When I began working at the Gesamtkunstwerk, a building in Alapattah meaning a “total work of art,” no one knew about it. I would try to explain it, pronouncing the name in messy German, and then resign to saying West of Wynwood. Now, seventh avenue is being completely redone, more buildings are being purchased and there’s even a new “it bar” right down the street.
Just like that, the Gesamtkunstwerk– a once little known pearl in an up and coming area– is in the center of a burgeoning neighborhood. Living up to its name, the Gesamtkunstwerk houses a multidisciplinary group of entrepreneurs who had the foresight to set roots in a predominantly residential neighborhood full of mechanic shops.
The Gesamtkunstwerk project was designed to give a curated group of businesses and individuals, who were influential in the development of Wynwood as an arts community, with the long-term stability needed to continue their efforts. The building houses a diverse range of tenants that include Projektraum, Wynwood Radio, product/81 creative lab., Panther Coffee and wynwoodmurals.com.
This March 11th, come see the Gesamtkunstwerk as its creative tenants open their doors to the public for a tri-gallery event.
ON EXHIBIT AT #FORDISTAS GALLERY
GALT IS COMING & WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FOREST STAYS IN THE FOREST.
#Fordistas presents an immersive evening of art featuring several artists in two captivating exhibits. Join us for live music, art, drinks, bites & a patio party on March 11th 7 – 11pm @ the #Fordistas Gallery.
Preview the philosophy of objectivism – through music.
An immersive musical representation of Ayn Rand’s 1957 groundbreaking novel, Atlas Shrugged. Composed by the celebrated Peter J. Learn, and performed by renowned, Miami-based pianists, the story will unfold with accompanying visuals produced by #Fordistas.
What happens in the forest stays in the forest
A mixed media exhibition exploring ideas of the impermanence of the natural world.
ON EXHIBIT AT THE PROJEKTRAUM
March 11 – May 28, 2017, PRESENTED BY FRANCISCO DE LA TORRE
This series of paintings by Jeffrey Noble produced in 2015 highlight the overlooked esoteric languages of the street. Noble creates a mythology surrounding the reappearing symbology of manhole covers.
Each work originating as a mono-print lifted from the street itself, Noble continued to embellish these prints with abstract-expressionist like gestures and faux framing airbrushing techniques. This process resulted in a series of coded paintings that allude to lager networks of underground communication and conspiracy, such as crop-circles, ancient sacred geometry, and fictitious futuristic diagrams of other dimensional portals.
Join us on March 11 for the opening reception of “A Magnetic Shelter” by Jeffrey Noble as we also welcome Allison Matherly and their collaborative endeavor “Nice’n Easy”, to their new artist studio and exhibition space at the Gesamtkunstwerk building.
2930 NW 27 Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Words by: Cris Ramos, Miami native & word artist. Find her work @ The Emerald Journal.