Prospect.1: Revisiting Katrina

Mark Bradford's Mithra. Photo / Frank Rodriguez

On Saturday, we hopped in the car and went for a self-guided tour of Prospect.1 projects in the Lower Ninth Ward. (The biennial offered a shuttle bus for visitors throughout the day, but our experience trying to catch it the day before at 40-minute intervals was something we decided we could live without.) Armed with the official Prospect.1 map, we drove around the alternately devastated/deserted and resurgent neighborhood until we saw a(nother) cluster of white folks snapping photographs of something— and then we began to look for the art.