The Contemporary Arts Center is a proud participating venue for Prospect.3: Notes for Now.
Prospect.3: Notes for Now
A project of Prospect New Orleans
In direct relation to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art across the street, Prospect.3: Notes for Now at the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans is intended as an exploration of global and universal trends in contemporary art today. The work on display aggregates current artistic movements and concerns, positing distinct perspectives from around the world in relation to one another. While the work at the Ogden locates P.3 historically and geographically, focusing on the different ways the spirit and ways of the South form the basis of many contemporary art practices, the exhibition at the CAC expands to offer a multiplicity of ways that artists choose to address universal issues across the world.
As P.3’s core exhibition venue, the CAC exhibition moves through multiple continents and generations. This is a veritable taking of the contemporary pulse—the different questions that artists around the world are currently asking, and the new approaches they are using to comment on their observations of the contemporary world. A true compilation of Notes for Now—images, words, and fragments that seek to define our stories in this moment and time.
Video and photography, as the eminently universal artistic languages, are present with the work by artists from New Orleans to Nigeria, from Bangalore to Mexico. The dissolution of the limits between documentation and fiction that these media bring, allow many different artistic approaches to both the everydayness and the strangeness of the world around us, providing the viewer with a multiplicity of entry points from which to regard the self and the “Other”—an important subtheme running through the Biennial. Different manifestations in painting, that elaborate upon traditional models and materials and explore new forms, are in evidence as well.
Artists in The Exhibition
Thomas Joshua Cooper
Sophie T Lvoff
David Zink Yi
Throughout the CAC