Milk Made's Art Basel Party Guide 2014
With several hundred thousand people flocking to Miami to bask in the finest art, fashion, culture, and damn good parties, we’re aware just how overwhelming it may be for those of you planning to have the definitive Art Basel experience. For those of you lucky enough to be there, we’re here to help you sift through the exorbitant amount of events (and make sure that you’re doing Art Basel right). So here it is, we’ve compiled our Party Guide for Art Basel 2014. Note: invites strictly non-transferable.
FKA Twigs Show: Though this might technically be a concert, anyone that has seen the fierce, flawless voguing of FKA twigs knows that the girl brings a party with her everywhere she goes. Performing in an old Bacardi warehouse on Biscayne Blvd. with an opening act by the eerily good producer Clams Casino, it’s a performance that is mandatory viewing for anyone who thinks they know how to shake it. Thursday Dec. 4th, National Young Arts Campus.
Future Brown at Perez Art Museum: Because who doesn’t like hearing visionary, avant-garde electronic music while looking at modern interior design? Celebrating the first anniversary of a Herzog & de Meuron designed home, the museum has enlisted rising stars (and Milk favorites) Future Brown to literally rock the house for an early evening rager, with bonus appearances from Kelela, Ian Isiah and more. This event also premiers Future Brown’s new video featuring Maluca, directed by Rory Mulhere and co-produced by Milk Made and Capture This NYC. Thursday, December 4th.
Daniel Arsham Exhibition: After recently releasing a video with the help of Public School and James Franco, artist Daniel Arsham is making a splash with his first major exhibition in nearly five years. Titled ‘Welcome to the Future,’ the exhibit reportedly features thousands of pieces of ‘calcified, 20th century devices,’ which is the most ideal venue for an opening night party we could possibly think up. Thursday, December 4th.
Horse Meat Disco: Ain’t no disco like a multi-floor hotel with bowling in the basement disco. Honoring the hotel’s designers, the building will be hosting all manner of art exhibits throughout the week, but at night it will be transformed into ‘Casa Elyx,’ a pop up nightclub with music from London’s Horse Meat Disco DJ’s. And don’t forget about bowling, that where the real high rollers go. All week, Edition Hotel.
Jeremy Scott & Moschino Party: For the real fashion fans in Miami this week, the highlight of your whole week might come in the form of a party curated by two of the most visionary, zany designers working right now: Jeremy Scott & Moschino. If you’re not sold yet, know that the party is Barbie themed. No word on whether or not a Dream House or convertible is included, but it will be F-A-B. Thursday December 4th, Thompson Miami Beach.
Kitsune Club Night: The masterminds behind the oh so French design label Maison Kitsune also have a talent for throwing a party. They’ve put together a music lineup that includes some of our favorite artists at Milk, including a DJ set from Twin Shadow and a performance from Kilo Kish, which inevitably will be about as 80’s Miami Vice Glory as this year’s festival is going to get. Thursday, December 4th, Soho Beach House.
Gayletter’s Basel, Honey! Party: Where there’s warm weather, scantily clad man, and tasteful art, there will be gays. No you don’t have to be one to party with them, but it sure wouldn’t hurt, as the Basel, Honey! Party is going to be the fiercest party of the week. Hosted by Gayletter and Kodex Agency, it will feature music from up and comers Honey Soundsystem, Mystic Bill, and Kim Ann Foxman. Saturday, December 6th, TSL Lounge.
Basel Castle 2014: WARNING: This party is only recommended for those that can handle shaking their ass for hours on end. This is the big one, the closing night extravaganza that’s going to feature performances from Mykki Blanco, Future Islands, Amtrac, and more. It’s also advertised as a castle, so do we need to convince you any more? Saturday, December 6th, 41 NW 20th St.