Tuesday, November 22, 2011

ArtBASEL miami 2011

that time of year again.. here is my picks for the must see must go to events featuring amazing art & music... most are even free ;-)

Spotify's Art Loves Music

12/1/2011 – 12/4/2011
Scheduled performers include Nas, TV on the Radio, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. An Art Basel satellite event.
Exhibit location:
Ricochet Bar & Lounge
3250 NE 1st Ave., Suite 122B

info: www.spotify.com/blog/archives/2011/11/21/music-loves-art

Basel Castle
12/3/2011 – 12/3/2011
Basel Castle, produced by creative collective, The Overthrow, is a conceptually "re:creative" minifestival combining some of the world's most influential contemporary artists and musicians, with uniquely interactive games, installations, exhibitions, and live performances. The project is a full-day event during the climax of Miami's internationally esteemed Art Basel weekend. It all takes place inside a castle located in the crux of Downtown Miami's Wynwood Art District. An Art Basel satellite event.
Exhibit location:
41 NW 20th St.

For free tickets goto: http://baselcastle.theoverthrow.com/

Art Basel Miami Beach
12/1/2011 – 12/4/2011
Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design.
Exhibit location:
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach
info: http://www.artbaselmiamibeach.com/

AOA Tribal Art, Miami 2011 Show
11/30/2011 – 12/4/2011
This inaugural fair features a selection of private dealers showcasing museum-quality traditional art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Explore how modern art was conceived. At the end of the 19th century, famous artists work from the likes of Picasso, Matisse and Braque were all profoundly influenced by the Art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas. View African masks, oceanic shields and house panels, as well as ancient zoomorphic vessels from pre-columbian peoples. An Art Basel satellite event.
Exhibit location:
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
info: http://tribalartmiami.com/

Scope Miami 2011
11/29/2011 – 12/4/2011
The art show that has established its name by curating cutting-edge contemporary art from around the world proudly returns to Miami for its 10th year. Cementing its future with an 80,000 square foot pavilion across the street from Art Miami, SCOPE Miami's high-profile venue is centrally located in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District. An Art Basel satellite event. Wed.-Sat.11 a.m-7 p.m.; Sun. until 6 p.m.
Exhibit location:
3000 NE 1st Ave.
info: http://www.scope-art.com/

Art Asia
11/30/2011 – 12/4/2011
This fair brings more than 60 galleries together to showcase paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, video and installations from established and emerging Asian artists. An Art Basel satellite event.
Exhibit location:
Art Asia - Miami Midtown
2901 N. Miami Ave.
info: http://www.artasiafair.com/

Graffiti Gone Global (GGG)
12/1/2011 – 12/4/2011
Graffiti Gone Global (GGG), powered by SUSHISAMBA, announces its fifth consecutive exhibition of urban contemporary art and design during Art Basel Miami Beach. At the center of GGG 2011 are three acclaimed artists whose respective focuses in architecture, design and street art speak to the brand's evolving nature. The work of Marc Fornes, Volkan Alkanoglu, and Billi Kid of Public Works Department will transform the 'Rotunda,' a 10,000-square-foot cornerstone in Midtown Miami. An Art Basel satellite event.
Exhibit location:
3252 NW 1st Ave., Suite 101
info: http://www.gggexhibit.com/

Art Whino: ART BASEL
3 Day exhibit during Art Basel Miami
Event Location:
425 NW 26th St
Miami, Florida 33127

Friday Dec 2nd and Saturday Dec 3rd
General Admission
Free Admission
Sunday Dec 4th
General Admission
Free Admission

Show Reception Saturday Dec 3rd
Live Painting by participating artists
Complimentary Beverages by Milagro and Izze
Music by DJ Adrian Loving
RSVP to ArtBasel2011@artwhino.com
Tattoo Artists on the premise Friday-Sunday to immortalize your favorite piece! $40 Tattoos will be provided by industry elites Joe Capobianco, Jesse Smith, Eric Merrill, Christian Perez, Scott White, and Jason Stephan.
info: http://artwhino.com/_webapp_4062383/Art_Basel_2011

Multiversal Miami 2011
Thursday, December 1 – Sunday, December 5
During Art Basel Miami Beach 2011
Multiversal Miami Event Space
193 NW 24th Street, Miami
Wynwood Arts District
Scheduled Events (Schedule to be updated)
Thu / Dec 1:
11am-12pm: VIP Screening and Champagne Brunch / $20 entry
12pm-5pm: Gallery Open to public / free
2pm-3pm: Film Festival & Promotional drinks / free
6pm-12am: Opening show, Special events, Fashion show, Promotional drinks, Live performances, music and DJ’s / $5
Fri / Dec 2:
12pm-5pm: Gallery Open to public / free
2pm-3pm: Film Festival & Promotional drinks / free
6pm-12am: Special events, Fashion show, Promotional drinks, Live performances, music and DJ’s until / $5
Sat / Dec 3:
12pm-5pm: Gallery Open to public / free
2pm-3pm: Film Festival & Promotional drinks / free
6pm-12am: Special events, Fashion show, Promotional drinks, Live performances, music and DJ’s / $5
Sun / Dec 4:
12pm-5pm: Gallery Open to public / free
2pm-3pm: Film Festival & Promotional drinks / free
6pm-12am: Closing show, Special events, Fashion show, Promotional drinks, Live performances, music and DJ’s / $5

info: http://multiversalmiami.com/

2 more events (added tuesday Novermber 29th)

Mr. Brainwash Art Basel 2011 Mr. Brainwash will be re returning to Art Basel with a new show in the same building that he completely took over last year. If 2010 was any indication of what he has in store, 2011 should and will be pretty crazy. The Boulon building located at 2000 Collins Avenue will be decoured with a mix of his signature street and pop art, oil paintings, sculptures and installations. There will be a pre-opening showing of Mr. Brainwash’s show on Wednesday November 30th at 7PM, and will then be open to the public from December 1st through December 4th.

Show location: Boulan South Beach, 2000 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 Hours of operation: Pre-opening November 30th – 7:00pm to 11:00pm December 1st thru 3rd – noon to 10:00pm December 4th – 1:00pm to 8:00pm

Friends With You Art Basel 2011 FriendsWithYou is proud to announce the exhibition “Inner Space, the Secrets of the Unknown!” Showing for Miami Art Basel in the FWY studio space, opening Thursday, Dec. 1st. FriendsWithYou exhibits its latest sculptures, precious objects, and a new edition of prints. The pieces on display are figurative self-reflective treasures, levitating in a space continuum, revealing something other wise inaccessible. These archetypes and symbolic artifacts are frozen in time, and serve to empower, relate, and offer everything that is infinite and true. Inner Space, the Secrets of the Unknown provides a way of observing ourselves and finding out everything we always knew. Stop by for many magical surprises! Opening Reception: Thursday, December 1st, 7pm to 10pm

Art Basel Hours: 11am to 7pm Closed on Sunday Exhibition runs Dec. 1st – Jan 28th

Friends With You 3930 NE 2nd Ave Suite 202 Miami FL 33137 // 305.722.8484 RSVP@friendswithyou.com For more information on the exhibit please contact eva.seta@friendswithyou.com // 305.722.8478

Monday, November 21, 2011

Doing a Live Group Mural with the Multiversal Group During 2011 Miami Art Basel

Catch me Thursday Dec 1st as I do a life mural with at the Multiversal Group art Exhibition....

194 nw 24th street
Wynwood Art District
Miami, Fl 33179

here is the lowdown:
Art Basel Miami Beach, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas, is considered the most important art show throughout the United States. As the sister event of Switzerland’s Art Basel, it has served as the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past forty years. In that spirit, for the duration of Art Basel, More than Art Group & Kazilla Productions will be hosting the art collaborative Multiversal 2011 – a unique series of exhibitions showcasing the works of many talented emerging and established artists from all around the world.

Multiversal is the brainchild of rising star Cassie “Kazilla” Williams and was founded in 2009 during Art Basel. In this first year, Multiversal 2009 drew in more than 4,000 visitors; and then in 2010, Multiversal became a fan favorite attracting more than 7,000 people into the heart of Miami’s Wynwood Art District. This year we are expecting twice as many people to attend our Multiversal 2011 show. The Multiversal experience features various emerging and established artists from all around the world — including designers, film-makers, body painters, artistic performers, bands, contemporary artists and many more.

see: http://multiversalmiami.com/ for more details

an oldy but goody!

So about a week ago a friend of mine posted a track from the Busta Rhyme 1998 release E.L.E. When i gave it a quick listen it reminded me of how good a lot of the hip hop from the early to mid 90s sounded.. i quickly started digging up a lot of my music frm then to indulge in some audio goodness.

It also reminded me of how good Busta's 2002 release titled "It aint safe no More: was and how it was totally slept on. (album only went gold). With that in mind i decided to give it another listen and guess what..... it still sounds great!

If you've never heard it I suggest you go give it a listen!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Movember!

Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches/facial hair during the month of November. The event was conceived in 1999 by a group of Australian men from Adelaide. It is also known as "Novembeard".

Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand. In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States.

The rules of conduct given on the November site are:-

1. Once registered at movember.com each mo bro must begin the 1st of Movember with a clean shaven face.

2. For the entire month of Movember each mo bro must grow and groom a moustache.

3. There is to be no joining of the mo to your side burns. (That’s considered a beard.)

4. There is to be no joining of the handlebars to your chin. (That’s considered a goatee.)

5. Each mo bro must conduct himself like a true country gentleman.

for more info and how to get involved with efforts click below:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Moustache Ride (Movember)

i so wish i could participate in this one!

Saturday, November 12th

Government Center
150 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33128

"Join Emerge Miami and CG Rotaract Miami for 'The Moustache Ride'. The ride will end at Margaret Pace Park for a picnic style after party, the Ms. Cheezious food truck will be on location to supply inexpensive tasty treats!


November is Men's Cancer Awareness month and we want to do our part in style by organizing a "moustache mandatory" ride around downtown Miami. Riders are asked to don their best facial hair designs and donate some pocket change to Movember, an international organization funding research for a cure for men's cancer. Movember challenges all men to grow out their moustace's during the month of November, in the spirit of masculinity, brotherhood, and a global effort to raise attention to cancer issues. The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and their men’s health partners: the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Together, the three channels ensure that Movember funds support a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.

Men's natural moustaches are mandatory (but if you can't grow a moustache you are still welcome to come ride!)- any shape you love. Women's moustaches are recommended (and they can be fake, if they have to!).

Donations will go to Movember (suggested donation of $10.00) With an after party at Margaret Pace Park with fun, food, music , and moustachery."