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Prospect 4 New Orleans—The Lotus In Spite of the Swamp

February 9th, 2018 · Comments

Come with us to explore Prospect New Orleans, the Crescent City’s triennial of contemporary art. Titled The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, the fourth iteration evokes the musical character of New Orleans and the surrounding natural environment—the bayous, lakes and wetlands near the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Voices in this episode: Prospect.4’s artistic director Trevor Schoonmaker, former executive director Brooke Davis Anderson, artists Quintron and Miss PussycatPaulo NazarethSonia Boyce, Rusty LazerDarryl MontanaDavia Nelson of the Kitchen Sisters, and more!


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Fresh Talk: Franklin Sirmans 2014

April 17th, 2014 · Comments

Recorded in New York during Armory Arts Week 2014, this episode features Franklin Sirmans, a curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. We’re talking about Prospect New Orleans, an exhibition the size of a city. Franklin is artistic director of this year’s U.S. Biennial, AKA Prospect.3, or P.3. With the biennial now 6 months away, Franklin shares his vision—a curatorial concept that spans decades and oceans.

To set the stage, Franklin talks about books, the City of New Orleans, and two historically important figures: French artist Paul Gauguin and Brazilian artist Tarsila Do Amaral. The P.3 curator explains the ideas behind several 2014 projects and introduces the participating artists whose work is represented in this week’s photo gallery: Los JaichackersTheaster GatesMary Ellen CarrollGlenn Kaino, and Hayal Pozanti. Click on the artists’ names to learn more about their projects.

Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie | Episode Sound: Los Jaichackers, A Fuego Lento/Slow Burn II

Tags: Fresh Talk · curator · Franklin Sirmans · LACMA · Mary Ellen Carroll · Paul Gauguin · Prospect New Orleans · Theaster Gates

Fresh Talk: Franklin Sirmans

May 13th, 2012 · Comments

Cathy Byrd talks on the phone with Franklin Sirmans, curator of contemporary art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Their conversation considers the essential role of public art at LACMA, covers the latest news on Michael Heizer's Levitated Mass installation and previews upcoming LACMA exhibitions to feature the Broad Collection (2012) and the work of Noah Purifoy (2014). Recently appointed Artistic Director for Prospect.3 New Orleans, Franklin also shares some of this thoughts about the 2014 exhibition.

Sound Editor: Leo Madriz

Photos: Courtesy of LACMA, except where noted.

Episode Sound: Excerpt of audio recorded while moving Michael Heizer's 340-ton rock from Riverside to Los Angeles, CA. Courtesy of LACMA

Tags: Fresh Talk · project · curator · Franklin Sirmans · LACMA · Prospect New Orleans

Fresh Talk: William Pope L

November 3rd, 2011 · Comments

William Pope.L, a performance artist and interventionist based in Chicago and Lewiston, Maine, presented a magic lantern show titled Blink for Prospect.2 New Orleans, the 2011 U.S. Biennial. For his project, the artist composed a film from more than a thousand images donated by the people of New Orleans. 

Sound Editor: Jeff T. Byrd
Photos: Cathy Byrd

Tags: Fresh Talk · contemporary art · public art · performance art · Artist · Prospect New Orleans · William Pope.L

Fresh Talk: Joyce Scott

October 12th, 2011 · Comments

This fall, Joyce Scott, a venerated visual and performing artist based in Baltimore, Maryland, is participating in Prospect.2, New Orleans, a biennial of international contemporary art. Joyce considers the state of art in her home town and talks about her Prospect.2 projects. Performing at Cafe Istanbul on Saturday, October 22, she will tell the story of Miss V, a worldly incarnation of Saint Veronica, who is frustrated by the chasm between men and women in the 21st century.

Sound Editor: Ira Kip 
Photos courtesy Goya Contemporary 
Music: Joyce Scott

Tags: Fresh Talk · public art · performance art · Artist · Prospect New Orleans