IT AIN’T FAIR 2012
Art Basel Miami Beach
Opening reception Thursday, December 6th, 6 to 9 PMOHWOW
743 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Friday and Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday, 11am to 5pm
OHWOW is pleased to announce the fifth and final edition of the annual group exhibition It Ain’t Fair, on view from December 6 through December 9, 2012 at 743 Washington Avenue. Coinciding with Art Basel Miami Beach, It Ain’t Fair celebrates the history and tradition of its renowned multimedia production, and closes the chapter on what came to define OHWOW’s identity as a community platform for progressive art in all media.
Since the first installment in 2008, It Ain’t Fair proved an innovative and divergent idea; an exhibition and project providing an alternate experience to the dozens of December art fairs in Miami. The exhibition continued to evolve through the years, yet always reflected its time, excelling at capturing the trends occurring in contemporary art. Over the course of It Ain’t Fair’s history, OHWOW presented a wide range of work from artists in many disciplines: from Tauba Auerbach to Ashley Bickerton, Cyprien Gaillard to Clayton Patterson, Gang Gang Dance to The Gossip; visual arts, films, and performances coalesced into genre defining examples of the moment.
The final It Ain’t Fair moves from the Design District to a 6,000 square foot location on Miami Beach to accommodate a large-scale exhibition and various projects, delivering a climactic conclusion to this definitive enterprise. It Ain’t Fair 2012assembles a selection of over 30 contemporary artists, many who contributed in past years, along with several new names: David Adamo, Diana Al-Hadid, Daniel Arsham, Scott Campbell, Julia Chiang, Dan Colen, Brian DeGraw, James Franco, Michael Genovese, Luis Gispert, Drew Heitzler, George Herms, KAWS,Harmony Korine, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman, Ryan McGinley, Laurel Nakadate,Eddie Peake, Terry Richardson, Bert Rodriguez, Amanda Ross-Ho, Prem Sahib, Aurel Schmidt, Jack Siegel, Lucien Smith, Agathe Snow, Kon Trubkovich, Nick van Woert, Garth Weiser, Amy Yao, and Kim Ye.
In addition, OHWOW brings its Los Angeles-based pirate station, Know Wave Radio (www.know-wave.com), to Miami Beach for a full week of live programming to include performances, DJ sets, and interviews. Part art project, part community broadcast, Know Wave has presented a rotating cast of special guests such as Mykki Blanco, Nate Lowman, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, and Cat Power, among others. It Ain’t Fair 2012 will also host a soup kitchen – a social project that provides free dinner to anyone wanting a meal, daily from 5 to 7 PM. Hundreds of artists and creatives make the trip to Art Basel Miami Beach every year on shoestring budgets; the soup kitchen gives back and supports a community that has helped shape the energy and success of OHWOW’s endeavors.