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.