Watch this trailer for the new docu-series exploring the power of public art as an innovation to uplift & revitalise urban communities. The first episode of¬†Here Comes The Neighborhood¬†takes a look at the arts district of Wynwood Miami, specifically the Wynwood Walls, & features a number of acclaimed graffiti artists and muralists.
NOTE BEST VIEWED IN FIREFOX!!
In the first episode parking lots, loading docks & factory walls are transformed into “The Wynwood Walls”.
Having just graduated from art school this year, Gaia is the youngest artist to join the Wynwood Walls. For the Wynwood Doors, a portrait gallery of murals within the collection, Gaia painted a mural of Henry Flagler, the powerful oil and railroad tycoon who is responsible for modern day Florida. With this, he continues a practice of implanting modernist figures into landscapes that they have drastically changed for better or worse.
In this Episode, Kenny Scharf returns to Wynwood to expand on a piece he started in 2009, one of the original Wynwood Walls. Having seen street art evolve from the New York City graffiti scene in the 1980s, to its status today as an established and respected international art movement, he reflects on his life and career as an Artist. He addresses the downside of art being treated as fashion, and articulates the importance of creating a project where the art itself is not for sale. Kenny also discusses the pros and cons of gentrification and how it relates to the Wynwood district.
Wynwood Walls features as an installation as Design Miami [Art Basel]