ART021 also has a mission of cultivating collectors, promoting the development of art, and improving public taste. Besides the fair, we have a robust list of forum programs and crossover projects providing visitors diverse perspectives on exhibiting and collecting art.
Just as Africa is not only a continent but also a relation, a diaspora, a history, and a utopia, photography is no longer a bare technique.
Patrick Staff needles the ways in which discipline—whether economic, biopolitical, industrial, or architectural—becomes manifest, how its models arouse dogma, and, crucially, how its structure contends with dissent, community, debility, and queer identity.
Berenice Olmedo’s work questions assumptions regarding the “natural” physical human constitution, proclaiming it, on the contrary, as essentially diverse; along the way she likewise probes authoritarian social structures that serve as universal cultural references. Not only are our bodies physically and symbolically shaped by culturally evolved categories, she asserts, but so are our ways of thinking and categorizing.
Jala Wahid’s uncanny mesh of nurturing, embellishing, perishable, fragile materials—makeup, food coloring, sugar, grapefruit, argan oil—with industrial, construction-related elements reveals a schizophrenic, unpredictable attitude suggestive of discursive and cultural ambivalence.