“It is wild that elrow and my team have created Delusionville’s world in a real-life scale. I couldn’t imagine a more impactful way to bring my universe to the audience.” – Ron English
Legendary street artist and “art phenom”, Ron English and the world’s most infamous immersive party brand elrow in partnership with Link Miami Rebels invite you down the rabbit hole as they transform Factory Town into English’s brilliantly chaotic upside down world that is Delusionville. Ron’s particular style and extraordinary interpretation of the most radical, satirical and humorous art will be reflected in this journey into pop art culture for this once in a lifetime experience.
Building out Delusionville will take over 6,000 hours of work from over 135+ workers and 80+ art pieces that will be fully on display for what is dubbed as an XXL-sized edition. elrow is adding a second stage for this special 12 hour festival from sunset to sunrise, featuring the most crafty, forward thinking and in demand DJs from underground house and techno into an immersive, technicolor explosion of surrealism, POP-aganda art mashups and mind-twisting production.
Yes we are calling upon all you news reporters, art critics, ravers, party people!
“Delusionville: Art Basel edition” will be an electronic opera that is like post-factual Animal Farm meets Aesop’s Fables.
The Delusionville Soundtrack:
Since elrow is in the business of spreading happiness, with her fun, positive and beautifully rhythmic selections, there’s no one better suited than art-enthused, eco activist DJ BLOND:ISH to set the tone for the all inclusive atmosphere that will take attendees to a happy world at Delusionville.
Joining her is the sonically detailed, ever adventurous, Paco Osuna, a staple name in the elrow family, plus UK beatsmith Cloonee, festival favorite Dombresky and many more musical delights.
IS IT YOU OR JUST A DELUSION?
Delusionville is a society that formed as different animals fell down a rabbit hole and created a world with their own mythologies, religion, and politics.
What exactly is Delusionville?
Delusionville at elrow is a live reinterpretation of the famous POPaganda art movement, the fruit of the imagination of the creator and founder of POPaganda, Ron English. Taking direct inspiration from the legendary Andy Warhol, English merges American iconography with art history to create social and political statements about contemporary American society. From Ronald McDonald to Mickey Mouse, no cultural icon is sacred.
Delusionville is one of the biggest modern urban art galleries, featuring a cast of characters that live in an upside down, underground world where everyone’s social position is revered. Delusionville is a universe where the characters are animals, instead of people, who have their own religions, politics and customs.
Processing the commercial imagery of pop culture into a darker, funnier universe English calls Delusionville, English has pranked and pummeled his way into prominence, influencing generations of artists and laying the groundwork for the explosion of Street Art.
In a world that’s becoming more and more aware of social oppressions; racism and genderism, the overarching oppression, that works on multiple levels and embraces all others, is often forgotten: capitalistic imperialism. Artist Ron English plays by his own rules, creating dynamic art across the world which demands dialog and provokes action.
elrow is a joint initiative that aims to bring artists and the public together through unique experiences.
“At elrow, we are fascinated by creative, visionary and daring minds. We are always working on breaking the limits of our shows. Now we want to impress our fans again, no more and no less, with a tailor-made collaboration with Ron English, the “godfather of Street Art.” – Juan Arnau (elrow founder)
Their sustainable and successful business model is simple mission – to make everyone happy.
“art and music extravaganza … a roaming celebration that is part Cirque du Soleil, part Alice In Wonderland.”
– The New York Times
“elrow has long been building connections with the world of contemporary art.” – Billboard
So… are you in?
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We hope all you beautiful creatures can join la familia!