FEAR LESS: ART BASEL MIAMI ART WEEK AT WYNWOOD WALLS BRINGS TWELVE NEW WALLS BY INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED MURALISTS
Presented by Citi
This year’s Art Basel Miami Art Week program, entitled Fear Less, will encompass 12 new walls, all thematically linked by the title and a distinct double meaning– it is a call to be fearless in a world that often seems absorbed with fear. According to Jessica Goldman Srebnick, CEO of Goldman Properties and chief curator since 2012, “Every year we choose a unifying theme and ask our artists to somehow address this in their work with the goal of pushing the narrative. This year, with everything going on in the world I felt it appropriate to advocate a message of courage, in the hopes that we can all embody courage in our everyday lives. Street artists by vocation are some of the most fearless people I’ve met — and here in Wynwood, we’ve grown from a marginal area that many feared to explore – into one of the most desirable art-filled locations in the world. My father (Tony Goldman) always said, ‘Don’t give in to fear,’ and this year we’re honoring that sentiment.”
Fear Less will showcase the work of a varied mix of outstanding artists – some household names in the street art world, others up and coming. In addition to Hiratsuka, artists include Audrey Kawasaki (CA, USA), AVAF (Brazil), Beau Stanton (CA, USA), Case (Germany) Dasic Fernandez (Chile) David Choe (CA, USA), Faith47 (South Africa), Felipe Pantone (Spain), Findac (UK) , Okuda (Spain), Pixel Pancho (Italy,) Risk (CA, USA), Tatiana Suarez (FL, USA) .
In addition to the new murals for Wynwood Walls, Goldman Global Arts, a newly-formed company by Jessica Goldman Srebnick and artist Peter Tunney, responsible for the groundbreaking mural project at Hard Rock Stadium, will debut an exhibition in Wynwood Walls’ Garden House. The exhibition will feature original works of art by many of the Wynwood Walls’ artists, including Crash, Daze, Logan Hicks, The London Police, Case, Hueman, Inti, Pose and Faith 47. Comprised of both paintings and sculptures, most of the pieces have never been seen and are the most recent works of these most dynamic and creative artists working today.
Citi will return as Wynwood Walls’ Presenting Sponsor, supporting the program’s public art and events. Citi is also supporting an initiative with Okuda, one of the artists participating in Fear Less. Okuda who has a history of showing his work on trucks, trains, motorbikes , and boats around the world, and now, in addition to his mural at Wynwood Walls, his work will be visible on the Miami Citibike fleet and at the Citibike stations.
“At Citi, we’re proud to sponsor this incredible exhibition of vibrant talent, creativity and unique expression that is featured at Wynwood Walls for Art Basel this year,” said Citi Managing Director, Mindy Mercaldo. “Miami residents live, thrive, and make it here, and are a reflection of the exceptionally brave cultural display that they can experience at Wynwood Walls.”
- Wynwood Walls VIP Opening Night, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 – Free and open to the public from 11PM to 2AM.
- Artist Talk, Thursday, December 1, 2016 — Panel discussion with the artists of Wynwood Walls, moderated by Brooklyn Street Art in the Goldman Global Arts Gallery at 6:30PM
- Goldman Global Arts Gallery Exhibition– featuring original works by the artists of the Wynwood Walls curated by Goldman Global Arts. Open Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 thru December 4th 2016 from 10AM-10PM