Wynwood

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.

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

 

 

 

Al Mal Tiempo, Buena Cara

Product/81 is in a unique position in Wynwood. We’re a creative lab, not a gallery. Therefore, nothing is for sale. Since we’re not worried about selling art, we can do unconventional things like covering our walls in rainbow colored vinyl skulls offset by black typhoons.

Al Mal Tiempo, Buena Cara roughly translates to “show your best face in bad times.” The collaboration between Pedro Varela of Brazil and Maria Isabel Rueda of Colombia was our humble contribution to Art Basel. This video show’s just a fraction of the hard work, thought and soul put into the exhibition.