Scope Miami: Mr. Brainwash and other Special Projects

Most fairs are strictly business and only a few details may be memorable, if one is lucky. Along with several special projects, one such detail at Scope Miami was the invasion of the L.A. graffiti artist known as Mr. Brainwash.

In Photo Reports by Aneta Glinkowska 2008-12-07 print

The more art fairs one sees, the more they become a blur, due to the massive amount of works each offers. Some of the exceptionally curated ones might leave a very strong impression, but most fairs are strictly business and only a few details may be memorable, if one is lucky. Along with several special projects, one such detail at Scope Miami was the invasion of the L.A. graffiti artist known as Mr. Brainwash. By the invitation of Scope, Mr. Brainwash produced works on nearly all unused walls of the fair and could be found in the tent at almost all times. The graffiti bombings and a number of special projects scattered around the Scope tent made this year’s Scope Miami just a little more memorable than your average art fair.

Scope Art Fair tent by Photo Miami on one side and Art Asia on the other. Nearly a dozen fairs have their tents in Midtown Miami and surrounding neighborhoods, making it easy for the Miami art shoppers to visit several events without walking. Miami Basel is about a 20 minute drive away in Miami Beach.

By the Scope tent.

Floors are made of unpainted, in places uneven, plywood, matching the street feeling of some of the special projects.

ARATANIURANO gallery from Tokyo, showing in the US for the first time.

Paul Laster of ArtKrush stops by the NY Art Beat media booth.

Absinthe being promoted daily. NYAB team still needs to taste some.

Media Booths. From the left, NY Art Beat, Artlog, Wynwood, Aspect.

Noisy but fun installation by FriendsWithYou, ''Fun House.''

Special Project: ''GLAMiami.'' Local Miami artists transform the visitors with clothes and makeup.

Derick Melander's ''Flesh of My Flesh'' installation made of second-hand clothes.

 Special Project: ''Without You Baby, There Ain't No Us,'' drawings of YouTube video captures.

Costa Rica artist Lucia Madriz, making her work from dry corn.

Special Project: ''The Girl Project''

Works in Tokyo/NY based gallery, hpgrp.

Y Gallery from Queens, NY.

Yuka 
Sasahara Gallery from Tokyo.

{CTS} creative thriftshop

Silk screens produced on the spot.

Mr. Brainwash in front of his work.

Mr. Brainwash.

Dripping information board display by Mr. Brainwash.

Mr. Brainwash

Mr. Brainwash

Mr. Brainwash

Mr. Brainwash at the entrance.

Aneta Glinkowska

Aneta Glinkowska. A co-founder of NYArtBeat.com, Aneta manages the NY Art Beat listings and occasionally blog from an armchair. TW: @perke and @NYArtBeat IG: @perke and @NYArtBeat » See other writings

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