Curated by Cecilia Alemani
Commissioned and produced by Frieze Art Inc. for Frieze New York Projects 2014
For Without, a booth's floor was removed from inside Frieze Art Fair New York, leaving a negative space in void that exposed the grass of the park where the art fair took place on. The floor and its apparatus, now an object, was then positioned outside the main tent where it functioned as a stage for a mini music festival that coincided with the art fair.
To curate the festival Mindy Abovitz, the creator and editor in chief of Tom Tom Magazine, was invited; Tom Tom is the only magazine in the world dedicated to female drummers. The festival hosted 16 bands all with female drummers or beat makers. Showcasing mostly New York-based bands, crossing genres and exhibiting different levels of skill, supporting Tom Tom‘s agenda to dispel myths about women musicians.