Art Basel Weekend
The art world elite are flocking to Florida for the tenth year of Art Basel Miami Beach. This prestigious, internationally renowned art show begins today and features work by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. More 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will represented at the showcase, which runs through Sunday, December 4.
While they’re not busy viewing art, attending lectures and taking part in very important, highly intellectual conversation, Art Basel attendees will be, well, partying. Here’s where:
Moksha Art Fair @ 7th Circuit Studios
Visionary works by figures like Alex Grey and Andrew Jones have become the art of choice in many electro sub-sects, and the Moksha Art Fair has become the premier visionary art showcase during the week of Art Basel. We like the pairing.
Rembrandt Erotic Secrets @ World Erotic Art Museum
Didn’t know that Rembrandt had a saucy side, did ya? See for yourself during Rembrandt’s Erotic Secrets. This exhibit will showcase what historians, curators and collectors have for centuries declared the iconic Dutch artist’s “dirty little secrets.” Twenty etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn will be unveiled all together for the first time.
RE:MIX Lab at Basel Castle @ Overthrow Castle
Things will loosen up considerably during the second annual installation of Basel Castle. This wild mini-festival will combine some of the world’s most influential contemporary artists and musicians with interactive games, installations, exhibitions and live performances that take place inside a castle in the Wynwood Art District. Yelawolf, The Rapture, Penguin Prison, Tamara Sky, Heroes x Villains, Troy Kurtz and more will perform.
Flights of Fancy @ The Betsy Hotel
This digital art and dance party will feature “works suggesting the conceptions of migration, decadence and altered reality,” Music will be provided by DJ Sean Glass.
Hard 2 Leave @ Goldrush
Hard 2 Leave bills itself as “the only electronic music event in Miami that takes place inside a fully nude gentleman’s club.” Tell us more. “Strippers + Bass = the perfect ending to Art Basel. Featuring Overthrow artists and our favorite dj/musician friends.” That group includes Craze, Ninjasonik, Troy Kurtz, Caligula, Tamara Sky and more. Sold!
Get Lost @ Electric Pickle
Say a long goodbye to Art Basel at this closing party that starts at 5:30am on Sunday. The lineup includes Clive Henry, Damian Lazarus, Danny Daze, Droog, Eduardo Castillo Fur Coat Lee Curtiss Lee Foss and Henry Clive one of the resident DJs at Circoloco at DC-10 in Ibiza, where he spins tech house and minimal techno.