Miami Wynwood Is Where The Art Is
Millerntor Gallery goes Art Basel Miami – Day 7
Taking over Miami Beach! Our rolling gallery boarded just in front of Scope. A lot of muscles, a lot of boobs and a lot of art lovers passed by. At least we stood there for three hours before the Police asked us to move away.
I took the opportunity to have a look at the Scope tent. And: I was really impressed! A lot of young and talented artists with new techniques! The art was loud, colorful and I thought that Mickey Mouse was outdated but: no. And still Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans. In glitter this time. Actually, glitter was all over the place. What really caught me was the big wall at the entrance by Oliver Vernon and Christian Calabro. Loud and colorful as described before. Another one that I want to share with you was a mixed media work by Peter Gronquist. Bam! Then the woven work by Jorge Otero, really nice! The last one you need to have a look at is from Seon-Tae Hwang: a photo with light in the photo and real light in the back. I could have spent hours in there, but the crew was waiting.
Vernon & CalabroLow Bros
Back outside, we had the feeling, that it is easier for the rolling gallery crew to perform in Wynwood. We went to Juxztapoz Clubhouse, where a nice exhibition opened that day. Really nice works of Fintan Magee and Cinta Vidal (who was also represented at Scope) and of course our friends Low Bros.
The rest of the evening with the gallery was not really successful. Actually, the people liked our installation but they were afraid to give us power (probably because they thought they might lose their own permit or whatever). Okay, gallery back on the truck and then some gallery hopping. At the first we got a cinnamon shot (really good!), at the second some champagne (really good!) and at the third some donuts (really good!). Most of the art was quite dull though and this one gallery I wrote about before (that was more of a techno party than a gallery) redesigned the exhibition but still had their best work behind the bar (why would you do that?).
Wynwood is crazy. Like really crazy. You find something going on on every corner, like a breakdance session on the sidewalk, a lot of food trucks, loud music everywhere and people in weird dresses. The whole district seems like one big party. In the end we found a good opening of Alex Yanes, beer for 4 dollars (that’s really cheap!) and almond croissants for 5 dollars. While we were still looking for some dancing, we found a passage with nice beats but we realized it is worse than a dancehall party: a lot of breaks but the music didn’t continue.
Anyway, it was raining (Hamburg weather) so we decided to go home. The next day everybody in the house was excited because of the FC Sankt Pauli match. We really need to win now!