Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A Look at Fair. Miami Art Week’s All Women, Non-Commercial Art Fair

As women continue to rise up in Hollywood and the #MeToo movement takes its rightful place as Time Person of the Year, 2017 has become a powerful time for elevating female voices.

Case in point: Fair., the all female, non-commercial art fair that debuted during this year’s Miami Art Week at Brickell City Centre. This trailblazing effort addressed gender inequality in the art world and beyond, highlighted activism in contemporary creative practices and inspired all women who attended and supported the relevant effort.

Co-curators Zoe Lukov, director of exhibitions for Faena Art, and Anthony Spinello, Miami-based curator and founder of gallery and production house Spinello Projects, conceptualized Fair. Their vision was for an alternative platform for women’s voices—a new kind of marketplace for an exchange of ideas. As opposed to the traditional art fair model, nothing was for sale and the artists represented were diverse, multigenerational, international women or women-identified.

Fordistas took over the frequencies by telling the stories behind the movement. Recorded from inside a container in BCC so passersby could observe and listen, Fordistas interviewed some of the prominent artists of Fair. on #FORDISTAS, the podcast.

#FORDISTAS, the podcast is a series of in-depth interviews bringing to life the stories of artists, makers and innovators showing their work in South Florida and changing our cultural landscape.

Fordistas has been an instrumental partner in this movement,” said Fair. founder and co-curator Anthony Spinello. “Together we created a very powerful platform with The Annex, an experimental non commercial arts space dedicated to offering a safe space for promising up-and-coming curators and artists based in Miami. Focusing on underrepresented and underserved communities; The Annex provides a platform and resources to realize thought provoking experiences through art.  The debut exhibition, To Love Like A Woman featured nine Miami-based women and served as a sounding board for their work. #FORDISTAS, the podcast thoughtfully captured the stories of the show’s artists. The episodes are sincere and frank conversations bringing the topic of gender inequality to the mainstream. At Fair. the podcasts will serve as a powerful channel for transmitting women’s voices.”

Listen to #FORDISTAS, the podcast on iTunes or Soundcloud.

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