Miami Art Week

Spirit Your Mind @ Free Spirits Sports Cafe, Dec 1 – 6

2 December 2015

The Spirit Your Mind group exhibition is on at Miami’s Free Spirits Sports Cafe during Miami Art Week, running December 1 to 6.

Presented in collaboration with Chalet Society and Locust Projects, the sports bar will use all of its television screens to exhibit several video works, rather than sports matches, by contemporary artists separated into two chapters: the ‘Hypnotic Chapter’ and the ‘Media Chapter’.

Curated by Isabelle Kowal, Marie Maertens, and Anissa Touati, exhibiting artists include Matthias Bitzer, Samuel Boutruche, Jesper Just, Ange Leccia, Gonzalo Lebrija, Angelica Mesiti, Laure Prouvost, Florian and Michael Quistrebert, Rafaël Rozendaal, Christian Jankowski, Oliver Laric, Jillian Mayer, Jim Shaw, and Chloe Wise.

Chloe Wise, 'Describe the sky to me' (2015).
Chloe Wise, ‘Describe the sky to me’ (2015).

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POORgrrrl @ Spinello Projects + ICA Miami, Nov 30 + Dec 1

30 November 2015

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. **

Header image: Poorgrrrl. Photo by Devin Christopher.

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