30. 11. 2016

LIBERATED, Daria's solo show during Art Basel Miami

This project started in 2011 in partnership with State Russian Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia. It was dedicated to the grand idea of discovering personal freedom of expression, expanding horizons of the viewer in regards to passion and rich palette of all kinds of gender relationships, traditional and non-traditional alike. 
But while we were preparing for the show the Russian Federation Supreme Court has issued a new law (code 6.21 and 148) prohibiting display and promotion of any materials pertaining to sexual minorities or with any LGBT context. The very paintings devoted to inner freedom became outlawed and criminal in their scope. It became impossible to display them in public or even in private.
Daria Bagrintseva: “I felt heartbroken every time I visited my studio where I kept my paintings, realizing nobody will ever see them as long as they remained in Russia. 
I decided it was time to LIBERATE my art and move everything to the place where freedom of expression is protected by law and where people can just be themselves. 
My journey led me to the city of Miami where I found this fantastic out of fairytale place called PAVILION MIAMI. It's a brand new art space located inconspicuously in the warehouse district of North Miami Beach. Any language is welcome there, and the very essence of this place is art and freedom of expression. Creative energy is flowing throughout the whole place, and I immediately felt at home amongst my soul mates. PAVILION MIAMI has agreed to host my show and represent me and my open-minded paintings at their gallery for the duration of Art Basel and beyond. 
We have decided to work together to make our stand on this lingering issue of freedom of expression and delivering love to become messengers of love.
We believe no one has moral right to restrict an artist from respectful peaceful expression of personal feelings and beliefs, including those of sexual content. Art can be rated but not forbidden. We believe in personal freedoms, hence the name of our exhibit is LIBERATED. LIBERATED is a collection of paintings depicting and celebrating the pure act of Love. Pure Love has no gender preferences. Love transcends the Universe, manifesting itself in any form, shape or color.
Life cannot exist without Love.
Life is Love.
Love is a feeling we can all relate to. I am so fortunate to be able to bring my art to the place of freedom and dignity. I feel LIBERATED and ready to create more. You are cordially invited to join u at The Pavilion Miami during Art Basel week to be a witness of Liberation of Art and Love!”
Daria Bagrintseva LIBERATED Exhibition (Pavilion Miami, 2035 NE 151 street, MNB, FL 33162) Nov.30th through Jan.14th.
Opening reception Wed. November 30 7pm. - 3am. Autograph session with the artist starts at 10pm. Refreshments, cocktails, appetizers will be served all night.
Partners of the event: Caviar Bazar, Wild Honey Supper Club, Pavilion Miami, K-2 Design, Daria Bagrintseva gallery

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