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HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD

6 Dec

HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD is a Short-Form Docuseries exploring the power of Public Art and innovation to uplift and revitalize urban communities. The Pilot Season revolves around the Arts District of Wynwood Miami, featuring an array of internationally acclaimed and locally respected Street Artists, Graffiti Writers and Muralists.

In 2009, Urban Visionary and Placemaker Tony Goldman partnered with Jeffrey Deitch (Deitch Projects Soho and now director of MoCa Los Angeles) to create the Wynwood Walls.What began with a series of parking lots, loading docks, and drab rundown factory buildings, became a curation of high caliber murals from Futura, Shepard Fairey, OS Gemeos, Kenny Scharf and others. The Walls opened for Art Basel 2009, and now two years later the collection has expanded to include over thirty artists from around the world, becoming a “Town Center” in a district that has grown into one of the largest concentrations of commissioned murals in the World.

This year Artists, many of whom have not shown work in the United States before, were selected by Tony Goldman, Goldman Projects Arts Manager Meghan Coleman and Art Consultant Medvin Sobio of the Visual Arts Collective Viejas Del Mercado. 33third Los Angeles, Mid City Arts, and Montana Cans worked together to provide paint for the project’s ambitious expansion.

HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD explores a unique juncture in history as a new community emerges and evolves. A progressive urban revitalization campaign is examined in the first person, using this year’s new Artists and their commissions as a lens to explore a neighborhood in transition. The Series is framed by colorful overview and concluding episodes, providing the scope of past, present and future. Each episode is accented by images from legendary Documentary Photographer Martha Cooper, who has been capturing The Walls since they began in 2009. Her Photographs will also appear in a Special Edition Art Book “The Wynwood Walls and Doors” set to be released at Art
Basel 2011.

For more information on the artists and history of the Wynwood Walls visit thewynwoodwalls.com

Episodes of HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD will digitally premiere for free in the weeks leading up to Art Basel. You are invited and encouraged to share, blog, “like” tweet and tumble this content freely and enthusiastically. Your interest and support is deeply appreciated. To learn more and to view the episodes as they are released, please visit the official site HCTN.tv and the VIMEO PAGE, or contact us directly at INFO@hctn.tv

HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Directed By: Jenner Furst
Produced By: Ben Solomon
Supervising Producers: Julia Willoughby Nason & Daniel B. Levin

Created By: Jenner Furst & Tony Goldman
Executive Producer: Tony Goldman

A CINEMART Production
In Association With Goldman Projects
Coordinating Producer: Meghan Coleman
Consulting Producer: Medvin Sobio

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In the first episode of HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD the stage is set for the Wynwood Arts District. Parking lots, loading docks and factory walls are transformed into “The Wynwood Walls”. Founder Tony Goldman explains his vision for a town center, while Jeffrey Deitch, Arts Manager Meghan Coleman and Co-Curator Medvin Sobio offer their insight into the project’s significance, taking us into the present day expansion. In addition, Photographer Martha Cooper and Miami based Mural Project Primary Flight weigh in.

Participating artists: Kenny Scharf, Shepherd Fairey, Kunle Martins (Earsnot), Gaia, Shie Moreno, and Patrick McNeil from the artist collective Faile. Featuring Original Music from: Hanni El Khatib, Ducky, Tommy Mas and Clams Casino.
For More Information visit : HCTN.tv and vimeo.com/herecomestheneighborhood

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Having just graduated from art school this year, Gaia is the youngest artist to join the Wynwood Walls. For the Wynwood Doors, a portrait gallery of murals within the collection, Gaia painted a mural of Henry Flagler, the powerful oil and railroad tycoon who is responsible for modern day Florida. With this, he continues a practice of implanting modernist figures into landscapes that they have drastically changed for better or worse.

Featured Music: “Sleeptalk” & “Cross” by Papertwin (facebook.com/papertwin)
For more info on Gaia visit (gaiastreetart.com/)
For more info regarding the Wynwood Walls visit (thewynwoodwalls.com)
For more on the creative team behind this series visit (hctn.tv/learn-more/) or contact info@hctn.tv
Follow the series at vimeo.com/herecomestheneighborhood
Paint Provided By 33third Los Angeles, Mid City Arts and Montana Cans

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In this Episode, Kenny Scharf returns to Wynwood to expand on a piece he started in 2009, one of the original Wynwood Walls. Having seen street art evolve from the New York City graffiti scene in the 1980s, to its status today as an established and respected international art movement, he reflects on his life and career as an Artist. He addresses the downside of art being treated as fashion, and articulates the importance of creating a project where the art itself is not for sale. Kenny also discusses the pros and cons of gentrification and how it relates to the Wynwood district.

Featured Music: “Good Morning Midnight” (Hussle Club) myspace.com/hussleclub
For more info on Kenny Scharf see kennyscharf.com/
For more info regarding the Wynwood Walls visit (thewynwoodwalls.com)
For more on the creative team behind this series visit (hctn.tv/learn-more/) or contact info@hctn.tv
Follow the series at vimeo.com/herecomestheneighborhood
Paint Provided By 33third Los Angeles, Mid City Arts and Montana Cans

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In this Episode of Here Comes The Neighborhood, a cast of young up-and-coming international artists are in the spotlight for their contributions to the Wynwood Walls and the district at large. Curatorial Advisor Medvin Sobio of the Visual Arts Collective Viejas Del Mercado, 33third Los Angeles and Mid City Arts expresses the importance of a cultural exchange and building a platform for communication and reconciliation through Public Art. Art’s Manager Meghan Coleman explains the narratives behind the work from some of this year’s Artists, while Photographer Martha Cooper shares her unique perspective, having seen the graffiti and street art movement expand in the 1970’s from the New York City train yards to its state today as one of the largest art movements in the world.

Founder Tony Goldman expresses his privilege to welcome this year’s artists whom are traveling to the United States for the first time, including Alejandre Farto aka Vhils from Portugal, Neuzz, Sego and Saner from Mexico, Interesni Kazki from The Ukraine, b. from Greece and Liqen from Spain.

For more information on the artists featured in this episode visit their sites listed below.
Interesni Kazki (interesnikazki.blogspot.com/)
b. ( thisismybworld.com/)
Liqen (liqen.blogspot.com/)
Vhils ( alexandrefarto.com/ )
Neuzz ( neuzz.blogspot.com/)
Saner ( saner-dsr.blogspot.com/)
Sego (unurth.com/51615/Ovbal-Y-Sego-Mexico-City)

This episode features music from Kenny Beats (kennybeats.com/) and Tommy Mas
For more info regarding the Wynwood Walls visit (thewynwoodwalls.com)
For more on the creative team behind this series visit (hctn.tv/learn-more/) or contact info@hctn.tv
Follow the series at vimeo.com/herecomestheneighborhood
Paint Provided By 33third Los Angeles, Mid City Arts and Montana Cans

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In this Episode of Here Comes the Neighborhood, Mexican artists Saner and Sego collaborate on a mural for the Wynwood Walls. They create a colorful dreamscape together, building on themes that each of the artists have explored for years. Saner’s interpretation of the work, and his poetic eloquence helps elevate the wall into an ethereal realm, while Sego, traveling to the United States for the first time, brings an astute attention to detail, and a stunning technique grounded in the complexities of the natural world. These Artists exemplify the power of art, both public and private, to function as a change agent, using this mural as a tool to reframe the worlds view of Mexico; from a dangerous narco state, to one of the most beautiful, mystical and transformative cultures in the world.

For more information on the artists featured in this episode visit their sites listed below.
Saner (saner.com.mx/)
Sego (segoyovbal.blogspot.com/)
This episode features music from Emile Haynie
For more info regarding the Wynwood Walls visit (thewynwoodwalls.com)
For more on the creative team behind this series visit (hctn.tv/learn-more/) or contact info@hctn.tv
Follow the series at vimeo.com/herecomestheneighborhood
Paint Provided By 33third Los Angeles, Mid City Arts and Montana Cans

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