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MIAMI – On November 3, renowned black female artist Lyric Prince will launch this year’s Art Africa Miami Fair with a lecture entitled “New Perspectives On A Changing Art World: The Work of African Diaspora Arts.”
It is located in Historic Overtown between the Pan-African Pavilion at 919 Lyric Plaza and the opposite 920 historic Clyde Killens’ building both on NE 2 Avenue in Overtown, Kicking off the opening day of Art Week when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators and artists descend upon Miami, Art Africa is renown for its avant-garde gallery-like decor, outstanding quality and extraordinary variety.
It is Miami’s premier anchor fair for artists from the African Diaspora and this year marks the seventh year it has showcased the best in contemporary black art.
Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Prince received her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Saint Joseph’s University, and recently completed a M.S. in Science, Technology and Society from Drexel University.
She is currently researching medical anthropology, mass media representation of the body and visual culture online. Her past experience includes digital installations, blogging, drawing and painting large-scale works in live settings.
The inspiration behind her work can be captured in three segments: Movement, Person-hood and Transformation. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
In the last three decades, global contemporary art has been rethought and reconstituted many times. Prince’s lecture seeks to engage the role of African Diaspora arts in these processes over time rather than on what they were, still are or imagined to be; held at the margins of contemporary expressions.
Art Africa Miami has grown into a leading position in America’s contemporary art fair market. It is the original and longest-running contemporary art fair solely showcasing black diaspora artists in Miami and continues to receive praise for the variety of unparalleled art that it offers.
It is called the ‘not-to-be missed’ event for all serious collectors, curators, museum directors and interior designers, providing an intimate look at some of the most important work at the forefront of the international contemporary black art movement.
This year’s theme is “Back To Black: No On/Off Ramp,” which explores how Black Arts respond to the assaults that currently beset the global African Diaspora and the world at large; and how artists of African descent and of the global south create modes of intervention of radical autonomy.
It is a multimedia presentation including paintings, sculptures, photography, installation and video as well as performance exploring how alternative narratives confront the resurgence of oppression and the idea of Black arts’ intervention in the cultural sphere as both necessary and urgent.
It brings about 25 artists from the United States, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.
For more information, visit: www.artafricamiamifair.com, call 954-338-8670 or follow on social media @ArtAfricaMia.