Andrea Chung in Artnet 11.20.17

See Highlights From the Just-Opened Prospect 4 Triennial in New Orleans

The Trevor Schoonmaker-curated show includes works by Yoko Ono and Barkley L. Hendricks.

Curator Trevor Schoonmaker has given the title “The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp” to his edition of Prospect New Orleans, the just-opened fourth installment of an ambitious art fest that has evolved into a triennial affair. Prospect 4 is a more geographically focused event than the previous edition, the well-received, Franklin Sirmans-curated Prospect 3, “Notes for Now.” But it still scatters across a total of 17 venues, sending viewers in pursuit of such Easter eggs as an art installation nestled among the offerings of a French Quarter antiques store, an artist-designed flag planted on a ferry, and a hidden audio installation that inserts the sounds of non-native birds into a park.

Several concentrations of art do center the show at the bigger venues. So, while I allow more critical thoughts about Schoonmaker’s event to congeal, here are photos from some of the main sites to give a sense of how “The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp” looks and feels.