ART BASEL is nearly upon us and to help with your plan of attack, check out some of the best cultural events and parties to make the most of Art Week.
Art Basel Tent at the Nautilus South Beach | 1825 Collins Avenue
An official Art Basel hotel partner, Nautilus South Beach returns this year with art, culture, music, and celebrity lineup of A list events. Open to the public are listed below as SIXTY & Nautilus Jason Pomeranc aims to win Art Basel again this year!:
Gran Centenario x Kelsey Montague
Known for her viral 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 South Beach 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.
Expected celebrity guest is Eva Longoria.
Suzy Kellems Dominik Sculpture
12.3 – 12.10
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”. Suzy will be holding an intimate artist talk panel on Wednesday, December 6 at 12 pm. The provocative sculpture can be viewed in the hotel lobby through December 10th.
Phil Collins’ Dreaming on the Beach Gala | Fillmore Theater – 1700 Washington Avenue
Benefiting young aspiring talent without the means to achieve their goals, Five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning music legend Phil Collins and wife Orianne Collins, are proud to announce GRAMMY® Award-winning Italian artist Laura Pausini, GRAMMY® Award nominee rock singer KT Tunstall, Latin pop Venezuelan singer Nacho, Spanish soul artist Pitingo, and Miami-based rock band 5800 will perform at the 3rd annual Dreaming on the Beach Gala on Saturday, December 9, 2017. As headliner of the Gala, Phil will also serve as host and celebrity emcee along with co-founder Orianne Collins, philanthropist and designer of Orianne Collins Jewelry. Tickets here.
Vegas: Alter Your Reality | Experiential Gallery Exhibit | Zadok Gallery – 2534 N Miami Avenue
12.7 – 12.9
High tech meets stylized art at Zadok Gallery during this upcoming Miami Art Week with Vegas: Alter Your Reality. Open to the public December 7 – 9 from 1– 9PM, Sin City arrives in Wynwood with an experiential art gallery. LVCVA (Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority) 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 to the adult playground. Using Samsung Gear VR, artists participating include Brazilian artist Adhemas Batista, English street artist Insa, French artist Fafi, Canadian visual artist Signal Noise and digital artist Beeple.
Ron Barceló X HIVE Basel | 2250 NW 2nd Avenue
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. RSVP: RB@taraink.com
WALL: Art Basel 2017 Lineup | 2201 Collins Avenue
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).
Villa Azur Dinner Parties | 309 23rd Street, Miami Beach
Known widely as the ultimate dinner party destination, the Mediterranean restaurant presents a lineup during Art Basel to rival their competitors, which will include contemporary artwork by Catherine l’Empereur and Antoine Verglas along with collaborations with the trendiest international clubs and guest DJ’s. Guests will enjoy Armand de Brignac and Louis Roederer Champagne while discovering HYT- a Swiss luxury watch brand revolutionizing the haute horology industry.
The festivities start on Wednesday, December 6th with L’ARC PARIS, the iconic nightclub and preferred celebrity and international jet set destination located at the top of the Champs-Elysees. International DJ Jack-e on their Original Thursday Night Dinner Party on December 7th, followed by POSH BRAZIL, most famous club in Brazil, on Friday, December 8th. DJ Michael Canitrot will be on decks on Saturday, December 9th, along with live music, entertainment and flowing champagne in a vibrant atmosphere.