On the morning of December 10, 2016, Pérez Art Museum Miami
partnered with Los Angeles-based artist Kim Schoenstadt to organize a historic event Now Be Here #3 a gathering and photograph of South Florida female and female identifying contemporary artists. 305 artists braved the inclement weather to make history. This community gathering comes at a time when issues of gender equality and identity are at the forefront of cultural discourse in the United States.
This event is about showing up and being accounted for as a working artist in the South Florida arts community, said artist and curator Jane Hart, who worked with Schoenstadt to serve as the local artist invited, helping to engage South Floridas broad and diverse artist population. It is an idea realized upon the notion of our collective diversity and the inclusiveness of our community. Lets be together and fully present with one another.
Schoenstadt launched the Now Be Here series this August at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles and continued the series in New York City at the Brooklyn Museum. Now Be Here #3, hosted by PAMM in partnership with Girls Club, marks the third iteration of this project.
Now Be Here was organized by Kim Schoenstadt along with Jane Hart, Sarah Michelle Rupert of Girls Club and Diana Nawi. The group photograph was shot by Gesi Schilling. Each participating artist will receive a link to the photograph for her archive and the project website* will list the participants.