New Orleans Hosts its Fourth Iteration of the Citywide Festival, Prospect.4

Nov 18 2017 - Feb 25 2018


New Orleans, LA

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. The lineup includes work by Creative Capital-supported artists, Otabenga Jones & Associates, Jillian Mayer, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz and Cauleen Smith.

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