PRIZM PROGRAM 2019
Monday | December 2nd Press Preview Event (PRESS Program)
Tuesday | December 3rd Prizm Preview Event (VIP Program)
December 4th – December 8th
Open Daily to the public: 10 am – 7 pm
Wednesday, December 4th Prizm Opening Day
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
N. Masani Landfair
Andre Leon Gray
Amber Robles Gordon
Kelly Mary Sinnapah
Stacy Lynn Waddell
Jamele Wright Sr.
Roland Wood Jr.
DEC.3 | PRIZM PREVIEW VIP 2019 PRESENTED BY MERRILL LYNCH & LIGHTSHIP CAPITAL
Prizm opens Miami Art Week with an experiential evening featuring culinary delights from our hospitality partner Copper Door, and keynote “Loving the Arts: Building Audiences, Established and New, in our Contemporary Landscape”, 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.
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (ticket required)
8:45 pm – 10 pm Prizm Preview reception with RSVP at email@example.com
DEC.4 | PRIZM PERFORM 2019
10 AM – 12 PM
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. This interactive performance piece is perfect for school groups, children’s museum and programs, and adults alike. For student group inquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEC.5 | PRIZM FILM 2019
12 PM - 2 PM
TRUE JUSTICE: BRYAN STEVENSON’S FIGHT FOR EQUALITY examines the personal journey of Bryan Stevenson, a public defender in Alabama and director of the Equal Justice Initiative, who is working to bring justice to the incarcerated, wrongfully convicted and disadvantaged. This film weaves together Stevenson’s own story, those of his clients, and a history of injustice and complicity by our justice system to reveal how a narrative of racial inequality emerged in this country. Bryan challenges us to seek the truth, confront it, and work towards reconciliation.
DEC. 5 & 6 | PRIZM PANELS
12 PM - 5 PM PRESENTED BY THE GREEN FAMILY FOUNDATION
Thursday, December 5 6pm – 7 pm This panel explores how the love of our ideas, culture, and objects can be sustained through preserving what we’ve created; specifically highlighting the succession planning through teaching, collecting and preserving African Diasporic visual culture. Loving
Friday, December 612pm – 12:45 pm Museums of the 21st Century is a series of public conversations with cultural practitioners altering our conception of what a museum can offer its public. Since Fall 2018, Philadelphia Contemporary has invited visionaries ranging from
Friday | December 6 1 pm – 1:45 pm This panel seeks to investigate the importance of intra-dialogue and critic within the Black visual arts community. Pulling together both an international and inter-generational panel of curators, writers, and critics
Friday, December 6 2 pm – 2:45 pmThis panel explores the power of contemporary visual culture in the digital sphere. How have social platforms democratized the access and consumption of black visual culture? Who are key players/influencers defining, formalizing and capitalizing
Friday, December 63 pm – 3:45 pm This panel highlights the ecosystems that facilitate growth among Black visual artists, from studio practice to professional development. Panelists: Jeremiah Ojo | Creative Milieu, Tiffany Latrice | TILA Studios, Mikhaile Solomon | Prizm, Stephanie Cunningham
DEC.7 | TILA STUDIOS X PRIZM X BLCK FAMILY
5 PM – 8 PM
TILA Studios, Prizm Art Fair and the BLCK Family have joined forces to produce an immersive dinner installation during Miami Art Week on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Historic Alfred Dupont Building from 6 – 9 PM. The Dinner, a project the BLCK family has been producing for over 4 years, is a performative homage to the most universal communal experience. This installation is designed with the premise of world post revolution in mind; to thrive in the alternatives we build. Here, 50 curators, patrons, collectors, and artists will gather for a five course family style meal positioned as an open source opportunity to nourish ourselves and each other. Chef Nina B, from Washington DC, composes dishes in a historical context that salute our rich history of revolution. This culinary journey is considered with the destination in mind. That which we contest is absent.
The Dinner is sponsored by the National Black Arts Festival, Fulton County Arts & Culture, Martell & Avion with support from Prizm and TILA Studios.
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, our friends, Jerk X Jollof.
Jerk X Jollof as curated experiences at national conferences including the National Society of Black Engineers and the Annual Medical Education Conference. Jerk X Jollof also hosts a signature pool party event called Island Hours. The brand has provided promotional support for legendary African & Caribbean acts such as Seun Kuti, DJ Lag, Sister Nancy, and Chronixx.
For Prizm’s 7 Edition, Prizm and Black Lives Matter present our friends, Jerk x Jollof to Miami for an evening of Afro-Caribbean vibes. High-energy sounds from J XJ’s resident Nigerian tastemaker DJ Blakito, Atlanta-based King of House, Salah Ananse, and Afro-House queen of BK, X-tina Starr will provide the rhythms for your best dance moves.