Sorry I Couldn’t Be There” is a crowd-created video series. Developed by members of @Platea, the social media art collective directed by An Xiao, the series features artists from around the world explaining briefly why they couldn’t attend #rank and swing by Miami. Ultimately, the video would highlight concerns around geographic access and about who’s left out during large art fairs. For too long, the influential art centers have been located in major metropolitan regions such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, London, Beijing and Seoul. We want to highlight the parts of the world where artists are working.
In total, we received 14 videos, from artists in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Switzerland. It premiered on December 1 at SEVENMiami with Winkleman Gallery.