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"Urgency Emerging Emergency: 50 Artists in an Emergency"
2003-05-31 until 2003-06-01
USA United States of America
Art Basel's North American debut here left in its wake an emergency in the Design District. Urgency Emerging Emergency, a mouthful, was created by artist Tony Wynn created last winter in time for Basel. Wynn opened Serious Studios with a call to artists 'to be stared at for four days straight.' Eight artists responded to the Design District's emergency. Since them more than 50 artists have responded.
And this month the emergency continues with Act Six, which features the work of Chilean artist Carla Fache, Slovakian artist Juraj Gajdos and Ted Ellis, an American artist, who's work captures rural African-Americana.
A little over four years ago, Wynn discovered his own artistry and took it to New York, where he gravitated toward outsider and established NYCStreetArtist.com, a virtual gallery for artists showing their work around the streets of Soho.
He brought that outsider penchant to Miami last year and opened a real-world gallery that now features the work of emerging artists worldwide, who are retaining 100 percent of proceeds from the sale of their art.
Each month the artists share in the cost for space during the course of the 30 days their art gets the see the light of day, a group exhibition is organized. During the reception artists discuss and offer pieces of the art for sale. In the event of a sale, they keep 100 percent of the commission.
"Because they've done the work it takes to create, promote and sell a piece of their work," Wynn said. "We have an opportunity to do that here."
And as for the name, Wynn said it reflects the way he's treated his own artistry, with the urgency of an emergency.