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Inside Future Brown's Art Basel Takeover

The newly opened Pérez Art Museum Miami played host to one of Art Basel’s classiest and unique events this year, debuting Future Brown’s new music video featuring Maluca (which was commissioned by PAMM specifically for this one year Anniversary event). The video was projected on the museum’s façade and also screened in the auditorium. Guests had full access to view the museum’s vast 20th century and contemporary art collections, but the main focus seemed to be the mesmerizing choreographed flyboarding performances going on outside in the Biscayne Bay behind the stage. Two men, skateboarding in the air behind jet skis, repeatedly dived into the water, fully clothed, emerging completely soaked but seemingly unaffected. The music was sexy and the crowed experienced Future Brown’s first performance accompanied by live vocals from Kelela, Total Freedom, Ian Isiah, and Maluca. Wire metal hammocks fit for two were also a fun feature and welcome dance break. The take home aspect of the night were printed photobooth pictures, where guests were able to snap pictures while holding props of iconic art pieces, including, Warhol‘s print of Marilyn Monroe, Keith Haring’s barking Dog, and René Magritte’s Apple. At the conclusion of the night, I witnessed someone stuff Andy Warhol’s banana into their coat for a souvenir and was upset that I didn’t think to do the same.

Photography by Mitchell Mclennan

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