Prospect New Orleans

As a highway looming over a historic Black community in New Orleans faces renewal, artists evoke its history

The hulking Claiborne Expressway that bisects Tremé, a seat of New Orleans culture, has been a source of inspiration and concern—explicitly and implicitly—for generations of artists

Simone Leigh statue of African deity installed at former site of Confederate monument in New Orleans

Leigh’s sculpture was unveiled at the symbolically charged site in the city centre during the closing weekend of the fifth Prospect New Orleans triennial

Prospect triennial returns to New Orleans with majority Black artist roster

The city-wide exhibition features a sculpture by the artist Simone Leigh that will temporarily replace a former monument to Robert E. Lee