Yesterday we said tomorrow

Edited by Naima J. Keith and Diana Nawi
Contributions by Jeffery U. Darensbourg, Amber Rose Johnson, Meg Onli, Naima J. Keith, Thomas J. Lax, Diana Nawi, Kristina Kay Robinson

Designed by Content Object, Kimberly Varella
Casebound Hardcover, 272 pages
Publishers: Rizzoli Electa, New York City; Prospect New Orleans, 2021
ISBN: 978-0-8478-6867-4
Dimensions: 7.75 x 11.25 in.  


Prospect New Orleans is a citywide contemporary art triennial that was conceived in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, presenting site-specific artworks by local, national, and international artists that ask for a reconsideration of the past through social and political considerations of the present. The accompanying catalog—a rich collection of contributions from curators, poets, artists, and cultural critics—considers several key themes that animate the ambitious artist projects: history and haunting; landscape and the natural world; performance, ritual, and the public sphere; and intimacy, life, and death. The moody use of gold and black takes on this haunting in an effervescent tingle of a more hopeful and better future. On view until January 23, 2022.








Photography by Ian Byers Gamber
Text excerpted from the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College