Dec 1st, 2010. From 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Subversive social commentary is increasingly gaining visibility in the world of street art. Talented artists are manipulating household items to engage people through every day experiences. In 2009, Primary Flight, in partnership with CPOP gallery, erected a series of re-branded food and beverage street signs near fast food eateries to call attention to obesity and related issues.
This year, CPOP with Trusto Corp, whose mission is “dedicated to highlighting the hypocrisy and hilarity of human behavior through sarcasm and satire,” will produce an interactive circus in Cafeina’s garden. Common products, brands and games will be given new life and meaning under Trusto Corp’s warped, artful eyes. New Image Gallery, the Los Angeles group credited for mobilizing the careers of Shepard Fairey, Jo Jackson, Bäst and Barry McGee, will be adopting Cafeina’s exhibition space which will be open to the public December 1 to 5, 2010 during regular daytime hours.
After dark, anticipate surprise celebrity DJ and musical guests. Southbound, organizers have gained control of the RC Cola plant courtesy of Metro I Properties, where more than 80 Primary Flight artists are slated to paint its interiors and exterior (550 NW 24th Street, Miami). To the north, Primary Flight will also be growing into the Design District, developing murals on both sides of the Tuttle Wall on Biscayne Boulevard at 36th Street. Primary Flight, the Wynwood Arts District Association, and the City of Miami anticipate inducting 30+ murals into the inaugural Wynwood Mural Museum.
Murals erected in the last four years and iconic pieces that have since been covered will be featured on a map dedicated to street art and on the official website, to be unveiled during Art Basel. Select Primary Flight 2010 participants include: Askew, Bask, Burning Candy, Charles Craft, Cruz, Tristan Eaton, El Mac, Escif, Shepard Fairey, Herakut, Logan Hicks, Anthony Lister, Nunca, Revok, Remed, Reyes, Santiago Rubino, Stormie Mills, Christian Strike, Tatiana Suarez, Tackz, Tes One, The London Police, Michael Vasquez and many secret guests will be announced daily. Roughly 135 artists are scheduled to descend upon Miami to lift-off with Primary Flight this December.
297 Northwest 23rd Street, Wynwood
Miami, FL 33137