Flux Art Fair debuted at the historic Corn Exchange Building on Wednesday, May 13th to press and special guests. The “21st Century Artist is a Nomad” curatorial theme said to reflect the culturally creative and diverse resurgence happening in the Harlem of today, was clearly represented by a roster of artists that mirrored the changing New York City landscapes of Harlem and beyond.
The theme asks of current influences. As it turns out, the influences of the artists representative of Harlem’s diversity, reflect that of many communities. Gender, ethnicity, environmental, technology, sociopolitical issues, a myriad of relatable jumping off points that led to the making of the thing, are all ideas which shape our day to day, and if not all then a good many of these points of concern are contemplations that weave us inseparably together despite differing perspectives and lived experiences.
Flux Fair was founded by Harlem resident and veteran fair organizer, Leanne Stella. The curatorial team: Daniel “Danny” Simmon, David C. Terry, Kristin Sancken, Leanne Stella, Manon Slome, Omo Misha, Rachel Weingeist, Rasu Jilani, RaúI Zamudio, and Roger C. Tucker III.