Prospect New Orleans announces theme of 4th edition

Prospect.3, New Orleans

Prospect, the international art exhibition in New Orleans, is due to open its fourth edition next year. Running from 11 November 2017 – 25 February 2018, the triennial will coincide with the city’s 300th anniversary (2018). The organisers have announced that the exhibition’s theme will focus on colonialism in the ‘global south’ – including Latin America, the Caribbean and the southern states of the US.

Trevor Schoonmaker, chief curator of contemporary art at Duke University, has been appointed artistic director of Prospect.4 . He will be joined by international artists and curators – including Zoe Whitley, curator of international art and contemporary British art at Tate, London; Miranda Lash, curator of contemporary art at the Speed Art Museum, Louisville; Miami-based Peruvian artist William Cordova, and the Nairobi- and New York-based artist Wangechi Mutu – who will form the council that will recommend artists, and organise public programming.

Prospect was founded in 2008 by Dan Cameron, a contemporary art curator, during his first post-Katrina visit to New Orleans, with the aim of revitalising the city through contemporary art.

18 March 2016.