AUTO BODY : video and performance project Dec. 4

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MIAMI, FL., NOVEMBER 17, 2014  —  AUTO BODY: VIDEO AND PERFORMANCE PROJECT, FEATURING
33 FEMALE ARTISTS, DEBUTS AT GIANT MOTORS DURING MIAMI ART WEEK

December 4/5, Daily Hours: 11am – 6pm
December 6/7, Daily Hours: 11am – 11pm

AUTO BODY AT GIANT MOTORS
1750 Bay Road, Miami Beach
Parking: Sunset Harbour Garage
1900 Bay Road (between 18th & 20th St.)

Auto Body, a four-day video and performance project, will debut December 4, 2014 during Miami Art Week. Featuring works by 33 international female artists, with a focus on Miami based artists, the time-based project will include a dynamic installation of 25 videos and a daily performance program. The exhibition will be staged at the defunct, 7,500 square-footGiant Motors: Auto Body & Paint Shop (1750 Bay Road, Miami Beach), less than one mile away from the Miami Beach Convention Center.  Selected artists were nominated by a curatorial platform consisting of over 25 international female curators. A local curatorial advisory committee consisting of: Ximena Caminos (Director/Chief Curator, Faena Art Buenos Aires and Faena Forum Miami Beach), Tami Katz-Freiman (Independent Curator, former Chief Curator, Haifa Museum of Art), Brandi Reddick (Curator/Artists Manager, Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places), and Chana Budgazad Sheldon(Executive Director, Locust Projects), who are making significant contributions to the Miami art community, selected the final works.  Auto Body is a traveling exhibition. In the next year, Auto Body will travel to Faena Art Buenos Aires, running concurrently with the debut of Bienal Performance 2015 and ArteBA 2015. As the show travels, the amount of participating artists will increase and continue to become more diverse.  In each new location there will be a local focus allowing new conversations to take shape.  Auto Body is a non-commercial, W.A.G.E. Certified project produced by Miami based Spinello Projects.

Auto Body presents performativity as a powerful vehicle for transcendence, movement and transformation. By examining the political and economic inequalities of the art world, Auto Body serves as a platform for a variety of female voices. Focusing on time based practices as an alternative to an object driven market, this exhibition presents the body as language. From budding YoungArts U.S. Presidential Scholar Paloma Izquierdo to 2014 Whitney Biennial artist A.L. Steiner, Auto Body will present a multi-generational scope of artists. 

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