On Tuesday, December 3rd, Heineken Light Your Night Challenge presented five South Florida multi-media artists, Yuri Tuma, Juan Carlos Zaldivar, Clifton Childree, Brandon Opalka, and Kevin Arrow, at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse into a maze of light installations.
Of course everyone knows Art Basel by the goliath tents set up in Wynwood and on the beach, and the massive gallery and warehouse takeovers that draw most of the crowds. However the small, personal galleries – the ones that rule the day during the monthly Wynwood Art Walk – worked just as hard this year. One of the most impressive was a modest gallery at the end of the NW 2nd Avenue strip used for the Art Walk: Atelier 1022.
I dunno about all of ya’ll but a small part of me is relieved that Basel is over! Nonetheless, we had an amazing time and saw even more amazing artworks. Although the fairs and hordes of tourist have packed up and gone away, Miami’s local culture shines on! There are several ongoing exhibitions at local galleries and museums to visit (minus the traffic and insanity). That ain’t it! There are many more local cultural events and exhibitions already on our calendar for the upcoming New Year.
Here’s a short list of “Tropicult Approved” ongoing/upcoming art exhibitions/events…
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….
On Saturday, November 16thLab Miami presented Miami Mini Makers Faire in Wynwood. Makers of all ages and backgrounds, from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers, attended Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, and connect.
It is often the case that the best things in life are shared. Join Product/81 Creative Lab and Butter Gallery this Basel season when it opens its doors to welcome the great city of Detroit as part of the collaborative exhibition, Mi Casa es su Casa. This collaboration, inspired by the differences and similarities surrounding Miami & Detroit, will be hosted in both the Product/81 Creative Lab and the Gesamtkunstwerk building. The weeklong program, designed to house the creative community, will include a series of events, talks and a shared workspace.
The last time I went to out during Art Week was in 2005. A Spanish rock band I was in played under a tent somewhere. There were lots of people and free wine, and everyone was trying to be very hip. We played an ok set with horrible sound by a washed up sound guy named Jon who smoked us out to a semi-decent regs joint. That was the evening’s highlight.
None of the art really captured my attention, and there was a touch of snootiness in the air. I hated it. However, I believe in second chances. This year I’m returning to change my perspective and really dig into the art for some substance.