Art Basel Miami 2016
Cover Photo © Judy Pfaff
Art Basel is perhaps one of the more poignant art exhibitions in the world. It introduces art savants, art collectors and avid supporters to new artists and allows them access to pieces not yet revealed by some of their favorites. With a world continually changing, tapping into creativity allows us to see the world with a far more unobstructed lens. Below is a piece I did for LAPALME Magazine’s print edition with your GUIDE TO ART BASEL:
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OFF SITE Exhibitions
Pérez Art Museum Miami has been showcasing an impressive line-up of exhibits since its inauguration. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami in residency at the Moore Building in the Design District will no doubt be doing something unforgettable during Art Basel with a provocative exhibition by artist Thomas Bayrle.
Additionally, Wolfsonian FIU, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU, Bass Museum of Art, Lowe Art Museum, MDC Museum of Art + Design, Jewish Museum of Florida and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will all host special events and exhibitions during the month of December.
An Exercise in Minimalism | On Exhibition until January 8th
One of the foremost American designers during the last two decades, Narciso Rodriguez plays a singular role in global fashion. A Cuban-American, his work received international acclaim when he designed the bias-cut wedding dress that Carolyn Bessette wore when she married John F. Kennedy, Jr. Since then, he has cemented a place for his designs and undeniable sense of emotional connection to everything he does, everywhere in the world from runways to private collections. His sense of simplicity contrasted with edgy artistic expression marries beautifully from his ready-to-wear collections to his purposeful garments made for clients like Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker and Claire Danes.
Rodriguez’s exhibition will be displayed until January 8th showcaing a range of creations, designs, sketches, and personal photographs of him in his studio. This is an intimate look at a life of a designer with a repeated tone of refined minimalism. | View Narciso’s work: www.narcisorodriguez.com
The13th Annual Art Basel Breakfast in the Park
Sculptor Judy Pfaff
December 4 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Judy Pfaff is a female sculptor born in London in 1946, whose creations lend themselves to cityscapes around the world. This year, however, she will be hosting an outdoor breakfast happening at the Florida International University’s Sculpture Park as well as walking guests through the exhibition museum on site. Her recent exhibition, The Grasshopper is something to behold. Fragments of mixed mediums join together in suspension to evoke a profound sense of introspection while inviting you to explore a rather adventurous sense of liberation. | View Judy’s work: www.judypfaffstudio.com
We know that art inspires ALL of your senses so we wanted to give you a list of places to go dine and drink while at Art Basel. Some are new and some are staples but either way, support their efforts whilst feeding your need for sustenance.
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar | American + Latin American Cuisine | (305) 722-8959 | $$
Located in the Arts District, Wynwood is making a name for itself with thoughtful cuisine and a devotion to the art of food.
Phuc Yea | Viet-Cajun Cuisine (+Late Night Happy Hour) | (305) 602-3710
One of the most sought after popups beginning in 2011, this is now a brick n mortar in high demand!
Kimodo | Southest Asian, Izakaya Japanese Inspired | (305) 534-2211 | $$$
This three-story eatery elevates your dining experience with beautiful dishes and contemporary interior design.
Fooq’s | Upscale Comfort Food | (786) 536-2749 | $$
Global travel inspired this truly beautiful space serving cuisine that will visually take your breath away and sway any discerning palate.
PB Station | New American Cuisine | (305) 420-2200 | $$
American cuisine with international influence, this is food that appeals to the savvy and the adventurous.
15th & Vine | Swanky Cocktails | (305) 503-4400 | $$
Indoor bar or rooftop terrace, this W Hotel bar is well worth a look at their mixology program.
St. Regis Bal Harbour | Dessert worthy of Art | (305) 993-3300 | $$$
Go see famed Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour to get your sweet fix on. His desserts are nothing short of art themselves and delicate care is given to every single creation he offers.
So there you have it. While you ignite the emotional artist within or come upon a piece of art that stuns you, Art Basel Miami is the place to kick off winter. Find your passion, feed your soul and awaken what has laid dormant.