NTRFCE: WOMXN'S MONTH
Exhibiting & Highlighting Artists of Color Curated by Terry Lovett and Analiisa Benston
March 8th - March 31st, 2019
Tuesday - Sunday 12pm - 7pm
Thursday 12pm - 9pm
310 Canal Street, New York City
NTRFACE in Collaboration with AnnaLiisa Benston:
WOMXN’S MONTH EXHIBITION
For this International Womxn’s Day NTRFACE is collaborating with AnnaLiisa Benston, of Famous On Mars, to produce an interactive, multi-sensory, installation-based showcase that furthers the mantra of both curators in their personal practice and curatorial endeavors. The goal for the month of March is to launch NTRFACE with an activation that centers the works and voices of unbounded and non-conforming womxn artists. We’ve selected womxn that can really catalyze transformation through art that decolonizes the future and subverts the erasure of POC stories IRL and in speculative fiction. This month-long creative lab will bring to life radical ideas and facilitate discussions around visions of a new age.
NTRFACE is an artist-led creative lab forming cross-cultural connections through performance, multimedia art, and discussion. Select artists are chosen to develop and present ideas that explore representation and diversify the future both IRL and in speculative fiction. NTRFACE is led by tech noir, liminal artist, Terry Lovette (Woman or World?) and is a manifestation of her belief that inclusion is vital to intellectual, artistic and social growth.
ABOUT THE CURATORS
Terry Lovette (Woman or World?) is a vocalist and digital artist from New York. She uses performance and digital mediums to explore liminality and the future for POC. Lovette is the daughter of New Jack swing pioneer, Aaron Hall and the granddaughter of the late Motown VP, Beverly Lias. Her noteworthy upbringing is the basis of her practice and what inspires her to develop more inclusive ideas for the future. As the creator of NTRFACE and co-founder of Womxn To The Front, Terry’s dedication to inclusion is evident. Her insight and capacity for abstract thinking have given way to collaborations with the Brooklyn Museum, MoMath, DiMoDA and Wallplay Network. In 2018, on her ambitious scope for musical exploration, she became the co-founder and creative director of Quadrivium: Math + Music and in her downtime studies psychoacoustics and music cognition.
AnnaLiisa Benston (FamousOnMars) a Brooklyn based installation artist, curator and director who earned her BFA from Pratt Institute and MFA from School of Visual Arts. AnnaLiisa has shown work at Miami Art Basel since 2013 and 2019 will mark her 4th exhibition for Satellite Art Show. In 2018 she took on a new role with the fair as Creative Producer. Other organizations she has worked with and produced for include: Frieze Art Fair, Art Southampton's, Art Hamptons, Satellite Art Show, The Ace Hotel, The Current Museum, Young Masters Series for Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Superchief Gallery, The Hole, The New Women’s Space and more.
AnnaLiisa translates this experience into helping co-curate the International Womxn’s Exhibition. The ethos of the event is something near and dear to AnnaLiisa’s own personal work and curatorial practice, Famous On Mars, which has a strong emphasis on the future of how artwork is experienced through live activations, social media outlets, and intersectional feminism. Her interactive installations typically feature artwork, wearable art objects, and typically live tattooing, inclusiveness, and social codification. Her work has been seen in galleries such as The Hole, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Superchief Gallery, Head Too Heavy, Gateway Projects, The New Women's Space, and more. Publications include Posture Magazine, The Visual Arts Journal, The Wallstreet Journal, Cooties Zine, Arte Fuse, Lady Gunn Magazine, Social Decay, Miami News, Artnet, Hyperallergic, and Bushwick Daily.
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