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2014 Art Basel Miami Party List

Ciao Trufflers! We are assembling our 2014 party list and event guide for Art Basel Miami coming up SOON (Dec 4 – 7)! This list will be updated as we get more intel, info, and invites so check back! As usual, these are not all open invitations so check each listing carefully. (pic via HuffPo)

LAND x Flaunt Magazine Gala

WHEN: Monday, December 1 WHERE: The Raleigh Hotel

Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) 5th Anniversary Gala at the Raleigh Hotel with Flaunt Magazine. Flaunt will be binding and assembling its annual art issue, The Frankenstein Issue 139: It’s Alive!, on site at the Raleigh. The issue features tech advancements in art, accidentalism, fear of the unknown, and variations on monstrosity. In the spirit of LAND’s 5th Annniversary, LAND has curated five site-specific art covers for the issue, featuring artists: Sue de Beer, Lita Albuquerque, Mika Rottenberg, Aïda Ruilova, and Jill Magid. Guests will enjoy beers courtesy of Peroni Nastro Azzurro and will be able choose which cover will top their specially numbered issue.

Le Baron late nights

WHEN: Dec 2 – 5, 11pm WHERE: FDR at the Delano,1685 Collins Ave

Art Miami Opening Night VIP Preview

WHEN: Tuesday, December 2, 5:30 – 10pm WHERE: Art Miami Pavilion, 3101 N.E. 1st Ave

Solange Knowles curates nightly DJ line-up at Select Art Fair

WHEN: Tuesday, December 2 WHERE: (details pending)

Mr. Brainwash Live Installation

WHEN: Tuesday, December 2 at 10pm WHERE: Wall Miami Lounge, 2201 Collins Ave

DSquared x Interview Magazine Party

WHEN: Tuesday, December 2 at 8:00pm WHERE: Thompson Hotel, 4041 Collins Ave

Ryan McNamara’s ballet at the former Playboy Theater

WHEN: Tuesday, December 2: VIP Preview, December: 3, 4 at 8pm and 10:30pm WHERE: Miami Grand Theater (former Playboy theater) at Castle Beach Resort, 5445 Collins Ave


WHENDecember 2–4 WHERE: Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Ave

Signature pop culture-centric platform, BAZAAR@. The 2014 BAZAAR@ ART BASEL program comes to life within a brick-and-mortar expression of BAZAAR’s revolutionary content-to-commerce site,, offering three days of fashion, beauty, and shopping with brands including VINCE., Henri Bendel, La Perla, and Natura Bissé, among others. Harper’s BAZAAR Editor-in-Chief, Glenda Bailey, will host an artist dinner celebrating Rachel Feinstein with VINCE, FYI. 2014 marks BAZAAR’s third year at Art Basel in Miami Beach, following the initial launch of the ShopBAZAAR boutique in Miami’s Design District in 2012.

Tuesday, December 2:

  • Harper’s BAZAAR Digital Director, Joyann King, and Henri Bendel Creative Director, Pina Ferlisi, host a private breakfast.
  • Harper’s BAZAAR Digital Director, Joyann King, hosts a private preview brunch at the ShopBAZAAR boutique with Sarah Harrelson, Criselda Breene, and Martina Borgomanero

Wednesday, December 3:

  • Fresh off their joint FEED campaign, Harper’s BAZAAR Executive Editor, Laura Brown, and fashion photographer, illustrator, and blogger Garance Doré, host an evening cocktail and shopping event with La Perla to benefit the organization, which strives to end world hunger.

Thursday, December 4:

  • Harper’s BAZAAR’s Day of Beauty launches with an intimate class hosted by Natura Bissé. Lead by the European brand’s head esthetician, guests will learn master facial techniques in an interactive demonstration. Givenchy Beauty will be on hand for makeup applications post-cleansing.
  • Harper’s BAZAAR contributing artist, Avery Nejam, and Harper’s BAZAARDigital Director, Joyann King, host a conversation about the artistic inspiration behind Nejam’s Chic of the Week.

The ShopBAZAAR boutique will be open to the public on Tuesday, December 2, 1:00–6:00 P.M.; Wednesday, December 3, 11:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.; and Thursday, December 4, 11:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M. RSVP required: please email

Architectural Digest Host VIP Retreat design by Thom Filicia

WHEN: needed WHERE: needed

Marc Jacobs x Vanity Fair Art Basel Cocktail Party

WHEN: Wednesday, December 3 at 7pm WHERE: 1220 Collins Ave

Snarkitecture Dinner hosted by Usher, Daniel Arsham, and Alex Mustonen

WHEN: Wednesday, December 3 at 7pm WHERE: Delano South Beach

Chrome Hearts Miami Store Opening

WHEN: Wednesday, December 3 from 7:30 to 11:30pm WHERE: 4025 NE 2nd Ave

Fashion, art, and music collide at the unveiling of CHROME HEARTS new Miami location to opening during Art Basel. Join us . for a special event showcasing exclusive fashion & art with a LIVE musical performance by Zoe Kravitz of Lolawolf. DJ set by Atlanta De Cadenet.

Forevermark VIP Preview at the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami Opening

WHEN: Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 5:00pm-7:00pm WHERE: ICA Miami, 4040 NE 2nd Avenue

Forevermark will be hosting a VIP preview reception for the opening of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Miami on Tuesday from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Forevermark will be displaying diamonds from the Exceptional Diamond Collection along with artwork from a local Miami artist. Also, throughout the day on Tuesday, December 2, Forevermark will be hosting master classes, exploring the journey of a diamond where you can sift through a pile of rough diamonds, billions of years old, learn the artisanship of unveiling the precious gem within, and try on the Forevermark Exceptional Diamond Collection.

VIP Opening Reception at James Royal Palm for Italiany

WHEN: Wednesday, December 3, 6:30 to 8:30pm WHERE: The James Royal Palm

New York-based Italian photographer Alexo Wandael’s project ITALIANY, in collaboration with Peroni Nastro Azzurro, a collection of bold black-and-white photographs of notable Italians living and working in the US that will travels to three key US cities, will launch during Miami Art Basel Miami. VIP opening reception at The James Royal Palm, 6.30-8.30pm on December 3rd. Exhibition is then open to the public from Dec 4-17. Some of the Miami identities whose portraits will be revealed include hotelier Miky Grendene (Casa Tua), Founder of Del Toro Shoes, Matthew Chevallard, hospitality icon Nicola Siervo of KNR Hospitality, style leader and heir to La Perla, Martina Borgomanero Basabe, artist and gallery owner, Alex Turco, photographer Luca Artioli and curatoroftheWolfsonian Museum Miami, SilviaBarisione.

Green Dragon Group Unveiling Real Estate Project

WHEN: Wednesday, December 3 at 7 to 11 pm  WHERE: VIP Lounge at Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave.

Green Dragon Group, the sustainable development company, will be presenting a first-look at its newest real estate venture Fifty Seven during the exhibition for Peter Marino—a high-fashion architect who’s designed for luxury brands such as Chanel, Dior, Fendi and Louis Vuitton, to name a few. Designed by award-winning firm Sieger Suárez Architects, Fifty Seven will be an iconic mixed-use mid-rise residential building, complete with an infinity pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, and ground-level businesses designed for and committed to sustainability. Fifty Seven, with 84 units ranging approximately from 2,200 to 4,400 square feet, will be well-integrated into the city’s urban scene of Miami Upper Eastside and in close proximity to the fashionable Miami Design District. Envisioned as a pedestrian-friendly enclave, Fifty Seven will connect its residents to the world-class dining and shopping destinations throughout the area.

Flaunt x Joe’s Jeans

WHEN: Wednesday, December 3 WHERE: SLS Hotel

SLS Hotel: Flaunt and Joe’s Jeans, in collaboration with Whitewall Magazine, will host a site specific exhibition featuring leading video artists, a number of whom are featured in the forthcoming: The Frankenstein Issue 139: It’s Alive! Supporters of the exhibit include the Institute of  Contemporary Art, Miami; Rhizome atThe New Museum; as well as the the Los Angeles Nomadic Division. During the exhibition, Los Angeles-based dance and choreography artists, WIFE, will perform a piece in collaboration with musician, Guy Gerber.


Up & Down / Queen of the Night / Women in Art

WHEN: Wednesday, December 3 WHERE: Paramount Hotel

Celebration for Women in the Art with interactive experience with performances by Queen of the Night and Brooke Candy benefiting the Brooklyn Museum. Music by Florence and the Machine, Isabella Summers, Le Tigre’s Jd Samson, DJ Kiss & Kittens.

Paper Magazine’s “Break the Internet” Party

WHEN: Thursday, December 4 at 8pm WHERE:1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

Paper Magazine celebrates their now famous Kim Kardashian PAPER magazine cover.

Façonnable x Jean Cocteau Capsule Collection Launch

WHEN: Thursday, December 4 at 6pm WHERE: The Webster Miami, 1220 Collins Ave

Jeremy Scott x Moschino x Barbie! Party

WHEN Thursday, December 4 at 9pm WHERE: Thompson Miami Beach, 4041 Collins Ave

Rolex Cocktail Party at Art Basel

WHEN: Thursday, December 4 at 6pm WHERE: Luxury Swiss Boutique, 135 NE 39th St

Rolex debuts new Sky-Dweller model that required 14 patents in its creation.

YoungArts events

WHEN: Thursday, December 4 – 6 WHERE: National YoungArts Foundation, 2100 Biscayne Blvd


YoungArts/MoMA PS1 Present Zero Tolerance: Miami by Klaus Biesenbach with Margaret Aldredge 

YoungArts Gallery — 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137

The National YoungArts Foundation partners with MoMA PS1 to present the exhibition, Zero Tolerance: Miami, curated by Klaus Biesenbach(Director, MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art) with Margaret Aldredge (Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1), in the YoungArts Gallery. The exhibition will visualize the ongoing artistic practice dealing directly with themes such as artistic freedom and the arts’ responsibility in society and politics. The artists in Zero Tolerance: Miami are ACT UP New York, Joseph Beuys, Mircea Cantor, Chim↑Pom, Igor Grubić, Sharon Hayes, Deborah Kelly, Amal Kenawy, Yoko Ono, Pussy Riot, Christoph Schlingensief, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Voina. Zero Tolerance: Miami is open to the public and will be open daily December 3 – 7, from 9am – 6pm — open to the public.

Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI), in collaboration with YoungArts, presents the “Slow Motion Walk

YoungArts Jewel Box — 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137


The National YoungArts Foundation partners with the Marina Abramović Institute (MAI) to present the Slow Motion Walk, a MAI exercise designed by performance artist Marina Abramović. Members of the public are encouraged to join performance artist, dancer and YoungArts alumna Brittany Bailey (2008, Dance), and trained facilitators to participate. Slow Motion Walk is free and open to the public. It will take place in the YoungArts Jewel Box December 4 – 7, from 12 – 6pm daily — open to the public.



YoungArts and iii Points Presents FKA Twigs
YoungArts Tent — 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137

The National YoungArts Foundation, along with the founders of Wynwood’s multi-day III Points music festival, present a collaborative concert series featuring singer-songwriter, producer and dancer FKA Twigs during Art Basel Miami Beach 2014. FKA Twigs will perform live onDecember 4th, closing out a three month long global tour for her debut album, LP1. American hip-hop producer, Clams Casino, who has worked alongside musicians including ASAP Rocky and Lana del Rey, will open the show. Taking over the tent on the YoungArts campus in downtown Miami, the series also features YoungArts alumni Grace WeberElliott Skinner and Kate Davis who will work with and be mentored by the English pop band The xx leading up to their performances. Tickets available for purchase at

YoungArts and iii Points Presents James Blake
YoungArts Tent — 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137

The National YoungArts Foundation, along with the founders of Wynwood’s multi-day III Points music festival, present a collaborative concert series featuring producer and singer James Blake, during Art Basel Miami Beach 2014. On December 5th, James Blake will perform in Miami for his first time ever! The long-awaited debut Miami appearance of this Best New Artist GRAMMY® Award nominee will provide the incredible opportunity to hear and see this “modern master of emotional speculation” (Pitchfork). Taking over the tent on the YoungArts campus in downtown Miami, the series also features YoungArts alumni Grace WeberElliott Skinner and Kate Davis who will work with and be mentored by the English pop band The xx leading up to their performances. Tickets available for purchase at

YoungArts Pop-Up Lounge on 7th Floor

7th Floor, Tower Building – 2100 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33137

YoungArts and Stephen Starr Events have created a special menu for Art Basel featuring lite bites and craft cocktails. Guests can come up to the 7thfloor of the Tower building on the YoungArts campus December 4-6th for a casual meal and enjoy incredible performances by YoungArts alumni including Grace Weber, Kate Davis, Elliott Skinner & more each night. Open from 6pm to late (12/4, 12/5 and 12/6) – No reservations; space is limited

YVEL First US Store Opening

WHEN: Thursday, December 4th, 6 to 9pm WHERE: New YVEL shop in Miami’s Design District

VH1 x Scope Art Basel Event

WHEN: Friday. December 5th WHERE: 1235 Washington Ave

VH1 + SCOPE interactive art component with Argentine artist and calligrapher, Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic, for their third annual event during Art Basel in Miami Beach on Friday. The custom multimedia installation, “NOESIS,” involves calligraphy with audio and video projections is set to transform the space into a dynamic expression of vision and movement, where writing calligraphy meets digitization. Mestrovic will hand-paint onto hundreds of feet of Japanese synthetic paper, which will position the installation as the longest continuous painting to be shown during this year’s Art Basel event. Mestrovic is known for his renowned and most recent installation at the MOMA, Living Paintings, which debuted earlier this year.  Mestrovic lived in Tokyo and studied calligraphy for years. In addition, the artist brings this event’s concept to life through his past experiences in art and pop culture by collaborting with Kanye West, CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America), NIKE, MTV Japan, KENZO and many more.

The Supper Club’s Art Basel Luncheon

WHENSaturday, Dec 6, 1pm Cocktails / 2pm Lunch WHERE: The Edition Hotel, 2901 Collins Ave

The Supper Club and Bernstein & Andriulli invite (Supper Club) members to one of Miami Beach’s hottest new hotels, the EDITION, to celebrate Art Basel 2014 with a dedicated lunch, in honor of graffiti artist, street art muralist, illustrator and toy designer Tristan Eaton. The festivities will kick off with Purity Vodka cocktails, VieVité rose and refreshing Champagne Jacquart on the Matador Terrace with beachfront views, followed by an alfresco lunch by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten of modern Latin cuisine. Members Only. To RSVP or apply for membership:



PAMM Presents Future Brown featuring Kelela

A DIS Magazine + THV Entertainment Production


Time-Based Art Performance Mixes Beats, Vocals, Video and Gravity-Defying Water Sports at Miami Art Week 2014

“a new D.J. supergroup made up of genre-bending artists and musicians” – T Magazine, New York Times

MIAMI – September 16, 2014 – Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) marks its one year anniversary in the new, and now iconic waterfront building with an immersive evening of music and visuals featuring the first U.S. performance by Future Brown with live vocalists.

The special one-night event, PAMM Presents Future Brown Featuring Kelela, a DIS Magazine + THV Entertainment Production, launches WAVES, a season of art and music collaborations that are part of PAMM’s year-round time-based art initiative dedicated to film, video, sound, movement and performance art.

Taking the spotlight at one of the most anticipated events on the Art Basel Miami Beach VIP calendar will be Future Brown, the internationally acclaimed DJ collective comprised of artist and composer Fatima Al Qadiri; Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda of Nguzunguzu; and J-Cush of Lit City Trax.  Accompanied with vocals for the first time in the U.S., Future Brown will be joined by guests from their forthcoming album on Warp Records slated for release this winter. The night will open with solo performances by Kelela and Fade To Mind artist Total Freedom with guest appearances by Ian Isiah and Maluca, all of who have garnered a strong following of music industry contemporaries and critics.

Future Brown and vocalists will perform on a custom stage with a vibrant light and video production by THV Entertainment to the backdrop of a dynamic water sports event involving a flyboarding performance in Biscayne Bay choreographed by DIS Magazine. The museum’s façade will be used to project the premiere of the PAMM-commissioned music video from Future Brown’s debut album.

Over the course of Miami Art Week, Pérez Art Museum Miami will also feature the highly anticipated reveal of Mario Garcia Torres’ newest work, R.R. and the Expansion of the Tropics, on December 2, 2014The PAMM-commissioned installation by Mexico City-based artist will reveal a gallery in which a number of seemingly unrelated subjects, such as Robert Rauschenberg, climate change and Florida, are threaded together to form a series of conceptual and political questions. Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botânico, the first major U.S. survey of works by the renowned Brazilian abstract artist, will remain on view through January 11, 2015, and the artist will be hosting a book signing at the museum on December 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  The expansive exhibition showcases more than 40 large-scale paintings, collages and screenprints from the past 25 years of her career. 

PAMM Presents Future Brown featuring Kelela takes place Thursday, December 4, from 8pm to midnight. The event is open exclusively to PAMM Sustaining and above level members, and Art Basel Miami Beach, DesignMiami/ and Art Miami VIP cardholders. To become a PAMM Sustaining member and receive an invitation to the event, or for more information, visit, email or call 305.375.1709.

PAMM Presents Future Brown Featuring Kelela is organized by Pérez Art Museum Miami Time Based Art Coordinator Katerina Llanes and is presented by Citi.

Future Brown

Future Brown is the new project from longtime friends Fatima Al Qadiri, Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda of Nguzunguzu, and J-Cush of Lit City Trax. Taking their name from a color that doesn’t exist in nature, Future Brown’s concept plays with synthetic textures and cultural hybridity. Working in unison on every studio production, their mutual love of global beats and vocalist-driven music forms a fabric derived from their myriad influences.

The popularity of their single “Wanna Party”, featuring Chicago MC Tink, led to performances at MoMA PS1, Sonar Festival and Vilette Sonique. Drawing from a diverse range of cross-genre dance music – R&B, Rap, UK Grime, Reggaeton – Future Brown is steeped in diasporic sounds, forming their own signature takes on urban music. Future Brown is currently finishing their debut LP to be released this winter with original collaborations from rising vocalists Tink, Shawnna, 3D Na’tee, Maluca, Riko Dan, Ian Isiah, Kelela, and more.


DIS is a New York-based collective. Its cultural interventions are manifest across a range of media and platforms, from site-specific exhibitions and collaborations at the Serpentine, MoMA PS1, and Suzanne Geiss gallery to ongoing online projects. Most notably these include, DIS Magazine, a virtual platform that examines art, fashion, music and culture, constructing and supporting new creative practices, DISimages, a fully functioning stock-image website, and DISown, an ongoing retail platform and laboratory to test the current status of the art object.


THV is a NYC/LA based creative collective, founded by Taran Allen and Alex Gvojic, which focuses on art, media and entertainment production. They have worked for the past eight years in the creative fields of art, music and fashion with various artists including Future, Sky Ferreira, and Salem to develop and expand their public image over a wide variety of live and multimedia platforms. Simultaneously, THV has produced its own series of original art and installations that explores the social and psychological effects of environmental manipulation and the reappropriation of modern images in popular culture. Currently, THV continues to grow with operations in both New York and LA.


Kelela Mizanekristos is a Los Angeles-based vocalist and songwriter, born and raised outside of Washington DC. Kelela never received formal vocal training in her youth; instead she experimented with a range of vocal styles before finding her own sound in the music emerging out of LA’s underground, most notably the producers of the Fade To Mind crew. Kelela brings forward-thinking and experimental songwriting into a prismatic context that fuses popular and club music. Her ability to bridge the gap between R&B and underground club culture brought her to the top of numerous year-end lists (with her debut Cut 4 Me) and established her as one to watch for 2014. Kelela’s debut mixtape, Cut 4 Me, is the culmination of a long journey, exploring the space between loss and freedom, and the process of letting go as a catalyst for growth. Situated in a universe where pop is necessarily challenging, Kelela’s songs are the result of her passion for the synergy between the vocalist, producer, and DJ. Since the release of Cut 4 Me, Kelela began releasing a slew of standalone tracks featuring her collaborations with mc’s and producers in and out of her network of like-minded artists. She is also hard at work on her debut album.

Total Freedom

As an artist, DJ, and conceptual party-maker, Total Freedom has been integral to some of the most exciting things to come out of LA’s underground art and music scene over the past few years. Hailed for a seamless ability to unite a huge spectrum of contrasting sounds, his repertoire spans minimalized R&B refixes and Middle Eastern pop samples, to obscure narrative soundbites and elements of trap, UK grime, and Kuduro. His now-infamous LA party “Wildness” is cited as an inspiration for Venus X’s GHE20 G0THIK phenomenon, and the subject of a new award-winning documentary by co-founder Wu Tsang. He’s one of the forces behind the “record label and movement” Fade To Mind, the US sister imprint of the UK label Night Slugs, home to artists Nguzunguzu, Fatima Al Qadiri, and Kingdom.

Pérez Art Museum Miami

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. A 29-year-old South Florida institution formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), Pérez Art Museum Miami opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park on December 4, 2013. The facility and is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab and classroom spaces. For more information, please visit, find us on Facebook (, or follow us on Twitter (@pamm).

Sources: JetSetReport, GoaG, Page 6, IamJohnnyBoy but from mostly our little Truffle Hunters!!





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  1. Gina Wright
    December 2, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Art Basel is super!

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