Photographer Matthew Rolston will be debuting his new book, Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits at Art Basel Miami. The launch party is sponsored by Hendrick's Gin and the famous, Fontainebleau on Friday December 7th from 7-9 pm.
The event will feature large-scale prints from the book and there will also be books available for purchase and Rolston will be on hand to sign copies. Hendrick's Gin will be serving cocktails inspired by the images along with tasty hors d'oeuvres.
Food Truck Round-Up
Imagine this: Food trucks plus Art Basel at the Adrienne Arsht Center. It’s the lunch of Michelangelo himself… sort of. Anyway, the food trucks won’t go unnoticed for the 10th anniversary of Art Basel this year and you can catch up with mostly all of them this Friday, December 2nd from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Don't miss the live performances and interactive art! Enjoy the art on the street and on your plate.
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown
Wynwood Kitchen and Bar
Imagine if you will, a beautiful sub-tropic setting, one of the Americas' most festive cities. Imagine a large convention center the size of several city blocks. Now imagine filling that convention center with so much high priced art that the value exceeds the GDP of some African nations. Add into this convention center society's most colorful, individualistic, wealthiest and most cosmetically enhanced individuals. Now imagine commerce, lots of commerce, fueled by champagne, wine and assorted spirits. Imagine how after a day of buying and selling expensive treasures, the participants frolic about in the cool night air bouncing from gallery to gallery to party to restaurant to bar and back to the gallery. Imagine the fruit of the vine and fields flowing freely into glasses to continue lubricating the wheels of art commerce. This is the experience of Art Basel Miami Beach.
There is of course 1001 parties happening for Art Basel Miami, but Le Baron Miami presented by the NYC team of the Grand Hotels (Grand Life as they deem themselves) is not one to be missed!
Max Fish, the eclectic bar at 178 Ludlow St. was established 20 years ago on Dec. 2nd, and to celebrate, the Lower East Side dive is having a party in Miami.
The minds behind the showcase, part of Art Basel Miami in collaboration with O.H.W.O.W., are Aaron Bondaroff, Al Moran, and Ulli Rimkus. For the art show Max Fish will see itself reincarnated as a fully functioning bar in downtown Miami and revitalizing the impromptu space with temporary Max Fish–themed art installations. (Hopefully at least one giant rat.) Featured artists and musicians at work on the project include, Scott Cambpell, Neckface, Kevin Long, Ako & Atiba, among many others. The artist's installations will remain in the space throughout the week as the concerts change up every night.