The Unexpected, Strange and Free Soup at Art Basel 2012

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

From the eccentric, to the outrageous,  to free soup. Yes free soup! Art comes in all forms and here are some of the selections that may impress you or not.  But definitely something for watercooler  Monday morning chatter, "So what did you do this weekend"?

Chanel No. 5 Bungalo 
By now you've probably seen the black and white commercial of Brad Pitt, rambling in incoherent phrases, sounding half drunk rather than philosophical. Is this really selling perfume? Well it has ignited a hilarious parody, "Rebels in Paradise". This Art Basel show is inspired by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp's book about LA art in the 1960's. The video contains a scruffy gentleman delivering ridiculous sentence fragments, including our personal favorite: "Mezcal up to my ears... Great art takes over..." The teaser ends with a perfume bottle labeled "Bungalo N°5, Delano Hotel, Miami" — the locale of the upcoming exhibition.

WHERE: Delano Hotel, Bungalo No 5; 1685 Collins Avenue (South Beach)
WHEN: Dec 5-8
TIME: 12pm-8pm

Jonathon Horowitz's FREE STORE
Multi-media artist Jonathon Horowitz invites guests to bring objects to trade and exchange at his "Free Store". Play your cards right and you could be swapping throw away items for hand me downs from Richard Phillips or David Byrne.
By Invitation Only
SLS South Beach Hotel
Thursday, December 6, 9-11pm

A new twist on the love boat or soul train... 
"Love Stream" is billed as Randy Polumbo's "most ambitious and monumental work to date". The silver "airstream" trailer is filled with some very curious objects meant to create a "psychoanalytic intervention". In other words, it's a van filled with dildos.

Art Public
Paul Kasmin Gallery | A7
Colllins Park

Fresh Prince of BelAir 
Phil Stern, the classic Hollywood Photographer alongside Robert Zuckerman, contemporary photographer, present Hollywood icons from then and now. See James Dean go dual with George Clooney and tragic starlet Marilyn Monroe alongside Brittany Murphy in a doubling series. Oh yes, Will Smith will be in attendance!

DATE: Thursday, December 6
TIME: 6pm -11pm
PLACE: Buena Vista Building, 180 NE 39th Street; Miami 33137

OHWOW shows its fifth and final edition of the annual group exhibition It Ain’t Fair (IAF) at Art Basel Miami Beach. It Ain’t Fair 2012 celebrates the history and tradition of IAF‘s renowned multimedia production, and closes the chapter on what came to define OHWOW’s identity as a community platform for progressive art in all media.

AF 2012 will also host a soup kitchen – a social project that provides free dinner to anyone wanting a meal, daily from 5 to 7 PM. Hundreds of artists and creatives make the trip to Art Basel Miami Beach every year on shoestring budgets; the soup kitchen gives back and supports a community that has helped shape the energy and success of OHWOW’s endeavors.

743 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Beach)
December 6-9
5pm-7pm daily

There will be plenty of parties to partake in. Here's one...

Vega Tel Aviv Miami 
In true exotic fashion,  DJs Laroz and Morphosis will "get dirty and bring down" the house or in this case, a bedouin pop-up tent with eclectic music from all parts of the Middle East.  The goal according to the press release is to show how ecstatic and eclectic music can inspire togetherness and to shine the light on the traditions of tolerance and coexistence, that continue in the Middle East despite uncertain times.

DATE: December 6
TIME: 6pm-midnight
PLACE: 151 NE 41st Street

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