Art Basel Miami, a cultural celebration as much as a contemporary art fair, continues to be one of the hottest events in town year after year, with a variety of art exhibits, installations, parties, and events.
This year art enthusiasts, collectors, celebrities, and the young and millennial descended on Miami Beach and Wynwood for the traditional commemoration. With a hectic and non-stop Basel-agenda we’ve compiled visual recaps of some of the weeks best events and memorable moments.
On Art Basel’s Thursday night, Adidas Originals hosted #TLKS featuring guest speakers Pusha T, (artist and actor) Ben Jones and (model and activists) Adwoa Aboah. The event moderated by Surface Magazines editor-in-chief Spencer Bailey, took place at the center of Key Biscayne at the Miami Marine Stadium. The panelist spoke about their formative years, social media, politics and more. The evening also included a presentation of a new immersive video art installation by Ben Jones.
Watch our recap below.
Friday, December 2, 1800 Tequila partnered with Billboard to host an exclusive Art Basel Exhibition honoring photographers Cam Kirk, Gunner Stahl and Places + Faces. The event was held at hotel Nautilus on Miami Beach. Guests sipped complimentary drinks and chatted while scoping out exhibits of some of our most influential rappers of today. Live music from Brittany Sky and Sonny Digital added to the celebratory atmosphere of the night. The highlight of the event was the after party, Rae Sremmurd took the stage by a storm preforming some of their greatest hit records.
We interviewed the photographers at the exhibition, watch below.
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