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On January 31st, The Untitled Magazine’s founder, artist Indira Cesarine, opened her latest solo exhibition, “LUMIÈRE,” presented by MakersPlace at The Canvas 3.0 in partnership with The Untitled Space gallery at the Oculus in the World Trade Center. Guests from the art, fashion, and NFT worlds came together to celebrate her genesis NFT drop for the renowned digital art platform featuring 20 animated photographic light paintings on WHIM fine art screens throughout the gallery along with a selection of aluminum prints, large-scale framed photographs, video art films, and welded steel sculptures.

“LUMIÈRE” encapsulates Cesarine’s contemporary female gaze on Surrealism, a theme the artist has been exploring through a variety of mediums over the past several decades. For her latest series of works, Cesarine juxtaposes the surreal techniques of light painting with graceful and empowering portraits of female dancers to evoke an ethereal universe of divine energy.  Through digital animation, Cesarine’s light paintings come to life, harmonizing with her chiaroscuro portraits that accentuate the power of the human spirit through the movements of dance.” 

Janine Tondu, Indira Cesarine (Photography by Memry for BFA)

Curated by MakersPlace Senior Director Jessica Marinaro, the exhibit also previewed Cesarine’s “Lumière” wearable art fashion collection for The Untitled Boutique with a performance by WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company in the photo-printed garments culminating the evening of engaging art and performance. Guests enjoyed drinks courtesy of Sant’Arturo along with complimentary copies of The Untitled Magazine’s “REBEL” Issue. 

“The “LUMIÈRE” collection is a culmination of my exploration of the contemporary female gaze on Surrealism. “Lumière” is not just an exploration of visual aesthetics but an introspective journey into the symbolic significance of light. It delves into the implications of illumination as a metaphor for enlightenment, hope, and the constant pursuit of understanding. In “LUMIÈRE,” I beckon you to immerse yourself in a world where light, movement, and symbolism converge, inviting you to perceive the profound mystery and beauty inherent in the dance of life.” – Indira Cesarine

Head over to MakersPlace to view Cesarine’s “LUMIÈRE” NFT artwork collection, read more about the exhibit on The Untitled Space website, and stay tuned for the launch of the fashion collection at The Untitled Boutique, coming soon! 


Event Photos by Memry for BFA, David Warren, and Alex Korolkovas. 

Indira Cesarine with White Wave Dance Company Mark Willis, Madeline Dwyer, Ellie Swainhart, Blue Richardson wearing the “Lumière” Collection (Photography by Memry for BFA)

Indira Cesarine is a multidisciplinary artist who works with photography, video, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Empowering feminist themes are often a point of departure for her artwork, which is influenced by autobiographical content, her Latinx heritage, and women’s history. Cesarine had her first solo show at the age of sixteen at Paul Mellon Arts Center. After graduating with a triple major from Columbia University, she continued her career in London where she received photography commissions by Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, and many other international titles while still in her early twenties.

Her artwork has been featured internationally at many galleries, museums, and art fairs, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hudson Valley MOCA, The Watermill Center, Mattatuck Museum, Albany Institute, National Museum of Women, CICA Museum, Smack Mellon, San Luis Obispo Museum, French Embassy Cultural Center, Art Basel Miami, SCOPE Art Fair, Rockefeller Center, Cannes Film Festival, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show to name a few. Her artwork and exhibitions have been featured internationally in numerous publications including The New York Times, Vogue, Forbes, Newsweek, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, Dazed, New York Magazine, and The Huffington Post among many others.

Aside from her work as an artist, she is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Untitled Magazine, founder of Art4Equality, a non-profit initiative supporting equality in the arts, as well as founder of The Untitled Space art gallery. She currently lives and works in Tribeca, NY.

Curator Jessica Marinaro and Indira Cesarine at the Lumiere Solo Exhibition and Genesis NFT Drop at The Canvas 3.0 Gallery at Oculus World Trade Center New York, NY on January 31, 2024. (Photo by David Warren /Sipa​ USA)


MakersPlace is the premier fine-art marketplace to discover and buy authentic digital art from the world’s leading artists. Established in 2018, MakersPlace utilizes blockchain technology to facilitate the sale of authentic, original digital artwork, ensuring rarity and ownership for both creators and collectors. Aiming to enable a vibrant future for digital creativity, MakersPlace has set global benchmarks in the digital art realm, most notably with the historic sale of Beeple’s Everydays: The First 5000 Days in partnership with Christie’s auction house.


The Canvas 3.0 is a gallery and hub in the Oculus at the World Trade Center in New York City for Web 3.0 experiences in partnership with WHIM. With a focus on empowering independent creators, the space bridges digital and physical through events, activations, and installations aiming to make Web 3.0 accessible and open to all. The Canvas is a member of the United Nations Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network – a platform for industry stakeholders, media, Governments, and UN system entities to showcase collaborations that accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.


White Wave Dance Company: Mark Willis, Blue Richardson, Madeline Dwyer, Ellie Swainhart wearing the “Lumière” Collection (Photography by Memry for BFA)


Formed in 1988, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company strives to inspire audiences through multi-dimensional dance productions reflecting themes and philosophies both modern and timeless. Our mission is to be a potent stimulus for change and expansion of the dance/arts world through the production of dance concerts, classes, residencies, and education. 

Artistic Director Young Soon Kim is a recipient of the 2023 Bessies Angel Honoree Award, and is a nationally and internationally acclaimed choreographer, whose work has been hailed for its exhilarating, visually stunning, and emotionally rich phrases and textures. 

Ms. Kim’s vision is expansive, challenging the threshold of dance, music, theater and visual art, surging forward to create new possibilities. Ms. Kim creates works of vision and movement language in reverence and awe of novelty that challenge and broaden the boundaries of dance.