Wynwood is Dead – Long Live Wynwood!

Look what you have done to this city. First you invaded Downtown, then came the Design District, then Wynwood, now Little Haiti. What’s next, Allapattah? What has happened? What have you brought us? Safer streets, more colorful walls, bustling shops – all good. But my one dollar cortadito in a tiny cardboard cup, made with patience and love, has been replaced. But no worries. This $10 latte served in a hand-fired ceramic mug designed in Tokyo and manufactured in Milan was made by a true master, the apprentice of a barista who lives in the Tibetan part of Brooklyn. It is an excellent latte. It is just different. This is real coffee, real Miami, real art. But who decides? Andy Warhol said, “Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” Maybe he was right. Money and working and good business is what Miami is all about. And look around. It is also all about art. Miami is becoming a, if not the, premier art destination in the United States. Museums, galleries, murals, pop up exhibitions, public art, global art fairs. But that is only part of the story. Art does not only activate our spaces. It is also in the air, in the water, and in the soil. And in our soul. People say, “Art saved Wynwood.” Then I also hear people say, “Art killed Wynwood.” Wynwood is dead. Long live Wynwood! But what was Wynwood? And what is it now? And what do they mean by art? The place to expand the Basel brand Maybe it was the siren call of art that lured the Drug Enforcement Agency to locate their 45,000-square-foot confiscated narcotics facility at 95 NW 29th Street in Wynwood. It most certainly was art that brought Mera and...

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ArteAmericas 2013 edition will move to Wynwood in Miami

Miami, 17 December 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). ArteAmericas is the first art fair of art from Latin America. For the next year’s edition, the fair will take place in the neighbourhood of Wynwood, Miami. Usually the fair showcases contemporary arts —painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media — at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Miami has long been considered the gateway to the Americas and a place where Caribbean and Hispanic influences richly form the local culture. This unique art fair comprises the latest trends in the different existing media and attracts audience from all over the world. Galleries from all over Latin America participate and represent hundreds of emerging artists and renowed masters. It allows collectors and art professionals to gather among the present art trends. ArteAmericas is certainly an exceptional opportunity to share and celebrate a passion for Hispanic...

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