With this year’s edition of Art Basel Miami behind us, we rounded up the best events that took place on the beach. Read on for photos and details of the exclusive parties and concerts throughout the week.
III Points x Björk
III Points brought Björk to Miami on December 5th for a special musical engagement—and her first ever appearance in Florida—as part of their fifth annual Art Basel Concert Series. She performed alongside Rabit, the Texas-based producer who contributed to her new album “Utopia.”
American Express Platinum x Drake + Virgil Abloh
On December 7th, American Express provided attendees a once-in-a lifetime visual convergence of art and music during this year’s Miami Art Week. The brand built an immersive, experiential Platinum House – located on the beachfront of the Miami Beach EDITION Hotel – where guests witnessed the sounds of groundbreaking Grammy award-winning rapper Drake and spins by talented creative designer and DJ, Virgil Abloh. Notable guests included Michael B Jordan, Amar’e Stoudemire, Olivia Culpo, Timbaland, Tash Oakley, Bryan Boy, Rocky Barnes, Dev Windsor, Jennifer Fisher, Hannah Bronfman, Brendan Fallis, Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow of Public School and more.
Visionaire x Steven Klein
On December 7th at The Hamam at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach hosted Steven Klein and Visionaire’s exhibition “Fetish” featuring photographs and films from Visionaire 67. Visonaire co-founders Cecilia Dean and James Kaliardos invited guests to experience a BDSM takeover of the Hamam with live demonstrations alongside the films and photographs featured in the issue. Brooke Candy closed the evening with a special performance. Notable attendees included Caroline Vreeland, Violet Chachki, Carmen Carrera, Daniel Lismore, Jeremy Kost, Gigi Burris, Brooke Candy, Cecilia Dean and James Kaliardos. The event was co-hosted by Zirkova One + Together Vodka with special guest Violet Chachki.
Perrier-Jouët Eden Ball x Ellie Goulding
On December 7, more than 200 guests celebrated Eden by Perrier-Jouët. Held at the iconic 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the Eden Ball channeled all the energy of DesignMiami/2017 into a celebration of the transformative power of nature. The evening’s very special guest was Grammy-nominated singer Ellie Goulding.
Jeremy Scott x Moschino
Jeremy Scott, Moschino, and Bird in Hand winery celebrated Art Basel Miami and the launch of Moschino’s new Gold Fresh Fragrance with a special dinner and party. Hosted by Moschino designer Jeremy Scott, the festivities attracted celebrities and artists including Cardi B, Diplo, Paris Hilton, Joan Smalls, Justine Skye, Ruby Aldridge, Dev Hynes, Aureta, Slick Woods, Sita Abelian, Bird in Hand owner Andrew Nugent and Australian TV presenter Belinda Sloane. The party also featured DJ performances by Diplo, Mia Moretti, Sita Abellan and Angel + Dren plus a special set by Cardi B and guest G Easy.
Alec Monopoly x Philipp Plein
Philipp Plein and Los Angeles graffiti artist Alec Monopoly celebrated the drop of their capsule collection and the opening of the Philipp Plein Miami pop-up store at Fontainebleau Hotel during Art Basel Miami on December 8th. The AlecXPlein capsule collection was debuted at the Philipp Plein Resort 2018 fashion show in Cannes in May 2017 and is now available in stores worldwide. Alec Monopoly also hosted Fontainebleau Hotel’s first-ever artist takeover, featuring a series of original, hand-painted Helmut Newton photographs. A hand-painted “Elsa Peretti Bunny Shot” photograph is installed as the centerpiece of the hotel’s nightclub LIV throughout Art Basel.
Knight Arts Challenge Celebrates 10 Years
On December 4th, Miami’s arts community gathered at the Pérez Art Museum and the Frost Museum of Science to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Knight Arts Challenge and its 2017 award winners. Over the past decade, the program has allowed 335 arts and cultural projects to come to life. This year, winners including painter and sculptor Edouard Duval Carrié, journalist Brett Sokol, and the filmmaking collective Borscht Corp received their awards at the ceremony, along with a limited edition artwork by Nicolas Lobo.