Ahead of its opening this fall, Prospect New Orleans has revealed the artist list for its fourth edition. Titled “Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp” and curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, the triennial—scheduled to open November 18 and run through February 2018—will include 73 artists who deal with the legacy of colonialism and feelings of displacement.
Schoonmaker, Chief Curator of the Nasher Museum of Contemporary Art at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, picked the participants with help from seven artists: William Cordova, Miranda Lash, Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Wangechi Mutu, Filipa Oliveira, Ebony G. Patterson, and Zoe Whitley.
A release with the artist list also featured preliminary details about some of the triennial’s projects. Odili Donald Odita, a painter known for brightly colored abstractions, will create a new work for the Algiers Ferry, while John Akomfrah will debut a feature-length film about Buddy Bolden, one of the first jazz musicians.
Venues for the triennial will include the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and Crescent Park.
“Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp” coincides with New Orleans’s tricentennial anniversary. The artist list follows in full below.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby
María Magdalena Campos-Pons
Edgar Cleijne & Ellen Gallagher
Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker
Gauri Gill & Rajesh Vangad
Barkley L. Hendricks
Kiluanji Kia Henda
The Kitchen Sisters: Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva with Otabenga Jones & Associates
Odili Donald Odita
Dawit L. Petros
Quintron and Miss Pussycat
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
John T. Scott
Hank Willis Thomas