December 4 – Lance Bass and Cedric Gervais x Moishe Mana’s Art Basel Birthday Party
InList returns to Miami for the 4th installment of its Art Basel anniversary party in celebration of “Miami’s Godfather of Wynwood” Moishe Mana’s birthday on Tuesday, December 4 at the Old RC Cola Plant in Wynwood. Slated to be the biggest kick-off party thus far, the exclusive fete will be emceed by *NSYNC’s Lance Bass, headlined by Grammy award-winning Cedric Gervais, along with performances by the eclectic Sonic Butterfly, and will feature an immersion into the world of “Royal Racer” by the latest works of renowned Artist Miguel Paredes. InList’s Art Basel anniversary party brings together their affluent and celebrity membership for one hell of a night, making it one of the most sought-after tickets to attend.
Upon arrival, guests will be whisked into the fast-paced world of “Royal Racer” with 40 retro comic-book visuals created by Paredes, an Urban Realist who combines cutting-edge techniques of street art, pop art and Japanese animation to create his own genre of trend-forward pieces. Those with a need-for-speed will get their fix from CT Robotics & SBPC Systems as they team up with Transmedia Studios to create a one-of-a-kind, high-speed, drone race above-head for a full immersion experience of art, music, celebrities, and racing.
December 3 -10 – Nautilus South Beach: Art Exhibitions and Pop-up
Vik Muniz and Galeria Nara Roesler — a partnership with Jason Pomeranc and Galeria Nara Roesler on Thursday, December 6 to honor the work of Vik Muniz during Miami Beach Art Basel with a few pieces (as part of the gallery’s collection) on display at the hotel and available for sale. Guest List only.
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. Please see reference image from last year’s installation attached.
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.
December 4 -9 – WALL: Nightly Art Basel Parties
Miami Beach’s premiere hospitality firm KNR Hospitality Group announce their exciting Art Basel lineup for WALL at W South Beach. The recognized and reputable destination release their 6-day lineup consisting of top artists making their annual return to kick off the cultural week.
Festivities begin Tuesday, December 4 with Favela Beach Art Basel edition hosted by Art Department, Salome and Gad. The party continues with Guy Gerber, Behrouz and Chicco Secci on turntables on Wednesday, December 5; Erick Morillo and Vanjee on Thursday, December 6; Paris Hilton returns as host and DJ for the 5th year on Friday, December 7; and on Saturday December 8, Nic Fanciullo, Rony Seikaly and Chicco Secci. WALL’s art week ends on Sunday, December 9 with the annual Art Basel party finale, The Director’s Cut.
December 5-9 – 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.
Art Basel in Miami Beach
Information provided by Heidi Malaret, TARA, Ink.