Coverage of “Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp”

You can find Pelican Bomb’s reviews, features, and interviews relating to Prospect.4 on and in the Times-Picayune.

Sonia Boyce, Stilt Walker, Harewood House, England, 2007. Courtesy the artist. Photo by William J. Cummins.

Pelican Bomb is excited to announce an arts reporting collaboration with NOLA Media Group beginning in November 2017. This three-month pilot coincides with “Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp” and offers in-depth coverage of the citywide contemporary art triennial on and in The Times-Picayune. The partnership is an affirmation of Pelican Bomb’s commitment to publishing regular arts criticism in New Orleans to serve local artists, writers, and audiences.

Through February, you’ll find our coverage of Prospect.4 on and in The Times-Picayune. We’re still producing the same insightful, thoughtful, and intelligent criticism you’ve come to expect, but now with a much larger audience. To make sure you haven’t missed anything, we’ve collected all of our Prospect.4 reviews, features, and interviews here:

  • Charlie Tatum considers Kara Walker’s The Katastwóf Karavan, 2018, in the context of the artist’s previous explorations of spectacle.
  • A video by Stuart Sox takes you on a walking tour of four public artworks in the Bywater’s Crescent Park.
  • Ann Hackett visits experimental musician Quintron’s installation, which connects plants to synthesizers to create musical tones, at the Prospect.4 Welcome Center.
  • Marjorie Rawle looks at jazz legend Louis Armstrong’s little-known collages on tape-reel boxes.
  • Benjamin Morris speaks to Monique Verdin about her political vision and her photographs of Louisiana’s disappearing coastline.
  • Laurence Ross watches a video work by Rivane Neuenschwander that captures the feeling of the post-Carnival blues.
  • Joseph Bradshaw contemplates an installation by Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher that considers the past and future of the I-10 corridor.
  • A video by Stuart Sox features an interview with Odili Donald Odita, whose artwork for Prospect.4 takes the form of colorful flags spread throughout the city.
  • Fari Nzinga discusses John T. Scott’s woodcut prints on view at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
  • Imani Jacqueline Brown takes a peek inside Mark Dion’s mysterious cottage on Algiers Point.
  • Allison Young interviews artist Penny Siopis about her installation World of Zulu, 2017, which examines the connections between New Orleans and Southern Africa.
  • In light of last year’s debates over the removal of statues dedicated to the Confederacy, Benjamin Morris examines the ways some works in Prospect.4 tackle issues of monumentality.
  • A video by Stuart Sox introduces Prospect.4 and features an interview with artistic director Trevor Schoonmaker and a musical performance by Naama Tsabar.
  • Joseph Bradshaw watches John Akomfrah’s new film, which peeks into the life of jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden.
  • Laurence Ross reflects on Jeff Whetstone’s filmic portrait of the Mississippi River on view at UNO St. Claude Gallery.
  • Charlie Tatum writes about Prospect.4 artistic director Trevor Schoonmaker’s tribute to Barkley L. Hendricks in the Great Hall of the New Orleans Museum of Art.
  • Marjorie Rawle visits a public artwork by Yoko Ono on view in three locations across the city.
  • Charlie Tatum looks at Taiyo Kimura’s human-shaped stools, which visitors can sit on in the Contemporary Arts Center.
  • Our Executive Director Cameron Shaw kicks off our coverage of Prospect.4 with a wide look at the citywide exhibition.