Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp

Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp

Prospect New Orleans, Inc. (PNO) is a citywide triennial of contemporary art. 'Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp' 'is PNO’s 4th iteration and will run from 11/11/17 – 2/25/18 showcasing 60+ local, national, and international artists at 15+ venues citywide. We anticipate an audience of 100,000+ individuals from local, national and international locations. P.4 is being curated by P.4 Artistic Director Trevor Schoonmaker, also the Chief Curator of the Nasher Museum at Duke University.

A/CE supports the participation of Spanish artist Maider Lopez who will feature her work as a critical component of the triennial's curatorial exploration.
Maider Lopez's "Under the Walls. That Unseen Also Matters" is a public art installation for inclusion in Prospect New Orleans' 4th international contemporary art triennial, Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp. It replaces advertising on the walls of houses being constructed with colored surfaces throughout the City. As a result, the houses will conceal large areas of color beneath the final constructed surface. During construction of the house, chromatic planes will replace the layer of advertising, later to be hidden by the wood façades.

The project emphasizes what is there -under the skin- even if unseen; it provides a non-commercial space as well as an aesthetic experience to the passer-by, bringing awareness to the construction process, the housing itself and political context. During P.4, 4 houses around the city will be marked on the map, so that visitors can find these public art pieces. In the exhibition space, the photographs of the process and another of the same house once completed will be on show.
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