Graffiti Gone Global (GGG) launches its fourth consecutive year with an exhibition of street and graffiti art running parallel to Art Basel Miami Beach. Entitled Fresh Produce, GGG’s installation explores the gray area between the street and the gallery, while adopting the quintessential farmers’ market mantra of “fresh.” Powered by SUSHISAMBA and produced in collaboration with Primary Flight, Operation Design and Haas & Hahn, GGG will be curated by Cristina Gonzalez — aka She Kills He — and will feature work from today’s top street and graffiti artists. The exhibition will be housed in a 7,000-square-foot venue in the Wynwood Arts District and will open to the public on December 1. A private preview/ opening reception will be held on November 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.
In the tradition of SUSHISAMBA’s cuisine, GGG’s Fresh Produce blurs the line between the street and the gallery, presenting a multifaceted exhibition highlighting the freshest and most undeniable influences of urban aesthetics and contemporary design. GGG’s Fresh Produce will feature a roster of international artists, including: The London Police, Revok, Erik Otto, Skewville, Pepa Prieto, Augustine Kofie, Alëxone, Kenton Parker, Tes One, BASK, Dolla, Jim Darling, Dabs & Myla, Stormie Mills, Michael De Feo, Andrew Holder, Jack Hudson, Tristan Eaton, Tatiana Suarez, Surge, Jersey Joe, Remed, Parskid, Logan Hicks, Escif, Depoe, Remi/Rough, Ryan Bubnis, Mike Perry, Reyes and from the Family Baglione: Flip, Sesper, Thais Beltrame and Herbert Baglione, with a final list of participants announced on GGG’s website, www.gggexhibit.com, in November.
In addition, GGG will reach beyond an art show’s typical white wall confines by further melding the streets and the gallery. SUSHISAMBA has commissioned Dutch art duo Haas & Hahn to create a new large-scale sculptural installation. This new work resembles the sprawling, modular structures of Brazil’s favelas and showcases the artists’ colorful vision. It originated earlier this year in their “Favela Painting” (www.favelapainting.com), a project which incorporated local youth in Rio de Jainero. For GGG, Haas & Hahn will utilize shanty-like structures as canvases for their vibrant palette, continuing their exploration of street culture’s ability to transcend cultural boundaries.
Furthermore, GGG’s Fresh Produce will highlight a unique “Eames Inspiration” collection of iconic Eames® Molded Plywood Chairs as re-imagined by some of today’s most celebrated graffiti and street artists. “Eames Inspiration” was displayed this past May in Barneys’ famous windows in New York by Simon Doonan and auctioned online to benefit Operation Design; a creative mentorship program that organizes architects, artists and related talents to work with New York City public school students to create motivating and inspiring projects. The collection was purchased at a public auction by SUSHISAMBA and Fresh Produce will give the Miami public an opportunity to view it in its entirety for the first time since last spring. Continuing its partnership with Operation Design, SUSHISAMBA is a proud sponsor of the still-to-be-announced “Door Project,” with the winner of the project named and on display at GGG’s Fresh Produce exhibit.