THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING MIAMI ART BASEL 2014

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is heading to Art Basel Miami to keep you up to date on all the happenings from Detroit and NYC making waves in the international art scene in Miami this week! Here are some of our top picks for exhibitions, parties and more! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook for LIVE updates!
Emergency Nothing @ Kill Your Idol
222 Española Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139
November 7th – 14th 
Opening Reception December 7th, 8pm DJed by Haute to Death
Hours: 8 pm – 5 am
Featuring work by: Jon Dones, Nick Jaskey, Thalia Mavros, Ash Nowak, Ellen Rutt, Dessi Slava
EMERGENCY NOTHING is a group exhibition featuring the art, culture, and aesthetic universe of Detroit’s monthly nightlife staple, Haute To Death. Presenting works from a selection of artists living, working, and dancing in Detroit.

SELECT ART FAIR

DECEMBER 2 – 7

SELECT will be held in a 40,000 square foot tent structure on Collins Avenue between 72nd and 73rd street, located just three blocks from NADA along the sands of beautiful North Beach.  Programming highlight includes:
North Shore Park Installation
SELECT | ART FAIR | DEC 2 – 7
73rd and Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 

ON BEAUTY | Daily By VENTIKO

NYC based photographic artist Ventiko will present a multi sensory site specific installation at SELECT this December.  Focusing on ethereal and carnal Beauty, Ventiko will create a photographic spectacle embracing voyeurism, the human form, perversion of art history symbolism, and iconography inspired by the flora and fauna of Florida titled On Beauty.  SELECT attendees are encouraged to engage, lounge, pose and participate in the installation while Ventiko photographs both herself and other performers in highly stylized tableaux vivants.   Shoots will be done daily with limited edition photographs produced during the event available for purchase. Ventiko’s installation will be located in the North Shore Park, directly outside of SELECT.

Library Street Collective, Wynwood Walls Pop Up

Library Street Collective, the Detroit-based gallery specializing in cutting edge modern and contemporary fine art with an emphasis on artists who have developed their skills and art in public places.

Artist Talk with Library Street Collective Thursday, December 4th, 6PM-8PM, open to the public
(entrance within the Wynwood Walls and also thru 215-217 NW 25th Street)

Artist Book & Print Signing Fair with Library Street Collective, Friday, December 5th, 6PM-8PM
(entrance within the Wynwood Walls and also thru 215-217 NW 25th Street)

David Klein Gallery Exhibiting 

Art Miami 2014 (booth A5)

December 2-7
The David Klein Gallery in Metro Detroit will be ringing in the New Year with a second gallery opening in downtown Detroit. Motivated by the art scene in Detroit, Schefman and David Klein have been looking for a space in downtown Detroit for a couple years.

H0les by Pam Tietze

 ‘Portals’ project in Miami

Made in Brooklyn, with high-quality glass prisms, the facets on these glasses give you psychedelic visions, plus the prismatic finish gives everyone else something to enjoy. The viewing schedule is as follows: 

Performa’s 10th Anniversary Party with Interview Magazine Ryan McNamara’s ME3M 4 MIAMI Performance

Video Night with Terence Riley Videos by Jim Drain, Jillian Mayer, Bhakti Baxter, Johnny Laderer and Matthew Weinstein

WEDNESDAY 12.3 | 6-9PM | 168 NE 43RD STREET RSVP

Scope Presents: Rare Sea with Swoon and Monica Canilao Performance by Zebra Katz

THURSDAY 12.4 | 7-10PM | LOEWS HOTEL POOL | 1601 COLLINS AVE. RSVP

Bushwick Gone Basel
SUNDAY 12.7 
6-2AM
BRICK HOUSE
187 NW 28TH STREET
A THRONG OF CREATIVES FROM THE THRIVING ART SCENE IN BUSHWICK WILL CASCADE INTO WYNWOOD TO SHOWCASE THEIR TALENT FOR DAY IN IN PARADISE.  THIS CONGLOMERATE OF ENIGMATIC ARTISTS, DJ’S AND PERFORMERS WILL UNITE TO GIVE A TASTE OF THE CREATIVE ZEITGEIST WHICH HAS CONTRIBUTED IN MAKING BUSHWICK ONE OF THE MOST NOTORIOUS AND EXCITING NEIGHBORHOODS IN NEW YORK.  THE EVENT WILL FEATURE A DEVIATION OF LIVE MUSIC AND VISUAL ART IN ITS RAWEST FORM, A REBUTTAL TO THE COMMERCIAL ART OLIGARCHY AND A TRUE PRESENTATION OF THE MODERN BUSHWICK UNDERGROUND – BUSHWICK GONE BASEL.

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