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Art Basel Guide 2018

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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:

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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)


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


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


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


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Youth Concept Gallery Art Tour 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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Art Basel Guide 2017

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Art Basel Miami Beach began in 2002. 15 years later, it’s a 2 week-long holiday. Art exhibitions slowly diffused out of the Miami Convention Center to Wynwood, Little Haiti, Liberty City, Overtown, and Hialeah. The South Beach art scene is exclusive. Local creatives made their own platforms outside of SoBe to display what they define as art. Of course, art week comes with a lot of parties but that’s beside the point. If you’re bored or like art as much as I do, read my mini Art Basel Week guide below:

Events are in chronological order Continue reading Art Basel Guide 2017

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Woman Wednesday: Music You Need to Listen To 

The indie music scene is full of talented female artists, here are some of my recent favorites. 

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Sophia will be headlining the A3C Music Festival and Conference in Atlanta, GA. “BYOB”, from her project ‘Love So: The New Classic,’ was released earlier this year on Valentine’s Day.

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Savannah Cristina teams up with Twelve’len on “Soulja”, Track 3 from her recent EP Mango Season.

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Joyce Wrice says “Ain’t No Need” to be shy when it comes to love. Watch the video here.

Iconika for Indecent Exposure

Iconika plays the game and flips the script in “Hit It”. The artist FKA Phlo Finister defies genres in her recent project Indecent Exposure. 

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Chant for Mama” is an apology composed by Gaby Duran’s Vocals Only. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, we get the good and bad from our parents.

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Style: Dreamstack

Dreamstack came to fruition back in January. As a product of testing ideas since 2013, it represents originality and creativity. With the motto: “Say less, Create more” it encourages creating a product instead of solely talking about it.

Graphic t-shirts, bucket hats, and dad hats have been released. The latest release contains “Dream Denim” dad hats and the “Hidden God’s eye” tee (pictured below).

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Watch the latest BTS vlog below on DreamstackTV. Contact: @Dreamstackco

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Barkley L. Hendricks dies at age 72

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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.

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

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 Arriving Soon, 1973.

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Vitamin K for Fun, 1982, Oil, acrylic

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

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Roscoe, 2016, oil and acrylic on canvas

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

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

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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.

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

 

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Art Feature: Os Gemeos

OSGEMEOS (“THETWINS”), Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, are twin Brazilian artists from Sao Paulo. The two were influenced by 1980s hip-hop culture in Brazil and they found a way to express themselves to the public. The two have created graffiti, murals, paintings, sculptures, and drawings in New York, Miami, Cuba, Japan, England, Spain, Italy, and Germany…just to name a few. Here are some of my favorite artworks below.

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Vancouver Island

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Boston

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Os Gemeos x Banksy

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Miami’s Wynwood Walls

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Short Film: Summer Before Spring’s End

 

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In response to gun violence in Miami, Terence Price II and Reginald O’Neal team up to make the short film, Summer Before Spring’s End. In Miami-Dade County, an average of 30 children and teenagers are killed by gun violence annually. So far in 2016, 13 have fallen victim.

The film brings awareness to the dark and light of Overtown. The light and happy feeling of Spring’s transition to Summer, juxtaposes the pain caused by gun violence. Price and O’Neal both direct and edit while O’Neal lends his art, poetry, and activities to showcase a tender view of his home.

Music – Reginald O’Neal / John Coltrane / Gary Baptist / David Maldonado

Rest In Peace Richard Hallman Marlon EasonKing CarterRoderick Sweeting, Osmand FallsFamekeem Johnson, and Alexandra Dean

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R8? No, Anti.

 

 

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Rihanna’s eighth album has been rumored to be called R8 but it’s Anti now. Rihanna released her album cover during a private event at a gallery in Los Angeles yesterday. It features a young girl (Maybe a young Rihanna) with a mask crown holding a balloon. The symbolism behind the imagery and the release date hasn’t been released, but the art is embossed in braille. The album art is by Roy Nachum, a contemporary artist who likes to experiment with human perception. The Anti-art follows Rihanna’s theme of rebellion, it goes against the norm of album art. Check out Roy Nachum in action as he paints the album art below:

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signed, nostalgia.

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I basically lived on blogs around 2008-2010 (especially Kanye’s old blog, Mobliving, Herfection  , and illroots). Around that time I started changing a lot from being comfortable with the norm to being against it. I found N*E*R*D on the Billionaire Boys Club blog and that was my gateway to the whole skateboard subculture that I’m in love with now. I found links to Kanye’s old posts and it made me so happy. Seeing Kanye’s art and music posts from the “backpack era” reminded me of that stage in my life when I started to find myself. It reminded me of the old me who was afraid to express herself fully. I cared about how people viewed me and I was afraid to have a solid voice but now I don’t care. I value my self-expression and identity fully as a 20-year-old.

Blogs were so “in” around that time and I’m a little mad at myself because I didn’t hop on that bandwagon and start on my music journalism or simply just my journalism journey. It’s never too late so here is where I begin. Nostalgia is so powerful and warm. Looking at a picture or listening to a song can carry you into a past memory so quickly, its ridiculous.