Effective January 21, 2013, Brooke Davis Anderson — who most recently served as LACMA’s Deputy Director of Curatorial Planning — will begin her tenure as the Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans, the organizers of the Crescent City’s biennial announced today. In the same press release, they announced the dates for the city-spanning exhibition’s next edition: Prospect.3 will run October 25, 2014-January 25, 2015.
Anderson will work alongside Prospect.3 Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans — who was named as the biennial’s curator 366 days ago — along with curatorial advisers Rita Gonzalez and Christine Y. Kim, all of whom are curators at Anderson’s former workplace, LACMA. Prior to her tenure at the Los Angeles museum — where, among other things, she was involved in the preservation of the Watts Towers — Anderson was a contemporary art curator at New York’s American Folk Art Museum, a guest curator at Madrid’s Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia,
“It is with great excitement that I join the Prospect New Orleans team and take on this new role. I have admired Prospect since its inception in 2008, and I am delighted to be working with Franklin Sirmans on the third edition, Prospect.3,” Anderson said in a press release. “I am also looking forward to working with Prospect’s many partners in New Orleans and beyond to realize the organization’s mission of bringing important contemporary art from around the world to the culturally-exceptional city of New Orleans.”
— Benjamin Sutton