Last weekend, we took a trip down to Miami for the annual celebration of arts, culture, and music known as Art Basel. The scene at Art Basel has evolved over the past couple of years, with many events now blending big splash performances by headliner musicians with curated art installations by both big names and up-and-comers. There’s more and more options each year too, so it was hard to choose what to check out.
On Friday, we got invited to check out “In Focus: Hip Hop Through The Lens of Photography” at the Nautilus Beach Tent on South Beach. Curated by 1800 Tequila and Billboard, the event featured photography exhibits by well known hip-hop shooters like Cam Kirk, Gunner Stahl, and Places + Faces, as well as a performance by the Black Beatles themselves, Rae Sremmund.
On Saturday, we checked out VICELAND‘s event in the Wynwood arts district. Vice’s new tv channel did it big, featuring a schoolbus-turned-partybus parked outside, a photography exhibit, and live sets by Theophilus London and Metroboomin. Did we mention free rolling papers and lighters as party favors? Vice did it right!
Finally, on Sunday we visited the “Art Of Bae” exhibit by one of our favorite shooters @ThatsCrispi. The event was held at Miami-based brand 8&9’s showroom, and featured an awareness-raising collection of photographs by Crispi, as well as a couple of other artists. Another great year of art and music in Miami, we’ll definitely be back again in 2017. Check out the gallery below.