LARRY OSSEI-MENSAH: CELEBRATING THE DYNAMIC CULTURE OF MIAMI
Larry Ossei-Mensah uses contemporary art as a vehicle to redefine how we see ourselves and the world around us. The Ghanaian-American curator and cultural critic has organized exhibitions and programs at commercial and nonprofit spaces around the globe For this curation with SHOWFIELDS Larry is a selected this group of Miami-based artists who all make work that is poignant, powerful, and reflects the dynamic community in the city. Larry continues to his part to offer a little levity during what has been a challenging time for all of us.
20% of sales from this curation will be donated to Dream Defenders
A Message From Larry Ossei-Mensah
“As we continue the journey towards justice, I felt it was imperative to keep the conversation going around issues related to racism, oppression, and the senseless murders of innocent Black lives at the hands of police brutality. I wanted to shift the focus to the city of Miami as it holds a special place in my heart. Over the past several years, I’ve gotten to know the artists and activists who tirelessly work to be agents of change in their community. I’ve been particularly impressed by the advocacy led by the youth of Miami and wanted to do my part to support their efforts.
I’m collaborating with SHOWFIELDS for the second time on a project that seeks to highlight a group of artists from Miami whose work has personally inspired me as I think about what our future can be. Moreover, this project continues to platform the important issues impacting our society right now.”