Streets of Wynwood: a wild ride into the riot of color, creativity and chaos that is Miami’s street art scene.
Every year during the Art Basel fair, street artists from around the globe converge on Miami’s Wynwood district to transform its streets anew with a riot of creative colors. Streets of Wynwood transports the viewer into this nomadic subculture to meet some of world’s best exponents of urban art and to appreciate first-hand how this once clandestine tribe of taggers, graffiti writers and muralists have claimed their place in the broader art world. It’s a dazzling experience.
Streets of Wynwood, a new film from WLRN Public Television, takes us inside this fascinating yet little-known global subculture that spans the artistic gamut from “tagging” and graffiti to towering murals of astonishing quality. Some might endure for years, while others vanish, or are defaced, within days of completion.
A Burgeoning Art Scene
Filmed by multiple camera crews during recent Art Basel Miami festivals, the film is both an immersive journey into an eye-popping street art jamboree, unparalleled in any other city, and a thoughtful exploration of a burgeoning artistic movement whose greatest exponents, like America’s Shepard Fairey, Brazil’s Eduardo Kobra, South Africa’s Faith47, and the mysterious Londoner known as Banksy, are today highly prized by art collectors, galleries and museums. It’s a beautiful and energetic world, fraught with danger.