MECANISMOS is a platform where emerging galleries, exhibition spaces and venues - for the sale and exposure of contemporary art practices - may present the work of up-and-coming artists who have entered the market after 2006. Proposals were based on a curatorial concept within the context of an art fair. The applications were reviewed by Carla Acevedo-Yates, Independent Curator and Assistant Curator at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU.
MECA INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR ANNOUNCES SELECTION FOR EMERGING PROJECTS SECTION: MECANISMOS
After a month-long review of conceptually sound and compelling applications, MECA International Art Fair x San Juan 2017 is pleased to inform the official list of projects that have been accepted to be part of the special projects section of MECA Art Fair 2017, MECANISMOS.
About the selection process, MECANISMOS curator Carla Acevedo-Yates comments: ”The decision was difficult, but we had to narrow down our selection to eight projects due to space constraints. The final selection was made taking into account the conceptual rigor of the proposal, the proposed installation of the booth, and the selection of artists or artist presented. At the end, the chosen proposals range from, references to aspects of Caribbean vernacular culture, be it social rituals, architecture, or craft; ideological themes related to coloniality; and metaphysical concerns on time, the body, materials, and materiality. Overall, the level of the submissions was very high and I thoroughly enjoyed reviewing each one of the proposals”.
The projects selected include proposals by:
Due to the volume of compelling proposals for action based work, as a separate series, MECANISMOS Curator and organizers have decided to present a special, performance-focused section, which will loosely relate to the themes of MECANISMOS, while also a affording visitors to the fair an opportunity to experience live, performative actions by contemporary artists.
These selected projects include:
On behalf of Meca Art Fair 2017’s organizers, partners and collaborators: we look forward to collaborating with these talented artists, curators, and commissaries to move forward their proposals and ultimately provide our diverse audience a new art fair experience. Designed for and from the Caribbean.