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Your Miami Art Basel Guide Hack

With the end of November comes the rise of Miami’s most famous week of the year: Art Basel. If you’re inundated with guides for the week and wondering where to start, we’ve done the legwork for you. Enjoy Miami’s biggest art week with our robust Art Basel Guide Hack.

Miami New Times

We must acknowledge our very own homegrown Miami New Times. Not only have they published a Party Guide but also an accompanying Music Guide for your listening pleasure.

Get your artsy party on & groove to the sweet sounds of Art Basel.

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This website also includes a downloadable APP that can double up as customizable personal guide.

TimeOut Miami

If you’re an out-of-towner then this is the guide for you. In conjunction with best galleries and satellite art fairs, TimeOut has also listed top cheap hotels and rooftop bars to visit for vibing out in Miami’s tropical weather.

 

Editors top pick: Paper Magazine

//Shout out to the Gary Pini of Paper Magazine. He published his guide in segments as to not overwhelm the already overwhelming task of planning your time efficiently to the one of the most renowned international art fair.

We hope this round up of our top picks eases the daunting task of planning out your week of parties and happenings all taking place under the sunny skies of South Florida.

Are you planning on attending any Art Basel events? Share with us on the comments below!

YO AMO 305 Shop Keeps Spreading the Love

The YOAMO305 Pop-up Shop opened its doors on December 1, 2015 in the Gesamtkunstwerk Building just west of the Wynwood Arts District in Miami and will be keeping them open well beyond Miami Art Week and into the Holidays.  Everything about this gallery-inspired retail space conjures the expression verbalized by a pair of juicy red lips painted on a giant green wall that greets visitors as they enter. In Miami’s most appropriate lingo, everything about the YOAMO305 shop is SUPER CUTE. There is, quite literally, no better way to say it.

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YOAMO305 has evolved from its first days as an idea sketched out on the blank page of a worn out Moleskine notebook in 2006, to an iconic symbol that is synonymous with Miami.  The highly coveted t-shirts, large and small canvas bags, slick snap back caps and other cute paraphernalia, are meant to evoke love for a particular sense of the local that embraces Miami’s unique cultural identity, one that has been a couple of generations in the making. Beyond a mere symbol, YOAMO305 communicates appreciation in admiration of our beloved MIA. The shop, a celebration of this magic city, is currently housing a variety of mostly local brands and products that mirror the intention to keep spreading the love.

Fachenta

Fachenta, a Nicaraguanism that reflects the backgrounds of its creators -Lissette Ramírez and Natalie Llopis Haque, describes a presentation to the world that expresses pride in oneself, like putting one’s best face forward no matter what.  It is an attitude of extraordinary coolness expressed in the spirit of self-love.

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Through the vibrant colors of these purses, handcrafted in Bali, Fachenta celebrates artisan & exotic fashion from around the world and brings it home to YOAMO305, “We could think of no better place to house our love for beautiful things.”

May you always walk with your head held high.

Faith and Science

In a special collaboration with modern day alchemist Karina Hayes, YOAMO305 has dreamed up a one of a kind, all natural wellness product line.  From biodegradable hand made soaps to hand poured exquisite candles, each product carries within its essence the magic of Alchemy.

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Scent combinations include the YOAMO305 Signature, Rose Pomegranate Passion, with fragrances of rose, pomegranate and passion fruit along with other fascinating blends such as, Cinnamon Orange Nutmeg, Keylime Poppyseed, and Chocolate Crème Brulee.

Hippiebots

Part of yet another special collaboration with artists Eva and Pepe of the Hippiebots, YOAMO305 brings to life a one-of-a-kind inspired collection.  Handmade and custom molded with resin, there are no two Hippiebots that are the same. That’s because each contains a world of its own comprised of specially curated crystals, gemstones and other curious novelties. A gorgeous, handmade crystal and gemstone necklace accompanies each Hippiebot.

For this unique collaboration, we’ve curated contents that speak to the city’s electric and eclectic culture – from traditional evil eyes and Tibetan blessed Buddha charms to seashells and glitter. Of course, those curious enough will also spot a YoAmo305 in each.

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While discovering the contents of each is an experience in itself, it is believed that each Hippiebot chooses its owner. When it happens, you’ll know.

FROM A HIGH FREQUENCY DIMENSION, THE HIPPIEBOTS TELEPORTED HERE TO SPREAD LOVE, JOY, HAPPINESS AND UNLIMITED POTENTIAL.

I Love Miami 365

I Love Miami 365 is a year long photo journey that celebrates the adventure of what it means to live the vibrancy of the moment in a city that favors free spirits. Alissa Christine, a Brazlian American Miami Beach based artist, brings us the gift of her self expression through photography in a book that conceptualizes every instance as art and gives the viewer access to discover the city through a unique and personalized lens.

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Welle

Colorful, full of texture and timeless are some elements of Welle Swimwear, the first collection of Katz Hernandez and Rita Blondet, who show that sportswear and good design are synonymous.

Welle is a German word for wave pronounced ‘vele.’

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After catching the waves, a 100% eco friendly towel may just be what you need  to dry off and decorate your beach, pool or travel session.

So, come and see us at our new casita at the Gesamtkunstwerk Building…

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From Miami with love… ¡Ya tú sabes!

YOAMO305

2930 NW 7th Ave Miami, FL  33127

STORE HOURS:  11AM – 4PM

WORDS WOVEN TOGETHER BY Catalina Ramírez

PHOTO CREDIT:  David Turk

Pechakucha Night Miami #31: Miami Obscura and the Art of Presentation

On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, Miami will host its 31st PechaKucha program in collaboration with Fordistas.  Its theme is Miami Obscura:  Uncovering the History of the Magic City’s Best Kept Secrets.  PechaKucha, a Japanese term for the sound of chit-chat, is an informal gathering that showcases the art of sharing ideas through a rapidly paced presentation made up of 20 images shown for 20 seconds each.  Originally conceived in Tokyo, Japan in 2003 by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture, as a platform for designers to get together and present their work, PechKucha has evolved into a medium for creative people of all disciplines to show and share their passions, projects, ideas and art for the love and fun of it.  Currently part of a global network and occurring in over 700 cities around the world, the event has had a home in Miami for the past seven years.

PechaKucha typically finds its home in unique spaces that allow for thinking and drinking where the format of the PowerPoint is liberated to accommodate performance, poetry and entertainment, making of it a true experiment in the art of presentation.  The Miami edition of PechaKucha has been housed in venues as varied as Rooftop Garden in the Design District, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the Bass Museum and the Wolfsonian-FIU.  This time around, it will be held in the historic and ever chic Deauville Beach Resort on Collins Avenue where six local luminaries will shed light on and bring to life the unexplored and the unexpected that make magic of this fascinatingly vibrant city.

Won’t you join us for an invigorating night of thought provoking Miami Obscura? If so, prepare to be enlightened and amused.

RSVP REQUIRED https://pechakuchamiamiobscura.eventbrite.com/

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Sweet views this weekend: Art Wynwood, Boats and More

Just when the Basel dust has settled, the Art Wynwood Fair pops up to remind us there’s still so much more to see. This year, the 5-day long fair that kicked off last night, features 70 international galleries offering a display of distinct contemporary and modern work. Interestingly, this year’s fair will pay special homage to the kind of work that has made Wynwood Miami’s go-to culture mecca: street art, murals and pop surrealism.

Meanwhile across the bridge, The Miami International Boat Show has made its way to the Convention Center. The voyage for street parking might be a rocky one, but the multi-million dollar mega yachts to feast your eyes on more than make up for it.

And when you’re ready to unwind, be sure to check out the Coconut Grove Arts Festival running Saturday through Monday.

The weather is breezy, it’s a long weekend, and there’s a ton of beautiful things to see. Life is good in Miami.

See you around!
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Art Wynwood Fair – Feb.13th – Feb. 17
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33137

General Admission One-day pass: $20
Students 12-18/Senior discount: $15
More info + tickets: www.artwynwood.com

Miami International Boat Show – Feb. 13th – Feb. 18
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Adult Admission One-day pass: $20
Combo ticket / Boat show + Coconut Grove Arts Festival: $24
More info + tickets: www.miamiboatshow.com

Coconut Grove Arts Festival – Feb. 15th – Feb. 17th
Runs along the streets of McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive.

General Admission One-day pass: $15
More info + tickets: http://www.cgaf.com

Love in the 305

yoamo305-miami The YoAmo305 wall is our welcome mat to our beloved city. Over the years we’ve had thousands visit our home during Art Walks, Art Basel and more while countless others simply stand outside with one purpose – sharing the love for the 305 . It’s the basic idea behind everything we do – it’s what we’re all about.

As we’ve grown and evolved, it’s been inspiring seeing Wynwood and the rest of the city change as well. That’s why we’re really happy to have been chosen by The305.com as the best place to take photos in Miami for 2013. With the start of the a new year, we hope you continue dropping by, tagging us in your pictures and throwing up the Three-Oh-Five at our doorstep. We’ve got big things in the works and we want you all to be a part of it. Here’s to a great 2014, Miami.

Remeber to follow us on Insta @YoAmo305 and Facebook Yo♥305

My House Is Your House

FORD15TAS PRESENTS: As Serious As Your Life - A Tone Poem for Dilla

FORD15TAS PRESENTS: As Serious As Your Life – A Tone Poem for Dilla

It is often the case that the best things in life are shared. Join Product/81 Creative Lab andButter Gallery this Basel season when it opens its doors to welcome the great city of Detroit as part of the collaborative exhibition, Mi Casa es su Casa.  This collaboration, inspired by the differences and similarities surrounding Miami & Detroit, will be hosted in both the Product/81 Creative Lab and the Gesamtkunstwerk building. The weeklong program, designed to house the creative community, will include a series of events, talks and a shared workspace. [2930 nw 7th ave. 33127]

The festivities commence on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 with a Launch Party + Vernissage (@7pm) featuring DJ sets by legendary Detroit producers Dez Andres + Rick Wilhite + Moodyman (by invitation only)Followed by a series of afternoon talks (Weds. – Fri.) with special guest speakers.

We have invited Miami Curator Torrance Gettrell to commission the work of the famed photo-duo Mochilla to create a heartfelt tribute to the late Detroit born + raised producer James “Dilla” Yancey in visual form.  The exhibition will include a photo installation as well as film/video and poster art titled, As Serious As Your Life: A Tone Poem for Dilla: From Conant Garden.

In the spirit of collaboration, the Creative Lab will be an open house during the exhibition (Wed.- Sun.) – a welcoming space + lounge for the Global community to recharge (Fri., Dec. 6 – Happy Hour with sounds by Mr. Pauer) or to decompress (Sun., Dec. 8 – Closing w/ special guest DJ).

Wifi and Coffee will be provided.

The Fordistas program is a platform for emerging arts + culture powered by South Florida Ford.

TEDxMIAMI

We’re very happy to support TEDxMiami conference on Thursday October 24, 2013 as we connect the cities best thinkers. We’re big fans of TEDTalks and are looking forward to being a part of the energy. Product/81 Creative Lab is a proud sponsor of this year’s TEDxMiami alongside the Adrienne Arsht Center and the Knight Foundation. Look out for the limited edition YO <3 305 Tee in the goodie bag : )TEDxMiami - white-arialScreen Shot 2013-10-20 at 1.17.56 PM

Love,

Product/81 creative lab.

Cause living just isn’t enough.

By Natology

Contemporary art is a constant reflection of culture. Its story lines are based on existing topics that dance around the approval or disapproval of what is and what is not. This waltz circulates around the nucleus of the collective consciousness where aesthetics don’t stray too far from home. There is no doubt that great work can come from that center, but it can only be as great as that which it surrounds. In order to do things differently there needs to be space for an untapped inspiration that can only be found when stepping away from the central thought. I recently had the honor of seeing what I consider to be one of the best shows I’ve seen, not just all year but in general.  Cause living just isn’t enough, solo exhibition by Hugo Montoya at Guccivuitton Gallery in Miami, Florida.

First, let’s discuss the location. Guccivuitton Gallery is an avant-garde creative space tucked away to the north of the arts districts. Its location feels real and integrated within the city of Miami in a way that really allows for cultural inspirations to fill the space, while creating a distance from the nucleus that allows for the expansion of thought. This is a hidden treasure in the Miami art scene that should not be overlooked, in fact all eyes should play close attention to this space.

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Hugo and I have been friends for nearly ten years. We went to school together and I have forever been a fan of his work. It’s been a long time since he’s had a show and I can see why. There’s been a nursing of thought and an evolution of ideas far ahead of their time. He gave me the honor of a personal walk through the show last week, sharing the story behind each piece, all of which are found objects adapted and placed with careful precision. For an exhibition strong enough to stand any interpretation, the stories behind the scenes are what add to its value. It’s the culmination of details and the perfection of every angle in which you experience the art.

There’s a small center for worship next door to Guccivuitton, which creates a magical entrance into the space, should you catch it at the right time. We arrived at the space around 7:30pm, well after sunset but still in time for the church choir. As we walked up to the gallery the echos of Haitian gospel increased in volume and you could feel the energy surround the gallery’s entrance. Hugo spent six weeks in the gallery, something that artists don’t regularly have a chance to do. The energy of the gospel choir filled the space that night just as it did throughout those six weeks. From every angle this show presents a new perspective, regardless of the stories behind it or the academic interpretations. It has the ability to stand alone.
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Fordistas 13 Finissage – Headlights by Yuri Tuma

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One of the best things about supporting Miami artists is that the community is small enough for paths to cross over and over again. This fosters friendships that stretch beyond the confines of gallery walls. It’s truly been an honor to host our dear friends Yuri Tuma and Butter Gallery in our home, the Product/81 Gallery. Join us this Saturday during Wynwood Art Walk for the closing of his groundbreaking show Headlights.

Here’s a rare look at the creative process that drives one of Miami’s most honest and original creators.

The Symmetry of Yuri Tuma

By Natology

There is a universal formula at the basis of all design. Whether it’s in the three-dimensional structure of an atom or the blueprint of a building, a beautiful mathematical equation lays at the foundation of all form. To see the world in shapes, colors, and lines is a blessing. To capture it, mold it, construct it and deconstruct it is another story. Yuri Tuma sees the world in the form of abstract symmetry, which he’s applied to creating a visual language where images replace numbers and patterns shape the conversation.

Yuri Tuma is a Brazilian artist based in Miami, Florida whose art matches the balance of his personality and the vibrational frequency of his name. In other words, Tuma has a harmonious nature that is reflected in his work. He is a photographer who uses shapes and linear structure to develop symmetrical patterns that mirror the nature of design. There is a left-brain and right-brain balance in his work that merges math and intuition to illustrate an understanding of universal geometry. Represented by the established and rebellious Butter Gallery, Tuma has had four solo exhibitions (2008 – 2013) alongside group shows and art fairs in New York and Shanghai. In his fifth solo exhibition, Tuma presents Headlights at Product/81 Gallery, opening Saturday August 10, 2013 in Miami, Fl.  Commissioned by Fordistas, Headlights presents the study of formulaic patterns and optical-symmetry inspired by the headlights of Ford automobiles.. Tuma sees the application of nature’s patterns in man-made structures, which he presents through a kaleidoscopic lens that makes the inorganic, organic. Here’s a sneak peak of Tuma’s latest body of work for Fordistas! fordistas13EVITE