For the Florida project I partnered with artist Jane Hart and the Pérez Art Museum Miami and Girls' Club Ft. Lauderdale here is the invitation.
Now Be Here #3, December 10, 2016, 9:30-11:30am
Dear Fellow Artist,
I am working to organize a historic event with Los Angeles-based artist Kim Schoenstadt and would like to invite you to participate. The idea is simple: a gathering and photograph of South Florida female and female identifying contemporary artists.
In August, Kim launched Now Be Here at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles. This first gathering inspired 733 artists to come together and connect for a historic group photograph documenting their presence. She then realized Now Be Here #2 in collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum on October 23rd; 600 artists participated in the project.
Now Be Here #3 will take place in Miami at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) on Saturday, December 10, 9:30–11:30am and will bring together artists working in the city and throughout South Florida. This project is organized by Kim, myself, PAMM, and Girls’ Club. A sign-in sheet at the event will document attendance and then a photograph of the entire group will be taken. Each attendee will receive a link to the final photo for her archive. Prior to the event, an RSVP is required from you.
For my part, I have been reflecting about the idea of being present and the challenge of being fully present in all the myriad aspects of my life. This event is about showing up and being accounted for as a working artist in the South Florida arts community. It is an idea realized upon the notion of our collective diversity and the inclusiveness of our community. Let’s be together and fully present with one another.
A link to RSVP is below; please forward this to any female identifying artists you know. We look forward to seeing you for this event.
With kindest regards,
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If you notice an artist not yet on the RSVP list, please forward this invitation on. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We ask that everyone RSVP as soon as possible for planning purposes.
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Check-in | 9:30–10:30am
Photograph | 10:45am
Facebook: The group, “Now Be Here, 2016,” has been created to share research on documentation of different groups at moments in time. Please join the group and share your favorite group photos.
Kim Schoenstadt, Artist
Jane Hart, Artist and Curator
Sarah Michelle Rupert, Artist and Gallery Director, Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale
Diana Nawi, Associate Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami