We are all looking forward to Miami Art Week, which opens this Monday, December 5. Surrounding Art Basel Miami Beach are plenty of side events that will enliven the Sushine State‘s premier city. While we wait to find out what this edition will have in store for us, which, among others, will host a work by JR and Andrés Reisinger, we want to tell you about one of the most famous street art museums in the world, located right in Miami. It is the Wynwood Walls, located in the Wynwood neighborhood of the same name. An industrial neighborhood that has recently been entirely redeveloped and has become a reference point for street artists and, in general, for all street art lovers. But let’s find out more about the museum and what’s going to happen during this year’s Art Week.
Actually, it is not really a museum, or at least not as we are used to conceiving it. As the name suggests, the Wynwood Walls is an open-air exhibition space consisting of walls that, from time to time, change their appearance precisely because of the artists invited. This initiative came to life in 2009, from the intuition of Tony Goldman and Jeffrey Deitch who chose this area surrounded by greenery as the beating heart of the neighborhood, now known for its murals.
Wynwood Walls anticipates the start of Miami Art Week with a new exhibition, which opened a few days ago. The title is The Power of Purpose and, in this sense, it is important to note that each exhibition they organize is based on a specific theme, with the intention of conveying a clear message. This time it is precisely the intention that is the message. In other words, The Power of Purpose talks about the importance “of finding our individual and collective purpose and doing so with kindness, empathy, integrity and humanity,” and leaves the audience with a question, “What is your purpose?” The artists involved are Greg Mike, The London Police, Lauren.Ys, Shok-1, Defer, Sandra Chevrier, Mojo, Leon Keer and Dan Lam. The latter, in particular, will present the sculpture A Subtle Alchemy on December 3, which will become part of the museum.