Art Basel, Miami Beach – Part II
The global art tribe’s ritualistic week of showboating, schmoozing, boozing, sublimating and copulating was an unpredictable storm of awesomeness.
With seemingly endless fairs, jam-packed jamborees and an infinitude off-site installations to gawk at, Miami Art Week has been an awesome, all-over-the-place, sprawling shindig of form, function, art, beauty, banality and authenticity. VIVISXN experienced the opening of ICA Miami, the Rubell Family Collection, the relaunch of the Bass Museum of Art, the dynamite, nonlinear dynamics of drones swarming synchronously over South Beach (wow!); Björk’s DJ set; The Wu-Tang’s Wynwood rager; SCOPE, UNTITLED and NADA’s gnarly, alchemical showcases of digital doodads and graphic masterpieces; Selma Blair performing in Tara Subkoff’s Synaptic Fatigue/Dear in the Headlights; Max Ernst’s mystical, materially complex compositions; Boom for Real: the Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat; and numerous nervy, nail biting, inspiring art that brought us into the realms of visual ecstasy, cryptic politics, and decorative magic. Below are the images and impressions that blew our minds!
VIVISXN MEDIA – Art + Culture + Art Basel, Miami 2017