With support from the Green Family Foundation, the Prizm Art Fair takes place from December 1-13 with a variety of exhibitions, performances, conversations with leading thinkers, and a block party (among other events) at the Coppertone Building, 7300 Biscayne Boulevard. Miami, Florida. The opening reception is on Tuesday, December 1, from 7:0pm until 10:00pm. [Also see previous post, Prizm Art Fair Showcases Works from the Global African Diaspora during Art Basel Miami.]
Description: this year, Prizm has assembled a curatorial committee featuring the visions of Mikhaile Solomon, Rosie Gordon-Wallace and A.M. Weaver. This committee brings together an ensemble of 18 diverse contemporary voices in the visual arts practice. The fair will exhibit paintings, photography and installations that address issues and explore themes affecting people of color globally. Of note will be visual displays representative of the foreboding hand of injustice, alternative and projected realities and traces of ancestral chords that connect the African Diaspora.
The fair will also host PRIZM Panels featuring conversations with leading thinkers of the African Diaspora, including a discussion between Jefferson Pinder and Prof. Kobena Mercer, Yale University moderated by Prof. Patricia Saunders, University of Miami. Dr. Deborah Willis, Charlotte Mouquin Voznesenkaya and Oshun Layne of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation will serve as presenters of various topics as well. The Green Family Foundation and the FIU African & African Diaspora Studies at the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs are the sponsors for these panels. We’d also love for you to join us at our community block party on December 5th featuring the righteous beats of King Britt and a performance entitled Dark Matter(s), choreographed by Jefferson Pinder featuring breakdancing crew Lionz of Zion, sponsored by the David Driskell and Curator’s Office.
For more information, see https://fiualumni.com/2015/11/16/promoting-artists-of-color-through-prizm-art-fair/
Also see http://www.miaminewtimes.com/arts/mikhaile-solomon-talks-prizm-a-basel-fair-highlighting-artists-of-color-8015423 and http://www.sugarcanemag.com/?utm_source=PRIZM+ART+FAIR+NEWSLETTER+2014&utm_campaign=af7b6a96cb-PRIZM+ART+FAIR+2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65207cd2af-af7b6a96cb-116340397&ct=t()