Alexis Rockman, Battle Royale, 2011. Oil on Wood, 8’ x 18′. Collection GianEnzo Sperone, New York. Courtesy of Prospect.2 New Orleans
Although Prospect.2 New Orleans is only a third the size of the first edition of the international contemporary biennial, it still packs a big visual punch. Prospect.1, which premiered in 2008, touted 80 important, international artists and an all-star advisory committee, while Prospect.2 offers 27 artists—split three ways between international, national, and local origins—and no listed committee; but it nevertheless provides a fascinating blend of contemporary art in a more manageable form. Cruising the Crescent City in a couple of days is all that’s needed to absorb the complexity of the art on view, which includes seminal works by Alexis Rockman, Sophie Calle, Nick Cave, Francesco Vezzoli, Jennifer Steinkamp, Ivan Navarro, Dawn DeDeaux, Ragnar Kjartansson, Keith Duncan, and An-My Lê.
Carmen by Judith Hudson
Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~ Meryl Streep
Artspace curator Nessia Pope truly understands motherhood, too. As a mother, daughter, godmother, aunt and niece, she embraces the nurturing role while wrapping her arms around creativity and the amazing work of the many artists she daily champions.
Share her thoughts on Mother’s Day and the essential collection that she presents to convey them…
Mondrian, one of Los Angeles’ most renowned hotel destinations, has announced an exclusive new collaboration with Artspace.com, the premier online marketplace for contemporary art offering collectors and art enthusiasts the opportunity to discover, learn about, and collect art from world-renowned artists and emerging talent at affordable prices. Mondrian will bring Artspace to life offline as a specially curated pop-up gallery, open now through mid-June, in the hotel’s intimate, custom-designed retail space.