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NFT Digital Art Exhibit, Panel Talk, Recovery Brunch, New Vendors, Pop-Up Bars, A.I. Poetry
Recognized as one of the city’s cultural hubs, Time Out Market Miami has partnered with Blackdove for the digital showcase of Metaversal_Language: Digital Art as NFTs. Curated by Jess Conatser with new works by DATASYNCED, REO, Kenneth Alexander, Ben Heim & A.I. Poet Sasha Stiles, Metaversal_Language explores the idea of creative code art as the language of the metaverse.
Boasting featured art works, new vendors and special pop ups throughout the week, Time Out Market Miami will open at noon beginning Monday, November 29th for five days and four nights of the best in the city dining all-star lineup, live entertainment, and surprises not to be missed. The Market features a bevy of unique culinary concepts from some of the city’s most titillating talents, multiple bars and a welcoming environment that’s perfect for a lunch, brunch, a quick dinner, or Happy Hour during the hustle and bustle of Miami Art Week.
Kicking off Art Week on Wednesday, December 1st at 6:30PM, Time Out Market Miami and Blackdove Gallery will host an Artist Panel Discussion moderated by Time Out Editor Virginia Gil. Enthusiasts will have the opportunity to ask featured artists questions and enjoy complimentary sips courtesy of Time Out Market. For more information and to RSVP, please visit Time Out Market Miami.
NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are the hottest new trend in the Crypto world and have grown in value breaking records in the double-digit billions. As something to watch, Time Out Market Miami’s progressive NFT activation, Metaversal_Language, seeks to target new audiences into the Market including the emerging Miami Tech hub scene, digital artists, and collectors in town during Miami Art Week.
On Friday, December 3rd at 1PM join Kenneth Alexander x Blackdove for a special live-minting, lunch and learn session where guests will learn how to pair their crypto wallet to BD to display NFTs on television or BD digital canvas.
Throughout the week, also checkout ShopShops 360° Glam Cam. From New York Fashion Week on Fifth Avenue to Art Basel in Miami Beach, the 360° Glam Cam is a photo stage, complete with a spinning camera that will be stationed at Time Out Market. Taking its inspiration from ShopShops interactive model, global street chic and Hollywood award ceremonies, the 360° Glam Cam is an opportunity for people of all ages to take a Stylish Spin to flaunt their looks. Participants will walk away with a video of the experience and the perfect shareable content. There may even be a surprise pop-up Santa!
Miami Art Week “Recovery Brunch”
Art overload or just need to unwind from the week, Time Out Market’s got you! Join the Recovery Brunch on Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th from noon – 4PM. Hangover cures will include brunch items from your favorite vendors, Bloody Mary and healthy mocktails specials from the bar, complimentary tokens for Vitamin B12 and Energizing Belean shots from biostation: Premier Age Management & Wellness Centers, and lots more. Don’t forget to check out new vendors like Plants & Bowls famous smoothie bowls and green juices; YU ME Japanese Kitchen by Yakko-san Chef Hiroshimi Shigetomi; Holy Crab for stone crabs and oysters; and BUBUSAN for pimped-out sushi and magic treats
On Saturday, December 4th special activations kick off at 1PM with a A.I. poetry reading by Metaversal_Language Digital artist Sasha Stiles where she read excerpts from her new book TECHNELEGY. Also, imbibers can catch the final day of the Mezcal Amarás pop-up bar for a taste of their handcrafted cocktails with 8-year-old agave Espadín from the mountains of Oaxaca, Amarás.
On Sunday, December 5th, come for Family Yoga at noon, followed by real-time generative art performance with Metaversal_Language Digital artist Ben Heim at 1PM. Finish the day with live music by DJ Leticia Manfield and DJ Camila di Marzo.
Time Out Market Miami is located at 1601 Drexel Avenue on Miami Beach. Miami Art Week Hours: Monday – Tuesday from 4PM – 10PM; Wednesday – Thursday from Noon to 10 PM; Friday – Saturday from NOON – Midnight; and Sunday from Noon – 11PM. Telephone: 786-753-5388; https://www.timeout.com/miami/time-out-market.
ABOUT THE CURATOR ARTISTS
Jess Conatser: Jess is an independent digital and extended reality art curator focused on community building and artist first programs. Her curatorial practice explores the evolution of human behavior and identity in relationship with the age of the internet. Conatser is a Guest Curator for the Crypto and Digital Art Fair – CADAF & Digital Art Month, a contributing curator for Infinite Objects, is an ArtPaie board member, and founded a curatorial concept studio in 2017 called Studio As We Are that works to cultivate, support and advance voices in New Media Art. Her curatorial work has been experienced at Times Square in New York City, Virtual New Year’s Eve, Art Basel Miami Beach 2019, Centre Pompidou for Digital Art Month in Paris, 393/Lume Studios, Milk Studios, Lightbox, Cosmoscow and more locations globally.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Sasha Stiles: Sasha is a first-generation Kalmyk-American poet, artist and AI researcher working at the intersection of text and technology. Her work — which has been recognized by the Future Art Awards, nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, exhibited in analog and virtual realms, and published as NFTs — seeks to decipher the hidden language of the dawning Novacene, probing what it means to be human in a nearly post-human era. Stiles’ first book, Technelegy, has been hailed as “an instant techno-classic.”
Datasynced: James Goodwin explores heuristic approaches to social innovation and self-discovery through the digital lens of Experiential Art. He created the entity DATASYNCED – an artistic extension of interests and expressions living in digital space. These interests consist of Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Digital Nutrition, Usability, Accessibility, Inclusivity, Immersion in the Digital Age and its influence on the Collective Consciousness. His work has been seen at IIIPoints, Art Basel, Showfields, Afrotectopia, RAW POP UP and more.
REO: REO is a dynamic futurist poised to change the way the world views digital art. His perspectives and unique eye for art, design, fashion, music, and intuitive ability to work with technology allow him to be a world builder. REO’s sophisticated, sensual style incorporates repetition to draw viewers in. Derived from his talent as a music producer and his ability to see color when he hears music due to synesthesia, REO is capable of creating art that shows what a song looks like using today’s leading-edge technology.
Kenneth Alexander: Born in Memphis, TN, Kenneth Alexander is an artist who fuses traditional, and digital art styles to create his own new vision. With his love for music and synesthetic capabilities, he wanted a healthy merger between what he created artistically and sonically. Alexander applies the digital aspect of motion and collaging to make his own signature style. He uses mixed media within his pieces by combining acrylic paint and digital collage to create a stop motion effect. This multi-media artist has created a new way to view surreal realms by depicting different universes that he has seen through vivid dreams, depression, anxiety and imagination.
Ben Heim: Ben is an Australian audiovisual artist and composer currently based in New York City. His work spans from contemporary classical music, film scoring, video art, crypto art, live immersive experiences, audiovisual installations + performances, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality. Heim’s artwork is generative, and he creates complex evolving visual systems based on rule sets that control the color, composition, motion, and behavior of his works. These works are then randomized every time they load, creating new variations of the artwork each time they are viewed, rendered, or run.