Chicago-based artist Kerry James Marshall travels to the Prospect.3 biennial in New Orleans, Louisiana and speaks with five fellow artists and one collective: Zarouhie Abdalian, William Cordova, Lonnie Holley, Yun-Fei Ji, Christopher Myers, and The Propeller Group. “When I talk to other artists I’m interested in hearing how they read their subjectivity and how it drives and motivates what they do,” says Marshall. “We [all] come from different positions at different times and we mean to make work for different purposes.” For Marshall, a biennial presents an opportunity to “try out something more experimental.” His site-specific installation of futuristic gold plexiglass alcoves in the windows of the Ashé Cultural Arts Center creates “an otherworldly space” that “cuts against the grain of a kind of abjection that people associate with the recovery from [Hurricane] Katrina.” Prospect.3 is on view October 25, 2014 through January 25, 2015.
“Kerry James Marshall at Prospect.3” was supported, in part, by The Lambent Foundation and by individual contributors.
CREDITS: Artist to Artist Created & Produced by: Ian Forster. Editor: Morgan Riles. Cinematography: Ian Forster. Sound: Kyle Sheehan. Production Assistant: Christoph Lerch. Music: Pinch Music. Artists: Zarouhie Abdalian, William Cordova, Lonnie Holley, Yun-Fei Ji, Kerry James Marshall, Christopher Myers & The Propeller Group. Locations: Ashé Cultural Arts Center, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Dillard University, New Orleans African American Museum, University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery, and Xavier University. Thanks: Prospect New Orleans, Brooke Davis Anderson, Franklin Sirmans, David Zwirner Gallery, Jack Shainman Gallery, James Cohan Gallery, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Lombard Freid Gallery, and Sikkema Jenkins & Co. An ART21 Workshop Production. © ART21, Inc. 2014. All Rights Reserved.