KCFA is partnering with the developers of a new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences to curate a collection that tells a story of place to an international clientele. This time, the place is New Orleans and the building Edward Durrell Stone's historic landmarked 1968 World Trade Center. The collection we curate will situate visitors to the Four Seasons in this particular place, and inspire a meaningful experience in New Orleans as it is today.
New Orleans is a city that lives and breathes its history alongside its present, that welcomes visitors (with quintessential Southern hospitality) to share in its world-class music, festival traditions, and thriving contemporary visual arts scene. There is also an ethos harder to describe that permeates New Orleans – it’s mysterious and maybe even slightly surreal, it’s an Old World sensibility in a city striding forward. To visually tell this story of place through art, we anticipate foregrounding living New Orleans artists against a backdrop of internationally celebrated artists, all of whose work speaks to the local environs.