December 07, 2020
3 Lessons from Miami
Art Week 2020
After a chill Miami Art Week void of overcrowded events and parties, there were some interesting shows and events that lessened our appetite for art. Here are three local art events that we attended that took advantage of an unlikely circumstance and turned it into local vibes.
Miami Art Society Gallery:
Holiday Art Spree Shop
After a successful reopening of their gallery, the Miami Art Society Gallery finished Miami Art week strong on Sunday with the new launch of their shop. Right in time for the holidays, you will find a wide array of artworks and collectible goodies, perfect for holiday gifts. Besides art and collectibles, you will also find exclusive designer clothing and kicks by the Plus Givens x Abstrk collaboration perfect for the hypebeast at heart. Founded in 2019 by curator J.P.S. Williams, Miami Art Society prides itself in exhibiting local Miami artists breaking the traditional barrier between artist and gallerist. If you appreciate local art and want to support local artists this is the perfect place for you to discover Miami’s rising and notable artists.
J.P.S. Williams, Founder Miami Art Society Gallery
Besides the shop, you can also visit their gallery next door which currently has a show running titled American RE:GENESIS. Here you will find larger-scale artworks created during the pandemic by their best artists.
Location: 3801 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL, 33127 (Miami Design District)
The Artists: Rutamfi, Cesar Santos, Tatiana Suarez, Santiago Rubino, Hoxxoh, Adrian Avila, Ahol Sniffs Glue, Reinier Gamboa, Tuto, Amliv Sotomayor, Eduardo Angel, Filio Galvez, Gustavo Oviedo, M’wanel Pierre-Louis, Derek Hunter, Baghead, Magnus Sodamin, Jesus Emmanuel Villarreal, Abstrk, Giano Currie, Jason Seife, Jose Felix Perez, Plus Givens, Marlon Pruz, Ian Fichman, Nestor Arenas, Jeff Dekal
IMPERMANENCE by Urbanism Summit x VOID Projects:
Archivists of the Ephemeral, Never Owners of the Tangible
If we’ve learned anything this year it’s that nothing lasts forever, and that’s exactly what this 5-day event highlighted. Urbanism Summit in collaboration with Void Projects curated an ongoing mural project where 5 artists created a mural before being erased successively by the next. As consumers of art, we sometimes take for granted that even art does not last forever, and coming to that conclusion we can only appreciate it more. Founder and CEO of Urbanism Summit, Andrew Quarrie, says that this event marks the inaugural occasion of future events that will be curated with a similar ethos.
Founded in 2016, Urbanism Summit emerged in response to the necessity to accelerate the pace of innovation in building people-centered cities and communities. By focusing on action-based discussions they aim to help provide strategies for shaping the future of urbanization, specifically with people in mind.
Void Projects is a cultural platform initiated by artist Axel Void, a painter, muralist, and installation artist. They curate artist-led projects seeks to encourage a public dialogue outside of the conventional art space which returns all profits to the participating artists.
Andrew Quarrie, Founder/CEO Urbanism Summit
Axel Void, Founder Void Projects
The event was hosted in the MiMo District at the Knoxon (a Vagabond Group property)