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It Ain’t Fair 2012

alternative Miami Beach art event enters fifth and final year...

It Ain’t Fair 2012

It Ain’t Fair 2012 (running 6th – 9th December) brings together over 30 contemporary art heavyweights, along with LA pirate station Know Wave Radio and a soup kitchen, aimed at supporting the many creatives and artists that flock to Miami on a tight budget...

Terry Richardson
Girl with Rainbow Hair, 2012
C-print
72 x 48 inches
Courtesy of the artist and OHWOW 

The brilliant OHWOW present their fifth, and final, instalment of its annual group show It Ain’t Fair at this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach – and it looks like they’re preparing to go out with a bang. Upping sticks from the Design District to a 6,000ft² exhibition space on the beach, It Ain’t Fair 2012 (running 6th – 9th December) brings together over 30 contemporary art heavyweights – the likes of James Franco, KAWS, Terry Richardson and Ryan McGinley – along with LA pirate station Know Wave Radio and a soup kitchen, aimed at supporting the many creatives and artists that flock to Miami on a tight budget.

Publisher, gallery, creative community… Al Moran and Aaron Bondaroff’s OHWOW has become somewhat of a force on America’s contemporary art scene since its inception in 2008, and their It Ain’t Fair exhibitions have continually shown a desire to provide an engaging alternative to mainstream art events. This may be the final fling for this particular concept, but knowing OHWOW; there’s sure to be an impressive phoenix rising from its ashes.

It Ain't Fair 2012

Dan Colen, TBT, 2012,
Courtesy of the artist
and Gagosian Gallery

It Ain't Fair 2012

Kim Ye
PDA, 2012 (detail)
Single-channel video installation 
Courtesy of the artist and OHWOW

It Ain't Fair 2012

Amanda Ross-Ho
Negative Earth (TRIANGULATED), 2012
Found postcards and linen tape on mounted lightjet print
40 x 60 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash

It Ain't Fair 2012

Ryan McGinley
TBT (climbing trees), 2012
C-print
90 x 60 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Team Gallery

It Ain't Fair 2012

Bert Rodriguez
The Man Who Laughs (2012)
From “It’s Not You, It’s Me”
black and white c-print
60 x 40 inches
Courtesy of the artist and OHWOW

It Ain't Fair 2012

Hanna Liden
TBT, 2012
Denim garment on stretcher, 2 panels
44.5 x 20 x 1.75 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Maccarone

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