The Dean Collection and Bacardi present No Commission: Miami 2017, a three-day, art and music experience taking place December 7 – 9, 2017, at Soho Studios in Wynwood.
No Commission is a roving experiential platform organized by The Dean Collection & Bacardi to forge a direct link between art and art patronage. No Commission is designed specifically to support artists in different territories around the world.
No Commission Miami 2017 casts a thematic light on "Island Might", which suggests the power and possibility, tradition and future of a place and its people. The "ways of an island"— its functioning components and life essentials are guiding principles. We examine family, land & sea, ritual, revolution and color as elemental forces that can illuminate the roadmap for a more generous, stable fate.
With these considerations, emerging and established artists from North America and the Caribbean, illustrate a vision of the future linked to scrutiny of the past. Through painting, photography, installation, video and prints, viewers witness the mechanics of skilled narrators who distill their memories, motivations and handiwork.
DI-ANDRE CAPRICE DAVIS+
MUSA N. NXUMALO+
EBONY G. PATTERSON+
PAUL ANTHONY SMITH+