Interview Does Art Basel in 60 Seconds


For 10 years now, the art world has descended upon Miami Beach for a whirlwind of art, winter beach time, and day-to-night-to-morning indulgence. This year, Basel’s younger, hipper sibling will celebrate its first decade with a host of new work (and of course, the concomitant boozy after-parties) from Dec. 1–4. Here, find our Interview-filtered guide to the not-to-be-missed events this week. 

Among the new adjustments this year, the long-running Art Video series will move from the Frank Gehry-designed New York Center directly to the waterfront. Grab a beach blanket and sit back to films by Alex Hubbard, Laurel Nakadate, and Ryan McGinley, among others, on a 7,000-square-foot screen at Miami Beach’s SoundScape Park nightly from Nov 30–Dec. 3. Works include Dancer by Gavin Brown’s Dara Friedman, an aptly titled short that follows contemporary dancers around the city as they move in and around a slow-moving van, and “Painterly,” a 55 minute piece that combines sculpture, animation and video work by Matt Saunders, Alex Hubbard, Pierre Bismuth, and others.

Tomorrow night, we’ll celebrate early at the Herzog & de Meuron-designed avant-luxe parking garage in the Miami Design District with the unveiling of the Ferrari 458 Spider. The auto showing will be accompanied by an exhibition of Ferrari-inspired images by fashion photographer and Interview mainstay Mikael Jansson, as well as a new video work by surreal art cinematographer and sometimes Kanye collaborator Marco Brambilla.

The following night, drugged-out, lo-fi witch house phenom SALEM will play at the Delano courtesy of the Hole Gallery. Expect the usual murky, synth wash from the culty, downtown favorites, who recently released their sophomore EP (I’m Still in the Night) and a Gisele Bundchen-starring, trance video tribute to Alice Deejay. They’re also playing at the Gusman Center with a DJ set by Matthew Stone the next night if you can’t make it Wednesday.

Finally, join us for a viewing of Andy Warhol’s lost film, San Diego Surf, at the Standard Spa on Thursday. The piece, which was made in the summer of ’68 with a cast of Factory regulars (Viva, Taylor Mead and Joe Dallesandro—none of whom ever surfed) is a loosely edited, non-narrative depiction of a sexually ambiguous, bohemian beach life—perfect for a Belvedere-drenched evening by the water.