Haas & Hahn participate in The Art of Collaboration project, with internationally renowned street & mural artists
Established in 2009 as a “museum of the streets” by the late, legendary Tony Goldman with co-curator Jeffrey Deitch, Wynwood Walls has become an international phenomenon. Located on Wynwood’s NW 2nd Avenue, soon to be renamed Tony Goldman Way, the outdoor art museum, which features large scale murals by globally acclaimed street artists, reinvents itself annually with a program that surpasses what’s been done before and highlights artists whose work pushes the boundaries of imagination and creativity.
This year’s program will be no exception, as the Wynwood Walls presents The Art of Collaboration. The program looks to answer the question- what happens when two artists, each with their own unique style, come together to create something never before imagined but also celebrates the collaboration of art and community. In some cases, the artists have worked together before, in others, they have not even met.
Jessica Goldman Srebnick, CEO of Goldman Properties having taken over the role of Chief Curator of the Wynwood Walls in 2012 from her father Tony Goldman, has embraced the role with great passion. “My father taught me to always push the creative envelope. Last year we introduced the Women on the Walls program with great success, this year it is about the Art of Collaboration. I believe that strong partnerships can encourage and inspire greatness. The growth of Wynwood into an international mecca for the arts is the result of great collaborations. Whether a mural, or a new neighborhood, we can all benefit from working together and bringing our BEST to the table, or in this case the WALL.”
For over 45 years Goldman Properties has been recognizing the value in depressed, undervalued urban areas, reconstructing and transforming declining historic districts into popular, thriving global destinations. Goldman Properties has been recognized as the driving force behind the transformation of South Beach, Center City Philadelphia, SoHo and Wall Street in New York City and most recently the transformation of Wynwood, Miami’s emerging arts district.
Confirmed artists to date Include: Swoon (Brooklyn), Case (Germany), Cleon Peterson (Los Angeles) & Shepard Fairey (Los Angeles), Pose (Chicago) & Revok (Riverside, CA) Haas (Netherlands) & Hahn (Netherlands), Dal East (China) & Cryptik (Los Angeles), Faith 47 (South Africa) & Alexis Diaz (Puerto Rico).
Participating Dutch artists Haas & Hahn Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighborhoods, and involving those who live there — from the favelas of Rio to the streets of North Philadelphia. They are best known for their favela paintings.
Event Schedule to Date:
• _Wynwood Walls VIP Opening Night, Tuesday, December 2nd, 6PM -9PM (Open to the public 9PM-11PM) For more information: thewynwoodwalls.com
• _Artist Talk with Library Street Collective Thursday, December 4th, 6PM-8PM (215-217 NW 25th Street entrance also within Wynwood Walls). For more information: thewynwoodwalls.com
• _Yogart, Thursday, December 4th and Friday, December 5th, 6PM-7PM; Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th, 10AM-11AM. For more information: yogart.com
• _Artist Book & Print Signing Fair with Library Street Collective Friday, December 5th, 6PM-8PM(215-217 NW 25th Street entrance also within Wynwood Walls).
Wynwood Walls is located at 2520 NW 2nd Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets; Joey’s Italian Café and Wynwood Kitchen & Bar flank the Walls. Free and open to the public, the Walls will be open Art Basel Week from 10AM until Midnight. For more information and updates, please click here.
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