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Art Basel may have been canceled but the art must go on

Posted at 11:32 AM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 11:32:53-05

Miami art week has kicked off in a safe and innovative way for art enthusiasts to still enjoy art across the city.

The Museum of Graffiti and the Shelbourne Hotel in Miami Beach have collaborated and are showcasing the work of Gustavo Oviedo's “Symbiosis” installation.

“These are pieces that I worked on during quarantine. They’re the result of 20 years of painting walls and painting canvases and learning about colors, space, shapes, and nature. And put everything together into canvas,” says Gustavo Oviedo, Artist.

Oviedo’s installation was inspired by the ocean and the setting couldn’t be any more fitting than the Shelbourne.

“At the Museum of Graffiti we have an obligation all year round to keep the art alive, keep artists working, keep the inspiration flowing, and we’re so grateful to the Shelbrone for giving us a brand new outlet to make that happen,” says Allison Freidin, co-founder of Museum of Graffiti.

“You know graffiti, in my opinion, is timeless. No matter where you put graffiti, no matter how you express it, it still has this amazing impact and resonates with so many. I couldn’t think that we could’ve asked for a much better partnership. We just hope that people will come to see it,” Steven Hiblum, General Manager of Shelborne Miami Beach.

From the beach to the streets of Miami. The contemporary digital art fair will display its public digital art festival. The month-long exhibit will have Art lovers enjoy over 70 augmented reality artworks from artists all over the world all displayed in the streets of Miami.

“We really wanted to make a festival that is for everyone. And it’s a way of democratizing art. Because artists create these artworks that live on Instagram that become public. So it’s kind of using the public part in adding another layer. So everyone can access them and everyone can enjoy them,” says Andrea Steuer, Chief Operating Officer, CADAF.

To find the interactive map for the artworks you can go to Coconut Grove, Lincoln Road, and Wynwood. To know more information you can head on over here