Ten local female artist, all veteran contributors to Miami’s vibrant art scene, were paired to collaborate on unique site-specific installations. Woman to Woman, debuted last week during Art Basel featuring five works ranging in media — from text to performance.
Earlier this year, a curatorial committee chose five respectable female artists and asked each to select one other female artist also residing in Miami, with whom she would collaborate on a new artwork. Elizabeth Cerejido chose Mia Leonin, Julie Davidow worked with Carol Prusa, Vickie Pierre partnered with Sara Stites, Samantha Salzinger picked Francie Bishop Good and Felice Grodin joined forces with Michelle Weinberg.
The artists engaged in discussions with one another as well as their audience, identifying common elements in their work and exploring each other’s creative processes. The artist also chose their own selection to display, providing additional context for the collaboration.
The common elements that exist between the artist and their individual creative processes are reflected in the works through various forms of media, from video to sculpture.
Dislodged, a video collaboration, emerged from a dialogue between Elizabeth Cerejido, a photographer, and Mia Leonin, a poet, based on the game, Exquisite Corpse. One person writes something on a piece of paper and passes it to another, who adds his or her own thoughts.