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Prospect 4 Announces Dates, Artistic Director’s Council Members

Gary Simmons's Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark, 2014, at Prospect 3.ANDREW RUSSETH/ARTNEWS

Gary Simmons’s Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark, 2014, at Prospect 3.


My goodness, 2017 is looking like a great year on the international exhibition front. Over in Europe the Grand Tour is on offer, with the Venice Biennale, Documenta (in both Kassel and Athens!), and Skulptur Projekte Muenster all arriving—a once-in-a-decade event. And now New Orleans’s Prospect triennial has confirmed that its latest edition, Prospect 4, will open November 11 of next year and run through February 25, 2018.

Prospect 4 is taking place on the tricentennial of the founding of the Big Easy, organizers noted in a press release, adding that the show will “direct its focus southward, placing greater emphasis on art and artists that engage the Global South, specifically from North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the European powers that colonized this region.”

The organizers have also lined up an Artistic Director’s Council, whose members will advise Prospect 4’s curator, Trevor Schoonmaker, on various aspects of the show. The full council:

  • William Cordova, artist
  • Miranda Lash, curator of contemporary art at the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Omar Lopez-Chahoud, artistic director of the Untitled art fair, Miami
  • Wangechi Mutu, artist
  • Filipa Oliveira, director of the Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ebony G. Patterson, artist
  • Zoe Whitley, curator of contemporary British art at Tate Britain and curator, international art at Tate Modern, London

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