The Basel Hit List: Not Another Art Basel Guide

It’s Friday afternoon and Art Basel is in full swing and has gathered world renowned and emerging artists from around the globe in the heart of Miami Beach. By now you’re probably having a serious case of FOMO because your social media feed is flooding with posts from Basel goers garnering over 1 million hashtags (and thanks to Instagram’s shitty algorithm, it’s probably from 22 hours ago).

Well, for those who cannot deal with seeing yet another caption that reads “Baseling!” or “Art Basel shenanigans!” and who’re thinking about finally seeing what all the fuss is about, check out the curated agenda below.  No, it’s not another Art Basel Guide that have been published nearly dozens of times  (yes, I used the word DOZENS bc it’s so quantitatively ambiguous). This is not a guide. I am not guiding you on where to go for the best experience – that, is completely up to you. I can only share what is on my agenda and encourage you to immerse yourself in the creative world of contemporary art and cultural events if it is the first time.

It’s not set in stone since things are constantly popping up but for now this is The Basel Hit List.

FRIDAY

Parisian club Silencio at the Design District | Paris-based artist Caecilia Tripp’s filmic installation “Song For the Sun,” a live performance by Michele Lamy and A$AP Rocky.

REVOLT x Cadillac Present #ARTOFDARING with performance by Jhene Aiko @ Maps Backlot 342 NW 24th St., Miami |

The Party, Vol 2 hosted by Surface Media with special hosts and music programming by Virgil Abloh @ Faena Art Time Capsule (a geodesic dome on the beach).

The Freehand Miami (2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach) party for Women artists of Miami – 7pm -11pm | Definitely check this out if you’re a local artist and want to meet other local artists in Miami

SATURDAY

SCOPE Miami @ 801 Ocean Drive / Tickets 

Miami Nice @ Gramps Wynwood – Jasmine Solano, Jubilee + more 2-8pm | Basically, a cool way to relax and catch some vibes before you cross off the next thing on your Basel hitlist. 

The Dog | The Do Over in collaboration with Adidas | 1306 North Miami Avenue Miami FL 33136 10p-4a | 

WALK Fashion Show (Miami Edition) with SAFii @ Hard Rock Statdium

SUNDAY

UNTITLED VIP  Ocean Drive &  12th Street

Patricia Field – Fashion Collection – White Dot Gallery (174 NW 23rd Street @ NW 2nd Avenue, Miami) in Wynwood

Locust Projects (3852 N Miami Avenue, Miami)

Miami Project – Indian Creek Drive and 67th Street, Miami Beach, a block away from the NADA fair.

ON VIEW for PUBLIC

New York/Berlin-based artist Yvette Mattern will launch a large-scale public installation called “The Global Rainbow” 6pm – midnight starting Saturday.  Take your eyes off your phone and look up- it’s seen from Miami Design District to the Ritz.  

One Day at a Time mural by @abstrkat the Design District

How am I getting around? Uber everywhere | Sponsored by Effen Vodka.

Enjoy!

Nikki.