It Ain’t Fair: Materialism is a group show that the gallery and publisher OHWOW has been presenting on the occasion of Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. As the title says, the exhibition took on a thematic focus: materialism. It featured work by over twenty artists, including Daniel Arsham, Justin Beal, Anna Betbeze, Ashley Bickerton, Scott Campbell, Peter Coffin, N. Dash, Sam Falls, Michael Genovese, Luis Gispert, Angel Otero, José Parlá, Ryan Reggiani, Bert Rodriguez, Aurel Schmidt, David Benjamin Sherry, Lucien Smith, Agathe Snow, Nick Van Woert, and Aaron Young.
It Ain’t Fair: Materialism. OHWOW, Miami / USA. Opening reception, December 1, 2011.
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From the press release: “The theory of materialism, in modern philosophy, maintains that substance and matter are the only physical realities. Within the scope of contemporary art, many artists explore ideas of the intangible – intellectually, conceptually, and visually. Conversely, It Ain’t Fair: Materialism aims to focus on the physicality of artwork, the matter that constitutes an object, and the new methods employed by artists toward approaching material. This type of work not only values substance, it magnifies its significance.”
OHWOW is a gallery, publisher, and special project. OHWOW has gallery and retail locations in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City. It was founded in 2008 by Al Moran and Aaron Bondaroff.