Public Art Installation Celebrates American Diversity in Wynwood
Courtesy of By Bazbaz
Quietly over the past few months, a sky-high art installation has been under assembly in Wynwood, and now it's ready to be unveiled. Hamanae by
Humanae consists of 794 diverse "faces" presented on a 25-by-310-foot banner. The piece is a mosaic showing people of diverse shapes, sizes, colors, ages, and sexes, with random spaces purposely left vacant so that guests can place themselves inside the art and contemplate what it means to be a part of humanity.
Courtesy of By Bazbaz and Angelica Dass
The Humanae project is the offspring of a collaboration between art production company By B
According to Sonny Bazbaz, cofounder of By B
“Our collaboration with creative partners like Angelica Dass to engage the important social issues of our time is crucial to By B
The Humanae installation is meant to be a slap-in-the-face reminder of what makes America already incredibly great: diversity and respect for one another. This weekend, they hope their artwork provides a reminder to those who might have forgotten that simple fact.
"We’d like people to take away a fresh and positive narrative on the subject of race, from all perspectives, and celebrate a message of oneness. We want people to be struck by the beauty of difference and the sophistication of cultural diversity," By B
Courtesy of By Bazbaz
No matter which presidential candidate got your vote in November, it's clear the result of the election has torn the United States apart, at least in the immediate present. Donald Trump won the election (306 electoral votes, if you haven't heard) largely based on a promise to "make America great again," which in part meant kicking out diverse undocumented guests. By B
"We actually think the whole narrative is largely anachronistic. It’s a narrative made for and by politicians, the media, celebrities, and Wall Street to get votes, grab eyeballs, and make more money off people who have already been exploited enough," Price says. "
Luckily, Miami is one of the best places to showcase an art exhibition such as Humanae. With art come eyeballs, and with eyeballs comes absorption of information that makes people think. Bazbaz says starting a conversation about diversity and accepting others is the first step, and that's a step they hope to take this weekend in Wynwood.
"Humanae is both important and perfect for Miami," Bazbaz says. "When you include South Americans, Central
"Miami has great wealth and sophistication, but it is also a city of health and spirituality. It’s the right place to set the right vibe, and others will follow."
Humanae and MKT by
Saturday, February 18; Sunday, February 19; and select weekends through May at 2100 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Admission is free. Visit bybazbaz.com.
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