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AB/MB is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! Our Editor-in-Chief Estelle Gervais will have the pleasure to be covering this year’s edition for THE FINE PRINT as an accreditated media. She rounded up the best parties and exhibitions just for you guys.
See y’all under the sun!
BRICKELL CITY CENTRE ILLUMINATES THE CITY
Brickell City Centre, a brand new development (still under construction) in Miami’s Brickell district, will be transformed for one night only into a dynamic art oasis. Three major cultural components will simultaneously exist, creating a microcosm of cool within the 9.1-acre, three-block site. “The invitation-only event will showcase the unveiling of British Pop artist Allen Jones’ six-ton, 20-foot-high sculpture “Dancers,” which will make its U.S. debut that evening. The abstract sculpture, which depicts an interlocked, tango-ing couple, has been showcased at the famed Royal Academy of London as recently as 2014. Setting the tone for the night’s over-the-top proceedings is celebrity DJ Duo Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood + Zach Cowie), featuring vinyl-only paradise garage sounds.
Although the Art Basel event is private, all of Miami will be able to experience the inaugural lighting of the $30 million CLIMATE RIBBON™, architecture firm Arquitectonica’s and designer Hugh Dutton’s 150,000 square-feet masterpiece of art and science inspired by the Caribbean, trade winds and breezes, and by flow and movement.”
PRIVATE BEACH RETREAT AT THE 1 HOTEL SOUTH BEACH
A private beach oasis? Dreams are coming true at the 1 Hotel, offering a hydration station, vegan snacks, mini massages, meditation, yoga, pilates and full body training. SoulCycle is opening shop in the hotel in January 2016, don’t miss their exclusive poolside pop-up. From December 1 through December 5, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
CALYPSO AT THE SOHO BEACH HOUSE
Calypso St. Barth Beach Boutique is opening a pop-up shop in the Soho Beach House. Check it out all week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The trendy venue will also be hosting VIP events for artists including Jen Stark and Mira Dancy.
FLAUNT X GUESS AND “THE NIGHT YOU LEFT” AT THE NAUTILUS HOTEL
FLAUNT Magazine and Guess joined forces for a private dinner at the Nautilus Hotel, honoring their latest cover stars Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Julie Mehretu. Don’t miss the poolside after party with an exclusive screening of “ME” and dope music by the Martinez Brothers and Pusha T. The hotel is also hosting “The Night You Left,” featuring work by New York-based artist Nir Hod, co-hosted by Paul Kasmin Gallery’s PK Shop and Maison de Mode.
GALERIE GMURZYNSKA SHOWCASES KARL LAGERFELD AT THE VILLA CASA CASUARINA
An invite-only cocktail party at The Villa Casa Casuarina hosted by Zurich-based Galerie Gmurzynska. The gallery is also showing at AB and will be featuring a retrospective of photographs by Karl Lagerfeld (and Choupette!).
MARK ANTHONY GREEN AT THE DREAM
The DREAM South Beach hooked-up with Brooklyn-based artist Mark Anthony Green for exclusive an exhibition and a pop-up shop curated by the artist. You wish you were attending their welcome reception on Tuesday.
“LAX – MIA: LIGHT + SPACE” AT THE SURF CLUB
“LAX – MIA: Light + Space” opens on Tuesday at the Surf Club. The exposition is curated by Terry Riley, Joachim Pissaro and John Keenan of PARALLEL and is hosted by The Surf Club and Fort Partners. Open to the public from December 2nd to 12th, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed Sunday.
“MIAMI” EXPOSITION BY DANIEL BUREN AT THE BORTOLAMI GALLERY
Year-long exhibition “Miami” by French conceptual artist Daniel Buren will be hosted at the Bortolami Gallery, marking the 50th anniversary of his works. The exhibition will be constantly changing and evolving as the artist will be periodically installing new works.
DANIEL MAZZONE AT THE 1 HOTEL SOUTH BEACH
Contemporary collage artist Daniel Mazzone and 1 Hotel South Beach are hosting an art event on Friday night. Invitation only.
MOMA DESIGN STORE AND THE SKATEROOM AT THE DELANO
The MoMA Design Store and The Skateroom are opening a pop-up in the Delano Hotel. You can get your hands on limited-edition skateboards featuring Andy Warhol artworks, and support Skateistan, a non-profit org that uses skateboarding to empower youth, buy getting yourself a new deck. The private VIP opening is happening on December 2, from 8 to 11 p.m, and the store will be open from November 30th to December 6th, 2015.
SPENCER FINCH’S ICE CREAM TRUCK
How about an”edible monochrome” ice cream cone? Follow Brooklyn-based artist Spencer Finch as he rides his solar-powered ice cream truck. The truck will park near Hyde Midtown from 1 to 8 p.m. daily, December 2 to 5.
JEREMY SCOTT AT THE SURF LODGE
You don’t want to miss Jeremy Scott’s party at the Surf Lodge pop-up in The Hall Hotel. Miley may even be there!
LOEWE’S “CLOSE ENCOUNTERS” HOSTED BY JONATHAN ANDERSON
LOEWE is opening a group show called “Close Encounters”, happening from 6:30 to 9 p.m, hosted by creative director Jonathan Anderson and Don and Mira Rubell, featuring artwork from Anthea Hamilton, Paul Nash, Lucie Rie and Rose Wylie. Invitation only.
BURBERRY AND ART LOVES FASHION FOR SPECTRUM MIAMI ART FAIR
Burberry and Art Loves Fashion are hosting the private opening night event of the Spectrum Miami Art Fair from 6 to 9 p.m, with an exclusive runway by Burberry Prorsum and other collections in a showcase produced by Erik Rosete. Spectrum is open from December 2 to 6 in Midtown Miami.
“FLASH” BY LENNY KRAVITZ
Lenny Kravitz will be showcasing a series of black & white photographs in an exhibition called “FLASH” in the Design District at 160 NE 40th Street, Miami. It’s up from December 2 to 6, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, and it’s open to all.
ELLE DECOR’S 2015 MODERN LIFE CONCEPT HOUSE
Elle Decor’s Modern Life Concept House is back in 2015 and open to public from December 2 to 4, showcasing work from four designers hand-picked by editor-in-chief Michael Boodro. You will have access to the 6,000 square-foot home with a $35 donation to pediatric cancer research and a reservation via email@example.com.
FENDI DESIGN DISTRICT STORE OPENING
If you want to see Solange Knowles behind the DJ booth, try and get your hands on an invite for the new Design District FENDI store opening exclusive party happening from 7 to 9 p.m.
“NO MAN’S LAND” BY THE RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTION
Female artists are put on the front scene in a massive exhibition called “No Man’s Land” by the Rubell Family Collection, including paintings, sculptures, photos and videos by over 100 female artists. The artwork will be rotating throughout the course of the show, starting December 2nd until the end of May.
ORNARE 9TH ANNUAL TASTEMAKERS SHOWCASE
Brazilian ultra-luxury design showroom Ornare is hosting their 9th Annual Tastemakers Showcase, featuring a selection seven of Miami’s most influential interior designer and architect firms.
“DIMENSIONS” BY DEVONTE HYNES AND RYAN MCNAMARA AT THE PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI
One of THE FINE PRINT’s favorite art museum, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, is premiering from 9 p.m to midnight “Dimensions”, a performance by Devonte Hynes of Blood Orange and Ryan McNamara, which includes elements of dance, music and sculpture. Open house for members and VIPs.
LOUIS VUITTON’S “OBJECTS NOMADES”
Louis Vuitton‘s new collection of foldable furniture and travel accessories “Objets Nomades” will be showcased in their new store in the Design District. You can expect collaboration with Campana Brothers, Maarten Baas and Nendo and the world exclusive unveiling of a lounge chair designed by Marcel Wanders.
RICARDO BARROSO AND EVA LONGORIA AT CASA TUA
ANTONIO DOMINGUEZ DE HARO AT THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL
The Four Seasons Hotel is hosting a very special exhibition of 87-year-old painter Antonio Dominguez de Haro, known for his visionary artwork of a “fantastical” underwater world. From November 30 to December 6. VIP reception on December 3rd, 6 to 9 p.m.
APT. 200 POP-UP AT THE FREEHAND HOTEL
GEORGE YABU AND GLENN PUSHELBERG AT BASEMENT
EDITION HOTEL POP-UP BUNGALOWS
LAUNCH OF VISIONAIRE AT THE FAENA HOTEL
“BEYOND THE LIMELIGHT” BY TINA PAUL AT THE MUSEUM OF FASHION
“Beyond the Limelight” is a photo exhibit showcasing NYC’s nightlife in the 80s and 90s as captured by Tina Paul. Curated by Keni Valenti, it’s happening at the Museum of Fashion from December 3rd (6 to 10 p.m) until December 12th.
TUMBLR is hosting”Shack-tacular” at 1111 Lincoln Road, from 9 to 11 p.m, featuring artwork by Marc Dennis and “special treats”.
NAUTILUS HOTEL X ARTSY COLLABO
The Nautilus Hotel and Artsy collaborated on a series of projects featuring artists counting Dan Colen, Mira Dancy, Nicolas Lobo, Eddie Peake, Katherine Bernhardt, Scott & Tyson Reader and TFP’s favorite, Chloe Wise. Wish you were a little birdy to attend the private dinner for the artists on Wednesday in the hotel’s Driftwood Room terrace. Open to public all week long.
BROWN JORDAN AND SUNBRELLA’S SHOWCASE OF GRAY MALIN
“PURE ABSTRACTION” AT THE MANDARIN ORIENTAL MIAMI
The Mandarin Oriental Miami and Peruvian gallery MORBO are hosting “Pure Abstraction”, an exhibition by Alex Brewer, aka HENSE, in the hotel’s Peruvian restaurant, La Mar by Gaston Acurio. VIP preview on December 3rd, with a violin performance by Pauchi Sasaki.
POP-UP “KITH HOMMAGE” WITH RONNIE FIEG
The city’s Joshua Liner Gallery and Ronnie Fieg from KITH curated a pop-up “Kith Homage” exhibition featuring artists including Greg Lamarche, David Ellis, Jim Houser, Wayne White and many more. Because Ronnie doesn’t only design sneakers, get your signed copy of his first book from noon to two and get your hands on a pair of their latest collab with ASICS. Open to public at 4 p.m.
TUMBLR’S SUPER PRIVATE BRUNCH AT THE STANDARD
NAKID MAGAZINE RELEASE PARTY AT THE LIBERTINE
PARIS HILTON AT WALL W HOTEL
Iconic blonde babe Paris Hilton will be behind the booth at the super chic WALL at the W Hotel, starting at 11 p.m. Presented by Belvedere Vodka.
TOME LUNCH AT THE NAUTILUS WITH SOLANGE KNOWLES
Lunch with NYC fashion designers TOME at the Nautilus Hotel, exclusively hosted by Solange Knowles.
SURFACE MAGAZINE CLOSING PARTYAT THE W SOUTH BEACH
If you aren’t on the list for SURFACE magazine’s private dinner to celebrate their Art Basel – Miami Beach launch issue at the Pérez Art Museum Miami on the 30th, maybe you’ll get lucky at the door for their closing/celebratory party at the W South Beach.
PRIVATE DINNER AND AFTERPARTY WITH A$AP ROCKY AND THE GREEN
The DREAM always has the crème de la crème during AB/MB and this year’s no exception. Some lucky guests will be attending a private dinner and after party with The Green and A$AP Rocky.
JAMIE XX AND FOUR TET AT THE MANA WYNWOOD
DOMINGO ZAPATA AT THE WALL W HOTEL
Artist Domingo Zapata and Gran Centenario Tequila are collaborating on the “Angels on Earth” program, which supports the advancements of artists in the Latino community. The private event starts at 9 p.m at the WALL at the W Hotel, and will feature two angel wings painted by Domingo to be auctioned off with proceeds donated to Miami art organizations and Miami Children’s Hospital. Signature cocktails by Gran Centenario will be served. Invitation only.
WALTER & ZONIEL AT THE DELANO, PRESENTED BY GAZELLI ART HOUSE
Mult-disciplinary artistic duo Walter & Zoniel are setting up a massive, hand-built camera for their performance piece “Alpha-Ation”, creating hand-colored portraits of all the celebs and VIPs captured during AB/MB week. Presented by Gazelli Art House at the Delano Hotel from December 2nd to the 5th. Invite-only reception with the duo on Saturday night. See below their portrait of Lindsay Lohan.
LISA SOLBERG AT THE SOHO BEACH HOUSE
INTERVIEW, SANDRO AND ARTSY WITH ART DEPARTMENT AT THE NAUTILUS
Interview magazine, Sandro and Artsy are co-hosting a party at the Nautilus hotel, with music by the Art Department. NOT to be missed…if you can get in!
ALAN SONFIST INSTALLATION AT THE SAGAMORE
The Sagamore is featuring a new installation by Alan Sonfist on view all week, along with their incredible Cricket Taplin Collection of contemporary art. You don’t want to miss The Sagamore’s annual VIP brunch, happening from8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring a new Electronic Arts Intermix installation.
12TH ANNUAL BREAKFAST IN THE PARK WITH ALICE AYCOCK
Breakfast in the Park is coming back for the 12th year at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU, from 9:30 to noon. Featuring five new exhibitions in the museum, the official Art Basel event open to public, and includes free breakfast! The invited artist for this year is sculptor Alice Aycock.
POOL PARTY WITH YESJULZ AT THE DREAM
Afternoon pool party hosted by YESJULZ at the Dream. THE. DREAM.
LAZY SUNDAY BBQ AT THE STANDARD
Annual Lazy Sunday BBQ is hosted by Creative Time at The Standard.
Information taken from various press releases and papermag.com.