Open to press and VIP guests
Prospect.4 holds its Press and VIP Welcome event at the Ashé Power House. Trevor Schoonmaker is the Artistic Director of Prospect.4 and Chief Curator. The opening weekend includes an array of colorful activities throughout the city at several locations.
Prospect.4, the fourth iteration of a citywide exhibition that opens November 16-19, 2017, finds inspiration in the lotus plant. This aquatic perennial takes root in the fetid but nutrient-rich mud of swamps so that its beautiful flower may rise above the murky water. The flower’s grace is inextricably connected to the noisome swamp, just as redemption exists in ruin and creativity in destruction. Viewed as a symbol of spiritual enlightenment in Buddhism and Hinduism, the lotus suggests the possibility of overcoming arduous challenges. It reminds us that, from the depths of difficulty and desolation, art brings the invisible to light. Read more at prospectneworleans.org.