PRESS RELEASE: Prospect.4, Nov 18, 2017 - Jan 25, 2018

Organized by Prospect New Orleans, Prospect.4 was the fourth iteration of an international city-wide contemporary art triennial that took place from November 18, 2017-February 25, 2018.

P.4 found 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.

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