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Dare You To Look | An Exclusive Glance at Alexandra Giniger

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Alexandra Giniger is founder of theCurated, a New York-based arts consultancy firm. After receiving her Master's degree from Georgetown University, with a concentration in Modern & Contemporary Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art (London), Alexandra lived in Washington, DC, where she was recruited as founding Director of Lamont Bishop Gallery. For over three years, Alexandra managed the Brooklyn-based studios of world-renowned artist, Wangechi Mutu, until recently being appointed Finance Director of Greene Naftali Gallery in Chelsea.

We got a chance to speak with Alexandra, pronounced ever-so-hautely alek•SAHNNNN•dra, before the opening of a show she is curating with a real socio-cultural message behind it. Haute Chicago prides itself on being in the know when it comes to fashion, art, music and culture, so the light she is shedding on, not only the art world, but also the constant battle happening in the eastern region of Africa surrounding gay rights is beyond commendable. Let's dive right in.

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Am I My Sister's Keeper?

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There’s no breaking the bond two sisters have with one another, no matter how different their personalities may be. Sister's Keeper is a story of love, friendship, family and HIV. It follows the lives of two sisters, Eve and Margo, who refuse to let their different lifestyles cause them to forget their common bond. When crisis strikes, they are reminded that family is the refuge we run to for safety in the time of trouble. It  is a re-write of the play Miracles, which was originally written by the late Lynda J. Jones in 1999. Lynda’s daughters, Terri Jones Salter and Sherri Jones collaborated with Cordelia Donovan to continue their mother’s legacy. Sister's Keeper will have its world premiere September 10th – 14th in Theater for the New City's 2015 Dream Up Festival.

This production shines the spotlight on a topic still considered taboo in many communities. It aims to begin an impactful narrative around the HIV/AIDS epidemic in today’s society with its acclaimed cast and soulful music and lyrics written by two time Grammy award winner Kyle Bynoe of CMORE5 Music, Inc. Intrigued with the back story and the importance of the message, we were recently able to get a little bit more in depth with the sisters. Here's what they had to say...

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Ink the Deal.

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Tattoo art is fast becoming a MAJOR part of fashion. From Alexander McQueen, Sass and Bide, and John Galliano all use tattoo art (i.e. tattooed models, or temporary tattoos) to amplify the avant garde nature of their runway shows and advertisements. We at Haute Chicago are jumping head first into the tattoo fashion trend the only way we know how..by letting a top artist do a little work on yours truly!!!

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