It was such an honor to host the opening presentation of the Southwind Projects Special Editions portfolio on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Southwind Projects is pleased to present its first special editions portfolio featuring prints by 17 artists from 10 countries, which supports the launch of the Southwind Projects exhibition and residency program in Valladolid, Mexico. Founded by Juan Luque in 2017, it provides a platform for artists and indigenous communities of the Americas to support and interact with each other, focusing on the preservation of the pre-hispanic healing arts and the plants, rituals and techniques.
It was a pleasure to be the first curator of Southwind Projects. The artists in this collection are engaged in an active studio practice and generous contributors to their art communities. This visually rich portfolio embodies unique global visions of artists working in many different media including digital animation, painting, drawing, photography, textile, sculpture and installation. The subjects of the prints explore identity from a variety of perspectives: relying on archetypal forms and shapes or the fragmentation experienced in our digitalized culture. Compelling images of the body and nature are woven together to create a complex vision of humanity.
The Southwind Projects Special Editions portfolio features the following artists:
Haffendi Anuar (Malaysia), Shay Arick(Israel), Anna Freeman Bentley(UK), Juanli Carrion(Spain), Miriam Castillo(Mexico), Jared Flaming(US), Alastair Gordon(UK), Sheree Hovsepian(US), Robin Kang(US), Zebadiah Keneally(US), Minstrel Kuik(Malaysia), Juliana Cerqueira Leite(Brazil), Carlos Martiel(Cuba), Julia Oldham(US), Siebren Versteeg(US), Jason Wee(Singapore), and Bai Ye(China)
We would like to extend a special thank you to Richard Koh Fine Art for the artists Haffendi Anuar, Minstrel Kuik and Jason Wee.
The limited edition 50 prints will be available as a complete set of 17 (Ed 1-10) or individually (Ed 11-50).
More information can be found at southwindprojects.com