During this year’s international celebration of culture Art Basel Miami, Overthrow will be curating a booth at the Aqua Art Fair Miami as part of GenARTs Vanguard. Led by conceptual engineers Alexis Mincolla and Sam Baum, the collective plan to subvert the perception of buying and selling art by transforming their booth into an urban street market filled with iconic tourist souvenirs, bad knock-offs, and other mass-produced kitsch mixed with art work by some of Miami, Los Angeles and New York’s best young artists. Overthrow presents “Banal Street”.
The pompous attitude so often associated with the world of fine art turns off and excludes people that are interested in the culture. Due to arbitrarily high price points, galleries often assume a pretentious air in order to attract upscale collectors. However, art’s true value is not measured by the auctioneers’ gavel, but by the affect it has on its audience members. By reversing the environment associated with buying art it will force attendees to reassess the perceived value of art. By displaying and making available at low cost both original works and prints, collectors will not be limited by their budgets but by their taste.
The booth will serve both as a gallery selling art and an installation itself. The Overthrow Army are all contributing with street photography from The Huntress Stephanie Choate, set design by Snake Charmer Aban Sonia, and contributions from The Viking Stian Roenning (who will also be showing a separate show at the Aqua Art Fair). Displaying work from 131 Projects, Ross Ford, Johnny Robles, Adrienne Adar, and Matt Baum.
Preview Brunch* (VIP & Press Preview):
Thursday morning, December 3, 10am - 1pm
General Public Hours:
Thursday, December 3: 1pm - 7pm
Friday, December 4: 11am - 7pm
Saturday, December 5: 11am - 7pm (possible extended hours for Gallery Walk)
Sunday, December 6: 11am - 4pm