The much-anticipated debut of Art Wynwood will take place this weekend from February 16-20 in the impressive 100,000-square-foot Art Miami Pavilion. The program will present and honor some 500 artists from across the world. Official sponsors for the event include Superyachts.com, JW Marriot Marquis Miami, Hotel Beaux Arts Miami, Turon Travel, Museo Vault, Kushner Moving Group, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Miami Art Dealers Association, Wynwood Art Dealers Association, Goldman Properties, Lombardi Properties, The Miami Herald, Wynwood Walls, db Bistro Moderne, Joey’s, Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, Bakehouse Art Center, Société Perrier, The Miami New Times and Midtown Miami.
Here’s a guide for what’s haute during Art Wynwood:
The official Art Wynwood VIP Preview on Thursday, Feb. 16, will feature a special live performance and exhibit by Indian visual artist Amrita Sen. Commonly known as Bollydoll, Sen is not only recognized as the talent who sang “Jai-Ho,” the theme song from Slumdog Millionaire, but has also worked alongside Timbaland and has performed at The Oscars.
Much-acclaimed fashion designer and visual artist Luis Valenzuela will be onsite on opening night showing a selection of one-of-a-kind pieces created for his EcoArtFashion© collection. His innovative collection features gowns based on works of art from legends such as Dali and Picasso.
Flying Murals of Wynwood & Camo Deer
Tony Goldman will exhibit what he describes as “the flying murals of Wynwood” in the fair’s VIP Lounge. The exhibition will showcase the work of Retna, How & Nosm, DAZE, Aiko and Futura and Ron English, who is one of the most prolific and recognizable artists of the day.
Displayed throughout the Pavilion, this exhibition will feature Anne Lindberg’s Untitled, Cloud Series made of metal, wood, acrylic paint and graphite, as well as Ramirez Villamizar’s rusted steel Manto Emplumado and many other impressive pieces.
Art Video and New Media
Internationally acclaimed filmmaker and artist Peter Sarkisian will present humorous table-top sized works, which portray the manipulation of floating pencils, journeys of small ink-covered figures struggling to reach a note pad, and the revision, editing and rewriting of a dictionary.