Prospect New Orleans has announced Studio Be as the venue for the Prospect.5 Gala, which will take place in New Orleans on Saturday, January 22nd. The gala celebrates the run of Prospect.5, which will be open to the public through January 23, 2022 and will feature 51 artists and artistic projects.
At the gala, headline performer Chief Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah will be presented in honor of art historian and curator Dr. Kellie Jones, curator, collector and creative director of UTA Fine Arts & UTA Artist Space Arthur Lewis, the photographers Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick, as and the New Orleans artist collectives Antenna, The Front, Good Children, Level Artist Collective and Staple Goods. The 35,000-square-foot Studio Be (2941 Royal St) is a legendary hub of New Orleans’ art scene. The gala promises unforgettable entertainment and culinary highlights from the Dooky Chase Restaurant, the Link Restaurant Group and the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group. Click here for available tickets. Five-time Grammy-nominated trumpeter and composer Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is a fitting end to Prospect.5’s closing weekend (January 22-23) as the socially conscious 2010 album of the in New Orleans-born jazz musician Yesterday You Said Tomorrow inspired the title of this year’s triennial. After the gala was postponed for a year due to the pandemic and the gala was then postponed to January due to Hurricane Ida, the importance of the title has only increased over time. As Prospect’s only fundraising event in its three-year exhibition cycle, the gala honors the personalities who shape the contemporary New Orleans art scene and have influenced the P.5 process.“The Prospect gala is the focus of our most active and festive weekend in the exhibition cycle. The entire organization, our artists and our staff have been through so much in the past few years; we are thrilled to see the faces of our supporters, colleagues and friends at the gala. Attending the event is the best way to support Prospect and the P.5 artists, “said Nick Stillman, Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans. P.5: Yesterday we said tomorrow, curated by Artistic Director Naima J. Keith and Diana Nawi is the fifth iteration of Prospect New Orleans. This city-wide contemporary art triennial runs through January 23, 2022 and features 51 artists in approximately seventeen locations across New Orleans and includes works by historically significant artists as well as new in Commissioned Works. P.5 examines how history affects the present – particularly in relation to New Orleans, a unique American city that grapples with the most pressing social, economic, and environmental problems our world faces today, the however, continues to be heavily invested in their latest developments and is dependent on them and historical past. Inspired by of the city, this exhibition examines history as both document and fiction, exploring the idea that our moment feels both unprecedented and familiar.Prospect.5 is closely monitoring the public health situation related to COVID-19. To ensure everyone’s safety, gala attendees must provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the event. We look forward to welcoming guests in the safest possible way.