It’s that time of year when South Beach Miami hotels compete for the best art events and installations as visitors from all over the world flock to Art Basel Miami Week 2017. The fair and attendance drew over 82,000.
Ian Schrager’s Miami Beach EDITION has taken over and become the talk of the town as the hotel goto as it hosts a continuous week of events and activities for Art Basel Miami Beach
Within a 3.5-acre enclave stretching from Collins Avenue to the Atlantic Ocean, The Miami Beach EDITION blends the intimacy and style of a boutique hotel with the amenities of a luxury resort.
EDITION Hotel Miami: The luxury hotel lobby is a minimalist’s dream
The property hosted AMEX’s Platinum Tent Experience on the beach which opened with a private concert by Drake who put on an intimate show for the lucky guests.
Drake performed his best songs under the iridescent lights of the Platinum House stage, as guests watched his animated lyrics live from the drones above.
Grammy Award Winner: Drake and Virgil Abloh Collaborate for a Special Show at Miami Art Week
AMEX also installed a visual art piece from Room Design 2022 by British fashion designer Es Devlin which quickly became one of the most Instagrammed visuals of the week.
Spanning 7,000 square feet, the immersive large-scale installation begins with an imagined hotel room and ends in a domed elliptical mirror maze.
Along the way, visitors navigate layers of choral passages and zoetrope submerged in water and saturated with color. Featuring elements of surrealism and wonder, ROOM 2022 invites its visitors to imagine a new version of the familiar hotel ecosystem.
INSTALLATION: ROOM 2022: An installation by Es Devlin, courtesy of American Express Platinum, reimagines the physical and psychological space of Miami Beach EDITION with an experimental site-specific installation featuring an elliptical mirror maze and audio and video views.
Solo exhibition: Devlin takes visitors on a journey from reality to illusion, starting with the hotel’s familiar design and disrupting its usual architecture.
Hosting a live performance by Tara Subkoff starring Selma Blair and Caroline Vreeland, “Synaptic Fatigue / Dear in the Headlights” featured 15 actresses and performers, including a moving vocal performance by opera singer Rebecca Ringel who sang four songs over the course. The show is for an hour.
The show featured multiple female artists who would attempt to stay in one moment for 60 minutes at a time, while maintaining their emotional states of sadness, anger, pain, joy, confusion, anger, and laughter.
Each artist tapped into a specific time when they experienced some aspect of abuse or were unfairly treated by men in person or in the workplace.
Peformance peice: The Hole Gallery hosted a live performance by Tara Subkoff starring Selma Blair
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Book Signing: Stephanie Simon & Swish Photographer Daniella Meading Hosted Her First Book Signing Sex + Cigarettes
EDITION had Moral Turgeman-in-residence artist try out her Blind Portrait throughout the week, guests and visitors alike sat down with Turgeman wanting to display each sketch with a gallery show once she reached 10,000 images Swedish photographer Daniela Meading also hosted the signing of her first book Sex + Cigarettes that saw every book sold out.
Dive In: The pool at EDITION Miami is a decadent fantasy of palm trees
Late night parties took place in the basement and nightclub with Spring Break Art Fair, Performa, DROME Magazine, Faith Connection, Highsnobiety x The Academy and Public School seeing the night owls dance hard until 5am every morning.
Dream Team: Public School’s Dao Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne held a bowling competition
A league of their own: Derek Blasberg joined the designers to throw some balls
World famous DJs Satori, Badawi, Guy Laliberte, Nicolas Matar, Blond:ish, Stavroz, Virgil Abloh and DZA. PIN UP Magazine and Half Gallery also hosted special dinners honoring Irish artist Jennifer Figgis and Miami local blogger Yes Jules.
Glamour: Cindy Crawford at the Half Gallery at the EDITION Miami Hotel
Throughout the week, VIPs from around the world descended on the famous urban retreat including Drake, Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber, Frances Cobain, Swizz Beatz, Selma Blair, Derek Blasberg, Daniel Arsham, Caroline Vreeland, and many more.
Power House: Artists Geneva Figgis and Cynthia Rowley at Half Gallery
Room with a View: The hotel’s rooms are elegant and refined and reflect the spirit of the hotel
Come with me: palm trees hug the jewel of the Penninsular EDITION Miami