December 5 – 8 – Primo’s Pop Up at Sophie’s
Primo’s – TriBeca’s ‘IT’ wateringhole – brings New York Nightlife to Art Basel with its pop-up location at Sophie’s, Miami’s soon-to-debut French-inspired cocktail lounge in the SoFi district of South Beach. Walking the line between cocktail bar and nightclub, Primo’s 4-night arrival will give a glimpse to what Miamians can expect to find at Sophie’s upon its opening. Expect lots of sightings here! 814 1st Street, Miami Beach FL
December 3 -10 – Nautilus South Beach: Art Exhibitions and Pop-up
Vik Muniz and Galeria Nara Roesler — a partnership with Jason Pomeranc and Galeria Nara Roesler on Thursday, December 6 to honor the work of Vik Muniz during Miami Beach Art Basel with a few pieces (as part of the gallery’s collection) on display at the hotel and available for sale. Guest List only.
Viral artist Suzy Kellems Dominik — the visionary responsible for last year’s 12-foot neon sculpture of a vagina that poetically objectified the female orgasm returns to Nautilus South Beach with her latest piece INVISIBLE.
On Wednesday, December 5th at 12 PM, there will be an all-female panel discussion inside of the lobby bar to further explore contemporary artistic modes of storytelling, oral history and autobiography as antidote for and vindication of the female condition.
FREE and accessible to the public at the hotel’s lobby, INVISIBLE presents an ongoing examination of the female form through a series of soft-sculpture totems illuminated by a white-neon caption rendered in the artist’s handwriting stating: “for without feet, one cannot escape.” A monumental sculptural installation that surrealistically presents the female body and investigates the social and cultural implications of beauty and age. The installation will be on display Monday, December 3 – Sunday, December 9.
Fab 5 Freddy — presented by Half Gallery and Harper’s Books in the Nautilus Hotel Library, a series of fighter portraits ranging (and overlapping) in subject matter from Boxing Legend Jack Johnson to Kung Fu Master Bruce Lee to Blaxplotation Star Jim Kelly. The new paintings will be debuted with a vernissage on December 4 from 6-9pm. The exhibition will be open to the public from Wednesday, December 5th to Thursday, December 6th from 11 AM to 5 PM.
Nautigrind Café x Chillhouse — Chillhouse is having a pop-up offering a destination for modern self-care at Nautigrind café, where there will be offering spa services like their iconic manicures, Shop Chill and café services. A complimentary manicure is offered with every purchase. Wednesday, December 5th to Friday, December 7th from 11 AM to 5 PM.
David Salle will be taking over the awning above the Cabana Club in an impressive 60 x 30 feet piece entitled Frost Free overlooking the pool. This piece will also be hanging at the Skarstedt booth at Art Basel. Please see reference image from last year’s installation attached.
Louise Bonnet’s The Cyclops (created earlier this year) will be on display at the bottom of the Nautilus Pool during Art Basel. Reference image attached.
December 4 -9 – WALL: Nightly Art Basel Parties
Miami Beach’s premiere hospitality firm KNR Hospitality Group announce their exciting Art Basel lineup for WALL at W South Beach. The recognized and reputable destination release their 6-day lineup consisting of top artists making their annual return to kick off the cultural week.
Festivities begin Tuesday, December 4 with Favela Beach Art Basel edition hosted by Art Department, Salome and Gad. The party continues with Guy Gerber, Behrouz and Chicco Secci on turntables on Wednesday, December 5; Erick Morillo and Vanjee on Thursday, December 6; Paris Hilton returns as host and DJ for the 5th year on Friday, December 7; and on Saturday December 8, Nic Fanciullo, Rony Seikaly and Chicco Secci. WALL’s art week ends on Sunday, December 9 with the annual Art Basel party finale, The Director’s Cut.
December 5-9 – Lexus & Design Miami
As an official partner of Design Miami, Lexus brings the LF-1 Limitless future concept vehicle to Design Miami/ along with a projected mapping installation in a space designed by Japanese architect Socha Ichikawa of dNA (doubleNegatives Architecture) fromDecember 5-9.
Just as in creating a map from a globe, plotting a three-dimensional object into two dimensions enables us to appreciate its essence. The exhibition is a new iteration of the popular installation at the Museo della Scienza/Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan in April 2018.
December 5-9 – LA Kennedy
Seattle-based artist LA Kennedy makes her solo debut and exhibit at The Generator Miami on December 6 & 7 with an intimate reception from 6 – 9pm both nights. Attendees will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, a hosted bar and conversations with the artist.
Self-described as an “interpreter”, LA Kennedy is best known for her high contrast, monochromatic images of American pop culture icons. The self-taught artist draws inspiration from music legends while merging pop art influences from Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. Her ability to hear colors while seeing sounds, allow her to translate audio into the visual, creating awe-inspiring textured images on the canvas. The unique juxtaposition of crisp imagery and rough texture, pull you in and dare you to reach out and touch the canvas.
December 7 – Supermodel Isabeli Fontana, Victoria’s Secret Angel Barbara Fiahlo and Celebrity Photographer Marcos Mello