A // ART BASEL
A is for Art Basel, the craziest weekend in Miami! Each year artists from across 32 countries collide in Miami Beach to create the ultimate incubator for art and expression. Everything from installations to sculptures, to photography, paintings, and even performances, Art Basel has it all. With over 268 galleries and 70,000 expected to attend, 1AM has created a guide that will help you navigate through the madness and direct you to the major must-sees of Art Basel.
B // BJöRK
Presented by III Points, Björk is set to DJ on December 5 at Mana Wynwood. Even if it’s just a DJ set, any and every Björk appearance is instantly legendary. The remote, avant-garde artist is a cultural shape shifter that has been widely acclaimed for her experimental artistry that is displayed in albums like Homogenic and Biophilia. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
C // CONTEXT ART MIAMI
Context Art Miami and Art Miami have moved to a new location in Downtown Miami on the Biscayne Bay for Art Basel 2017. Context is the sister fair to Art Miami and will focus on emerging artists and artists that are stuck in the middle of their careers. Meanwhile, Art Miami will be presenting over 140 international galleries. You can stop by any time between December 6-10 during the hours of 11am-8pm. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.
D // DIAL UP
Virgil Abloh is the brain behind Dial-Up and we love the old-school, word-of-mouth feel that comes with it. These parties are new and don’t have much promotion; it’s simply just “if you know, you know.” With that being said, call 1-855-7-DIALUP to get all the information you need to know.
E // EROTISMO
Brought to you by (F)empower, Erotismo is an art show celebrating femme sexuality and erotic energy. The showcase will be centered around women loving themselves and owning their own bodies. You can visit Erotismo from 6-10pm on December 8 at 378 NE 56th Street. To RSVP, CLICK HERE.
F // FUNDRAISER FOR FOSTER CARE
OM This Way is Hip-Hop Yoga class that works with The Felix Organization and The Irie Foundation to comfort children in foster care through fundraising. Equinox will be hosting the class and afterwards, there will be performances by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Donald Webber Jr. of Hamilton. Attendees are encouraged to make a $75 donation, with 100% of the money going directly to The Felix Organization and The Irie Foundation. OM This Way will be from 12pm – 3:30pm on December 6 at the Mana Wynwood SCAD Building. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.
G // GHOSTFACE KILLAH
III Points and Like Minded team up to bring the legendary Wu-Tang Clan to Art Basel! The show will take place at 9pm on December 9, at Mana Wynwood. To buy tickets, CLICK HERE.
H // HAITIAN HERITAGE MUSEUM
The Haitian Heritage Museum Exhibition will assert “cross border dialogues through vibrant artistic expressions from the Diaspora.” They will be featuring work from different Black Contemporary Artists that are currently pushing forward the culture and our societies. You can visit the Haitian Heritage Museum from 10am-5pm on December 5-8. For more information, CLICK HERE.
I // INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami will be showcasing “The Everywhere Studio,” in honor of their new location. “The Everywhere Studio” features 100 works by over 50 artists. Admission is always free at ICA Miami and will be open from 9am-8pm for Basel. To reserve tickets online, CLICK HERE.
J // JSPORT
Jsport will be performing for a night of vogue at Catwalk Miami; a collaboration between Le Poisson Rogue and Morph Atlanta. Not only does this party have runway realness and cash prizes, it has Cupcakke scheduled to perform! You know it’s going to be a good time if Cupcakke is there. Catwalk Miami takes place from 11pm on December 8 at 7450 Ocean Terrance Miami Beach, FL 33141. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.
K // KEEPIN’ IT 100
Coinslot presents “Keepin’ It 100” — 100 pieces for $100 each. You’ll love his vivid cartoon pop art and innovative scratcher canvases. You can check out the show from 4pm on December 4 at 2235 NW 2nd Ave.
L // LIVE
1AM Radio is bringing you 1AM Live — a party designed to showcase local up-and-coming artist that are looking for a platform to debut their talent. The best part is, the people pick the talent so head over to 1AM.live to vote now! If you’re a recording artist that will be Basel and want a chance to perform at 1AM Live, CLICK HERE to get started. All you have to do is upload a video of you performing and garner enough votes to win so get on it! The winner will receive a small recording contract and a spot on next week’s playlist!
M // mARTket
1AM is bringing the second installment of the mARTket to Miami! At the mARTket you’ll be able to shop from MADE, Kimi Kouture, NeverNotWorking, and more. Even better, the mARTket is an environment that is designed to buy, sell, trade art so you can get creative with how you get ahold of all the one-of-a-kind pieces that’ll be there. Stop by the mARTKET from 12-7pm on Friday, December 8 at 41 NW 20th Street. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.
N // NADA Miami
This year NADA is changing locations from the Deauville Beach Resort to Downtown Miami’s Ice Palace Studios. Over 100 exhibitors from 16 countries will in attendance from December 7 to 10. NADA has weird hours that change each day so make sure you visit their website before stopping by. For more information, CLICK HERE.
O // OH MY GOD BASED GOD
Brought to you by Las Rosas, Sus Zine will be showcasing their first issue along with live performances from Big Baby Scumbag, Lil Splash, Bleau, Lucid, and DJ Iron Beats. The first issue of Sus Zine will feature everyone from film legends like Harmony Korine to icons like The Based God Lil B. You can check out the exhibition from 10pm on December 6 at B-Side (2898 NW 7th Ave). Tickets are $5 and can be purchased HERE.
P // PANTONE
Pantone and Bulleit Frontier Whiskey collide with Saatchi Art, to debut the “first-ever neon art collection.” Harley Viera-Newton will DJ and there’s sure to be a ton of whiskey to wet your whistle. The event will take place on December 7 at Eden Roc Miami Beach (4525 collins ave).
Q // QT D’ANA OF COVL
Our girl D’ana of COVL will be going on a super duper mini art tour for Basel and throughout the month of December. Peep the flyer to see the different tour stops and visit her website for more information.
R // RED BULL SOUND SELECT
Red Bull has proven its lifestyle brand mentality with the execution of its successful Sound Select series. The Basel Sound Select will feature Nick León, Twelve’len, Kilo Kish and A. CHAL. You can always expect highly curated talent at Red Bull Sound Select so we highly suggest you check it out on December 5 at The Ground. CLICK HERE for more info.
S // SCRATCHES THAT MATTER
Las Rosas brings together a DJ collective to put on Scratches That Matter, the first annual benefit event that will provide for underprivileged youth to attend DJ Scratch Academy’s Summer Program in 2018. The benefit goes from 9pm-4am on December 7 at 2898 NW 7th Avenue. CLICK HERE to buy tickets and make a donation.
T // THE BASS
The Bass reopens right on time for Miami Art week after a steep $12 million dollar renovation period. The new space includes four new galleries, an updated gift shop, a cafe and a new area called the Creativity Center. For more information, CLICK HERE.
U // UPLIGHT MIAMI
Uplight Miami is an official sponsor for #BaselMeBaby, “the most fashionable basel party.” There will be pop-up shops, a fashion show, #bloggertalk, live art, and happy hour! #BaselMeBaby is from 7pm-10pm on December 6 at Wynwood Cafe.
V // VIBES
1AM Vibes is coming back to Miami for our Art Basel takeover! We got London on the Track coming through along with Leaf, Wolf Tyla, ASAP Lou, Rex Kudo, Ohs Kosh, Pedro, and Spaghetti Boys. Plus a few more special guests that aren’t on the flyer. Take our word for it, you’ll want to be there. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets and meet us at 10pm on December 8 in Wynwood.
W // WYNWOOD
Being that we’re getting near the end of the list, we’re sure you’ve figured out by now that a lot happens in Wynwood during Basel. Besides the Wynwood events we’ve listed above, Wynwood is known for having a lot of free event that are open to the public. The Wynwood festivities will begin on December 7 and go until December 10. CLICK HERE to RSVP.
X // XTRA XTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT!
Okay look, we couldn’t find anything with an “X” to put on our list but we had to make space for this event because this is one you’re for sure going to want to be at. 40ozVan is bringing his popular Bounce party to Basel. With a sponsor like D’ussé, we’re definitely curious to see how much booty shaking is going to come out of this one. Bounce starts at 10pm on December 10 at Sidebar Miami. CLICK HERE to get your tickets.
Y // YOGA
How nice it is to get to the end of the list with some soothing yoga. Brought to you by Dr. Bashir and Digital Caveman, GOOD B.Y.E. is a Basel Yoga Experience. With a healing tea ceremony, aromatherapy and a vegan-catered dinner, this event will sure be the perfect wind-down to compliment all the crazy basel parties. GOOD B.Y.E. will start at 7pm on December 7 at GHAB studios. The best part is, admission is free with a new toy donation.
Z // ZADOK ART GALLERY
Stop by the Zadok Art Gallery to view the VR experience, Vegas: Alter Your Reality. The exhibit will take a look at Vegas through the eyes of five different artists from around the world and you’ll get to experience it all with Samsung Gear VR headsets. You can visit the experience from December 7-9 at the Zadok Art Gallery. For more information, CLICK HERE.
And that concludes our guide to Miami Beach Art Basel 2017! Let us know what you plan on attending in the comments. See you there!
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