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Eight AWAD member galleries at Miami Art Week 2016

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Association of Women Art Dealers is pleased to say that the following member galleries are participating in a quartet of fairs during Miami Art Week. Visit them all! Fairs run from November 30th – December 4th. Please follow links to learn more about the galleries and fairs.

Image courtesy of Sim Smith Gallery – Bitch Palm  (2016) – Tim Garwood

 

 

Context Art Miami

Accola Griefen Gallery

Susan ELey Fine Art

 

Pulse Miami Beach

Adah Rose Gallery

Sim Smith Gallery 

 

Aqua Art Miami

C fine Art

Elisa Contemporary Art

Phylogeny Contemporary

Art Miami

 

 

ODETTA presents Hue)s)pace exhibition and special performances during Bushwick Open Studios

Friday, September 30th, 2016

ODETTA Gallery will present two major events during Bushwick Open Studios October 1st – October 2nd.

On Saturday October 1 the gallery will be premiering “a white room” in collaboration with Norte Maar and Gleich Dances. There will be two seven minute performances, created in concept with Debra Ramsay’s Hue)s)pace exhibition at ODETTA. The performances will be at 6:00 and 6:45 pm.

On Sunday October 2 at 3:00 pm there will be an Artists Talk with Debra Ramsay, Elizabeth Gourlay, and Audrey Stone. The artists will discuss their work’s origins, conceptual development, and process. Q & A to follow.

The public is invited to all of these events and they will be free of charge.

 

Decorazon Gallery, Elisa Contemporary Art and TAG Fine Art at AAF NYC

Monday, September 26th, 2016

The Association of Women Art Dealers is pleased to share that three member galleries are participating in the Affordable Art Fair NYC.  Decorazon Gallery, Elisa Contemporary Art and TAG Fine Art will among the galleries exhibiting at this annual event.

AAF will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion | 125 West 18th Street from September 28th to October 2nd.

Unconscious bias and the art world (Part I of II)

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

In advance of the Aqua Art Miami & Association of Women Art Dealers’ collaboration during Miami Art Week 2016, two blog posts by Susan Mumford, our Founder and CEO, address key facets of gender disparity in the sector. This first part brings to light a silent enabler of gender disparity: unconscious bias.

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According to the UK-based lecturer Sandy Sparks*, unconscious bias “refers to a bias that we are unaware of, and which happens outside of our control. It is a bias that happens automatically and is triggered by our brain making quick judgments and assessments of people and situations, influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences.

Does this sound familiar to your own experiences or those you’ve seen of others?

This bias can affect the decisions of men and women alike, decisions that are at the detriment of women’s careers – albeit without their knowledge. And it sometimes reveals itself in the open. Take for instance a question I was asked as an emerging gallerist in my mid-twenties: “So when do you plan on having a family?” Combined with the tone of voice used, the 50-year old male artist might as well have asked, “When will you decide to focus on your personal life and stop representing me?” The question ostensibly sprang from raging doubts in the back of his mind. This type of experience results in many women working out how to answer such seemingly left-field questions in advance, so that when presented, they’re swiftly dealt with before moving onto the subject at hand, the unconscious bias moved out of the way.

Hollywood actor, producer and writer Geena Davis** has become an advocate for the cause and says, “We have to keep in mind the tremendous amount of unconscious bias against women. Because if women and men were truly equally talented and equally hired based on their talent and ability, we would have half of both. While her focus is the film industry, the sentiment equally applies to the art world. She adds, “Even if people say, ‘I’m just hiring the best person for the job,’ and they keep hiring male directors, it’s not something they are necessarily completely aware of,” adding that if people cannot defeat their biases on their own, then “we need to take measures to defeat it.” What might such a measure look like in the art world? Galleries could readily represent as many women as men. Critics could make a concerted effort to review galleries run by women, in addition to solo shows by women artists. While I appreciate that such a regimented approach isn’t welcome by many, I urge mindfulness of gender balance in your professional life. Should you identify an imbalance, work out a solution to improve it.

Needless to say, you can only find a solution once you’re aware of the root of a problem, and when it comes to unconscious bias, the first step is awareness. By shifting unconscious thoughts and judgements into your conscious mind, day in, day out, you’re positioned to make objectively minded decisions that work towards a gender balanced art world.

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Want more insight on gender dynamics in the art world? Keen to take advantage of networking opportunites?

Lady art dealers, join the next online meeting of the AWAD Virtual Chapter on Monday 10th October 2016! 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm UK. — Free for qualifying visitors to attend–

(See all upcoming events in the AWAD Calendar.)

Check out the Aqua Art Miami website and follow on social media:

Instagram: @artmiamifairs Twitter:@Art_Miami

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*What is Unconscious Bias; considerations and top tips (2nd June 2014. Sandy Sparks University of Warwick, LDC, Research Active Staff & Vitae Hub co-ordinator.

**See the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.

ANDERSON CONTEMPORARY presents Art in Motion

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Anderson Contemporary in collaboration with ANNY and REVRIE, is pleased to present ART IN MOTION an exhibition/sale of original animation drawings, cells, video, painting and sculptures.

Featured artists/filmmakers include: Nin Brudermann, Anthony Haden-Guest, Bill Plympton, Marco Brambilla, Emily Hubley, Jeff Scher, Jaime Ekkens, Dustin Grella, Signe Baumane, Cagil Harmandar, Cem Kurtulus, Jake Nelson, M. Henry Jones, Michael Sullivan, Leah Shore, Loop-de-Loop.

“Animation is the art of motion, and art in motion” – Vibeke Sorensen

Opening Reception is on September 14th, 6:00 – 8:00.

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