Sunday, January 11, 2009

Prospect.1 New Orleans

No, this isn’t a group costume for Mardi Gras.
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Its a bit too early for that. We finally went to the various installations of Prospect.1 New Orleans, the “largest biennial of international contemporary art ever organized in the United States”, which got a LOT of press around the country, but was something that a lot of locals like us didn’t take a lot of notice of, at least, again like us, until it was about to end.

The figures in bunny suits on the roof of the old Falstaff brewery was one of the installations. Draw your own conclusions as to meaning and significance. Some of the galleries were more interesting than the site-specific stuff, and one of our favorite pieces was this welded assembly of scrap metal:
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My wife hasn’t seen Pulp Fiction enough to recognize the source, but I didn’t have $14,000 to buy it for her anyway.

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