Stones Throw recording artist MADLIB returns to Miami for the ART BASEL Launch Party at the Black Sheep Bar on Miami Beach. Black Sheep Bar, formerly known as The Laundry Bar and recently known as 305 Lounge or the Spot, is attempting to break away from their classic Drum and Bass weeklies and is aggressively trying to break into the Indie-Rock and Indie Hip-Hop scene. MADLIB is a good way to start this transition and you can probably expect to see more artists and shows of this caliber at the Black Sheep Bar in the future.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT
live performances and art exhibition
DJ sets by:
Salami Fingaz, Sharpsound, and DJ Manuvers
Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 8:00pm
721 N Lincoln LN
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Opening December 2, 2008 - 8pm-midnight featuring Deitch Projects, Peres Projects, Nueva Galeria De La Barra, A.S.S. Gallery, A.M.P., Picturebox and TV Books with curators Tim Barber, Kathy Grayson, Andreas Melas, Dan Nadel, Pablo de la Barra, Nicola Vassell and Terence Koh.
Aaron Bondaroff, New York City’s "Downtown Don", brings his expansive community of artists, musicians, and weirdos to IT AIN'T FAIR. The second exhibition in Bondaroff and Al Moran’s groundbreaking O.H.W.O.W. space in the "West of Wynwood" district, this watershed project gets celebrated curators Tim Barber, Kathy Grayson, Andreas Melas, Dan Nadel, Pablo de la Barra, Nicola Vassell and Terence Koh to activate their various teams of artists in a huge multimedia exhibition featuring painting, sculpture, video and performance from artists all over the world with a focus on downtown Manhattan.
Over thirty artists will contribute to this exhibition, including a curated outdoor film series and a nightclub in the adjoining space that will include performances by The Gossip, A.R.E. Weapons, and JD Samson, just to name a few. A hub of art activity, O.H.W.O.W. will be the first and last place you go each night of this year's Art Basel Miami. Some of the featured artists at IT AIN'T FAIR include Tauba Auerbach, Stefan Bondell, Julia Burlingham, Scott Campbell, Kenneth Cappello, Comeau, Dearraindrop, Mark Delong, Chris Dorland, Jim Drain, Phil Frost, Patrick Griffin, Evan Gruzis, Brandon Herman, Gordon Hull, Todd James, Ben Jones, Kim Krans, Lachance, Adriana Lara, Jason Matthew Lee, Allan Macintyre, Eddie Martinez, Slava Mogutin, Noble, Jason Nocito, Rallou Panagiotou, Ara Peterson, Kembra Pfahler, Brad Phillips, Esther Planas, Michael Schmelling, Aurel Schmidt, Robin Schwartz, Ben Schumacher, Shinique Smith, Agathe Snow, Dash Snow, Francine Spiegel, Kon Trubkovich, Solange Umutoni, Jaimie Warren plus many more.
Click Here to see the Calendar of Events.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Paradise lost is the title of the epic poem BY 17th century english poet John Milton. In this 10 book series (published 1667) Milton describes the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. It is also considered as the story of the fall of man. In Nov. 23, 1981 James Kelly re-used this title in an article published by time magazine. This article dealt with the precarious duality Miami was going thru as a tourist city and crime capital of the united states. Kelly found a correlation, he titled his piece : "Paradise Lost" making reference to the loss of innocence due to temptation. Twelve artists were invited to intertwining this literary pieces and use them as subject matter in a body of work created for this showing.
Opening Reception : Wednesday, December 3rd 2008
9 pm to 11:31pm
Music video Release:
Jose el Rey's "We are the Players" directed by Gustavo Oviedo
Performance by Jose el Rey at 12:00 am
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
"You don't put guys like that in a room together. Who knows what can happen?" Verbal Kint.
Parallel to Art Basel, GEN ART's Vanguard Contemporary Art Fair is hosting ANTIKULTURE's THE USUAL SUSPECTS Show which includes some of Florida's most influential up-and-coming Contemporary Artists. CROME, Tatiana Suarez, Johnny Robles, DOLLA, and KRAVE round off the list of artists that are collectively known as THE USUAL SUSPECTS.
Vanguard Contemporary Art Fair
2135 NW 1ST AVE
Miami, FL 33127
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
CULTURE KINGS will be hosting the opening reception of the MERTZ|Art of Jose MERTZ exhibit this Saturday, November 8th from 7-10pm. There will be complimentary cocktail and sound selection by DJ K-Razor from 7-9pm.
4300 NE 2nd AVE
Miami's Design District
Here are a few pictures of MERTZ in action.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The Crookers are composed of two memebers; DJs Phra and Bot. This Italian remix duo has been killing it since they hit the scene in 2003. Responsible for some of the sickest remixes hitting the clubs and dance floors, the Crookers catalog is deep including remixes for Chromeo, Moby, Steed Lord, Chemical Brothers, and Kid Cudi. This show will sell out so get your tickets soon!
Saturday November 8th
doors open at 10pm
alongside: Pauly Crush, Danny Daze, Jessica Who, Deuce Crew, and Stravinsky
tickets available here
681 Washington Ave
Ultraviolet Palm Trees
Bright colors and visual patterns collide at 21st century speeds in
Gustavo Oviedo's latest exhibition tittled Ultraviolet Palm Trees, which
opens on November 7 at the Butter Gallery in Coconut Grove.
Fascinated by the repetitive nature of numerical patterns and inspired
by the possibilities of technolgy, Oviedo adopts a philosophy of
delivering visual impact by any means available to him. Space age vinyl
cut outs, laser branded cardboards and air conditioning ducts share the
exhibition space with organic materials alike in a homage to Miami. The
magic city that has shaped his artistic career since its early start.
"I am not concerned about the difficulty of a
particular process but with the end result instead. Speed is very
important to me. The mediums used in my work are representative of the
technology available. My choice of
colors is simply a reflection of my surroundings".
In recent years the known miami muralist has developed a following of
young collectors that identify with his work. For
this anticipated show, his first solo in five years, Oviedo has
transformed the exhibition space of the Butter Gallery with an
installation of his latest works and a small retrospective from years
Ultraviolet Palm Trees by Gustavo Oviedo
November 7 - December 7, 2008
November 7, 2008 : 8pm
Music selected by Shredded Beats
3135 Commodore Plaza Coconut Grove
Miami, FL. 33133