New Orleans Biennial 'Prospect 3' Leads The Way In Art World Diversity

October 24, 2014 1:35 PM

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New Orleans Biennial 'Prospect 3' Leads The Way In Art World Diversity

Whitney Biennial, take note. Contemporary art is taking over the city of New Orleans for "Prospect 3," a city-wide festival comprised of 58 artists and 18 locations. And, as reported by Julia Halperin for The Art Newspaper, it's "the most racially diverse US biennial in recent history." Of the exhibited artists, 22 are African-American and 44 are artists of color.

Numbers aside, the biennial is just as daring and diverse in its content as it is on paper. Participating artists range from the classic big names (Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paul Gauguin) to the under-acknowledged legends (Joan Mitchell and Alma Thomas). There are contemporary giants (Carrie Mae Weems) ...

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