At Large  November 15, 2017  Chandra Noyes

Prospect.4 Opens Exhibitions Throughout New Orleans

Courtesy Prospect New Orleans

Starting this weekend, Prospect, New Orleans' contemporary art triennial will infuse the city with art from around the world. Taking place at museums, galleries, parks, and more non-traditional venues, like a ferry landing, Prospect brings significant contemporary works to unexpected places. This years exhibition coincides with the Tricentennial of the city of New Orleans. Hence its theme, The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, seeks to celebrate the exquisite flower that is New Orleans, blossoming in the mud of the bayou.

Image courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London (Photography Stephen White)

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, "The Beautyful Ones" Series #1c, 2014
 

The opening weekend festivities will kick off on Saturday, November 18th at the New Orleans Museum of Art with a welcome from Prospect Artistic Director Trevor Schoonmaker. The Museum is hosting an exhibition, as well, and will present gallery talks with featured artists Dawit Petros, Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Xaviera Simmons.

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will showcase works along this theme from artists ranging from Yoko Ono to local mainstays Quintron and Miss Pussycat.

Prospect.4 is ongoing through February 2018. Capping off nearly four months of exhibitions is a large-scale installation and accompanying performance by Kara Walker, titled Katasw of Karavan, opening closing week.

View a list of exhibitions and a map of installation sites here.

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Chandra Noyes

Chandra is managing editor for Art & Object.