‘Here Comes The Neighborhood’ is a Short-Form documentary series exploring the power of public art to uplift and revitalize urban communities. The Pilot Season revolves around the district of Wynwood Miami, featuring an array of internationally acclaimed and locally respected street artists, graffiti writers and muralists.
In 2009, urban visionary and placemaker Tony Goldman partnered with Jeffrey Deitch (Deitch Projects, MoCa Los Angeles) to create the Wynwood Walls. What began with a series of parking lots and drab factory facades, became a curation of high caliber murals from Futura, Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf, OS Gemeos and others. The Walls opened for Art Basel 2009, and now two years later the collection has expanded to include over thirty artists from around the globe, becoming a “Town Center” in a district that has grown into one of the largest concentrations of commissioned public art murals in the World.
‘Here Comes The Neighborhood’ explores a unique juncture in history as a new community emerges and evolves. A progressive urban revitalization campaign is examined in the first person, using this year’s new artists and their commissions as a lens to explore a neighborhood in transition. The Series is framed by colorful overview and concluding episodes, providing the scope of past, present and future. Each episode is accented by images from legendary documentary photographer Martha Cooper, who has been capturing The Walls since they began in 2009. Her photographs will also appear in a Special Edition Art Book “The Wynwood Walls and Doors” released in connection with this years new commissions and Art Basel 2011.
Several episodes of the HCTN series will release leading up to Art Basel Miami 2011. To keep up with the latest ones, make sure to check HCTN.tv.
HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Directed and Created By: Jenner Furst
Executive Producer: Tony Goldman
Produced By: Ben Solomon
Supervising Producers: Julia Willoughby Nason & Daniel B. Levin
In Association With Goldman Projects
Coordinating Producer: Meghan Coleman
Consulting Producer: Medvin Sobio