Parker Projekts Interactive Art Fair
Wednesday, December 4 – Sunday, December 8, 12:00pm-8:00pm
1035 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33136
The Interactive Art Fair (IAF), a week-long exhibition series aimed at showcasing established and emerging artists working in technology and education, will embark on its inaugural run with a December 3-8, coinciding with Art Basel Miami Beach.
From its unique vantage point in Miamiâ€™s Park West neighborhood, recognized for its budding tech scene, the IAF will feature art, lectures, interactive workshops and music created in and for the digital realm, introducing local and global art patrons alike to the multifaceted relationship between technology and art.
â€œThe Interactive Art Fair is a prototype for what we feel is the future of the â€˜art fairâ€™ experience,â€ says founder Allyson Parker of Parker Projekts. â€œAs the cleave between art and technology narrows, the more opportunity there is for us to create that experience for a new type of art buyer.â€
The IAF will prominently feature the work of accomplished artists and technologists like Gabriella Levine, who explores the relationship between art, technology and ecology, Melissa F. Clarke, known for creating multimedia installations using sound, video and interactive art, and ChiKA, who choreographs â€œminimalist geometric visual narrativesâ€ to live music.
â€œIâ€™m very happy to be a part of a project that aims to support artists working with digital media and that addresses the intersection between art, technology and education,â€ says IAF curator Andrea Wolf, Director of Brooklynâ€™s Reverse gallery.
â€œNew technologies confront us with an interesting challenge: to question images and to search for their true nature without being engrossed by all the tools simply capable of high precision.â€
In just its first year, the IAF has secured partnerships with a wide array of renowned names, including multinational augmented reality mobile application developer Layar, the Californiabased TakeOver Agency and Miamiâ€™s own Product 81, who will illustrate the longstanding impact of the IAF within the local community.
While the IAF is high-minded, it appeals to a broad demographic, including Millennials who understand and work with various technological mediums daily. â€œ[The IAF] is not just for the collector who can invest in a physical art piece,â€ says Parker. â€œItâ€™s for any member of the creative class that sees the wealth of investing in ideas, and the future.â€ The Interactive Art Fair will host a VIP and press preview on December 3 rd, and will open to the public from December 4-8. For additional information, visit InteractiveArtFair.com or follow the IAF on Twitter: @IAF_Miami, #interactiveartfair.