Rebeca Laliberte & Rachel Mijares Fick Future Fair, 2020 Founders Photo by Venky Photography Courtesy of Future Fair and Venkata Krishnan Ganesan
Future Fair announced the launch of Future Fair Online last week with an exhibition and program developed as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic causing the postponement of the inaugural New York show. Through to June 6th, 2020, the exhibition’s galleries and artist-run spaces will be presented on Artsy, with further online programming designed by the Brooklyn-based agency Dothings hosted at futurefairs.com and on Instagram @futurefairs, with gallery interviews, curatorial content, digital events, and artist features.
The Instagram Live program features over the course of the month-long program, a line up of art world insiders who will be sharing their musings, stories and recommendations as guest editors of the weekly Future Fair Online newsletter. These guests include Dexter Wimberly (curator, entrepreneur, CEO of The Art World Conference), Dehja Carrington (VP of External Relations and Communications, the National Young Arts Foundation and Co-Founder of Commissioner), Salma Tuqan (Deputy Director of the Delfina Foundation) and Blake Gopnik (Author of Warhol, Harper Collins, and New York Times Contributor).
Camilo Restrepo Tight Rope #8 (Super Sloth), 2015 Steve Turner
Based on an understanding that the current moment has brought new challenges to individuals and communities, Future Fair Online hopes to provide inspiration, joy, and personal connection to art and artists worldwide.
“Launching anything in the midst of a global pandemic comes with new and unusual territory.Given the circumstances, it is easy for anyone to feel disconnected from our various circles andcommunities.The process of producing this program has brought us deeper connection and inspiration fromthis group of dealers and artists. Art has the power to create relief, freedom and a break fromthe boundaries of our everyday experience. Our hope is that Future Fair Online will not onlyelevate the work, but also provide moments of personal connection to art and their creators. We want to honor and thank our galleries and their artists for their agileness in helping createthis program in a matter of weeks. We also want to acknowledge our gratitude to our team members Polina Gordovich and Blake Daniels, as well as advisors Shahdeh Ammadi, AmaniOlu and Dexter Wimberly who have been instrumental to the creation of this digital platform.”
Future Fair Online includes 41 galleries from 12 countries details here
Future Fair grew out of the desire to build a capsule sized exhibition that is accessible to artlovers of all kinds. We see a need for optionality for galleries who participate in a globaleconomy. Through innovative editorial content, Future Fair tells the stories around the art,artists and the people who create space for it, online and offline. Our mission is to provide aplatform that supports the advancement, sustainability and empowerment of art galleries. We believe that through innovative, direct collaboration with and between exhibitors we can build astronger community that moves artists and galleries forward.
Rachel Mijares Fick, Co-Founder Ms. Mijares Fick, an art fair professional, has a proven track record for producing, marketing andscaling international art fairs. She has contracted with fairs for 9 years with clients includingVolta New York + Basel, Frieze New York, and MCH Group. Over the course of 18 fairs, shehas worked closely with galleries, artists, and brands. Ms. Mijares Fick began her career in 2007as a curatorial intern for the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,Washington, DC, and Exit Art, New York City.
Rebeca Laliberte, Co-Founder Ms. Laliberte is the co-founder and director of Art Browsers, an independent art advisory firm based in New York City that connects a new generation of collectors to the increasingly expansive contemporary art world. Born in Norway and raised in Malaga, Spain, Laliberte brings over 9 years of experience in working within the art industry, including a front of house role at Gagosian Gallery London, Director of Beers London, and Project Manager of Stockholm ArtWeek. Rebeca has participated as a gallery exhibitor over 15 times in 8 art fairs worldwide and has worked with a variety of international artists and clients based in major art hubs such as London, Basel, Hong Kong, Zürich, Stockholm, and New York City