There’s no mistaken that the party scene during Art Basel is one of the best in the world. People traveling from all over to marvel at international works while sipping cocktails on the beach. What can be better than that?? To stay on track and actually experience some art, I included a list of different cultural experiences to help satisfy your fix. Happy Basel’ing!
DECEMBER 4 – 9, 2018
LEGENDARY PUBLICATION HI-FRUCTOSE TO CURATE SCOPE TENT WITH FEATURED ARTISTS OKUDA, HOTTEA AND AJ FOSIK
The 18th 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 60,000 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 the emerging contemporary art market.
This year, SCOPE Miami Beach deepens its ties with the New Contemporary and Street Art genres by celebrating HI-FRUCTOSE’s 14th year in publication. The publication will be transforming the SCOPE tent with ambitious projects curated by the legendary publication, featuring artists Okuda, HOTTEA, and AJ Fosik alongside exemplary VIP Programming, immersive Special Projects, compelling brand integrations and a dynamic array of Museum and Cultural Partners.
SCOPE Miami Beach 2018 will open with the Platinum First View on Tuesday, December 4, 12pm-4pm; followed by its VIP + Press Preview on Tuesday, December 4, 4pm-8pm. The fair will run through December 9th; 11am-8pm Wednesday-Sunday.
Complimenting their ocean view lounge, SCOPE is pleased to offer a complimentary VIP Car Service courtesy of Porsche. Upon presentation of your SCOPE VIP Card, enjoy a ride in one of the luxury sedans Porsche offers during all fair hours. The VIP Car service will run on a constant route to/from SCOPE and to/from Art Basel Miami Beach and will be available on a first- come- first-serve basis.
OKUDA SAN MIGUEL
SCOPE Miami Beach is delighted to host renowned artist Okuda San Miguel in conjunction with Hi-Fructose Magazine for his first Miami Art Week exhibition. He will be creating an immersive sculpture and mural installation inside of the SCOPE atrium space where he will be painting a live mural, inviting spectators to follow his progress in real time and to be characters inside the universes that he so expertly creates.
For over 10 years, Okuda has been creating monumental murals and installations around the world from the sides of buildings to prestigious museum institutions. His large sale murals and street sculptures can be found dominating parks and squares around the world. His insatiable thirst for creation is evident through his vibrant mixed media approach to works on canvas and paper mixed with diverse elements of embroidery, collage, and wood.
An Exploration on the Multiplicity of Cultures Across the Continent
Monday, December 3 to Sunday, December 9 | Faena District Miami Beach
Faena Art proudly presents Faena Festival: This Is Not America, an exploration on the multiplicity of cultures across the continent debuting during Miami Art Week from December 3-9, 2018. A new experimental platform, the first-ever Faena Festival is an exploration of “America” as a concept, a myth and a narrative that – at times – has divided us, but ultimately has the power to unify across physical, political and conceptual borders.
Faena Festival: This Is Not America features commissions, installations, videos and performances from a range of incredible artists, including Derrick Adams, Miya Ando, Cecilia Bengolea, Joseph Beuys, Ana Teresa Fernández, Alfredo Jaar, Eugene Jarecki, Isabel Lewis, Boris Mitic, Luna Paiva, George Sánchez-Calderón, Tavares Strachan, Wu Tsang and boychild, Agustina Woodgate and Rev. Houston R. Cypress. The theme of the inaugural Faena Festival, “This Is Not America” is keyed to Miami’s enduring role as a port that welcomes migrants, refugees and tourists across the U.S. and the Americas, and from countries around the world. The festival engages with the multiplicity of communities and cultures and the palimpsest of histories that have created the Americas while responding specifically to Miami as its hemispheric hub.
All programming of Faena Festival is complimentary and open to the public. Visit www.faenafestival.com to meet the artists, view schedules, RSVP and learn more.
Miami Art Week Sunset Happy Hour – Wednesday, December 5 to Sunday, December 9 | 4:30 – 7:30 pm | Tierra Santa Terrace
Fashion Paradise Pop-Up (Nov. 30-Dec. 9, 2018) is complimentary and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations encouraged as space is limited. RSVP required for all Miami Art Week sunset happy hour events (Dec. 5-9, 2018.). Located at Tierra Santa Healing House, on the 3rd floor of Faena Hotel Miami Beach. For more information and to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 786 655 5570.
December 3 -10th
Suzy Kellems Dominik‘s INVISIBLE — Following her I Can Feel 12-foot neon sculpture of a vagina that poetically objectified the female orgasm last year, Suzy Kellems Dominik’s forthcoming exhibition, INVISIBLE, presents an ongoing examination of the female form through a series of soft-sculpture totems illuminated by a white-neon caption rendered in the artist’s handwriting stating: “for without feet, one cannot escape.” A monumental sculptural installation that surrealistically presents the female body and investigates the social and cultural implications of beauty and age.
It will be installed in the lobby. Free access, non-ticketed from Monday, December 3rd to Sunday, December 9th. On Wednesday, December 5th at 12 PM, there will be an all-female panel discussion inside of the lobby bar to further explore contemporary artistic modes of storytelling, oral history and autobiography as antidote for and vindication of the female condition. Viewer participation is encouraged. Take part in the story by following the artist on Instagram at @suzykellemsdominik and tagging #SuzyKellemsDominik.
Fab 5 Freddy — presented by Half Gallery and Harper’s Books in the Nautilus Hotel Library, a series of fighter portraits ranging (and overlapping) in subject matter from Boxing Legend Jack Johnson to Kung Fu Master Bruce Lee to Blaxplotation Star Jim Kelly. Open to the public from Wednesday, December 5th to Thursday, December 6th from 11 AM to 5 PM.
Nautigrind Café x Chillhouse — Chillhouse is having a pop-up offering a destination for modern self-care at Nautigrind café, where there will be offering spa services like their iconic manicures, Shop Chill and café services. A complimentary manicure is offered with every purchase. Wednesday, December 5th to Friday, December 7th from 11 AM to 5 PM.
David Salle will be taking over the awning above the Cabana Club in an impressive 60 x 30 feet piece entitled Frost Free overlooking the pool. This piece will also be hanging at the Skarstedt booth at Art Basel.
Louise Bonnet’s The Cyclops (created earlier this year) will be on display at the bottom of the Nautilus Pool during Art Basel. Reference image attached.
Lexus & Design Miami
As an official partner of Design Miami, Lexus brings the LF-1 Limitless future concept vehicle to Design Miami/ along with a projected mapping installation in a space designed by Japanese architect Socha Ichikawa of dNA (doubleNegatives Architecture) from December 5-9.
Just as in creating a map from a globe, plotting a three-dimensional object into two dimensions enables us to appreciate its essence. The exhibition is a new iteration of the popular installation at the Museo della Scienza/Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan in April 2018.
December 6 and 7th
Seattle-based artist LA Kennedy makes her solo debut and exhibit at The Generator Miami on December 6 & 7 with an intimate reception from 6 – 9pm both nights. Attendees will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, a hosted bar and conversations with the artist.
Self-described as an “interpreter”, LA Kennedy is best known for her high contrast, monochromatic images of American pop culture icons. The self-taught artist draws inspiration from music legends while merging pop art influences from Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. Her ability to hear colors while seeing sounds, allow her to translate audio into the visual, creating awe-inspiring textured images on the canvas. The unique juxtaposition of crisp imagery and rough texture, pull you in and dare you to reach out and touch the canvas.
The Generator Miami
3120 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33140 | Invite
December 7 from 6-8pm
December 7, 2018 | 6pm onward
Kiki on the River is celebrating the work of Spanish actor (Jamon, Jamon, Blow, Bad Boys II and many others) artist Jordi Molla with VIP collector’s Dinner in his honor. This intimate affair showcases the newest art works of Jordi Molla throughout the hotspot, and guests are invited to make dinner reservations or sip cocktails and peruse the celebrated artists pieces.
December 9, 2018 | 1pm onward
Kiki on the River will celebrate The Art Plug Power House with a celebration on Sunday, December 9 to close out the week in style. Top artists including RhymelikeDimez, CB Hoyo and Ketnipz will be hand to celebrate and showcase Van Dutch Yachts custom wrapped boats featuring their art, which will be docked alongside the for dinner guests to enjoy.
KIKI ON THE RIVER (THE MIAMI RIVER )
Heralding a new dining experience on the Miami River, Kiki on the River, is Miami’s chicest indoor/outdoor new dining destination. Romantic and contemporary, the riverside restaurant embraces the hospitality and spirit of the Greek islands with the service and style of a romantic island garden restaurant & lounge. Kiki offers a selection of time-honored Greek favorites and innovative dishes, all made from scratch in-house. Three distinct areas will have unique elements including: the relaxed outdoor terrace with draping vines and colorful Bougainvillea, a sunset river view and a sophisticated interior dining room with ceiling to floor windows and luxurious drapes wrapped around steel and concrete original beams and columns will offer al fresco seating on the patio. The whitewashed walls of the rustic warehouse interior pay homage the original fish market that served the area for the last several decades, with warm design details throughout. Kiki on The River is located at 450 NW North River Drive, Miami, FL.