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Living in a Contemporary World Art Wynwood shined a spotlight on Midtown Miami and the Wynwood Arts District as a year long flourishing international cultural destination.

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Milk: what will you make of me? Paint contoured the body, milk released it, Alexa captured this incredible chemistr y.

An utterly distinctive and unforgettable one, that can play as important a role in her songs as any other musical detail.

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Get your Gallery Diet Daniel Milewski explores the life in Miami’s artiest neighborhood in his solo show “The Umpire.”

Miami’s Revolutionary Art Scene

Artists from ever y aspect have started to set this city to be viewed as creative, innovative, bold, and enchanting. This is where you can indulge in the one life that we are given to explore all of our senses.

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Art Wynwood shined a spotlight on Midtown Miami and the Wynwood Arts District as a year long flourishing international cultural destination.

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and modern works and will have its own distinct identity and design. A unique

feature will be the highlight of street art, murals, pop surrealism and other genres

from the contemporary underground movement.

Art Wynwood is perfectly positioned to further the growing world-wide

recognition of this movement by providing the enthusiast and seasoned art world traveler alike a distinctive opportunity to explore, learn and collect what is fast becoming the most significant art movement of our times. Art Wynwood 2013 will continue to coincide with the 25th edition of the prestigious Miami International Yacht & Brokerage Show (located less than five miles from the Art Miami Pavilion), which transforms Collins Avenue into

a multimillion dollar presentation of yachts and super yachts. The Yacht and Brokerage show is known to attract qualified buyers from all over the U.S. as well as France, Brazil, China, Colombia, Russia, Argentina, Mexico, Italy and Sweden. This alignment will provide Art Wynwood dealers with the

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group of international collectors during the busiest holiday weekend in Miami.

The inaugural edition of Art Wynwood attracted more than 23,500 v5,100 collectors and art enthusiasts attending

the Opening Night VIP Private Preview. The fair showcased a diverse range of fresh and edgy works by established, mid-career and emerging international contemporary and urban street artists from around the globe. Art Wynwood shined a spotlight on Midtown Miami and the Wynwood Arts District as a year long flourishing international cultural destination. The Fair will continue to distinguish the Wynwood Arts District as Miami’s epicenter where art, fashion, design and the culinary arts intersect.

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MILK what will you make of me?​​​​

Paint contoured the body, milk released it, Alexa captured this incredible chemistry. Violet Monroe

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lexa Meade and Sheila Vand have collaborated on a body of work that explores the fluidity of form in relation to time and space. By stripping the subject of depth and dimension, a displacement of identity ensues, demonstrating the power of context over content. Meade’s signature style of painting portraits on the body is submerged in a canvas of milk, where Vand’s performance is dictated by the opposing forces of fixed shadows and fluid space. Together, the artists compose an expressive identity for each image, but as the milk interacts with the pre-arranged pose, a new identity is formed that must be constantly re-imagined and re-shaped in the moment. As the paint seeps away into the milk, Vand’s performance must continually shift to accommodate its new context and form while Meade’s photography must capture the ephemeral moments before they de-materialize. The result is an ever-evolving, time-based portrait that includes every layer of the process within each consecutive frame. Each new visual identity is a product of the versions that came before. The surface of the milk intersects Vand’s body at an uneven and unusual plane, creating a sense of movement and depth beneath her compressed form. This play on dimensionality in the picture plane evokes an optical illusion that activates the viewer’s experience by challenging their common perceptions. The identifiable becomes ineffable, giving the flat photography of the painted three-dimensional space an unsettling tone. By blending the borders between the subject and its surroundings, identity is muted and we’re left with the distilled nuances that shape the space.

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The city that has completely changed because of the ambition in our youth.

Miami Sure, we have hurricanes and heat but we also have the Hurricanes and the Heat. And we think all New Yorkers secretly want to move down her, I mean who doesn’t? In most places, as time marches on, people get older. This does not exist in Miami Beach, where, perhaps due to its proximity to Ponce de León’s fountain of youth, the population is steadily getting younger and we’re not just talking about Botox and implants. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the figures provided by the United States Census Bureau: In 1980 the median age in Miami Beach was 65. Three decades later, the 2010 census tells us the median age is 40. Some may say that our fair city’s beauty attracts the young and restless, but we at MM can’t rule out the possibility that at least some of the people who call Miami Beach home are aging backward. It would explain why so many folks here not only look so good, but also seem capable of partying until dawn on a regular basis with little evident consequence. Nearly a decade after the annual Art Basel fair first arrived on Miami Beach, the local art scene is anything but underground, and far more entrenched than merely a one week a year phenomenon. Indeed, instead of leaving town for greener pastures in New York, Miami artists are increasingly bumping into transplanted New Yorkers hoping to kick-start their art careers in Wynwood. Can you blame them? Our local mandarins seem to have gone art crazy, dispensing grants, real estate and media exposure with a fervor that would’ve made even the Medici blush.

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But common sense, slow growth and clear-headed moderation have never been notions popular among Miamians. Go big or go home! That’s not to say this burg has fully transformed itself into the New Art City its cultural boosters envision. Post-market crash, there are still too few collectors with empty walls and unholstered checkbooks. And those freshly arrived New Yorkers have been towing an awful lot of conceptual baggage in their wake, adding a layer of theoretical clutter to what was previously an almost deliriously accessible, and viscerally inviting, visual arts scene. Moreover, several of Miami’s standard bearers, such as sculptor Daniel Arsham and painter Hernan Bas, don’t even live in Miami anymore. However, though a few notable tyros may have packed their bags, a host of veteran artists like Carol Brown, Robert Chambers, Barbara Neijna and Robert Thiele, just for starters, continue to produce transcendent work that demands attention. Discerning gallery owners like David Castillo, Brook Dorsch, Carol Jazzar, Nina Johnson and Fredric Snitzer are supporting new talent in the way that matters most by offering them exhibition space. And after much drama, that new Miami Art Museum might just get built after all. Indeed, for all its growing pains and premature sense of grandeur, Miami’s art whirl remains one of the most vibrant of such milieus in the country. If you can avoid choking to death from the exhaust of Wynwood’s swarming food trucks, it’s still the best show in town.

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Ellie Goulding

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An utterly distinctive and unforgettable one, that can play as important a role in her songs as any other musical detail. Photo Credit Alexander Childs Art Directon Kayla Gonzalez Clothes Christina Maimo MakeUp David Shinholster Written Cara Shins

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has been the biggest influence on this record; I feel like what I do is lonely, I stil feel like there is this force, pushing me to do this,

ever likely to be one of those singers who is content just to turn up, lay down a main vocal part and leave, Ellie’s approach to writing and recording is, she admits, borderline obsessive – but then, anything less, she says, would be a waste of time. As her debut album, Lights, made so thrillingly clear, Ellie Goulding uses her voice as a texture in much the same way that a skilled instrumentalist would. It is a sound – in Ellie’s case, an utterly distinctive and unforgettable one – that can play as important a role in her songs as any other musical detail. The new record Halcyon describes a journey out of heartache and towards hope. It is almost as if you can hear Ellie’s psyche shrinking and then renewing, rebooting itself after two-and-a-half tumultuous years in her life: a Brit award, the release of Lights, love, loss, writer’s block, a new relationship, singing at the White House and at a certain spring wedding, a number one pop record that has done over 3m in America, confronting her doubts and fears, digging deep and locating her artistry again, returning to the countryside she grew up in and, in a converted barn, making a record that confirms her as one of this country’s most singular and compelling songwriters. Two such fans are a young couple who, in April 2011, were married in London and, for one of the few private moments the world allowed them on the day, approached Ellie and asked her to sing at the party they were holding following the wedding reception. It isn’t every day, of course, that a musician will stand on a stage as a pair of giant doors open, and watch pretty much the entire Royal Family advance into the room, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at their head, ready to be entertained. But that is exactly what happened to Ellie and her band at Buckingham Palace when, after months of secret negotiations during which Ellie

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was sworn to – and maintained – her silence, she sang a selection of her own songs and cover versions (including tracks by Michael Jackson, Tina Turner and, inevitably, Elton John’s Your Song) for the newly-wed royals, and afterwards mingled with their guests. Ellie’s success in America – her single, Lights, is still an immovable fixture in the upper reaches of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, after 35 weeks – has been another experience she finds it hard to describe. America has clearly got under her skin. “They embrace everything,” Ellie says. “They’ll take your biggest fault and turn it into something positive. And the work ethic in music over there isn’t like anything I’ve ever known. You get back to your hotel at one in the morning and someone will contact you and go, ‘Do you want to come over to the studio?’. So over you go, and there’s Swedish House Mafia and Skrillex there, and will.I.am in the next-door studio. Everyone’s just hanging out, making music.” Capturing a period of profound change and transition in Ellie’s life, Halcyon is, despite the mournful nature of much of its inspiration, ultimately a redemptive album. Above all, it communicates the sense of a young musician poised on the cusp of new adventures, the war won, and lessons learned. When she says, “Loneliness has been the biggest influence on this record; I feel like what I do is lonely”, you want to give her a reassuring hug. But then Ellie will follow this with: “I still feel like there’s this force, pushing me to do this.” And you are reminded of precisely what it is that makes her so special: honest and self-aware enough to endure and acknowledge her propensity for what she herself calls “overthinking”; brave enough to confront this and go into battle again; and possessed of a talent, and a voice, of such extraordinary power that, for all her vulnerability, you sense that, deep down, Ellie Goulding knows she is impregnable.

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Feed your soul. Jessica Whiler

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Amir Ben Zion has teamed up with Philly native Amaris Jones to launch SOUTH STREET, a neo soul restaurant & bar at the former Sra. Martinez space in the Design District at 40th Street and 2nd Ave. SOUTH STREET’s neo soul menu will feature Amaris’ family recipes infused with the innovation one comes to expect from a Ben-Zion venture. Classic favorites like fried chicken, cornbread muffins and shrimp & grits will be staples on her menu along side some newly conceived standards. A full cocktail menu features homemade spiked teas and an array of specialty & old fashion cocktails designed by Bar Lab. Bottle service and an extensive wine and cognac selection are also available. SOUTH STREET’s upper level lounge floods the room with live music from DJs and impromptu performers on the house keys. The soundtrack pairs a dash of Billie, a pinch of Badu and a side of Simone, to a main dish of Motown classics, blues, & Boom-bap hiphop. SOUTH STREET will comfort your ears, palate and soul with its contemporary twist on a downhome idea. The atmosphere is very contemporary, the dishes are simply delicious. Southstreet has definitely filled the empty spot of southern hospitality and foo that was missing in these city streets.

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Miami Street Art

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His wheat-paste figures are drawn, colored, and cut by hand.

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Buddah Funk or B. Funk is a Miami based photographer turned street artist. B. Funk is currently working oh his “El Dorado” series dealing with nature and metaphysics of a lost culture. Influenced by ancient artifacts found throughout Colombia (his background). “For me it is a way of paying respect to the ancient artist while at the same time exposing others to it.” B. Funk is currently working with different mediums. His street work consist of wheat-pasting and stencils of his “El Dorado” figures as he interacts with the environment, and urban landscape. His wheat-paste figures are drawn, colored, and cut by hand. B. Funk has been busy affixing his gold and black oil-based butterflies, flowers and lizards onto galleries, restaurants, bars, carefully brushing them with wheat paste to stick to the high-profile walls. He has been doing this for eight months, from Miami Beach to Wynwood to the Design District. It’s important “to be seen in the art community,” said Gomez, a Los Angeles native who moved to Miami 20 yevars ago to attend Miami International University of Art and Design.


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can be as complicated “That as a crazy spectacle but

the circumstances often go unnoticed.

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A t Gallery Diet, Daniel Milewski continues exploring

life in Miami’s artiest neighborhood in his solo show “The Umpire.” The exhibit includes photography, collage, and sculpture riffing on the “banality” of everything from clothing to photography to memory, Milewski says. “What most interests me are the circumstances or things hidden in the mundane,” he says. “That can be as complicated as a crazy spectacle, but the circumstances often go unnoticed.” The collection, created in 2012, also reflect his experiences of the vagaries of daily life while running Lester’s, his bar/coffeehouse/art space just down the block from Diet. On view is a sculpture that looks like a pair of stilts draped in tie-dyed T-shirts, a sepiatinged portrait of Henry Flagler, and a photo collage depicting smooching punk rockers sporting porcupine Mohawks. “I like the idea of the ‘Umpire’ because he’s like a governor watching over a game,” Milewski adds. “The umpire makes the rules but doesn’t determine

the outcome of what happens in the game,” are found objects or at least reflect the impulse to reposition. Mostly banal in their object-hood and process,” the works endeavor to highlight micro spaces that have the capability for more complexity. Structures create distortions and mutations, governed by our own positioning and disturbed by our fragmented experiences as they take on seemingly natural and rational qualities,” explains Daniel Milewski Gallery Diet is pleased to announce The Umpire, a solo exhibition by Daniel Milewski. This will be Daniel’s second solo exhibition at Gallery Diet, he has participated in numerous group exhibitions at the gallery including a three person exhibit with Marcos Valella and Bhakti Baxter, and a solo exhibition at Dimensions Variable. The Umpire includes photography, collage, and sculpture created in 2012. In this body of work, Daniel continues to explore themes of myth and social structure. MM |0017


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Euophotic

A beautiful human being and his talent is immense! Euphotic is an entirely different ballet than Viscera. Maria Thedndy

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The Royal Ballet, Liam Scarlett, arrived at our Miami Beach studios to choreograph his first work was warmly welcomed by the smiling face of Principal Jeanette Delgado. From day one, Jeanette and Liam hit it off as great friends; which, lucky for us and our audiences, transpired into an extraordinary artistic collaboration. After watching Jeanette’s performance of Liam’s first work for MCB, Viscera, The New York Times named her “one of the world’s most marvelous ballerinas.” When we learned that Liam would be returning to MCB to create a second world premiere this year, we caught up with Jeanette to capture her excitement about once again working with the internationally acclaimed choreographer and close friend Liam Scarlett. “Working with Liam on two ballets now has been en entirely different experience for the company and me. Having a ballet created on us is so essential to our artistic development and makes us feel a part of the choreographic

process. Normally, learning a ballet involves working with a répétiteur or watching a video of past performances. When working with a choreographer on an original work, you have no point of reference for how the movement should appear. The choreographer has a vision, but they have never seen it on bodies. The process becomes more of a collaboration, which is very rewarding in the sense that you feel more like an artist, not just a dancer. Liam made such a wonderful impression on all the dancers in and outside of the studios. As a former dancer for The Royal Ballet, he relates to us so easily. He is a beautiful human being and his talent is immense! Euphotic is an entirely different ballet than Viscera. Most of us were already familiar with Liam’s movement and fluid port de bras so he could use the company on a greater scale and go even further with his ideas! It is so exciting to be an inspiration for new works that dance companies may be performing for years to come.”


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Located in Wynwood’s iconic neighborhood, Artopia Arts Center is a multidiscipline, space offering visual arts education, programming and entertainment for all ages. Located in a historic Wynwood building, Artopia forges a new framework for understanding these momentous changes in Miami’s cultural life. Artopia’s program promotes cultural development in the art community by supporting innovative visual art projects. Artopia Art Center celebrates 25 years in Wynwood, Miami. For several years it served as a studio for Pervis Young, Miami’s prominent outsider artist. On the western wall of the building we consistently display murals by notable local artists, such as Tomas Esson, Dario Posada, Alejandro Franco, Jorge Santos among others. Artopia Art Center has its custom frame shop where we can also prepare your artwork for storing or shipping with our special ARTEBOX® technology If you are interested in art history or the essence of art collecting visit our art lectures hosted by professors and curators from all over the world, and for those who want to discover their inner talents or develop their skills we offer live model drawing classes supervised by our artists.

The Collection at the gallery is comprised of artwork by a wide array of artists: from American, Latin American, Cuban masters to contemporary emerging painters and sculptors. Artopia forges a new framework for understanding these momentous changes in Miami’s cultural life. Artopia’s program promotes cultural development in the art community by supporting innovative visual art projects. The renovation at ARTOPIA through its engagement in arts and culture brings unique events, exhinitions and programs for artists, collectors and Miami art audiences.Coming soon: the Dialogs at the Art Lounge; “The Essence of Art Collecting” Lecture Series; Art Auction; Artopia Call to Artists; Discovering New and Emerging Artists Shows and the Wynwood Outdoor Weekend Art Market, enhancing access to the arts and promoting cultural awareness in Miami.

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Miami has always been known to offer beautiful beaches, great looking people, awesome weather, a charming nightlife. Today, for the lcoals it is not enough. This cultivating new generation has joined with this city and ovver time has changed the meaning of Miami. This city has hustled night and day to bring out this explosion of creativity. Spilling all over the streets of the newly developed city of Wynwood and Art district. Through the innovative form of expressing in many ways. Art galleries are

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blossoming out of every corner of Midtown, as well as new and hip restaurants serving flavors of succulent foods across the country, also fashion has started making a new stand. Dancing through the arts as musical and ballets direct themselves at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Along with the biggest music concerts and insomniatic nightlife Miami offers. This city is forever expanding into much more everyday. Every month there is something new amplifying it’s way to new heights. The Art Culture is revolutionizing Miami’s scene, artists from every aspect have started to set this city to be viewed as creative, innovative, bold, and an enchanting spot to indulge in the one life that we are given to explore all of our senses. Miami has become a place that the adventurous and experiencers can come to explore the creative and wild events offered to the public. So if your here just for vacation, a business trip, or just a local, looking for the best thing to hit up, don’t be scared, get out and enjoy this magnificent island. Have dinner at SouthStreet before you go to Wynwood Artwalk, or watch a Boys vs Girls at the Artsh Center. And if your ready for more, Midtowns bars have a stir waiting for you.


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