Art Basel Guide 2017 – Miami’s Very Own Cultural Masterpiece
It’s that wonderful time of year in Miami where Art colors the entire city with a week of events, art fairs, music, food, and fashion all beautifully swirled into what we call Art Basel. This years exhibits promise to blow the mind and intrigue the inner emotions within. We have put together a guide of all the must-do events for your viewing pleasure for this winter 2017.
Take a look at our previous year’s basel guide!
For Those Who Want to Party –
Space Miami is the place to be for Art Basel 2017. Between Floyd, The Ground, and Space, LINK Miami Rebels is absolutely smashing all music barriers. Starting on Wednesday, December 6th with Jungle at The Ground and continuing all the way through Sunday afternoon (and maybe even Sunday night/Monday morning), there will be a dizzying array of quality creatives playing their music for the Miami masses. Be sure to take advantage of their All-Access Art Basel pass, which allows you to fully immerse yourself in all Space has to offer at a convenient price.
For VIP Tables Contact Lucas Zaglul at (305) 484 – 6235
WHO/WHAT: Miami Beach’s premier hospitality firm KNR Hospitality Group announce their exciting Art Basel lineup for WALL at W South Beach. The recognized and reputable destination release their 5-day lineup consisting of top artists making their annual return to kick off the artsy weekend.
Festivities begin Tuesday (December 5) with Favela Beach Nightlife Is Beautiful hosted by Mr. Brainwash. The week continues with the annual Behrouz & Friends with music by Guy Gerber,Behrouz and more on Wednesday (December 6). David Squillace, Rony Seikaly and Jean Claude Ades spin on Friday (December 8) and on Saturday (December 9) Paris Hilton returns as host and Dj for the 4th year. The week’s lineup concludes with the annual Art Basel closing party Director’s Cut hosted by Tolga on Sunday (December 10). These parties will be the hottest ones around during Basel!
III Points will bring the legendary Wu-Tang Clan to Miami’s Mana Wynwood December 9. Originally slated to play the Off Weekend Festival in Virginia Key—unfortunately cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances—the group will now join III Points’ Art BaselConcert Series. Tickets are available here.
The announcement follows last week’s news that iconic Icelandic artist Björk will kick off the series on December 5 with a DJ set, also at Mana Wynwood—a 100,000 square foot warehouse at the heart of Miami’s vibrant Wynwood Arts District. Last month, the space saw the massively successful, sold out fifth installment of III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival.
For the past five years, the III Points team has produced coveted Art Basel concerts including James Blake, Jamie xx, A$AP Rocky, fka Twigs, Nick Murphy and Kendrick Lamar.
Never one to shy away from a good time, El Tucán is taking their sexy cabaret concept to the next level and giving Brickell the nightlife scene its been longingly waiting for as the new El Tucán Cabaret and Nightclub. Launching Thursday, November 30, the vibe-dining scene will add “nightclub” to its impressive resume. El Tucán invites late-night revelers to dance into the wee hours of the morning (5am closing) beginning with a powerhouse set by local legend DJ Irie and friends.
Inspired by the late-night dancing that followed their dazzling stage show, El Tucán has transformed their space to better accommodate their “who’s who” clientele. Plenty of new lush upgrades were made to the venue including cushy new black velvet banquettes, large tables and a massive, elevated DJ booth overlooking the dance floor with ultra-high-end sound equipment and lighting systems. The second floor now features an exclusive VIP area with optimized views of the DJ booth and intimate enclaves for sipping some of the venue’s signature cocktails and enjoying their premium bottle service. Guests will also be able to mingle between adjacent sister property Marion, whose Thursday Soirée recently celebrated a successful first anniversary and has quickly become Brickell’s hottest weekly dinner party.
ORA MIAMI – ART BASEL WEEK LINEUP
ORA is a luxury hotspot in South Beach located across from The Setai at 2000 Collins Avenue. Melding all the service of a hotel cocktail lounge – like table-side mixology, a cocktail room serving flights of cocktails, and a top art collection – ORA is a welcome departure from the impersonal SoBe scene of late, and a return to the glamour that put Miami Beach on the map – updated for what the people want today. Ora has been designed with a multi-million interior by Parisian designer Francois Frossard featuring artwork by Banksy, Murakami and Robert Indiana. The space features a grand main floor with a constantly changing kinetic motion ceiling, and the upstairs Anti-Social Room that features cozy seating and boiserie paneled walls.
Wednesday, December 6th (Doors open at 11pm): ITS ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC “Art Basel Edition” with NeverDogs, Hugo Bianco and Vanjee (*invite attached)*.
Wednesday, December 6th (Doors open at 11pm): The Anti-Social Room at ORA presents – The JUX Clubhouse afterparty with Juxtapoz Magazine and Adidas Skateboard Showcase.
Friday, December 8th (Private, doors open at 9pm): Official SCOPE Art Fair party with a special performance by Jesse Boykins III courtesy of Def Jam.
Friday, December 8th (Doors open at 11pm): The Anti-Social Room at ORA presents – A celebration of streetwear brand Haculla hosted by artist Harif Guzman.
Saturday, December 9th (Doors open at 11 pm): ORA PRESENTS 50 CENT – Art Basel Edition
For more info:
2000 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach FL | www.oranightclub.com
Corona Electric Beach Presents Duke Dumont- Sunday December 10th at Hyde Beach
FOR RESERVATIONS” Hyde.SouthBeach@sbe.com | 305.455.2990
In a way, Duke Dumont’s enormous success has somewhat slipped under the radar. So unassuming is Adam George Dyment, that it’s easy to forget he played one of the most pivotal roles in making UK deep house the thundering global juggernaut it is today. When his single ‘Need U 100%’ soared straight to #1 in March ’13, it became the first UK house track to do so in over a decade, reaching Gold certification, and opening up a gap in the British music consciousness for deep house to really prosper on a massive scale. The success of “Need U 100%” blew open a void for other deep house acts, transcending so many from club favourites to serious chart contenders.
BISCO SMITH (LIVE ART INSTALLATION):
Bisco Smith is a contemporary visual artist with roots in music, graffiti, and street art, currently residing and working in Queens, New York. Bisco works in a variety of formats, including canvas and large outdoor murals, and is known for his “visual freestyle”—characterized as a blend of graffiti deconstruction, gestural abstraction, and lyric-based stylewriting. Made predominantly with a black and white color palette, his art visually captures the rhythms of music and the energy of the moment through its spontaneous marks and abstracted text.
HYDE BEACH | MIAMI BEACH, FL
Already an icon in Los Angeles and Vegas, Hyde’s first Miami location keeps its celebrated style and energy going all day and all night in the heart of South Beach at the SLS Hotel. Hyde Beach offers artful mixology and cuisine from Katsuya — all in an over 8,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor space with a gorgeous pool and beach access.
For the Fancy –
It’s our favorite time of year again in Miami, and time to celebrate another year with InList and Moishe Mana’s birthday during Art Basel / Art Week.
The event celebrating InList’s 3 Year Anniversary will be held December 6th from 9PM-2AM to kick off Miami’s Art Basel week in Miami. Continuing the last three year’s amazing successes, the party will be held at Mana Wynwood and Mana Contemporary, a unique 140,000 square foot space in Wynwood that has been host to major productions while fostering the arts. Past guests at the InList party include Romero Britto, Alec Monopoly, Sammy Sosa, singer Mario, and others.
Art Miami, returning for its 28th edition, opening December 5th and continuing through December 10th, has announced its 2017 exhibitor list. Renowned as one of the nation’s leading international contemporary and modern art fairs, Art Miami will showcase an array of iconic and exemplary works, dynamic projects and special installations from more than 140 international galleries from over 22 countries representing over 60 cities. This year’s fair will kick off on the evening of Tuesday December 5th, with a VIP Private Preview to benefit the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), sponsored by Christie’s International Real Estate.This is the sixth consecutive year that PAMM has been the fair’s exclusive VIP Preview benefactor and Art Miami LLC has already donated more than $150,000 to further the museum’s collection and mission. The partnership remains an integral part of Art Miami’s larger commitment to the city of Miami.
As one of the top ranked international art fairs for attendance in the U.S. and second most attended globally, Art Miami attracts more than 85,000 new and established collectors, curators, museum professionals, members of the press and art world luminaries annually. This year, Art Miami, and its sister fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, will debut in a brand new prestigious waterfront location, on the former site of the Miami Herald. With the new location, nestled between the Venetian Causeway and MacArthur Causeway and just east of Biscayne Blvd, Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami will offer an unprecedented level of convenience and a renewed connectivity to the activities and collectors on Miami Beach with accessible parking, a complimentary shuttle service between fairs and a Uber service for VIP ticket holders throughout the week.
Presenting the finest investment quality paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design, sculpture and video art, with works from the 20th and 21st centuries, the 2017 line-up features acclaimed international galleries showcasing important modern masters and blue chip contemporary artists as well as the most sought after living artists from around the world. There will be thousands of works at this year’s show from more than 960 artists including David Hockney, Joseph Albers, Alexander Calder, Yayoi Kusama, Cy Twombly, Jean Michel Basquiat, Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, John Chamberlain, Damien Hirst,Marc Chagall, Donald Judd, Ed Ruscha, Donald Sultan, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, Edward Hopper, Keith Haring, Frank Stella, Richard Serra, Anish Kapoor, Robert Rauschenberg, Peter Blake, Jeff Koons, Joan Miró, Grayson Perry and Gavin Turk. Together with its international affiliates, Christie’s International Real Estate will host an elegant booth at the main entrance of the fair, featuring luxury residential property listings from around the world.
AQUA Art Miami, a sister fair of Art Miami, will celebrate its 13th edition this year at the AQUA Hotel in Miami Beach. A VIP Preview will be held on Wednesday, December 6 before the fair opens its doors to the public December 7-10.
The fair is a must-attend destination for influential collectors and art professionals to discover fresh talent and acquire works from emerging and mid-career artists. This year, 51 international exhibitors will present exciting works in intimate exhibition rooms that open onto the classic South Beach hotel’s beautiful courtyard.
Through the years, AQUA Art Miami has solidified itself as a unique event that stays true to its signature ‘relaxed-yet-energetic’ vibe, which is why it remains a favorite gathering spot for both seasoned and new collectors to view and purchase art of the highest quality while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections. Once again, the fair will host spellbinding performance pieces while exhibiting a curated selection of special projects. This year, AQUA Art Miami will shine a spotlight on fashion and style and its distinct relationship to contemporary art, through standout projects that include:
- AQUA Lobby Pop Up presented by Cindy Lisica Gallery (Houston)
The pop up shop will display a curated selection of original artwork, photography, limited edition prints, books and collectible art objects.
- BE ART by Laura Kimpton presented by HG Contemporary (New York)
Kimpton, Burning Man breakout star, has created a 16-foot tall sculpture that embraces the centuries-old practice of art honoring intellectuals, artists and men of power by mimicking a traditional Roman marble bust. Her gold bust of a female monkey wearing a gold-plated necklace that proudly exclaims BE ART will welcome guests.
- Live Tattoo Art by Thea Duskin presented by Ghostprint Gallery (Richmond)
Duskin is renowned for her exquisite watercolor tattoos and will provide live performances at select times throughout the fair, where in addition to working on large, pre-scheduled pieces, Duskin will offer fairgoers the opportunity to acquire an original one-off, single-session tattoo that can be completed in a short amount of time. Priced at $500, they will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
And many more! For further information or tickets, please call 800-376-5850, email AQUA@AQUAartmiami.com and/or visit www.AQUAartmiami.com. For Art Miami, call 1.800.376.5850, or email email@example.com or visit www.artmiamifair.com
The 17th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach returns to the sands of Ocean Drive and 8th Street. Featuring 140 International Exhibitors from 25 countries and 60 cities, SCOPE Miami Beach will welcome over 55,000 visitors over the course of 6 days. Amidst an unprecedented outpouring of critical acclaim from press, curators and collectors, and a digital and social media outreach campaign garnering over 450 million impressions, SCOPE Miami Beach is once again poised to lead the charge for emerging contemporary art market.
SCOPE Miami Beach 2017 will open with the Platinum First View on Tuesday, December 5, 12pm-4pm; followed by its VIP + Press Preview on Tuesday, December 5, 4pm-8pm. The fair will run through December 10th; 11am-8pm Wednesday-Sunday. For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami, two of the longest running and most progressive contemporary art shows for the fine art industry during Miami Art Week, announces this year’s exciting five-day line-up of interactive programming, taking place December 6—10, 2017.
Each year, Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami are established as sister art shows, occupying a purpose-built exhibition space at 1700 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami’s Arts and Entertainment District. Over the last decade, both shows have grown to become the ultimate destination for the fine art industry professional and contemporary art enthusiast who collectively seek a more accessible experience with exhibits showcasing the world’s most progressive portfolios by some of today’s elite artists, galleries and emerging talents. The shows attract more than 40,000 attendees each year and represent more than 650 artists and galleries worldwide.
OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW PARTY
Wednesday, December 6th: 6:00PM – 10:00PM
SHOW HOURS (all three shows)
Thursday, December 7th: 1:00PM – 9:00PM
Friday, December 8th: 1:00PM – 10:00PM
Saturday, December 9th: 1:00PM – 9:00PM
Sunday, December 10th: 12:00PM – 5:00PM
For Those Who Really Love Art –
Vegas: Alter Your Reality | Experiential Gallery Exhibit | Zadok Gallery – 2534 N Miami Ave
12.7 – 12.9
Sin City arrives in Wynwood during Art Miami with an experiential art gallery. LVCVA (Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority) has partnered up with five internationally-renowned artists to share their individual interpretations of Las Vegas in a 360° virtual reality art form after their visits. Artists participating include Brazilian artist Adhemas Batista, English street artist Insa, French artist Fafi, Canadian visual artist Signal Noise and digital artist Beeple.
12.7 – 12.9 Gran Centenario x Kelsey Montague
Known for her angel wings mural pieces, artist Kelsey Montague partners up with Gran Centenario Tequila to showcase a white and gold angel wings mural, which will be auctioned off for proceeds to benefit Mexican Relief charities. Encouraging guests to join the movement, Nautilus Hotel will display her wings at the Nautilus Lobby, and another set at the Art Basel tent, for guests to take photos and post on social media during Art Basel. For every picture posted to the hashtag, Gran Centenario will donate $10 to charity to benefit families and victims of the earthquake in Mexico City.
12.3 – 12.10 – Suzy Kellems Dominik Sculpture
Visual artist Suzy Kellems Dominik, known for dissecting intimate moments in human relations and interactions, presents a fearless multi-sensory neon sculpture installation that she calls a “12-foot orgasm”.
Art with Purpose’s Art Basel Party at Katsuya to benefit Puerto Rico disaster relief is happening December 7th from 2 – 6PM!
Arts and culture are essential for building a community, supporting the development and contributing to economic opportunity. Collectively, arts and culture enable understanding of the past and envisioning of a shared, more equitable future. The 7th Edition of Art Africa Miami Arts Fair: Back To Black: No On/Off Ramps is set to kick off Miami Art Week and Art Basel 2017 on December 5-10, 2017. The art fair is housed between the Pan-African Pavilion at 919 Plaza at The Lyric and the Featured Artists Pavilion at 920 historic Clyde Killens’ building both on NW 2nd Avenue in Historic Overtown. Art Africa Miami Arts Fair explores how Black Arts respond to the assaults that currently beset the global African Diaspora and the world at large and how artists of African descent and the global south create modes of intervention of radical autonomy. The event is sponsored by the City of Miami Southeast Overtown Community Redevelopment Agency(SEOPW) and the Greater Miami Visitors and Conventions Bureau. Twenty-five artists from the United States, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America are confirmed to showcase their work.
ART AFRICA MIAMI 2017 is an example of the vibrant cultural legacy of Miami’s aesthetic landscape. D. Neil Hall, AIA, Founder of Art Africa, and a lifelong advocate for the transformational role art & culture plays within marginalized communities, has one of the most influential voices in the arts and culture arena. Clear about his vision seven years ago when he created the Art Africa Miami Art Fair platform, he knew then this art fair would be the anchor to help contribute to strengthening the cultural identity of Historic Overtown, as well as its resurgence as a cultural hub.
For more information visit: www.artafricamiamifair.com or call 954.338.8670.
RL (In Reel Life) Pop-up Art Exhibit at Miami Beach Cinematheque, supporting HOMY (Housing Our Miami Youth)
Miami Beach’s own Jacober Creative, an award-winning design and marketing studio, invites the public to a FREE Art Basel kick-off party and pop-up art exhibit, IRL (In Reel Life): From Celluloid to Cellular, Recasting the Classics Through Graphic Design, at the Miami Beach Cinematheque. With favorite films from the 1940s through the 1990s to serve as the agency’s inspiration, Jacober Creative placed their graphic design spin on American film culture, as filtered through the lens of the usually disposable medium of Instagram, recast onto everyday “objects of desire.” On display at the Cinematheque will be a unique range of 3-D showcases for the graphic designs, such as Bkr water bottles with Carrie inspired graphics, Vans sneakers with a design that is a tribute to The Birds, and a lunch box with a Breakfast at Tiffany’s-style graphic.
And while a run-in with James Bond is unlikely in the Cinematheque’s bathroom, film fans can still expect to encounter a Diamond Are Forever-inspired concept, featuring 50 maneki-neko cats, mirrors and lasers. IRL (In Reel Life) will open with a party (DJ and all) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5. The exhibit will run throughDecember 31 including during Art Basel, and is free and open to the public. All proceeds will be contributed to the HOMY Collective (Housing Our Miami Youth.) The Miami Beach Cinematheque is located in the Old City Hall at 1130 Washington Avenue. For more information, visit Jacober Creative at www.jacobercreative.com or call (305) 672-3293.
Host committee includes: Jaie Laplante (Miami International Film Festival), artist Jennifer Rubell, Camia Sol (member of Tate Modern’s Latin American Acquisitions Committee), Dana Keith (Miami Beach Cinematheque), and Claire Breukel, who is the curator for the IRL exhibit.
A Garden Affair: Art Basel Kick-off Party at Pinecrest Gardens
To kick-off the 2017 Art Basel season, Pinecrest Gardens, South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park, invites the public for the much-anticipated debut of extraordinary exhibits by world-renowned sculptor and Stickwork creator Patrick Dougherty, as well as nationally-acclaimed environmental artist Xavier Cortada. With Pinecrest Gardens’ botanical stage as his inspiration, Dougherty spent 19 days, twisting and weaving willow tree saplings into a magnificent sculpture. While Cortada, who is the park’s first artist-in-residence, creates discourse with his EPOCH exhibit, which portrays life that has existed on our planet over the past 500 million years and encourages the audience to ponder what life forms will inhabit the earth in the future.
The event is free and open to the public. 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30. Spaces are limited. To RSVP, email PR@pinzurpr.com. Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 SW Red Road Pinecrest, FL 33156. For more information, visit www.pinecrestgardens.org. 305-669-6990
Dedication of Longitudinal Installation at Pinecrest Gardens with Florida’s Secretary of State Ken Detzner
On Thursday, December 7, nationally-acclaimed environmental artist, Xavier Cortada, will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his Longitudinal Installation by unveiling a replica of the ceramic sculpture, which will be on permanent display at Pinecrest Gardens. Florida’s Secretary of State Ken Detzner will be present for a dedication ceremony in addition to Palmer Trinity students. The participatory art piece captures voices from 24 individuals across the globe who have been impacted by climate change.
Cortada first created the Longitudinal Installation in the South Pole in 2007 and in the North Pole in 2008. During both visits, Cortada placed 24 shoes in a circle, each aligned across 24 longitudes. He stopped in front of each of his longitudinal shoe markers and read a quote aloud that revealed a person’s experience with climate change from that part of the world. His artistic ritual illustrated the ways in which individuals all over the world have been profoundly impacted by climate change. Guests are invited to recite the 24 quotes, as Cortada did at both ends of the world. This event is free and open to the public. It will also include a tour of Cortada’s new EPOCH exhibit.
On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, Lisa S. Johnson, photographer & author of 108 Rock Star Guitars, will launch her Art Basel 2017 exhibition at the AC Gallery showcase in Wynwood. Johnson is known for photographing guitars in a manner which captures the souls and stories of their rock star owners. Since the release of her last book, Johnson has been working on her 108 Rock Stars Guitars Volume Two edition which is scheduled to release Winter 2018. In anticipation of the second volume’s release, Johnson will be revealing two of the book’s never before seen photos of B.B. King’s beloved ‘Lucille’ guitars.
Open to public with ticket purchase, RSVP email@example.com to attend. Inquirers will then be emailed an opportunity to purchase tickets. There is a $50.00 All Day/Evening option or $35.00/Day. For more information about 108 Rock Star Guitars, please visit www.108rockstarguitars.com.
During Art Basel 2017, colorblind Colombian Artist Dante Sabogal will exhibit for the first time in the United States at Valentia Mediterranean Restaurant, Miami’s newest hotspots on Brickell Avenue known for the best paella in the city. Dante’s work will officially be on view beginning Friday, December 1, 2017 and through January 2018. Inquiries about the paintings can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dante has a form of color blindness called protanopia where he has reduced sensitivity to the color red which allows him to paint masterful portraits that only the imaginative can see. He sees the colors of people in a completely different light and it showcases vividly through his artwork. Only 8% of men worldwide have some form of color blindness and one percent of these men have protanopia like Dante.
For more information about Dante, follow him on Facebook @DanteSabogalArt, Instagram and Twitter @DanteSabogal. Videos of Dante painting can be found on YouTube. For more information about Valentia Mediterranean, visit www.valentiamediterranean.com.
ArtSpot Miami, a high-end satellite art fair taking place within and in conjunction with Redwood Media Group’s renowned art shows during Art Week Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach, today announced this year’s exhibitor list and special show highlights, including the art project “Made in the USA.” The fair, directed and founded by Aldo Castillo, takes place Wednesday, December 6 – Sunday, December 10 in Miami’s Art and Entertainment District. ArtSpot Miami, which is housed inside the Spectrum Miami tent, is located at 1700 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132.
ArtSpot, a forward thinking art fair specializing in modern and contemporary art, offers innovative and alternative art to affluent collectors, worldwide art institutions, designers, architects and art enthusiasts. The five-day fine art experience gathers prominent contemporary artists and galleries from Spain, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, the United States, South Africa, Japan, Germany, Greece and beyond. Show director, Aldo Castillo, worked diligently to hand-select a range of artists, galleries and subject matter to cater to high-end collectors.
A few feature exhibitors and galleries that will be exhibiting at this year’s ArtSpot, include:
The Athens Gallery, Greece, will showcase Greek artist, Apostol, whose works are in private collections in homes around the world, including a recent purchase by Madonna. Working with the ancient lost-wax casting process, Apostol, creates molds for bronze sculptures that range from less than two feet to more than twelve feet in height.
MosArt Furniture, USA, whose works are inspired by the great artists practicing in the Abstract Expressionism, Abstract Illusionism, Neo-Plasticism, Cubism, and Modernism Fine art movements in both their form and decorative surfaces while creating hand crafted furniture in the finest tradition.
Pascoe Gallery, USA, will present South African Ardmore Ceramic Art modeled and hand-painted by talented Zulu artists.
Matt Stock, USA, who creates hyper-realistic night time photographs with a technique referred to as painting with light, will display a work from his Abandoned Vehicles of the Everglades series. In addition, 16 of the most acclaimed works from this series will be on display at Historic Biltmore Hotel from December 6 – 10.
Aldo Castillo Gallery, USA, will display work from North Korean artist, Keiko Hara. Hara’s art carries an aura of integrity given her considerable breadth and technical expertise. The gallery will also exhibit photography works by Spanish artist, Lluís Barba, and Argentinean artist, Nina Surel. For more information, visit www.artspotmiami.com.
After Collective Design Fair in New York and his exhibition at his gallery in Paris during Paris Design Week 2017, Pierre Bonnefille will present the ‘Meditation Room’ for the first time in Miami, offering visitors a sensorial experience giving way to a meditative moment. The partitions, made up of ‘Bronze Paintings’, form the room’s three sides and ceiling, a meditative cocoon where the light creates a unique atmosphere. Pierre Bonnefille’s signature ‘Bronze Paintings’ series are composed of powdered bronze, a material created by the artist. In this new explorative research, under the eye and the hand of the artist, the bronze material is stretched out, liquefied and solidified in evanescent patterns on large abstract canvases. In this way, the bronze material finds itself suspended in a metallic mesh, revealing landscapes, aquatic reflections and silky traces which resonate with the light. Far from the traditions of bronze work, the sensational abstract work by Pierre Bonnefille illuminates the force behind his artistic mind.
For the Foodies –
DÔA – Relaunch and Unveiling of New Look | 2000 Collins Avenue.
A direct result of taking locals feedback into account, world renowned restaurateur Arjun Waney’s LatAsian casual restaurant DÔA plans on unveiling a more intimate dining room with updated design, semi-private terrace, a private dining room, updated menu with lowered prices, and a new bar and music program. Notable guests who have enjoyed after hour bites include artist Darren Criss, Bradley Theodore,Miami Dolphins footballer Jay Ajayi, pop-art artist Mr. Brainwash and The Hills star Audrina Patridge.
The Wynwood Yard showers Art Basel festival-goers with an extraordinary line-up of free live musical performances and a friendly spot to chill from the day’s sensory overload and recharge for another art-filled day.
Stop by the outdoor oasis every evening during Art Basel and enjoy fantastic eats from the food concepts at The Yard, a well-deserved craft brew, cocktail or glass of wine and enjoy South Florida’s finest musical talent lighting up Miami’s starry skies on the Simple Vodka Stage. From local jazz musicians with global reach to soul-blazing acts from New Orleans, The Wynwood Yard’s Art Basel line-up has everyone’s tune covered. Let loose with Electronic Avenue’s line-up and refuel your fondness for funk, Latin-fused jams and homegrown reggae at Locos Por Hippies and a special edition of Reggae Sundays.
Refuel and Dine
NYC’s own spa-café Chillhouse will be serving everything you need to power up (or down) this week at Nauti Grind on the lobby level. Grab a coffee or a Chill Blend – and don’t forget the detox powder!
SIXTY Nautilus Cabana Club
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the SIXTY Nautilus Cabana Club serves up a menu inspired by the South of France – with a local Miami twist, of course.
For Those Who Want Free –
La Santa Taqueria – Mex/ART | 153 NW 29 St, Miami, FL 33127
Friday, December 1 to Sunday, December 10
La Santa Taqueria is collaborating with Be/Art Gallery to curate the culinary experiences for guests of Mex/Art – a contemporary and pop art exhibition celebrating emerging and established Mexican artists, from paintings and drawings to sculptures from December 1-11. Artists featured include Romero Britto (Brazilian invited artist), Jorge Marin, Jesus Lima, Neon Caron, Alvaro Cuevas, Gabriela Montano, Robert Morleghem, Carlos Luna (Cuban invited artist) and more.
Patricia Field ARTFASHION Opening Night Party at White Dot Gallery |2245 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL
Patricia Field is celebrating her ARTFASHION Opening Night with a gallery exhibition and pop-up shop featuring a curated selection of one-of-a-kind clothing, accessories, and art. There will also be sculptures by an exclusive group of artists, including Kyle Brincefield, Scooter Laforge, Jody Morlock, Suzan Pitt, Steven Wine and Iris Bonner. The Launch Party will take place at the White Dot Gallery on Thursday, Dec 7, from 7 to 9PM.
Ron Barceló X HIVE Basel | 2250 NW 2nd Ave, Miami FL
Ron Barceló Rum partners up with HIVE – a pop-up lounge nestled within the heart of Wynwood during Miami Art Basel Week to present Instinct: Animal, Uninhibited and the Expert series. The complimentary four day exhibition will showcase emerging artists’ interpretation of the Barceló variants.
The series kicks off with renowned and infamous artist Maximo Caminero on Thursday, December 7, with Live Opera by soprano artist Veronica Logan; Figurative artist Hazel Griffiths and modern artist Vanessa Velib on Friday, December 8 and rising star abstract painter Eddy Bogart’s Living Art Concept campaign on Saturday, December 9.
Sip on specialty Art Basel-themed Barceló cocktails, meet the artists and watch Barceló’s “instincts” come to live in front of your eyes.
“The Circle of Land and Sky” Phillip K. Smith III at Faena Beach| 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Monday, December 4 to Sunday, December 10
Presented by Faena Art, Phillip K. Smith III’s piece defines a reflective space within the beach environment, composed entirely of two most prominent elements: water and sky. Formed by 300 geometric reflectors angled at 110 degrees, the artwork directly engages with the ocean surrounding and the endless heavens. As the light shifts and the viewer moves through the installation, land, water and sky are separated, merged, and displaced, subverting one’s assumed relationship with the horizon. It is a constantly changing installation that can never be seen the same way twice. Debuts Monday, December 4 on Faena Beach. Active 24 hours a day with free admission and open to the public.
Installations on SIXTY Nautilus Cabana Club Property | Open to the Public
Fuck It, I Love You
Friedrich Kunath throws caution to the wind with his boldly pronounced “Fuck It, I Love You” work. The powerful image can be found overhead, reproduced on the SIXTY Nautilus pool awning above SIXTY Nautilus Cabana Club.
Then Love Takes Us
Rene Ricard’s “Then Love Takes Us” submerges a sense of tropical romance under water. The SIXTY Nautilus pool is an apt place for the artist/poet’s marriage of word and image. You can catch more of Ricard’s work at Half Gallery’s solo booth the NADA fair.
12-Foot Orgasm – “I Can Feel” | December 3 – 10
Suzy Kellems Dominik’s “I Can Feel” is a neon-lit reclamation of the artist’s physical and emotional independence, which she calls a ”12-foot orgasm”. Join her in the lobby for an intimate chat about art and the role of social media, creating provocative work, and the importance of strong feminist symbols on Wednesday, December 6 at 12 p.m. RSVP: email@example.com
Celebration of the Works of Sarah Bahbah | December 10
Sarah Bahbah’s cinematic series of images goes IRL with “Celebration of the Works of Sarah Bahbah.” Her wry photographs, depicted as film stills, delve into themes of anger, heartbreak, and her particular brand of feminine ennui.
Events at Loews Hotel
Thursday, December 7
- Miguel Paredes + Hale Bob
Thursday, December 7th – Bar Collins
1:00pm – 4:30pm
Acclaimed artist and urban realist Miguel Paredes joins forces with distinctive fashion brand Hale Bob for an exclusive capsule collection combining his renowned street and pop art with the chic and feminine designs of Hale Bob. Shop the curated trunk show collection and sip on premium spirits as Paredes paints to the sounds of live music and models showcase the one-of-a-kind designs.
- Atomik + Duvel Art Glass Launch Party – A Loews Miami Art Collective Signature Event
Thursday, December 7th – Bar Collins
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Raise a glass to Basel and beer as Duvel debuts its limited edition art glass, in partnership with Miami’s own legendary graffiti artist Atomik. One of the first US artists selected to create a design for the highly sought after Duvel glass collection, the Duvel + Atomik art glass will be exclusively available at this launch event. Secure your glass* and watch Atomik paint his signature orange, while DJ Rage Johnson provides the evening’s soundtrack.
Friday, December 8
- exhale South Beach presents: Body, Art + Movement
Friday, December 8th – St. Moritz Lawn
10:00am – 12:00pm
Kick off the weekend with exhale’s 4th annual Art Basel event, complete with a one-hour DJ infused yoga class featuring live art, followed by sips, snacks, mini spa therapies, make-up artists, hands-on art activities, trunk shows and other indulgences.
Call 305-200-1301 or sign up online at exhalespa.com.
- Sarah Raskey LIVE Painting
Friday, December 8th – Bar Collins
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Chicago-based visionary and Loews Miami Beach Hotel artist in residence Sarah Raskey showcases her mixed-media work in a live painting experience featuring champagne sips and live entertainment. Inspired by cultural references including spirituality, healing and ancient symbolism, Raskey’s work is integrated throughout the resort, from the 300 pound lobby installation “Stardust” to “Halo”- her in-room custom headboard design, to one-of-a-kind carpet designs and more.
For additional information about Loews Miami Beach Hotel’s Art Basel events or to make a reservation, visit www.loewshotels.com/miami.