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The third time was the charm for Prospect New Orleans. P.3: Notes for Now was lauded by audiences and critics alike as the iteration of the art expo that finally got it right. Still, all good things must come to an end. Today (1.13), Prospect announced the schedule for the triennial’s final week.


In keeping with the festival to date, the last days will feature a series of shows, seminars, tours, and one great big party. All the events are easily accessible and reflective of parties from different walks of life maintaining the diverse mix that has made P.3 a success thus far.


”Prospect New Orleans is committed to bringing international art to our colleague sites around the city and providing free programming to our partners in an effort to share global ideas about art, society, spirituality and politics," said Prospect New Orleans Executive Director Brooke Davis Anderson.


On January 21 Artist Andrea Fraser will remount Not just a few of us, a performance centered around the contentious City Council hearings that ushered in the desegregation of Mardi Gras. 


On January 23, Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans will deliver a free talk on P.3 at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA).


Brandan Odums’ Exhibit Be was indisputably a star of the show. The art installation at the shuttered DeGaulle Projects in Algiers will be the topic of a panel discussion featuring the artist with Lisa Sigal, Nari Ward, Willie Birch, and Imani Jacqueline Brown, and moderated by Gia Hamilton on January 25.


Of course, no New Orleans event is complete without a party. On January 25, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will host a closing fete. Normal admission will apply, but the museum will host gallery tours, a screening of the 1996 film Basquiat, a Big Class showing, and some lagniappe. Visitors may come and go as they please, and the museum will stay open until 10:00p.m. to accommodate a public party. Beverages will be available and NOLA MIX’s kid DJ’s will open for Los Jaichackers.


The fete is well earned, but Prospect is already looking towards the future. "As we near the close of P.3, we are so pleased that our attendance has been high and the response has been positive," Anderson said. "Those things, combined with our desire to continue to bring contemporary art to New Orleans, means that we are already gearing up for P.4 in the fall of 2017-when we look forward to incorporating the themes of our city's tricentennial into our triennial.”


The full schedule follows:


Wednesday, January 21, 6:00PM

Not just a few of us

a performance by Andrea Fraser

Dixon Hall, Tulane University

(6823 St. Charles Avenue)

P.3 Artist Andrea Fraser's Not just a few of us is the interpretation of one public confrontation with racist systems in contemporary New Orleans: a 1991 City Council hearing regarding the official desegregation of the unofficially self-segregated Mardi Gras krewes. Fraser has transcribed, internalized, and performed the heat: one person embodying divergent voices and perspectives. Andrea Fraser first performed Not just a few of us for the opening of Prospect.3: Notes for Now in October, 2014, and revisits the performance for this event.



Thursday, January 22, 9:30AM -5:00PM

Friday, January 23, 9:30AM -5:00PM

Saturday, January 24, 9:30AM -5:00PM

Motorcoach Tour of Prospect.3: Notes for Now

Departing from the Hyatt Regency (601 Loyola Avenue)

Prospect New Orleans and Royal Insider will offer two bus routes to view Prospect.3: Notes for Now. Each route will run from 9:30AM -5:00PM daily on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The cost is $75 per person. Please contact Megan Koza Young at [email protected] will all questions or to reserve a seat.


Thursday, January 22, 7:00PM

Post-Performance Lecture

with Andrea Fraser

Contemporary Arts Center

(900 Camp Street)

Artspeak and the Contemporary Arts Center present a public lecture with P.3 artist Andrea Fraser, who will discuss her practice and her performance Not just a few of us.



Friday, January 23, 6:00PM

A Conversation with P.3 Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans

New Orleans Museum of Art

(1 Collins Diboll Circle)

P.3 Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans will lead a conversation on Prospect.3: Notes for Now highlighting the exhibits at the New Orleans Museum of Art, including works by Frederick J. Brown, Tarsila do Amaral, Huguette Caland, Ed Clark, Andrea Fraser, Paul Gaugin, Jeffrey Gibson, and Alma Thomas.



Saturday, January 24, 10:00AM -10:00PM

Closing Celebration of Prospect.3: Notes for Now

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

(925 Camp Street)

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will offer a daylong celebration of Prospect.3: Notes for Now and Basquiat and the Bayou, Presented by The Helis Foundation. Regular museum admission applies, but you can come and go as you please all day and events are included with admission, such as

    •    Big Class showing/celebration

    •    Gallery tour with Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun

    •    Radiant Child (93 minutes)

    •    Gallery Walk-Through

    •    Basquiat (108 minutes)

    •    Party Begins

    •    NOLA MIX (kid DJs)

    •    DJ Party with Los Jaichackers, P.3 artists



Saturday, January 24, 2:00PM

A Panel Discussion with artists Brandan Odums, Lisa Sigal, Nari Ward, Willie Birch, and Imani Jacqueline Brown, moderated by Gia Hamilton

Xavier University of Louisiana

Administrative Building Auditorium

(7299 Drexel Drive)

This panel explores the responsibility of the artist in regard to their social and political environment and centers around the P.3+ project ExhibitBE, organized by local artist Brandan Odums. ExhibitBE explores the relationship of street artists to a specific site, the abandoned Charles DeGaulle Manor housing complex in Algiers. Prospect New Orleans is offering bus transportation to visit ExhibitBE before the panel discussion. The cost is $75, and the bus will depart the Hyatt Regency (701 Loyola Avenue) at 10:30AM and return around 4:30PM. Please contact Megan Koza Young at [email protected] will all questions or to reserve a seat.



Sunday, January 25, 11:00AM -4:00PM

Ogden Museum Free Day!

Presented by The Helis Foundation

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

(925 Camp Street)


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