The Definitive Guide to Art Basel 2016, Part One

by Kristen Heinzinger

Miami Beach’s party-fueled art fest has officially arrived! As always, The Daily has you covered with a list of Art Basel’s must-see pop-ups, exhibits, dinners, and A-list parties, of course. We’ve only just begun—check back for part deux tomorrow.

Thursday, December 1

Elements Fitness and PopUpSummer! Classes
Intel: The street-level shop will feature renowned barre and dance fusion signature classes, private training, styles from the hottest fitness and athleisure-wear brands, jewelry, and more.
Location: 1 Hotel South Beach, 12/1 – 12/4, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Hebru Brantley Presents “Theories From The Low End”
Intel: R
enowned Chicago based artist Hebru Brantley is presenting a solo exhibition, which is open to the public.
Location: 2450 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, 12/1-1/7

Katama Swim & Garrett Neff Brunch
Intel: To toast its Resort 17 collection, Katama Swim is hosting a brunch with Garrett Neff.
Location: The Surf Lodge Miami, W South Beach

Pommery Champagne Lounge
Intel: Pommery Champagne is hosting an exclusive, intimate lounge each day of Art Basel, as part of its partnership with Piaget.
Location: Miami Beach Oceanfront, 5-10p.m.

THE OUTNET’s Edie Parker x Young Artist Initiative
Intel: Join Rocky Barnes, WeWoreWhat’s Danielle Bernstein and Martha Graeff as THE OUTNET unveils an exclusive collaboration between Edie Parker and Miami’s Young Artist Initiative. Enjoy light bites, cocktails and a set by DJ Vickatrillion. RSVP at
Location: Ocho at Soho Beach House, 5-8 p.m.

Public School New York Pop-Up Radio Installation
Intel: Public School d
esigners Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne will curate a weekend of radio-as-art programming that will take place inside the installation space. The project is called WNL Radio (We Need Leaders). Daniel Arsham, José Parlá, Yes Julz, Heron Preston, Derek Watkins, Selema Masekela and Uncle Luke are some of the confirmed guests to host their own radio broadcast during the weekend.
Location: The Confidante, December 1-3

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale Party
Intel: The exclusive fete, hosted by Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons and featuring a guest set by Jermaine Dupri, 
celebrates the 16 finalists of the Artisan Series before announcing the program’s Grand Finale winner.
Location: 11 11 Lincoln Road, 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Absolut Elyx Pop-Up Bar
Intel: Absolut Elyx is hosting an interactive pop-up bar ‘A Little Bird Told Me.’ The creative cocktail experience into the Nordic Jungle is by reservation only. It will be curated and hosted by globally renowned and award winning European bartenders and will feature a 45-minute cocktail tasting menu that will challenge and expand the perception of fine cocktails and progressive drinking experiences.
 December 1-4, Miami Beach EDITION lobby bar, 4 p.m.-12 a.m.

Absolut Elyx & Water For People Philanthropy Benefit
Intel: Absolut Elyx and nonprofit Water For People are hosting a charity cocktail featuring DJ Mia Moretti. Guests will have the opportunity to view a painting created by artist Hugo McCloud, which will be sold to raise funds for Water For People by online auction house Paddle8.
Location: Nautilus South Beach, 6-9 p.m. Invite only.

Siwy X Lulu Laboratorium Celebration
Intel: A celebration of the first ever Siwy X Lulu Laboratorium collaboration, where Siwy’s limited edition collector’s denim jacket will be on display, painted by artists of the Lulu Laboratorium gallery. On December 4 at 2 pm, where visual artist Lola Blu will demonstrate her skills live.
Lulu Laboratorium Miami, 173 NW 23rd Street; December 1-4, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Italia Independent x The Surf Lodge Sunglasses Dinner
Intel: Join Hosts Lapo Elkann of Italia Independent, Matt Chevallard of Del Toro shoes, and Jayma Cardoso of The Surf Lodge, for dinner and cocktails to celebrate collaborations with artists Katherine Bernhardt and Eduardo Sarabia and the release of the limited edition Italia Independent x The Surf Lodge sunglasses. Late Night with Galerie Perrotin and One Model Management at 10 p.m.
W South Beach, 8 p.m., 10 p.m. Invite only.

Maison de Mode Pop-up
 Tina Craig x Nouvel Heritage fine jewelry collaboration launches at Hassan Pierre and Amanda Hearst’s Maison de Mode pop-up.
Location: The Bazaar at The Faena Hotel Miami Beach, 12/1-12/4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

ACRIA & Solar Magazine Luncheon
Intel: Ramirez Garcia-Peralta and Michaela Dosamantes are hosting a luncheon to celebrate ABMB.
Location: The Matador Terrace, The Miami Beach Edition Hotel. Invite only.

Surface Media & Faena Art Host #TLKS by adidas Originals: A Creative Discussion With Ben Jones and Pusha T
Intel: This talk is moderated by Surface editor-in-chief Spencer Bailey, and presents an immersive video art installation by Ben Jones
Location: Miami Marine Stadium, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Invite only.

21c Museum Hotels Celebrate Its 10-Year Anniversary with Surface
Intel: The hotel is celebrating with special Performances by The Skins, Narcissister, and Joseph Keckler, and DJ sets by Mia Moretti and Devin Lucien
Location: Palm Court Event Space, Third Level; Miami Design District, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. Invite only.

Friday, December 2

SoulCycle South Beach Ride
Intel: SoulCycle is hosting a ride with a live DJ set by The Misshapes. Refreshments and healthy treats will be served all weekend long.
Location: SoulCycle South Beach, 2325 Collins Avenue (next to the 1 Hotel), 9:45 a.m.

Design Dialogues No. 33: Discussion with Jeffrey Deitch and Diana Widmaier Picasso
Intel: This talk, hosted by Surface, is moderated by Surface Digital Director William Hanley
Location: Faena Art Time Capsule, 2-4 p.m. RSVP required at

The Party Vol. 2 Hosted by Surface Media
Intel: Hosting and and musical curation by Virgil Abloh, to celebrate The Art Issue and the New
Location: Faena Art Time Capsule, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Invite only.

Creative Invasion Launch at Perez Art Museum Miami
Intel: Alexandre Allard, Jorge M. Pèrez, and Pérez Art Museum Miami Director Franklin Sirmans celebrate the international launch of Creative Invasion, a new book chronicling Made By…Feito por Brasileiros, the immense cultural happening which attracted over 120,000 visitors to Sao Paulo’s Cidade Matarazzo.
Pèrez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Public School Pool Party
Intel: G
uests can view the designers’ radio installation and enjoy the radio programming.
Location: The Confidant

Yoga and Elle Macpherson Talk
Intel: Join for a yoga class with Caitlin Turner Yoga (Gypset Goddess), followed by talk with Elle Macpherson.
Location: W South Beach, 11 a.m.

A$AP Rocky and Rosario Dawson Dinner
Intel: Dinner and cocktails hosted by A$AP Rocky and Rosario Dawson, followed by Late Night with A$AP Mob and surprise performance.
Location: W South Beach, 9 p.m., 11 p.m. Invite only.

Madonna Raising Malawi
Intel: Madge presents an evening of music, art, and mischief at Faena Forum in support of Raising Malawi, her nonprofit dedicated to bettering the lives of impoverished children in Malawi. It includes a live performance, master of ceremonies James Corden, appearances by Chris Rock, Ariana Grande and Sean Penn, an art auction, and a private dinner. First come first serve,
Location: Faena Forum

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