FOUNTAIN ART FAIR MIAMI FRIDAY & SATURDAY night: NON GRATA GROUP [Estonia], THURSDAY 1-5 pm: CARIDAD SOLA [Cuba/NYC], iFRIDAY 1-5 pm: IGOR JOSIFOV [Macedonia/San Francisco] SATURDAY 1-5 pm: SINDY BUTZ [Berlin/NYC] THURSDAY - SUNDAY evenings ANALOG ANALOGUE [Miami]
Jill McDermid and Grace Exhibition Space are thrilled to once again bring our special vision of International Performance Art to the Fountain Art Fair, Miami! By overwhelming demand, we have brought back the ecstatic chaos of the Non Grata Group from Estonia
Everyday we are featuring a new work by Miami artists group Analogue Analog
During the daytime, we are presenting a new durational performance by different artists: Caridad Sola, Igor Josifov and Sindy Butz
Non Grata Group
NON GRATA - "ART OF THE INVISIBLES"
Around the name NON GRATA there have been different hushes and shushes for a long time. Already from the point of view of the death of conventionalization of art it has embodied the horrible and unwanted disembodiment of human person, from which the meaninglessness of nowadays art is pouring out. For those, whose world of art starts from the point where the art world ends, NON GRATA has been a liberator, the orphic gap in the seemingly unalterable course, which however betrays us, it is a cure from incest.
The main point of the group is ethical - it is the image of primitivism, impersonality and experimental creativity. The performances of the group take place according to the logic of avoiding codes. The presentations are physical texts, whose ways of orthography and reading are kept within limits of real actions by the group members. Aesthetical and provocative challenges are represented in places, where the Art World doesn't work.
NON GRATA is a international performance group from Estonia with floating membership. In Non Grata there has been more than 300 members during last 12 years from all over the world. The main characteristics is anonymity in group work, ignorance of the local art world and mass media. Non Grata Group has performed in Asia, Europe, South and North America with street actions, chaotic space, context specific performances and long lasting ghetto marathons.
Sindy Butz is a Berlin based Visual and Performance Artist currently working and living in New York City. She was born in East Germany and grew up in the suburbs of East Berlin.Her artistic background is Fine Art, Art Science and Interactive Telecommunications. As a multi- media artist and sculptress she likes to initiate discourses between fashion designers, scientists, technologist and artists to conceptualize new possible collaborations within the art; science and business world. Sindy enjoys exploring her art concepts as research inquiries. She mainly creates ceramic objects surrounding the human body in Installations, Performances and Sculptures. Her main approach is the investigation of making sculptures become wearable art. Her art works are pure; fragile; perfectionist; sometimes radical and questioning. They have the ability to engage the audience and give an invitation to reflect, dream and hope.Sindy Butz
Igor Josifov is famous for the diversity in his multiple works and the way he uses the human body to share his views and messages about our contemporary world. As a performance artist he uses all types of media to create his performances and to express himself. His works seem to all have a touch of theatricality, being quite striking visuals offering various metaphoric meanings.
Igor Josifov’s performance offers elements of transformation and liberation that can get through to the individual’s conscious, but it gives no answers nor does it take definite points of view. We are left with the feelings of both “having freed ourselves from a burden” and of psychological tension (whose roots can be traced back to Freud’s psychoanalytic school), asking ourselves the question: “What is the essence of human nature concealing behind the mask (not even Laurie Anderson’s clever analysis provides a clear answer), Man’s goodness and hope, or his Kafkaesque metamorphosis into a gigantic insect?” Vladimir Veličkovski, Ph.D.
Caridad Sola [USA]
Awaken your senses. Dark soil wrapped in white sheets, bricks suspended in air by delicate sheer ribbon, and red-feathered pillow fight/ in a white room. I expose the buried memories that everyday objects hold. I invite you to feel the materials: stick your hands into water,/ walk barefoot on pillows, feel the slight roll of freshly-cut sugar cane underneath your feet smell the feathers, the soil, the cane and hear/ the sound of a beating heart or water lapping. In the transformation of these spaces, I create experiences. I have a passion for the grandiose, the dramatic, and the theatrical. I expose viewers to rituals, collective memories, and metaphors. But like memories, these/ experiences will not last. Installations are ephemeral after they are de-installed all that remains are memories, documentation, and artifacts./ From bricks to pillows, I CREATE UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES. BIOGRAPHY:
The Cuban-American multi-media visual artist and licensed architect Caridad Sola - has exhibited in a variety of places, including the Art Basel Miami Closing Party at Fountain, the Lowe Art Museum, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, The Arts + Literature Laboratory Gallery in New Haven, CT, the Grace Exhibition Space within the Fountain Art Fair at the Armory in NY, and was awarded the “Best of Show” designation at the “Made in NY 2006” exhibit at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center. Currently she practices visual & performance art out of her studio in New York City, with one intention - to create unforgettable experiences. Prior to this, Ms. Sola worked as a construction project manager for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum Project at the World Trade Center Site and served as the Director of Design & Construction at Pink Stone Capital Group LLC.
EDUCATION: M.F.A. in Fine Arts, 2006 - Parsons School of Design, NY, M.S. in Real Estate Development, 2007 - New York University, M.S. in Construction Administration, 2009 - Columbia University, NY, B.F.A. in Fine Arts, 2003 - Cum Laude - University of Miami, FL
B.Arch. in Architecture, 2003 - Cum Laude - University of Miami, FLC A R I D AD S O L A S T U D I O ARCHITECTURE - VISUAL ART - PHOTOGRAPHY
Analog Analogue [Miami, FLA]
AnalogAnalogue is a new artist collective that creates public installations, design/build projects, interactive exhibitions, and community outreach events. With a broad range of skills sets and talents, the collective is adaptable to most any exciting and positive project, whether locally or nationally, large or small. Formerly showing through the Working Method Contemporary Gallery in Tallahassee Florida. To find out more information or to get in touch with us about a project or opportunity, visit our contact page.Analog Analogue:
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Opened in 2006, Grace Exhibition Space is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging works by the current generation of international performance artists whether emerging, mid-career or established. Our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer. This is how performance art is meant to be experienced and our mission is the glorification of performance art.
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