Art Basel Miami Beach Preview

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Published November 30, 2009

RENDERING BY PAE WHITE. COURTESY CREATIVE TIME

 

It begins today! Well, it better, for those of us who came to Miami Beach early. Wednesday is the Art Basel Miami Beach preview, but the Interview team began showing up on Saturday, and we’re setting up at the Mondrian Hotel, where we will host events all week.

We’ve already checked in on Bruce High Quality Foudnation boys as they install a world of their media-synchretic sculptures in the W Ballroom, scoped out the Guillermo Kuitca retrospective at the Miami Art Museum and Dzine and Kent Hendrickson at the Bass Museum. Then we made our way over to the Creative Time “pavilion,” a video and performance stage with Pae White’s village of temporary structures—which will shortly host tarot card readings by Jacob Ireland.

Here’s some of our schedule, as far as we’ve planned:

Today: RelaxSneak into the MOCA show, “The Reach of Realism” for a preview before the hoards descend

Tuesday: Private Collections open, begin brunchingBegining at 9 AM, you can visit the Rubell Family Colleciton, the Margulies Collection, the Craig Robbins Collection, and the Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz Collection. The latter have moved their collection out of their home and are opening a new space in the Design District. RSVP required for each.The MOCA hosts its opening, and an after-party for “The Reach of Realism.” Opens 7 PM; VIPS welcome earlier.Paul Kasmin hosts a dinner for Maria Bonetti. RSVP required.

DAVID LYNCH AND DANGER MOUSE. COURTESY OHWOW

 

Wednesday: The fair is open and in business!Art Basel Miami Beach’s many openings begin at noon, beginning with VIPs and press. Interview Magazine, Fred Perry & SPiN New York host a Ping Pong Party at the Mondrian, 3 PM-6 PM OHWOW opens it shows (which include a David Lynch/Danger Mouse collaboration) with a performance by Cyprien Gaillard and French musician Koudlam. Opening begins at 8; performance 10:30 PM.NARS co-hosts a party with Lorenzo Martone to celebrate Francois Nars’ celebrity portraits. At the Standard, RSVP required.

Thursday: Onward!NADA opens, and every day at 5 PM curator Matthew Higgs will answers questions in a segment titled “Ask Matthew.”Sylvie Fleury and Raymond Pettibon participate in “World Class Boxing,” hosted by Debra and Dennis Scholl and open to the public, 9 AM–12 PMNike Stages opens at the OHWOW space, after its incarnations in Paris and New York. We don’t know where OHWOW is putting everything, but it opens 8–12 AM.Interview hosts is own dinner, with a performance by Norwegian singer and artist Nils Bech. RSVP Required.Simon Fujiwara performs as part of Art Basel Miami Beach’s new Art Perform, waterfront, at 9 PM.Vito Schnabel, Alex Dellal, and Stavros Niarchos host an after-party at the W, ominously called The Wall. It goes until 5 AM, right up until…

Friday: Into TediumCollier Shore speaks at 5 PM as part of Art Salon, in the fair.Bruce Weber signs his titil;ating book, Robert Bolle: An Athlete in Tights at the Standard. RSVP Required.Moncler has a party with Pharrell at Casa Tua. RSVP Required.

And then we’re off, as if nothing ever happened.