We all know Art Basel is, well… about art. But when the melting pot of art and fashion comes together into one giant fair-hopping party scene, the outfits are just as much the stars as the gallery paintings. For some style in your art-filled days, make sure to check out some of these FREE fashion + art related events throughout the city….
You’ve got to hold on to your seat for what’s coming to The Fillmore December 4th during Art Basel/Week. From Athens, Alabama, Alabama Shakes, as if you didn’t already know. One of the most accomplished bands of the year, Alabama Shakes consists of Brittany Howard on guitar and vocals, Zac Cockrell on bass, Heath Fogg on guitar and Steve Johnson on drums.
Lucky for us jewelry fanatics, this year’s Design/Miami will not disappoint. The fair that’s oriented towards everything design will host an unprecedented selection of galleries specializing in the best collectible pieces of art jewelry around.
Key names in the game include Iris Eichenberg and Margaret De Patta, as well as first time gallery exhibitors Louisa Guinness and Elisabetta Cipriani.
JESSY NITE, ARTIST & DESIGNER FROM NEW YORK WHO NOW CALLS MIAMI HOME. HER WORK TAKES YOU ON A CRAZY TRIP THROUGH COLOR FIELD INSTALLATIONS & HER SIGNATURE SYSTEMATIC PILL CALLIGRAPHY WILL MAKE EVEN THOSE SOBER O.D.
Art Basel is the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, this show presents premier artwork from across the globe. Throughout the first week of December, on what has been referred to as Art Week, Miami embraces the art world with special exhibitions and dynamic cultural events at museums and galleries across the city.
“Grandfather Clock Corten,” Maarten Baas, Corten Steel, Digital Equipment, 2013. Photo courtesy of CARPENTERS WORKSHOP GALLERY
The aesthetic tensions and convergences between old and new technology continues to fascinate designers, and increasingly, there’s a melding of the two paradigms in the world of collectible design.
Analog technologies – those that operate on physical properties such as voltage and time – are being combined with digital technologies, which work on systems of binary code. There are functional advantages and drawbacks to both, as well as distinct emotional connections: analog technologies inspire nostalgia, a sort of warmth, and digital types conjure efficiency, what might be described as a cold exactitude.
Some designers are working to marry the two in a way that explores new design possibilities. At Design Miami/ 2013, several works will be on display that combine analog and digital, challenging notions of what is physical and what is virtual, and how they fit together. The works illustrate the ever-widening horizon of design, and underline the fact that no matter what sorts of technology are utilized, the goal is always an aesthetic or functional breakthrough.
If you follow Tropicult you must have read about one of King’s Head Records‘ recent throw-downs at The Garret. Perhaps you accidentally wandered in from Grand Central and stumbled into Ben Wash in the mix. Whichever the case may be, it shouldn’t have been long before you were on your feet dancing freely inside the alluring castle of shimmering lights surrounded by Miami’s most beautiful people.
If you haven’t heard of these dudes, get with it! They not only throw killer parties, they produce progressive EDM tracks too. Today, King’s Head Records launched a dope new website that personifies the labels mission and proves their value to artists in the digital age.