PRIZM PROGRAM 2019
Prizm Art Fair 2019
Press Preview Event: December 2nd
Prizm Preview Event: December 3rd
December 2nd – December 8th
Open Daily: 10 am – 6 pm
ALFRED I. DUPONT BUILDING
169 EAST FLAGLER STREET, MIAMI, FL
2019 GALLERY EXHIBITORS
Love in the Time of Hysteria
“…There is another path. Love dignity and freedom manifested in those whose life’s quests is its ongoing achievement. Love those whom the systems of hatred deem worthless except as cheap labor, property, or moments of base pleasure. Radicalize that love. Don’t only love them but also love being loved by them. Value bringing value to and receiving value from those whom oppression claims lack value. Embody freedom through not only writing what one likes, as the martyred revolutionary Black physician and philosopher Steve Bantu Biko declared, but also loving each other with fierce defiance.”
– Lewis R. Gordon
Love in the Time of Hysteria illustrates how love, compassion, and respect endure in a social milieu riddled with divisive political rhetoric, unprovoked inflammatory attacks on members of marginalized communities, and broad societal malaise as a result of economic inequity. Love in the Time of Hysteria questions how these factors can alter and transform our natural disposition to love fully and replace love with a mindset motivated by fear, intolerance, and scarcity. In essence, love and ultimately sanity takes a backseat to the basic need to survive. Love does not only impact our interpersonal relationships but also provides the foundation for flourishing communities. Love, when deployed aptly, lives in the narratives we pass on to our children, soars in the untold and reclaimed histories of our ancestors and builds bridges of understanding between estranged communities.
How are we perceiving love? How do we express love under these circumstances? How do we improvise when we do not get the love we need? How do we love ourselves with sweet defiance? Do we deny ourselves love as a byproduct of social conditioning? What movements do we create to build a sense of community that is rooted in love?
These notions will be explored through a presentation of works in various media that include drawings, painting, video, photography, sculptures, installation, and new media.
Laylah Amatullah Barrayn
Andre Leon Gray
Amber Robles Gordon
Kelly Mary Sinnapah
Stacy Lynn Waddell
Jamele Wright Sr.
Roland Wood Jr.
DEC.3 | PRIZM PREVIEW 2019 PRESENTED BY BANK OF AMERICA & LIGHTSHIP CAPITAL
Prizm welcome opens Miami Art Week with an experiential evening with culinary delights from our hospitality partner Copper Door, a keynote with arts marketing and communications impresario and founder of ESP Inc, Tiana Webb Evans in conversation with Bahia Ramos, Director of Arts at the Wallace Foundation, and artfully completed with Black Quantum Futurism (Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) and Rasheedah Phillips, Esq.) presented by Philadelphia Contemporary.
3 PM – 5PM
DEC.5 | PRIZM PERFORM 2019
PRESENTED BY THE GREEN FAMILY FOUNDATION
Maya Freelon creates an interactive familial experience, The Creation Station. Similar to a quilting bee, this interactive workshop invites everyone to sit together in a safe space, sharing stories and creating unity. The tissue quilt will grow throughout the course of the performance and be placed on display upon completion. Maya encourages attendees to document, revisit and witness the transformation of the space throughout the duration of the performance, tagging Prizm in social media posts and inviting others to join in.
DEC.6 | PRIZM PANELS 2019 PRESENTED BY THE GREEN FAMILY FOUNDATION
DEC.7 | PRIZM 7
PRESENTED BY PRIZM & BLACK LIVES MATTER
After Miami Art Week, enjoy a live evening in the heart of Downtown Miami at the Alfred I. DuPont Building with Prizm and Black Lives Matter and friends.