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Mobile Artivism

Wynwood during Art Basel is full of stuck-up, black-clothed, beret-wearing, street-thronging, tourist-without-a-map-lookin’ art mongers. We bet they feel like Vikings in undiscovered territory, but the fact is Wynwood is a vibrant and historic community of about 15,000 residents who were here first. The Miami Workers Center armed a neighborhood residents’ group with 10 lo-fi Holga cameras and had professional photographer Noelle Théard teach them how to use them in a series of workshops.

“The voice is more valuable than the medium; all you need is basic equipment and a vision to be an artist. The residents are not a part of the art scene in their own community. Why are they being ignored?” Théard asks. The photo exhibit they created, “Galeria del Barrio,” is mounted on a mobile gallery converted from an old bread delivery truck that will be parked on North Miami Avenue between 29th and 30th streets from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., 2008


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