The Jose De Diego Middle School sits just outside of the Wynwood arts district in Miami. Although Wynwood itself is gentrifying quickly, the areas around it, the areas that feed the school, like Overtown, are still fairly impoverished, tuff, and derelict. The JDD has little to no money for arts teachers, and as a result the school has no art programs. As a reaction to this, the school is now graced with over 80 murals created by Street Artists and Graffiti Artists from around the world. This massive on-going mural project is organized in large part by Robert De Los Rios as part of his RAW (Reimagining the Arts in Wynwood) effort. De Los Rios sat down with our man Hyland Mather and ate some Cuban food at the old school local’s diner, Enriqueta’s, where Rios did the ordering.
In continuation of the annual festivities in Miami’s Wynwood district for Art Basel, Ironlak Family members TUES, ENUE, KEMS, JURNE, SIRUM, LINZ, EWOK & AUGOR went to check out the action along with writers from all over the globe.
Two weeks ago we posted up part 1 of the BPTD Production video showing Anthony Lister at Wynwood Miami..
Well here is part 2, including an interview of Carla Azar, drummer for Autolux. She worked with Jack White on his latest album Blunderbuss and was involved in the opening night of the show, performing under the direction of Anthony Lister.
BPTD Productions present a new video of Anthony Lister, featuring an interview and showcasing the work he presented in Wynwood Miami last May. One should never miss the opportunity to hear Lister talk about anything, so take 5minutes to enjoy this.
Andrew Kaufman is based in Miami and has fond memories of Art Basel Miami Beach..
He remembers the first year, when there was a carnival as an installation complete with ferris wheel, fortune teller and merry go round. Now a TARGET department store sits where that empty lot with the carnival once was. 11 years on and Miami has changed quite a bit, this past Art Basel(’12) he decided to create a photo essay about the street art scene in Wynwood, Miami’s art district. The project is called I’M IN MIAMI BITCH! This is his first book, which he has self published and it has received great support from the local community, with Andrew being invited to the Miami International Book Fair as a featured speaker.
The book itself is full colour, 6×9″ and 216 pages, with a brief foreward by Kenny Scharf.
You can pre-order it now and for a limited time until September 15st, you can also grab an autographed 1st edition with a sticker pack included.