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BmoreArt’s Cara Ober in conversation with artists, gallerists, curators, and collectors at Untitled Art Fair Miami Beach

For the second year, I had the pleasure of working with Untitled Art Fair, a dynamic and artist-centric organization, through their on-site radio station, a partnership with Wynwood Radio during Art Basel Miami week. Although I am not in support of silo-ing the work of women in the art world, this year I wanted to focus my attention on artists, gallerists, curators, and collectors who happen to be women. As a woman working in the art world myself, observing how top positions of power and wealth are still occupied by men after powerful women like Helen Molesworth (chief curator at La MoCA), Laura Raicovich (New York’s Queens Museum), and María Inés Rodríguez (director of Museum of Contemporary Art (CAPC) in Bordeaux, France) were fired this year for being “too difficult” (aka: “too smart”?), I wanted to play my own part in recognizing the outstanding achievements and contributions that women continue to bring to art communities across the globe and to do it without the interruptions of men, no matter how brilliant.

Not only is Untitled a beautiful, sensory jewel box of an art fair, it’s a forum for artists and ideas. I appreciate their commitment to aesthetics and the primary market, which is a fancy way of saying living artists whose works are harder to sell than dead ones (secondary market). The value placed on contemporary artists and the galleries who represent them is growing more and more vital in a world where most museums are collecting directly from fewer than ten mega-galleries. You know who they are.

Please enjoy our conversations, which are informal and rambling, funny at times but no less informative. There are serious gems of information buried within the sounds of women talking to other women, and it was a pleasure to gather such clever, accomplished, and ambitious professionals together in one space for an hour to talk.

Kristen Hileman, Erin Cluley, Cara Ober, and Mariane Ibrahim

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BMore Art in conversation with with Erin Cluley, Mariane Ibrahim, Kristen Hileman

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BmoreArt’s Cara Ober in conversation with Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Theresa Chromati, and Schwanda Rountree

The Untitled Art Podcast, presented in conjunction with the Untitled Art fairs in Miami Beach and San Francisco, explores all things related to sound in contemporary art. The podcast innovates upon the traditional model of an art fair “talks” programs by providing a dynamic platform for interviews and round-table discussions, accompanied by performances, audio-based artworks, music playlists and more, by artists, curators, and art world professionals.

The Untitled, Art, Podcast is programmed and hosted by Amanda Schmitt, Untitled’s Director of Programming and Development.

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