9 TOPICS | CURATED BY AMALIA CAPUTO + MARINA FONT
Presented in partnership with O Cinema Wynwood
Opening Reception | Thursday, October 15, 2015 | 6-9 pm
O Cinema Wynwood
90 NW 29th Street, Miami
On view October 15 - November 22, 2015
ArtCenter alumnae artists Amalia Caputo + Marina Font developed 9 TOPICS as a response to an invitation by the Girls’ Club Collection of Contemporary Art to coincide with their year exhibition The Moment. The Backdrop. The Persona. Caputo + Font curated a long-term web-based project that would involve community participation worldwide. It consisted of an open call to a long-term, web-based photo project that called for monthly thematic submissions in relation to the interpretation of the SELF. Instagram being a borderless platform was the ideal channel to host this global initiative where artists from all walks of life could reach and participate in a collective yet intimate dialogue.
Aware of the constant bombardment of images that the world is facing, and where selfies abound, Caputo + Font questioned how do we represent the SELF without a selfie? Using Instagram, the artists sought to engage local and international communities to construct a thorough collective brainstorm of ideas that build up to define our existence in contemporary times. The resulting exhibition is a curated selection stemming from the 3000+ images that were submitted for all 9 TOPICS. The monthly TOPICS were: Intimate Space, Corpus, Faith, Relationships, Psyche, Remembrance, Senses, Fluids and Me.
9 TOPICS was conceived as a spin-off from their ongoing 2013 Instagram based project Instacorrespondences, originally presented at ArtCenter’s Project 924 exhibition space, which consists of a visual dialogue between Caputo + Font that explores the possibility to build, through a photo social media platform, a visual dialogue in the age of immediacy and hyper-connectivity.
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