Art Basel Guide 2018

Artwork via Ron English. Edit by aafleur.

It’s that time of year again. Companies have joined in on the hype of Art Week by creating different art fairs, parties, concerts, and exhibitions. Many events are now available in Wynwood, Miami Beach, Overtown, and Downtown Miami. Check out the events below:


Prizm Art FairDec 3rd-9th -Alfred I. DuPont Building – 169 E Flagler St Miami, FL 33131 – 10AM-6PM (Admission is $15)

art7.pngJuxtapoz ClubhouseDecember 5th-9th- 32-60 SE 1st Avenue, 48 E Flagler Street, 200 E Flagler – 10AM-10PM (Admission is free)


Art Africa Dec 5th-9th – 920 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL – 12PM-8PM (Admission is $20)


Frida Kahlo House at Satellite Art Show Dec 6th-9th – 18 NW 14th ST, Miami, FL, 33136 – 3PM-11PM (Admission is $25)


Boom Basel with Flying Lotus & Virgil Abloh Dec 6th – RC Cola Factory – 550 NW 24th St., Miami, FL (Admission is $35)


Youth Concept Gallery Art Tour 


Highsnobiety BTS Afterparty December 6 – Rudolf Budja Gallery – 1330 18th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 – 9PM-2AM (Admission is free)


Basel House Mural FestivalDecember 7th-9th – RC Cola Plant – 550 NW 24th St., Miami, FL – 3PM (Admission is free)


1 AM Basel Block PartyDec 7th – RC Cola Plant – 550 NW 24th St., Miami, FL – 9PM-1AM (Admission is free)


Dallas Austin at Wood TavernDec 7th – 2531 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, 33127 – 4PM-4AM (Admission is free)


Hyper Speed December 7 – X Miami 230 NE 4th ST Miami, FL – 7 PM (Admission is $10)


Now That Sounds Like FunDecember 7th – 1-800 Lucky – 143 NW 23rd ST, Miami, FL 33127 – 12PM – 9PM (Admission is free)


Paradise December 8th – 2020 NW Miami CT, Miami, FL – 2PM-2AM (Admission is free)


40 oz Bounce December 9th – 1306 Miami – 1306 N Miami Ave Miami, FL – 10PM-3AM (Admission is $10)

Art: Tawny Chatmon

Tawny Chatmon is a Tokyo-born photography-based artist. She started her creative journey as a commercial photographer then began exploring further after capturing the effects of prostate cancer on her father. Delving deep she experimented with collages, paint, and hand-drawn illustration while showing underrepresented beauty in different series.

All images courtesy of Tawny Chatmon

From Not Buried, Planted 
From Deeply Embedded 
From Heir
From Byzantine Contempo
From Leaders of the Pack


From Geo



From Fundamental



Read More: Photography Profile: Zarita E Zevallos 




Short Film: Trip by Jhene Aiko

Jhené Aiko released Trip, a surprise 22-track album on September 22nd. It features her daughter, Namiko Love, Kurupt, Mali Music, Brandy, Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd, and Big Sean. 

Stream the album here.

A short film with the shared name was also released. Within the short, the character Penny finds love in a stranger and embarks on a road trip. She tries to fill a void with love and drugs after the recent death of her brother. The short is based on a true story and is an ode to Aiko’s brother, Miyagi, who passed away 5 years ago after battling cancer. 

Directors Jhené Aiko & Tracy Oliver




Short Film: Pumzi by Wanuri Kahiu

Kenya’s first Sci-Fi short

Photos courtesy Inspired Minority Pictures and One Pictures


Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu takes us to a post-apocalyptic dystopia 35 years after WWIII. The Water War left a damaged earth with scarce water and no organic life. Within Pumzi, the Maitu community is contained with limited contact and is forced to conserve any trace of water. Through Afrofuturism, Kahiu makes the viewer question “What is life without water?”.

Pumzi was screened at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as part of its New African Cinema program. Kahiu is now working to develop the short into a feature-length film.

Director Wanuri Kahiu Starring Chantelle Burger Kudzani Moswela                               Cinematography Grant Appleton Distributed by Focus Features


Short Film: Know the Ledge by Ibra Ake 

Love and pastelles.                                 

Know the Ledge is a modern silent film presented by Union Los Angeles. In sunny South Central Los Angeles, a couple spends their first day together. Ibra Ake, photographer and creative director of Childish Gambino’s Royalty collective, highlights carefree love with simplicity, a pastel color palette and sharp cinematography.

Director Ibra Ake Starring Quin and bLAck pARty                                                               Creative Direction by Bephie Cinematography by Sophie Allison                               Produced by Fam Rothstein

Woman Wednesday: Kenricka Ox



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Kenricka was featured previously in an Art Feature back in 2015. She is a visual artist now based in New York City. Her artwork stems from a sociological perspective. With digital animations fit for Adult Swim, she documents her thoughts, the demons that we face, the current generation and the society that has molded us. She has curated unique In Loving Memory T-shirts and her own zine featuring her artwork. View more of her work below and on her website.k9 get this demon off my shoulder“Get this demon off my shoulder”

k10 party with the demons“Party with the Demons”

k12 You don_t want to know about me You don_t want to be around me Niggas want to call me family But they don_t ever be around me“You don’t want to know about me You don’t want to be around me Niggas want to call me family But they don’t ever be around me”

k5 voodoo on me i think she Haitian” Voodoo on me I think she Haitian”

k14 boy meets girl“Boy Meets Girl”

k1 whers the bud.jpg“Where’s the bud”

k2 j is for jugg“J is for Jugg”

k3 go 30. go 30“Go 30, Go 30”

k6 cover for sauceCover for “Woo” by Sauce McGraw ft. Sensei Smoke

tumblr_oms3enje9h1t9uh83o1_1280“Sneaker Bar”

tumblr_oqdp91xatt1t9uh83o1_1280“Hot Boy”

Watch Good Kill – animated film by killdkenny





Short Film: Ladylike

Ladylike is an amazing film that reimagines modern women in a noir world.

Two retro vixens go through their day in style with a love for an interesting hobby. (Short film begins at 0:30)

Ladylike is a present day film noir directed by Tiffany Johnson and co-written by Nicholas Williams. The pair produced the short with Jenapher Forline and Lena Waithe, producer of Lionsgate film Dear White PeopleLadylike was the first bit of Issa Rae’s #ShortFilmSunday.

Music – Mighty Fine “Black Train” Barbara & The Browns “Can’t Find No Happiness”


Photography Profile: Zarita E Zevallos


Zarita Zevallos is a Haitian photographer and architect based in New York. Zarita portrays different aspects of masculinity through Kòktèl.  Kòktèl, the Haitian creole term which translates to the cocktail, is about exploring the diversity of masculinity. A cocktail is defined as a mixture of often diverse elements or ingredients. Zarita wanted to visually express the diversity of masculinity through thread bending, colors and movement. Her photography expresses the turmoil that different men experience, it represents the way men spin the web of their individuality. Masculinity has been socially and biologically defined. Men have had to create and mold their personalities around the norms and sets of values associated with society’s masculinity. As the current millennial generation breaks out of the confined boxes set by society, artists depict the journey of individuality through different forms of expression. Men within different communities like the LGBTQI community are now able to express and create their own forms of masculinity.








 Who am I to speak on behalf of a gender that I do not identify as, therefore I let those who do speak. Don’t deny them of freedom because they are different than you:

“I feel like there’s a lot of violence attached to hyper masculinity. I am a black queer cis-man, and I had an uncle tell me as a kid, that if anyone one was gay, he’d beat you. When you hear that, you develop shame for yourself, you internalize homophobia; you are silenced in your house. It’s ironic that it happens in the home that reminds you how much you’re loved.” – Axandre, 29

“As a Black Man of Transition, (I say this instead of Black Transman because I identify as a man: being transgender is simply a part of that identity just like in addition to me being 5’8″, tatted, having long hair, etc. Yes, I identify as both a Black man and as a Black Transman for transgender advocacy purposes but that’s not all that I am so I prefer to be known as a simply a man of transition. I mean, after all, humans are in transition.) Due to all parts of my whole I am often confronted with this ideology of not being perceived or respected as a man and/or not being included in the black fight for equality simply because I am a man of transition. It troubles me that often the black community is unable to accept persons of difference especially when it comes to people in the LGBTQI community when we’re all fighting for the same things; freedom and equality under the umbrella of human rights. This is something I grapple over daily because the black community cannot progress and get the rights that ALL BLACK PEOPLE deserve if LGBTQI persons are not respected as crucial members of the fight. Take for example PRIDE events: a lot of black people are ignorant to the fact that it’s actually a celebration of black history just as much as it is about a person’s gender/sexuality freedom. If it weren’t for Black Transwomen there would be no PRIDE celebrations across the nation as they were the ones who fought the police and risked their lives for the freedom of LGBTQI persons but indeed this is a crucial part of black history as well that is not noted or mentioned simply because of their identity. The black community often refuses to accept the true identities of even prominent Black writers and authors such as Langston Hughes, Audre Lorde, etc. because there is a notion that what they did for the black community is more significant than their sexuality when indeed it’s both very relevant for why they felt the need to be authentic and share their stories with the world. ” – Sir Knight, 29 (@BlackTransTV)

Barkley L. Hendricks dies at age 72

Barkley L. Hendricks, Self Portrait (detail). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.


Rest in Peace to the great Barkley L. Hendricks. He was a famous photographer and contemporary painter known for his portrayal of black subjects. He created works that displayed the unknown black experience through vivid colors and ideas. His work has been featured at the Studio Museum in Harlem, The National Gallery of Art, and his hometown at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Hendricks was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and lived and worked in New London, Connecticut. He earned both his BFA and MFA from Yale University and was the subject of a traveling exhibition, Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool. Hendricks died due to natural causes and is survived by his wife of 34 years.


Take All the Time You Need (Adrienne Hawkins), 1975.


 Arriving Soon, 1973.


Vitamin K for Fun, 1982, Oil, acrylic


“Lawdy Mama” (1969), oil and gold leaf on canva


Roscoe, 2016, oil and acrylic on canvas


Hold on. I’m Comin’, 1976, hand-tinted silver gelatin print


Family Jules: NNN (No Naked Niggahs), 1974, Oil on Linen


Fergie’s Feet, 1975, tinted silver gelatin print


A documentary on the show ‘Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool’ at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.


Slick (Self-Portrait) (1977), oil, acrylic, and magna on linen canvas


Jay Z narrates “The War On Drugs Is An Epic Fail”


In the short film, Jay Z gives a brief timeline of the failed War on Drugs. It all started with Richard Nixon in 1971. Fast forward to the 2010s, White entrepreneurs benefit and dominate the “new” marijuana industry while blacks and latinos are victims of it. The illustrations are provided by Molly Crabapple, a New York-based artist, and writer.