen venues throughout New Orleans and will include newly commissioned works alongside the work of historically significant artists. P.5 will investigate how history informs the present––particularly in relation to New Orleans, a uniquely American city that embodies so many urgent issues of today, but which remains deeply invested in and subject to its recent and historical past. Taking the city as a mandate, this exhibition will examine history as both document and fiction, exploring the idea that our moment feels both unprecedented and familiar.

Support OUr Mission

Prospect is one of the rare biennials or triennials that is not seeded by its municipality, state, or tourism industry. This means we raise the entirety of our budget ourselves from people who care about contemporary art and about New Orleans. People like you. 

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Join the prospectors club

The Prospectors Club is a group of advocates and ambassadors for Prospect New Orleans. The Prospectors Club offers our members exclusive events leading up to and through Prospect.5, which is open October 23, 2021 – January 23, 2022

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