Prospect.4 Closing Weekend Schedule!

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We have a fantastic and full weekend of events to celebrate the closing of Prospect.4:TheLotus in Spite of the Swamp, 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.

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.

closing weekend SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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

Gallery Talk by Prospect.4 Artist Jon-Sesrie Goff               
2:00PM

Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp Street
 *General admission applies.

Gallery Talk by Prospect.4 Artist Jon-Sesrie Goff with Anne Collins Smith, Curator of Collections at the Museum of Fine Art at Spelman College. 
Sponsored by the Princess Grace Foundation

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 Weekly Monster began on November 8th, 2016. Taking the form of weekly black and white social media posts, special workshops, a gallery print edition, and posters displayed in public sites, the project collapses different aspects of the story of Frankenstein with contemporary world affairs. The original image-text pieces created by Lasch also serve as the starting point for others to produce their own monsters through public workshops, open calls, and direct invitation. Published on the occasion of Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, New Orleans, this special publication brings together all the weekly artworks and texts from the first year, as well as documentation of the installations and workshops produced in New Orleans. Additional texts include an introduction by Prospect.4 curator Trevor Schoonmaker, and a critical essay by Nicholas Mirzoeff.

Download the free ebook version here, or purchase a hard copy here.

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