Photos: Miami Art Walk May 2012

By | May 13th, 2012 | 10 Comments

Despite the cancellation of the food truck roundup that typically accompanies Art Walk in Wynwood every month, big crowds turned out Saturday night for an evening that featured a punk street show, the Bat Mobile from Tim Burton’s 1989 film parked at O Cinema, and a pair of snakes. For more information about this past art walk, check out this month’s guide.

Live...Suburbia! Miami Art Walk

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)
All photos by Jesse Meadows

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Art Walk May 2012

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)
To view more photos from Art Walk, visit the Beached Miami Facebook page.

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Miami Second Saturdays Art Walk (May 2012)

Jesse Meadows is a Miami-based photographer, filmmaker, and artist. To view more of her work, visit her personal website.


10 Comments on “Photos: Miami Art Walk May 2012”

  1. 1 Beck said at 10:47 am on May 14th, 2012:

    Is that all that happened in the “ART walk”? where is the ART? What a crap. I was there, saw incredible things, and this is what’s shown? Help the art scene please. We’ve started to become something to the art world. Don’t step us back by revealing onedimensional childish things. To be honest, at least portray the other side of the story. Let’s be truthful. Otherwise, at least change the title of the post.

  2. 2 Jordan Melnick said at 10:56 am on May 14th, 2012:

    Beck, the answer to your first question is “no”. Re your second question, the photos of the art are on the galleries’ websites. The photos here reflect one photographer’s experience. It was not her job to “help the art scene” but to photograph what she saw and thought worth photographing. If you’re disappointed that this post does not focus on the art of Art Walk, you should check out our Art Walk Guide, which does exactly that.

  3. 3 Ralph Grosky said at 12:03 pm on May 14th, 2012:

    Couldn’t agree with Beck more. Then you should change the title of this post, it doesn’t do fair justice to the efforts of the people that don’t sleep for days putting together amazing shows for the sake of art. Instead, the outside receives this kind of links on the web, and the results are obvious: the efforts will not be taken seriously, we see just a drunken society that takes advantage of this wonderful opportunity we have, to screw everything up, making it look something that it isn’t… at least, an incomplete view.

  4. 4 Jordan Melnick said at 12:50 pm on May 14th, 2012:

    Ralph and Beck, asking for the post’s title to be changed is a lost cause. You’re both operating under the assumption that our aim is to promote Art Walk. It isn’t. Nor is it to provide a complete perspective of what happened at Art Walk Saturday night — because that is impossible. If you’re upset about the “drunken society” at Art Walk (you’re not alone), then get to work trying to change it instead of hoping to exert control over the photos we publish. Or publish your own photos. As I’ve said before, I’ve lost patience with the Bemoaners of Art Walk Bacchanalia and I don’t have patience for people who criticize our coverage of Art Walk because it doesn’t reflect their desires. We are one of the few local outlets that preview Art Walk’s exhibitions — its art — every month. We also photograph it every month. Talk of “this kind of links on the web” make it obvious that you don’t know what you’re talking about.

  5. 5 Jesse Meadows said at 1:42 pm on May 14th, 2012:

    Art is great, but society is a lot more interesting to photograph.

  6. 6 Barry said at 2:07 pm on May 14th, 2012:

    Beck and Ralph, you need to be very careful about what you’re asking here. To start, where were you when the site ran its Art Walk preview? You do know how this works, yes? The more comments a post has, the higher its search profile. If you really want to push the agenda of Art Walk to the world, you can start by commenting as feverishly on the Art Walk preview as you have these photos.

    Now to the point: what part of these photos isn’t the truth of Art Walk? The images themselves are proof of these events. Are you advocating then for the denial of such things? “We’ve started to become something to the art world…” and because of this, we now need to hide certain aspects of our event to dress ourselves up for the art world’s pleasure? Is that your reasoning? The city can handle the displacement that’s been (and will continue to be) wrought by the explosion of the art scene; the city is big enough and the spaces giving for the expansion were depressed. What it cannot handle and should not tolerate is the exclusion of certain people from engaging, exploring and participating in that explosion because “we’ve started to become something to the art world.” When you ask the site to censor its coverage of the event as you have here, that’s exactly what such thoughts seem in service of.

    To the images themselves: if you allowed yourselves to seem them, Beck and Ralph, there’s much merit to the actions you’ve labeled “childish things.” For one, I see several images of CHILDREN engaging the art that’s led us to “become something to the art world,” would you rather they be home watching television? I see pairs of lovers lost to themselves despite the bombast of the event around them. I see a photographer terrifically documenting a citizen in the INSTANT(!) of lamenting and documenting the waste and excess of the collision of art and sound and community. I see two boys who likely grew up five blocks from all this taking it upon themselves to be apart of it (the masked dancers, as I would argue are all the revelers walking the sidewalk these nights, apart of the whole work that is the event of Art Walk itself). Rather than facsimiles of works upon walls, who’s power is best witnessed in person, we have instead images of the city come to life (and one of its most diverse cross sections in race and class).

    You can take my word for it that the interest in the Miami scene you speak of owes as much to that life as it does to the art.

    I mean seriously, what part of any of this imagery is false, Bruce/Ralph?

  7. 7 Jordan Melnick said at 2:18 pm on May 14th, 2012:

    Barry, I could not agree with you more or have said it better myself. Thanks for sharing.

  8. 8 nathaniel sandler said at 2:42 pm on May 14th, 2012:

    What’s hilarious about this whole exchange is remembering where Art Walk was at when it first started. You were lucky if 7 people showed up and even luckier if 6 of those weren’t directly related by blood to the artist or their representing gallerist.

    I prefer to remember those times, and look at the glorious schlock we have in its present manifestation. There’s women showing up now! And guys with tattoos! It’s not just a bunch of thinky nerds who wanted everyone to show up and now grumble about it once it’s been overrun with women and guys with tattoos!

    Also, the art scene complaining about the art scene? Yeesh. I’d rather talk cell phone plans.

  9. 9 Jesse Meadows said at 2:55 pm on May 14th, 2012:

    Barry – Thanks so much! Its always great when someone else sees what I saw in the pictures, and more. :)

  10. 10 wexo said at 7:22 am on May 16th, 2012:

    those upstairs complainaitchs are lame, awesome piks


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