Miami-based artist POORgrrrl (aka Tara Long) is performing Opening Night After Party of Miami Art Week at ICA Miami, along with XL Recordings artist Shamir on December 1.
Appearing as part of a series of satellite events and exhibitions during this year’s Art Basel in Miami, Long recently launched her first four-track EP Pitiparti at Spinello Projects last week, where she is also a participating artist in the 4th edition of the Littlest Sister, a “faux invitational art fair” hosted by the space and presenting ten unrepresented women-identified Miami-based artists, opening November 30.
Each artist will have their own solo ‘booth’, a “fragment of the explosive art fair phenomena, exploring the ‘booth’ as a venue to exhibit and sell art” and also include Cara Despain, AdrienneRose Gionta, Jessie Laino, Ana Mendez, Nun (Jessica Martin and Deon Rubi), Jamilah Sabur, Reed van Brunschot, Juana Valdes, and Clara Varas.
Watch TRIPTIC (below) for a glimpse into POORGRRRL’s calculatedly confusing and self-aware personae as she sings “I sound so fucking stupid / What the fuck am I doing? / Dumb shit over and over”. Questioning conventional expectations of what is demanded of hypersexualized female rappers, as she breaks down into a fit of tears in the midst of twerking.**
See the ICA Miami website for details. **