Prospect.4 Closing Weekend Schedule and More!

Kara Walker,  The Katastwóf Karavan, photo courtesy Ari Marcopoulos 

Kara Walker,  The Katastwóf Karavan, photo courtesy Ari Marcopoulos 

Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, opened to the public on Saturday, November 18, 2017 to record crowds. More than 2,000 art professionals from around the world visited New Orleans for the opening of the exhibition, ushering in a wave of attention and new visitors at a rate that has outpaced past years.

“Prospect.4 has seen new audiences, both local and global, engage with the exhibition in unprecedented numbers,” said Ylva Rouse, Interim Director of Prospect New Orleans. “We look forward to continuing this momentum with exciting events, conferences, and performances within the context of the celebration of New Orleans’ Tricentennial in 2018 as we enter the final month of P.4.”

Throughout January and February, we will present workshops, artist talks, and educational programming, featuring art and artists from Prospect.4. These events will culminate with the closing weekend of Prospect.4, including the much-anticipated presentation of Kara Walker’s new public artwork, The Katastwóf Karavan, which will be installed and activated daily on the bank of the Mississippi River in Algiers Point from Friday, February 23 through Sunday, February 25, and feature two special public performances with the artist and noted jazz pianist Jason Moran scheduled for Friday, February 23 at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 24 at 2:30 p.m.

For The Katastwóf Karavan, Walker, in collaboration with the noted jazz pianist Jason Moran, and the
steam-power enthusiast Kenneth Griffard, constructed a thirty-two-note steam calliope similar to the one on the Steamboat Natchez and housed it in an arcane looking parade wagon of her own design. In critical response to the Natchez, Walker’s calliope plays songs and sounds she associates with the long history of African American protest music: gospel, reggae, jazz improvisation, chants, and shouts.

“Kara has broken new artistic ground and created a complex and potent work that hits on visual, sonic, intellectual and emotional levels,” said Prospect.4 Artistic Director Trevor Schoonmaker. “The Katastwóf Karavan has an important role to play at this time of social divide and racial tension because of its ability to generate real dialogue around these issues.”

During the closing weekend of Prospect.4 the organization will also name the Artistic Director for Prospect.5, the fifth iteration of the international contemporary art triennial scheduled for the fall of 2020. The Artistic Director of Prospect.5 will work closely with the Prospect New Orleans team.

programming and events, including closing weekend

FRIDAY JANUARY 26

The Indivisible and the Invincible: Talk by P.4 Artist Odili Donald Odita
7PM

New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Circle

Regular admission prices apply. NOMA members are FREE
All galleries and Café NOMA remain open till 9 pm.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 31


The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University and Prospect. 4 presents:An Evening with P.4 artist Monique Verdin - 7PM
Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University
For more information, email gulfsouth@tulane.edu or call (504) 314-2854.
Free and Open to the Public.

SATURDAY FEBruary 17

A Comprehensive World History of Puppetry with P.4 Artist Miss Pussycat
1-2PM
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
FREE and Open to the Public!

Workshop: Louis Armstrong: Collages
3PM

New Orleans Jazz Museum
400 Esplanade Avenue

Free and open to the public, youth ages 10+
Youth oriented tour and mixed-media collage workshop with teaching artist Soraya Jean-Louis.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20

Rooted in Resistance, Remembrance, Ritual, Resilience: Black Masking Indian Panel Discussion
7-9PM
New Orleans Jazz Museum
400 Esplanade Avenue
Free and open to the public.

P.4 artist Darryl Montana, Sabrina Mays Montana, writer Kalamu Ya Salaam, and photographers Chandra McCormick & Keith Calhoun.

P.4 CLOSING WEEKEND Schedule
Thursday February 22 - Sunday February 25

Thursday February 22

QUEEN: A Symposium on Black Beauty
4PM

Xavier University
Administration Building
7341 Palmetto Street

Roundtable discussion with Alexis De Vaux, Mia L. Bagneris, Brenda Marie Osbey, Lakeesha J. Harris and Niki Lopez.  

Hair Combing Cycle - Collective Performance by P.4 Artist Satch Hoyt
6PM
Xavier University
Administration Building
7341 Palmetto Street
 *Free and open to the Public.

In collaboration with Xavier University’s Department of Fine Arts.

FRiday February 23


The Katastwóf Karavan by P.4 Artist Kara Walker -Activation
11:30AM
101 Mississippi River Trail, Algiers Point

**Free and Open to the Public

The Katastwóf Karavan by P.4 Artist Kara Walker -Activation
2:30PM
101 Mississippi River Trail, Algiers Point

**Free and Open to the Public

The Katastwóf Karavan by P.4 Artist Kara Walker - Live Presentation with Kara Walker and Jason Moran
4:45PM
101 Mississippi River Trail, Algiers Point

**Free and Open to the Public

A Toast to Prospect.4!
6:30PM
**by invitation only

Celebration of P.4 and announcement of the P.5 Artistic Director

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24

Building Cultural Economies Conference
9AM - 3:30PM
Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
**
Registration required: Conference
Keynote speaker, artist Xenobia Bailey, with panelists Shantrelle P. Lewis, Dr. Kara Olidge, John Barnes, Dr. Tanisha Ford, and Carla Williams.
In partnership with Dillard University Ray Charles Center for Material Culture.

Artist Workshop with P.4 Artist Michel Varisco
10AM - 1PM
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street

**Registration Required: Workshop

Prospect.4 Film Program: Horace Ové, Zac Ové, and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz.
ACE Hotel New Orleans
600 Carondelet Street

**Free and open to the public.

The Katastwóf Karavan by P.4 Artist Kara Walker - Activation
11:30AM
101 Mississippi River Trail, Algiers Point

**Free and Open to the Public

Gallery Talk with Ayo Scott
1PM
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street

Featuring the work of Prospect.4 Artist John T. Scott.

The Katastwóf Karavan by P.4 Artist Kara Walker - Live Presentation with Kara Walker and Jason Moran
2:30PM
101 Mississippi River Trail, Algiers Point

**Free and Open to the Public

Weekly Monster & Reflections on Time Book Launch
3:00PM
Gallier Historic House
1132 Royal St.

 *Free and open to the public.
Book Launch by Prospect.4 Artist Pedro Lasch.  Conversation by the artist with Carin Kuoni, the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics, New York and Bernie January, Youth Empowernment Project (YEP), New Orleans. (Followed by a closing reception at M.S. Rau Antiques - 630 Royal Street)

The Katastwóf Karavan by P.4 Artist Kara Walker  - Activation
4:45PM
101 Mississippi River Trail, Algiers Point

**Free and Open to the Public

SweetArts Gala 2018 - Art Unfolds
7-10PM
Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans
900 Camp Street

Honoring Bard Early College, Urban Bush Women, Stone Pigman and P.4 Artistic Director Trevor Schoonmaker.
 **ticket required: Sweet Arts.

Sunday February 25

The Katastwóf Karavan by P.4 Artist Kara Walker - Activation
11:30AM
101 Mississippi River Trail, Algiers Point

**Free and Open to the Public

The Katastwóf Karavan by P.4 Artist Kara Walker - Activation
1:55PM
101 Mississippi River Trail, Algiers Point

**Free and Open to the Public

Prospect.4 Closes
4PM