On December 10, 2016, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will partner with Los Angeles-based artist Kim Schoenstadt to organize a historic event – Now Be Here #3 – a gathering and photograph of South Florida female and female identifying contemporary artists. This community gathering comes at a time when issues of gender equality and identity are at the forefront of cultural discourse in the United States.
“This event is about showing up and being accounted for as a working artist in the South Florida arts community,” said artist and curator Jane Hart, who is working with Schoenstadt to serve as the local artist invited, helping to engage South Florida’s broad and diverse artist population. “It is an idea realized upon the notion of our collective diversity and the inclusiveness of our community. Let’s be together and fully present with one another.”
Schoenstadt launched the Now Be Here series this August at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles, which inspired 733 artists to come together and connect for a historic group photograph documenting their presence. The second gathering, Now Be Here #2, welcomed 600 participants at the Brooklyn Museum. Now Be Here #3, hosted by PAMM in partnership with Girls’ Club, marks the third iteration of this project and will bring together artists from throughout the region. Now Be Here is organized by Kim Schoenstadt along with Jane Hart, Sarah Michelle Rupert of Girls’ Club and Diana Nawi. The group photograph will be shot by Gesi Schilling. Each participating artist will receive a link to the photograph for her archive and the project website* will list the participants.
Participants are encouraged to share their photos on Instagram and Twitter with #nowbehereFL2016 and @pamm.