Detroit Talent Flies South for Art Basel
Artists, musicians, and cultural influencers around the world (and from Detroit) are making their way to Miami for Art Basel.
The annual event is a notorious gathering point for contemporary art collectors with deep pockets, creators and industry leaders. The “official” event is Thursday, December 7 through Sunday, December 10. Unofficially, Art Basel is a week-long event with pre-parties, VIP previews and exclusive pop-ups starting as early as Monday, December, 4.
If anyone can represent the heart, soul, and grime of Detroit techno, it’s Los Lobos. Loren, Andrew, Mathias, and Jorissen are staples on the scene and regularly play TV Lounge, Northern Lights, and Whiskey Disco.
I wonder what’s going to be hotter, the Miami heat or Detroit beats?
The show takes place at a vacant hotel that is scheduled to be torn down after Basel.
Jon explains, “Each exhibitor gets a room in the hotel, and because of its imminent demolition, artists are free to modify the rooms to their vision, leading to a lot of installation base work not possible at most other fairs.”
Ash and Jon have curated the work of three Detroit artists; Jade Lauren, John Bain Griffith and Lindsay Cashews to incorporate in their exhibition and contextualize Haute to Death. Ultimately, the exhibition will capture the internal exploration / external catharsis that club culture can have on one’s identity and self-actualization.
In addition to their exhibition at Satellite, Haute to Death will be returning to their residency at The Anderson, on Saturday night, to put their music where their mouth is and show you what a real dance floor feels like.
Denial at Scope Art Fair and Live Painting
Daniel Bombardier a.k.a. Denial is a Murals in the Market regular, Windsor native, and longtime friend of Detroit. Listen to my interview with Denial at Murals in the Market, here. He will be painting a new mural in Wynwood at 2214 NW 1st Place on Thursday & Friday. His work will also be shown at Scope Art Fair with Upart Studio.
Stay tuned for onsite interviews, party pics and whatever else happens after a week of creative inspiration in the sunshine.
Will you be in Miami this week? Let me know, I would love to link up!
*Cover Photo from Jon Dones// Haute to Death*