ART BASEL: This Was the Year to Go, Vol.2
by Raymond Herrera
In our last volume we covered some of the art in the organized free for all that was the Wynwood District during Art Basel. In this edition we take you for some grub, more art and design, and we get trippy mayne.
New York design firm Snarkitecture created this inflatable sausage fest titled Drift as a reverse landscape to dress the venue for one of Art Basel’s satelite exhibits. The bubble dogs float above Design Miami attendees to create this soft cave effect. It’s even more impressive to stand under than to look at the structure as you approach it. Besides Kanye’s awkward impromptu question during Pharrell’s Q & A, there was much more to ogle at in Design Miami. Inside the hall, there were many products and furnishings. An intimate version of ICFF. Cristina Garajales’ use of graffiti, Occupy protest signs and a great collection of lighting and furniture made her’s one of our favorite displays.
Collab group RPM Project - Rhonda Mitrani, Patricia Schnall Gutierrez, Marina Font – put together this installation at the Miami Acting Studio. I LOL’d. Since dinner very often consists of people looking at their machines, the future may look like this one day, or maybe some people already do this.
We saw Rob Fogle working on this piece. Below is the finished product.
Over 30 food trucks were hosted by Sakaya Kitchen in this Food Truck Fest. We had the Hungary for Bacon pizza pie at the Firewall Wood Oven food truck, with a garlic whitesauce, onions, and of course, bacon. We later moved on to JOJI frozen yogurt to reward ourselves for eating all of our bacon. Then we got back to “work.”
Tumblr and Paddle 8 put this cool party together with complimentary Belvedere Vodka refreshments. The Moving the Still exhibit was on a side door past the party in the main warehouse, in the middle of a very big, completely dark room. The panels where the videos were projected to celebrate the GIFs 25 year anniversary probably took up 20% of the room, and they surrounded by a few candles and very little light. A good effect and concept that left me wanting more. Still, pretty people, dranks, a great selection of GIFs, and hip hop in a warehouse, we’re not complaining.
They sprayed champagne on everyone, myself included. We don’t play that in NYC, but the beautiful girls twerkin next to us convinced me to just go with it and get Trippy, and drippy with them. 2dopebitches.com hosted what is one of the most fun nights I’ve had in So Flo, so far. Trap Paradise at Villa 221 had that old school house party vibe. Easy to understand since the venue was formerly a residence. Pharrell and company showed up late in the evening. So just in case you missed it the ladies put a video recap together, check it here…