Sunday, November 9, 2008

Just saying no to walking for art

I am officially over going to art walk. Perhaps it was that last night I was hormonal or maybe it was the heat, but I feel like recently, every time I head out to Wynwood I become totally overwhelmed, and in a boring way. It was hot last night, and the drama of so many bodies and expectations really bogged me down. The most happening place was the MAP magazine party which offered free Sapphire Bombay and danceable music. The only problem with it was that it was so popular, that they had to monitor how many people came in the door and I lost most of my team. The only art that I saw and liked was at Locust Projects, David Castillo and 2020. I guess that's enough for one night, but the art isn't the problem, it's the people. There are so many fucking people wandering the streets looking for free drinks, trying to be seen. That's a-okay with me, but it's gotten to be too much. I think that if I want to see someone's art in particular, I'll go on another day. Maybe if next month the temperature drops to about 60 degrees and most of Miami is out of town, I'll want to go again. But oh no, next month is Art Basel, so we'll have to multiply the number of people by 10. It's fine though, my buddy Emily will be in town from Minnesota, so I'll have an excuse to be happy.  I did get to PS14 to see Out of the Anonymous play, and they kicked ass with some sexy psychedelic music. They play at The News, on Tuesdays, check them out. I'll post a video in a bit.
Here's a picture of Justin Long's view of the earth, showing at 2020.

7 comments:

swampthing said...

justin found the free beer, now where the white women at?

EAT said...

Well, you see, if you look on the map behind him...

SuperBee said...

I totally agree. I made a beeline for David's, said hello, went to Art Lounge, and stayed there the whole night, holding Court. Because otherwise, what's the point?

I liked ArtWalk a lot better 2003-2004 when no one did it, and there was danger in the air. Also, I knew everyone back then.

Now it's just too big. And annoying.

Emily Sue said...

Crowds are annoying. I can't wait to visit! Ha ha! I'm so excited, though, really. Got your text Saturday but my phone doesn't work out in the boondocks where I'm housesitting. I can't believe I have a Miami clone!

eldesaparecido said...

Yah, it hasn't been about the Art for a minute and a half. Things change. Even the free drinkgs are not all that anymore. C'est La Vie.

thisisso said...

Spinello gallery sugar anyone? Rad? Plus a really great saxophone, effects and laptop performance?

james said...

Hey, we could always go back to the time when the galleries could not sell enough art and went out of business. Remember Art Zones?