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Post image for Turning a Beloved Novel into Art (Prospect 2 Spotlight)

NEW ORLEANS — Of all the stories about New Orleans, John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces is one of the most universally beloved. So an artist who attempts to engage it in a different medium has their work cut out for them from the get-go: anyone who’s read Toole’s posthumously published comedic opus already has their own idea of how Ignatius J. Reilly and his world should be brought to life.

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Post image for Sophie Calle Brings Her Baggage to New Orleans (Prospect 2 Spotlight)

Sophie Calle moves into New Orleans’ 1850 House for her Prospect 2 installation and brings dozens of objects and stories with her — with mixed results.

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Post image for Anthony Goicolea’s Slowly Approaching Apocalypse

The vibe of Anthony Goicolea’s first traveling museum solo show is a slow melancholy. Looking at the photos, videos, paintings and installation in Alter-Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia made me sink slowly into thoughts of living with apocalypse. Goicolea’s work envisions apocalypse not as an abrupt event followed by an aftermath, but as a slow and definitive ruin that continues throughout life.

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Post image for This Is Jersey City Part II, A Closer Look at the Gallery Scene

There is something anomalous about running an art gallery in Jersey City. This is a land of discount liquor stores, nail salons, Chinese take-out restaurants and check-cashing joints.

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Swoon's Thalassa in NOMA's Great Hall

There’s more compelling art being produced in the Crescent City these days than at any point in its history. And there may be no better place to start looking at it this summer than the Great Hall of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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