The art week madness in Miami continues, with art fairs, boutique openings, and events aplenty. Within the past few days, we’ve attended various events that celebrate the change, evolution, and newness of our culture.
On Tuesday, we hit The Miami Beach EDITION, where The Hole Gallery presented “Synaptic Fatigue/Dear in the Headlights”—an hour-long performance by Tara Subkoff. Actress Selma Blair and actress and musician Caroline Vreeland participated, as did fifteen other actresses and performers, and opera singer Rebecca Ringle sang four songs over the course of the show. The show called upon emotional responses to unjust treatment by men, personally or in the work place, and featured each performer holding an emotional state (sadness, anger, confusion, rage, etc.) for the duration. The performance was followed by an all-women dinner hosted by the gallery’s Tara Subkoff and Kathy Grayson.
From there, we ventured to Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel, for Up and Down’s “Creatures of the Night” after party. Hosted by Adriana Lima, Caroline Scheufele, Richie Akiva, and Ronnie Madra, the event, made possible by Chopard and Armand de Brignac Champagne, also featured music by Kieren Taylor & The Gent. Special guests like Jason Pomeranc, Rocky Barnes, DJ Lana Scolaro, James Goldstein, Rick Fox, Jeff Gordon, Ingrid Vandebosch, Ronnie Madra, Richie Akiva , Madeline Burgett, and Brittany Victoria Lewry enjoyed the relaxing backyard vibe.
Last night, Dior Homme, Laffanour Galerie Downtown, and The Webster hosted a private dinner celebrating the launch of Dior Homme’s new Black Carpet collection. At The Webster, guests like Alexandra Roos, Stefano Tonchi, and Rodman Primack gathered in the presence of Kris Van Assche, Laure Heriard Debreuil, and Françoise Laffanour for an unforgettable night, welcomed by an installation of original Akari light sculptures by Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi.
After, we made our way back to EDITION hotel for FAITH CONNEXION’s party. Held in the basement’s bowling alley, the event showcased a series of custom bowling balls by Ian Sullivan, which reflected the spirit of Miami and the talent behind the brand’s collective. After champagne and cocktails, guests kept the bowling lanes open and used the ice skating rink, Swizz Beats and DJ Runna kept the music going.
Closing out the night, we stopped by The Bath House for “Artsy Projects Miami”—Gucci and Artsy’s party. The VIP event was an immersive environment, featuring site-specific works by Samara Golden, Jillian Mayer, Maria Nepomuceno, and a performance by the collective group FlucT. The event also featured a live solo piano performance by Devonté Hynes, and cocktails by Bombay Sapphire.