Here Comes The Neighbourhood
Here Comes The Neighbourhood is a short-form docuseries that explores the power of public art and innovation to uplift and revitalise urban communities. In the first pilot season, the series focuses on the art district of Wynwood, Miami, telling the remarkable story first-hand from the artists involved.
Wynwood Walls saw urban visionary Tony Goldman partner with director of MoCa LA’s Jeffrey Deitch turn the area’s urban landscape into a living, breathing outside exhibition space in 2009. Six warehouse buildings and a parking lot were transformed by some of the biggest names in street art, turning the once lifeless spaces into a vibrant wash of colour, that brought art to the masses and revigo.
Now, two years on, the Wynwood Walls Project has expanded to feature the creative works of over 30 street artists, muralists and graffiti writers, becoming one of the largest commissioned murals in the world.
Tony Goldman himself, selected this years artists along with Medvin Sobio, art consultant of the Visual Arts Collective Viejas Del Mercado. The range of artists now includes Date Farmers from Coachella, Ron English of Texas, Gaia of Baltimore and Sego&Saner from Mexico City joining the founding artists, Futura, Shepard Fairey, OS Gemeos, Kenny Scharf and others.
Here Comes The Neighbourhood series looks at how this urban community has evolved and tracks its transition. Each episode contains images and commentary from renowned documentary photographer Martha Cooper, who has followed The Walls since its birth in 2009, and whose photographs will appear in a special edition book ‘The Wynwood Walls and Doors’, being released at this years Art Basel.
In the coming days, the brilliant site THINK-WORK-PLAY.COM will be featuring some exclusive content from this year’s Miami Art Basel, so go over to their site and check it out!
For more information on the Wynwood Walls click here.