Art Basel To Do List by Johnny Misheff: Day 2
Good morning! Here’s what’s on the agenda for today:
- 1.It’s Day 2 in Miami and spirits are still high. No amount of parties can keep us from trekking out to enjoy a very good looking day of art viewing. First up on the agenda is a preview of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov’s “The Ship Of Tolerance, Miami.” This is the 5th edition of ships made by the two artists who have received international acclaim for the project. Dedicated to educating and connecting youth of different continents, cultures and identities through art, the Kabakovs enlisted the help of various Miami-based after-school programs, camps and youth artist programs to complete the ship, which is modeled after an Egyptian sailing vessel. Apparently it’s huge. Measuring in a 66 feet long by 23 feet wide, the ship’s sail clocks in at 43 feet, and is made from hundreds of swatches of fabric that have been painted by the children of Miami, with a theme of tolerance and hope. The ship will be on view through December 5th (980 MacArthur Causeway, Watsons Island). After that, it’s heading up the eastern seaboard to the Bronx for a future installation of the series.
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov’s “The Ship Of Tolerance, Miami”
- 2.Next up, we’re heading over to view the De la Cruz collection at 23 NE 41st Street in the design district. The revered collection housed in a 3-story, 30,000 square foot space, is running special ABMB hours through December 4th, and houses an impressive range of artists, from Kathryn Andrews to Miami-based Jim Drain, to Christopher Wools. The de la Cruz’s have made a sincere and significant stamp on the Miami art scene, by offering residency programs, travel and scholarship programs to young, upcoming artists and educational workshops in conjunction with the Dade Public School system.
‘A Trade For My Mother’ By Jack Greer, part of the Still House Group
- 3.From 6-9, you can find me at the Still House Group’s temporary Miami location, located at 23 NE 25th Street. The collective, fresh to the New York scene, is run by a very focused and determined group of young artists and this Miami show, titled “RIFFRAFF”, promises to be a hit. On view will be Still House residents including Jane Moseley, Jack Greer and Isaac Brest, along with friends like Grayson Revoir and Peter Sutherland. Not to be missed!