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Francisco Masó:
Where’s Your Favorite Place for Political Art at Home?

Locust Projects is proud to partner with Francisco Masó and Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA) as the pickup location for the second edition of Where’s Your Favorite Place for Political Art at Home? 

Visual artist Francisco Masó offers residents of Miami-Dade County the opportunity to borrow one of nine (9) photographs for a 15-day period from participating artists: Elia Alba, Lola Flash, Alicia Grullon, Tina La Porta, Peggy Levison Nolan, Sue Montoya, Labkhand Olfatmanesh, Anne Vetter, and Antonia Wright.

This art-on-loan program to the public seeks to maintain a physical experience with the artwork while broadening the discussion around the exhibition as an in-progress, open-ended system of relationships. Where’s Your Favorite Place for Political Art at Home? emerged in the summer of 2020 in the context of the pandemic and social uprisings. It responds to urgent questions about the role of art institutions in moments of crisis and the dynamics of consumption and circulation of political art.

Participating artists in this second edition were nominated by collaborating art historians, cultural producers, and artists including; Grace Aneiza Ali, David Campany, Taína Caragol, Arlene Dávila, Aldeide Delgado, Jess T. Duggan, Marvin Heiferman, William J. Simmons, Maria Martínez-Cañas, Diana McClure, Dalina Perdomo Alvarez, and Seph Rodney. They are emerging and mid-career women-identified photographers based in the US — whose work might be politically-based or that may contribute to the discourse of photography through topics such as feminisms, body politics, social justice, climate crisis, and beyond.

Enjoy your artwork for a 15-day period! Once the work is hung and displayed in your home, share a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #placingpoliticalart

Be sure to provide a secure place for the artwork in your home.

MAKE A LOAN REQUEST

Set an appointment to pick up your artwork at Locust Projects here. 

LOAN CONDITIONS

The borrower is required to undertake all costs for transport and handling of artwork during the 15-day exhibition of the work. Requests are considered on an individual, first come first served basis and the decision to lend the artwork is based upon prior loan commitments of the requested artwork. A second loan in the same space is not allowed.

The first-appointed borrower will be able to select their first choice from the available photographs. The second borrower will be able to choose their first choice from the remaining photographs and so on, until all of the available photographs are chosen. Upon choosing a photograph on loan, borrowers will need to fill out the required paperwork.

FAQS:

How many works are available for loan?

There are nine framed photographs (15 x 19 each) available from participating artists Elia Alba, Lola Flash, Alicia Grullon, Tina La Porta, Peggy Levison Nolan, Sue Montoya, Labkhand Olfatmanesh, Anne Vetter, and Antonia Wright.

How long is the loan period?

The loan period is 15 days.

Who can borrow an artwork?

Borrowers must be over 18 years of age and must reside in Miami-Dade County for this edition.

How many works can I borrow?

You can borrow only one work during this edition.

Is there a loan fee?

No.

Do I transport and hang the work myself?

Yes. If you receive an artwork on loan, you are required to undertake all costs for transport and handling of the artwork.

Where do I pick up the work?

The borrower will arrange a specific time and date to pick up the artwork at Locust Projects.

Where do I deliver the work at the close of the loan period?

The borrower will arrange a specific time and date to deliver the artwork at Locust Projects.

I have a frame that I think my borrowed artwork would look much better in. Can I replace the frame?

No, you may not for any reason remove or replace the existing frame on a work you’ve borrowed.

How do I clean the artwork?

Gently dust the artwork with a dry cloth only. Do not clean with spray or water. If you think that the work needs to be cleaned, please contact us at info@placingpoliticalart.com

I accidentally damaged the artwork. What do I do?

If a work is damaged while in your care, do not try to fix it yourself. Immediately contact us at info@placingpoliticalart.com

I don’t like the artwork I borrowed. Can I return it and borrow another one?

You may return an artwork, but you may not replace it with a new one.

Can I return an artwork prior to the return period?

Yes. Please contact us at info@placingpoliticalart.com to make the arrangements.

What happens if I don’t deliver the artwork on time after the 15-day period?

Failure to return the work on time will result in a one-time $25.00 fee.

What happens to the artwork once it is returned?

The condition of each work is assessed and compared to the condition it was in prior to the loan.

What is the value of the artwork on loan?

The estimated cost for each photograph is $$$$

Can I purchase the artwork that I borrow?

Yes. Please contact us at info@placingpoliticalart.com to make the arrangements.

I have a question that isn’t listed here. Who can I direct my question to?

Please contact us at info@placingpoliticalart.com.

Learn more about the artworks on loan and participating artists here.

The second edition of Where’s Your Favorite Place for Political Art at Home? is supported by the Ellies Creators Award by Oolite Arts and program partners: Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA), Locust Projects, Miami Design District, ArtSeen365 

ABOUT FRANCISCO MASÓ

Francisco Masó (b. Havana, 1988) is an AfroLatinx visual artist living and working in Miami. He uses painting and photography to explore the concept of power and the relationships between blackness, civil rights, and the police system through the lens of his personal experiences in Cuba and the United States. Recent solo exhibitions include “Where’s Your Favorite Place for Political Art at Home?” at Dimensions Variable (2020). Selected group exhibitions include “Time for Change: Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Pérez Collection” at El Espacio 23 (2019) and Cintas Foundation Fellowships Finalist Exhibition 2019-2020 at Lowe Art Museum (2019). Maso is a nominee of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant (2020). He is the cofounder of Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA), a nonprofit organization to research and promote the contributions of those who identify as women in photography. Visit website

ABOUT WOPHA

Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to research, promote, support, and educate on the role of those who identify as women or non-binary in photography. Visit website 

 

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