In over thirty five fairs spanning the past ten years, SCOPE has solidified its position as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art presented alongside museum-quality programming, collector tours, screenings, and special events.
The unique SCOPE experience expands this year in partnership with local and international cultural organizations to feature film, music, installation and performance art, cementing its future with an 75,000 square foot foundation in the heart of the Wynwood Gallery Arts District.
Christopher Baker addresses the fundamental human desire to be heard through a multi-channel sound composition that glides between individuals and the group, allowing viewers to listen in on unique speakers or become immersed in the cacophony.
Hello World! is a large-scale audio visual panoramic installation comprised of over 5000 video diaries gathered from MySpace, YouTube, and Facebook consisting of a single speaker candidly addressing an imagined, potentially massive audience from a private space such as a bedroom, kitchen, or dorm room.
Viewers are encouraged to dwell in the space.
Stuck-Up, curated by DB Burkeman, exposes an unparalleled history of alternative and popular culture through stickers. Anonymous stickers peeled from the streets of NYC have been curated & arranged into themes, thus creating entirely new pieces to display for the show.
The exhibition will also spotlight certain “celebrity” artists, not necessarily known for stickers such as Damian Hirst, Tom Sachs and Banksy. Some artists have even loaned personal items and artifacts to the show that have been adorned with years of stickering. These items range from the small and personal (notebooks) to the large and brash (refrigerators and cars).
The tour follows the format of the book, Stickers, celebrating the graphics of this street-art medium with an expansive inclusion of cultures and art forms that illustrate a timeline of this pastime.
From Warhol’s Banana for the Velvet Underground in 1966 to Banksy’s parody road signs stickers in 2010, Scope ranges from counterculture to politics, solidifying the visual and social history of sticker art and demonstrating the personal relationship that street artists and pedestrians alike.
BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS
After almost half a century in storage, a selection of the nearly forgotten images by art photographer, William John Kennedyof Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana, are now published for the first time as a collection.
The exhibition documents a 1960s zeitgeist, capturing the two artists and their soon-to-be iconic works at the seminal point of their careers and the birth of the Pop Art Movement providing the audience with a glimpse of the moment in time where works such as Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe and Indiana’s LOVE .
In conjunction with the exhibition, Full Circle: Before They Were Famous, a short documentary film starring William John Kennedy, Robert Indiana, Ultra Violet, Taylor Mead and others, will screen at O Cinema in Wynwood. The film chronicles the journey of Kennedy’s images as they were brought to public view.
The exhibition is presented by KIWI Arts Group, a fine art publishing house that transcends the traditional artist-gallery relationship with unique vision and skill.
This year’s Miami edition of the fair will present 80 international galleries upholding Scopes’s tradition of solo and thematic group shows. Some of my favorite artworks:
November 30 – December 3, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, Dececember 4, 11am – 6pm
NE 1st Ave and NE 30th St
Miami, FL 33127