BUTTER 2023 presents the work of forty-nine artists, four galleries, and six curators as an act of discovery and an invitation to care.
Expanding our curatorial view opened opportunities for fresh conversations, unpredicted learning, and prompts to reflect and respond. Featured emerging, mid-career, and established artists share interests in personal memory, geopolitics, pop culture, recovering knowledge, gender as performance, social responsibility, cultural heritage preservation, and joy.
These common threads are highlighted throughout the fair across individual artists where they resonate most with the 2023 curatorial team as essential considerations for both our community and the contemporary art world at large.
The curatorial team works to reserve at least 50% of the exhibitor roster for self-represented Indiana-based artists who are presented alongside national artists as a commitment to growing the arts ecosystem in the Midwest. The fair brings together the works and perspectives of artists from ten cities in Indiana; Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans, Washington DC, and Los Angeles; and the countries of Ghana and Nigeria.