If ice-skating isn’t your thing, then perhaps a seated dinner and a lighthearted game of trivia will do the trick. For your enjoyment, we’re sharing the latest roundup of merriment happening this week in Miami.
TAG Heuer introduced two new timepiece collaborations with street artist Alec Monopoly last night. In the showroom above their boutique in the Miami Design District, TAG Heuer friend and former Miss Universe, Paulina Vega, hosted a special cocktail party which allowed guests the opportunity to preview the special edition watches while Monopoly created a painting in live action. The collaborations include a Carrera watch with a stainless steel case and strap, and a Formula 1 model with a black rubber strap, each featuring a striking Alec Monopoly dial.
At a cozy cocktail held at The Gardens of The Standard Spa, the hotel celebrated artist Zoe Buckman and her new installation “He Calls This Talk Banter.” Separated in to three pieces, Inaction is Apathy, He calls this talk banter, and “is everthing okay back there, Miss?” the works address violence in the domestic sphere, conceptualized from statements the artist has heard, read, or said pertaining to bleeding, sexual violence, and BDSM. Joining the artist yesterday evening were guests like Dread Scott, Jeremy Kost, Jesse Boykins, David Florentin, Typoe, Adarsha Benjamin, and O.T. Fagbenle.
Known for their singular style and use of bright colors, design duo the Haas Brothers invited everyone to get “Chromosexual” at a party in The Miami Beach EDITION’s Basement Bowl. The artists had plenty to celebrate, including work on view at Design Miami/ and a solo museum show, “Ferngully,” at The Bass. At the event, partygoers spent their evening on the ice-skating rink, each clad head-to-toe in a monochromatic getup of their favorite color.
21c Museum Hotels presented For Freedoms’ annual Founders’ Dinner, hosted by Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Celebrating the civic engagement platform’s latest project, which initiated 150 artist-designed billboards across all 50 states, the evening started with a reception emceed by Rahsaan Gandy, where artists including Hank Willis Thomas, Ebony Patterson, Zoe Buckman, Dread Scott, and Titus Kaphar shared the stories behind their billboards. After dinner, guests like Eileen Guggenheim, Sarah Harrelson, Shari Loeffler, and Justine Ludwig enjoyed a game of “Gandy Trivia,” followed by a performance in the sculpture garden by AfroFuturist duo The Illustrious Blacks.