Prospect New Orleans Announces Artist List for Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp

From left to right: P.4 Artists Maria Berrio and Derrick Adams with P.4 Artistic Director Trevor Schoonmaker, P.4 Artists Hank Willis Thomas and Rina Banerjee, and P.4 Artistic Director's Council Member Omar López-Chahoud. 

From left to right: P.4 Artists Maria Berrio and Derrick Adams with P.4 Artistic Director Trevor Schoonmaker, P.4 Artists Hank Willis Thomas and Rina Banerjee, and P.4 Artistic Director's Council Member Omar López-Chahoud. 

This week, Prospect New Orleans revealed the artists participating in Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp at two momentous events. We were joined by City Council Member Jason Williams in New Orleans, and Mark Romig, CEO of the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation, in New York, as well as many of our partner organizations, members of the Artistic Director’s Council and participating artists, to present the fourth Prospect Triennial to open on November 18, which will run through February 25, 2018, in conjunction with the celebrations of the Tricentennial of the City of New Orleans.

Prospect New Orleans Interim Director, Ylva Rouse; P.4 Artistic Director, Trevor Schoonmaker; and P.4 Artist Michel Varisco.

Prospect New Orleans Interim Director, Ylva Rouse; P.4 Artistic Director, Trevor Schoonmaker; and P.4 Artist Michel Varisco.

Against the backdrop of inspirational images of New Orleans and works by the artists, Artistic Director Trevor Schoonmaker shared his vision of Prospect.4 (P.4) with members of the press; on May 23 at the Ogden Museum of Art in New Orleans, and on May 24 in New York City at the Ace Hotel. You may sample some of the enthusiastic responses here:

The New York Times
The Art Newspaper
The New Orleans Advocate
The Gambit
NOLA.com (Times Picayune)
Artnet
Artforum
Artnews
Art F City
Burnaway 

Trevor Schoonmaker addressing the crowd for his Curator's Perspective talk with Independent Curators International at  the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.

Trevor Schoonmaker addressing the crowd for his Curator's Perspective talk with Independent Curators International at  the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.

Later in the evening of May 24, in collaboration with our partner ICI, Schoonmaker made his first public presentation of the curatorial framework guiding him in the selection of the 73 artists participating in the exhibition, as part of the Curator’s Perspective Series of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School. This Curator’s Perspective Lecture was produced in a collaboration between Independent Curators International and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.  Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/219856522 .