If you mix alcohol, dancing and a queer pop collective with a fancy hotel and a pool, you're probably going to end up pissing off security.
Over the weekend, the Ssion crew set up at the Shore Club for the Pulse Miami Art Fair afterparty, delivering a set that included star cameos, cracked voices, ... More >>
The weeklong, orgiastic mash up of artistic intellectual elitism is upon us. On December 5, Art Basel Miami Beach will begin with a VIP preview, also known as a vernissage. It's a quiet affair where only those with buying power are invited inspect what's on exhibit and make their purchases before us ... More >>
Remember Art Basel Miami Beach week in 2010? Our favorite memory: Metric at Art Loves Music.
Of course, though, the punky Canadian pop band has been a dear favorite of indie kids for about a decade, ever since releasing show-stopping debut Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?.
In fact, subt ... More >>
Art Basel Miami Beach is about a month away. So it's time to stop day-dreaming about Mike Kelly's cuddly stuffed animals from last year's Tony Shafrazi booth. It's time to start making dinner reservations, before all the out-of-towners shun us from our favorite eateries.
- Michael Schwar ... More >>
Some people felt a little underwhelmed when we here at Crossfade revealed that Kanye West, The Offspring, Keane, Cocoon Heroes, Lou Reed, Erick Morillo, and Bob Sinclar had been tapped to perform at the first-ever UR1 Festival at Bayfront Park during Art Basel Miami Beach week.
Well, another nine n ... More >>
To locals, the word "Basel" means non-stop art and swanky parties. Sometimes it's easy to forget that the word is actually the name of a Swiss city that's home to the original Art Basel. To mark the tenth anniversary of Art Basel Miami Beach, the two towns finally decided to make it official and ... More >>
It's been approximately four and a half weeks since downtown hangout Grand Central announced that DFA Records exec and former LCD frontman James Murphy would be kicking off the club's Basel week with Special Disco Version.
And tonight, the disco ball finally drops on Mr. Murphy's arty party co- ... More >>
View more photos from Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 here."I haven't seen this much pussy all year," we told our colleague as we were exiting the Miami Beach Convention Center for Art Basel Miami Beach's Vernissage Wednesday night. There were enough uses of female genitalia to fill The Vagina Monolog ... More >>
Will Art Basel Miami Beach get a Wall Street-style occupation this week? The art fair warned gallerists of the possibility, and rumors are swirling. Now OccupyArtBasel.com is live, but right now it's just a Tumblr blog filled with a mini-manifesto and a Occupy movement related pictures and links. ... More >>
Where will the one percent be this week? Glugging down free champagne and writing checks for million dollar art works during Art Basel Miami Beach, of course. Naturally, rumors of the 99 percenters staging an Occupy Wall Street related protest at the ritzy art fair are swirling, and ABMB is so co ... More >>
Back in March, we debuted Ultra Bingo. The exploration of a subculture through a game of chance was more enjoyable that we thought it would be, so why not apply it to another major Miami event? So here you have it, Basel Bingo!Like its Ultra cousin, Basel Bingo is packed with (stereotypical)
stu ... More >>
Even though Art Basel Miami Beach is still four months away, we here at Crossfade have already started scouring the interwebs for arty party announcements. And lo, superfluorescent popster Neon Indian (AKA Alan Palomo) has just announced a Basel week show at Bardot on December 1.
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Art Basel Miami Beach is a confusing carnival of art. Sure there's gallery assistants there to help you, but let's be honest, they're probably busy talking to someone who's looking to buy something. There's the multi-pound mega catalog, but that's impractical to tote around and browse through. So ... More >>
Photo by Anthony VerrilliLe Baron's neon sign hanging at Florida Room last year.It used to be that half the fun of Le Baron's pop-up nightclub during Art Basel Miami Beach was figuring out where it would be taking place. But the Parisian party spot isn't even trying anymore, as it plops down at t ... More >>
via ilovemetric.comYou know, world-famous art is kinda cool. But free beach parties are even cooler. And this year's Art Basel Miami Beach is again throwing a big, weeklong bash at Collins Park's Oceanfront pavilion, all masterminded by arty nonprofit Creative Time.
There will be booze, food, an ... More >>
Nick Cave Soundsuit, 200 at Jack Shainman GalleryArt Basel Miami Beach is perhaps one of the most overwhelming events modern culture has to offer, and the re-arranged layout sure doesn't help it make feel like any less of bizarre labyrinth through multi-million dollars of contemporary art.To try ... More >>
Tomorrow, Miami New Times will bring you the full scoop on this year's edition of Primary Flight. But to summarize, it's one of the most interesting satellite happenings during this year's Art Basel Miami Beach extravaganza, a show that is literally at the street level. Starting today, you can c ... More >>
The long weekend may be over but the busy season is just getting started. With Art Basel Miami Beach starting this weekend, you'll be lucky if you're alive come Sunday. But let's not get ahead of ourselves -- here is what you missed over the weekend: '80s Prom at the VagabondPhoto by JipsyOnce ag ... More >>
With her much-anticipated solo album, I Love You, out since August, the sassy rapper/singer Amanda Blank is repping Philly hard during Art Basel Miami Beach. Well, at least on Wednesday, when she'll be performing live twice in one night. The biggest booking coup? An opening slot for Ebony Bones at ... More >>
The Golden FilterWe're about a month away from Art Basel Miami Beach, and yes, the art tends to be the bigger focus, but a great bonus is usually the influx of musical performers during the week. Last year alone, we saw performances by Casiotone For the Painfully Alone, Panda Bear, The Gossip, MS ... More >>
The scaling back of this past Art Basel Miami Beach was noticeable, with fewer freebies and lower-key events. So it's safe to assume that the final big event of the "season," Winter Music Conference, is going to look a little different overall this year, too. It's doubtful that megawatt DJs wil ... More >>
If, thanks to a debacle over RSVPs, you missed the Panda Bear solo show during this past Art Basel Miami Beach, cheer up. The entire Animal Collective trifecta has just announced a large-scale national tour in support of the group's latest album, Merriweather Post Pavilion. Despite the band's large- ... More >>
During this week of welcoming Art Basel Miami, let us take a moment to say goodbye to The Art Of Food.
The raw food/vegan counter cafe was located in a cooperative vintage
clothing and jewelry shop across the street from Midtown Miami's
Circuit City (which has problems of its own). Excepting delicio ... More >>
Gap's refined older brother Banana Republic will be sponsoring the NADA Art Fair's 2008 preview (a benefit for the New Museum) and as part of the deal will be donating limited edition tote bags featuring the work of 6 artists. It's the perfect gift idea for your artistically incline mom or that cu ... More >>