The New York Times publishes a short piece expanding upon a New Orleans Times-Picayune story on the postponement of Prospect 2, the New Orleans biennial. Both items focus on Dan Cameron’s management of the event:
The Times-Picayune reported that several directors who joined the biennial’s board in 2009 to help shore up the finances and raise money for Prospect.2, stepped down in February because of differences with Mr. Cameron over how the project should be managed. Two people with knowledge of the board resignations, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation, confirmed the basic account of the problems to The New York Times. The Times-Picayune reported that the biennial’s executive director, Barbara Motley, a theater owner who was hired last year to oversee the administrative side of the event so that Mr. Cameron could focus on selecting artists and helping them to realize their works, had also resigned. Ms. Motley told the newspaper that she believed in “organizational charts and management protocols” while Mr. Cameron was “much more organic in his approach to management.”Earlier this month the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans announced that it would not renew Mr. Cameron’s contract as its part-time visual arts director. The center’s director said it needed someone to work full-time to oversee its art exhibitions.
Problem for New Orleans Art Show (New York Times)