(PRESS RELEASE)_Showfields, the pioneer of next-generation retail, is the ultimate curator of the most interesting emerging and established art, brands, events and unique experiences in the world. It was founded on the idea of creating a more meaningful connection to the customer, constantly innovating, and empowering artists and brands with flexible solutions via its proprietary digital and physical platform. The retail concept officially opened its first location at 11 Bond Street, New York City and a second location at 530 Lincoln Road, Miami. Showfields continues its mission to bring the magic of discovery to the shopping experience.
“Art is Everything” underlines Showfields deep belief that every creation, be it a product, experience, panting or NFT, is a work of art. With art at the core of the store’s DNA, Showfields aims to celebrate the shared creative pulse of traditional art categories with new breakthrough movements that change the world. Throughout the week, complimentary cocktails will be served at all events in partnership with Diageo.
Below you will find a schedule of public and VIP events taking place at Showfields for Art Basel 2021.
General public can RSVP for public events at showfields.com/pages/upcoming-events.
WHERE: Showfields Miami, 530 Lincoln Road, Miami FL 33139
WHEN: Wednesday, December 1 - Sunday, December 5, 2021
Art Basel Schedule 2021
Diageo Presents: Miami Spirit
12 - 7 p.m. daily Open to the public
Inspired by the neighborhoods and culture of the Magic City, Diageo will unveil two new works of art that represent iconic Miami architectural styles and are inspired by custom Diageo cocktails. This latest ode arrives in the form of two new cocktails for CÎROC Vodka and Crown Royal Regal Apple. In turn, two Miami artists – Morel Doucet and COVL - looked to both drinks as inspiration to create new heartfelt homages to the Magic City as installations at Showfields. Local pride is sure to be served in this latest installment of cocktails and imaginative art experiences and will be available over the next 3 months, closing out Diageo’s tribute in a final flourish celebrating the Miami spirit.
Wednesday, December 1
Wade and Leta x Miami’s Alma Dance Theatre present:
'Healing from Another World' A Slide Dance Performance
5-7 p.m. Open to the public
Brooklyn artists Wade and Leta will combine their purposeful eclecticism and performative design to install an entirely new art piece on the store’s signature immersive slide. Their quirky and crisp design will certainly make for an amazing centerpiece of the unique store.
For this site-specific installation, they seek to create a sense of wondrous joy and overwhelming excitement through their piece, “Healing From Another World,” a floating universe that flows and bounces from the first to second floors of Showfields Miami’s historical space, enveloping its metallic slide in a sea of Floridian-inspired hues of color and contrast. The inflatables that compromise this universe reference fluidity and buoyancy, referencing the way in which bubbles disperse within water as ocean waves tickle the shore.
Healing From Another World is a captivating visual experience which seeks to encourage all of those who observe it to search high, low, near, far, in, out, and around for new ways of seeing. Whether standing on the second floor to gaze down at its tops, or to lay on the floor and stare upwards at the roof, this installation incites the idea that art is approachable to all who wish to interact with it, and visitors are encouraged to formulate their own perspectives. In the way that all humans perceive color differently, all humans find meaning in what they see, and every meaning is subjectively correct.
To debut their piece, Showfields will host a dance performance inspired by the Wade and Leta installation. Over the course of the evening, dancers from Miami’s Alma Dance Theater will enchant the audience with costumes designed by Wade and Leta. The performance will be made up of 3 dynamic solos, with costumes designed by Wade and Leta.
K Swiss x Whalebone “Classic 66 Pop Up”
Wednesday 12/1 - Friday 12/3, 12-7pm
Saturday 12/4 and Sunday 12/5: Noon - 9 pm
Open to the public
Whalebone x K-Swiss have partnered to bring to life a first-in-class experience with SHOWFIELDS. The one-of-a-kind pop-up launches to the public on Dec 1 and runs through December 7. The pop-up features five of the best up-and-coming artists in the US who will be each taking a day to provide live, custom artwork on iconic K-Swiss limited-edition 55th anniversary commemorative sneakers. Complimentary cocktails by Miami Spirit will be provided from Wednesday - Sunday from 3 - 7 p.m.
Artists include: Nicole Salcedo (Dec 1, 6) TY Williams (Dec 2, 3), Francisco Donoso, (Dec 2, 4), Elaine Defibaugh (Dec 5) Camilo Rojas (Dec 7)
Whalebone will also be celebrating the release of The Hippie Issue, aligning with the Southern California heritage brand K Swiss, to reflect on their journey and roots stemming from the 1960s in California.
**Editor’s note: there will be a private media invite for this launch on December 2. Please reach out to Briana_ciraulo@dkcnews.com for more info
Friday, December 3
Pimp Your Bag with Olivia Steele and Vee Collective
Bag Embroidery Personalization Pop-Up Shop
1 - 7 p.m.
Open to public
Contemporary visual artist Olivia Steele, known for her use of neon light to charge spaces with ironic and spiritual meaning, will be customizing Vee Collective Bags. Made from 100% recyclable materials, Vee Collective bags are designed with minimalist aesthetics perfect for travel, sports, shopping or leisure. Guests who purchase a Vee Collective bag will receive a free personalization from Olivia Steele.
Mokibaby Art Panel “Free Your Mind: The Crossroads of Art and Mental Health” and Artist Intervention With Moleskine
5 - 6 p.m. Panel
6 - 8 p.m. Cocktail reception with DJ.
Open to the public
To celebrate the launch of Mokibaby’s new installation “Media Pollution,” Showfields will host a panel that explores the crossroads of mental health and the music and art community, exploring the relationship between self-expression and self-care of the mind. Moderated by multimedia installation artist and experiential expert, Veronica Gessa, known as Mokibaby, the panel will also feature Josh Donaldson from the When The Music Stops charity, as well as mental health experts. To bring positivity and light into people’s lives, Mokibaby will “discofy” a limited number of Moleskine notebooks before and after the event, bringing the magic of nightlife to each notebook by using her favorite material: Mirror Tiles. These limited-edition collector’s items will be available for purchase.
Saturday, December 4
Patrick Church Capsule Collection Launch: ”Haus of Church”
12 - 7 p.m. Open to the public
4 -7 pm - Haus Of Church Event
Known for his colorful and chaotic paintings that explore his emotional journey with stark intimacy, Patrick Church will launch a capsule collection featuring housewares and sleepwear. Fans can stop by Showfields any time from 12 - 7 p.m. to browse the new collection.
To commemorate this launch, Showfields will host “Haus of Church,” a public event where guests will be welcomed into the Haus of Church, a celebration dedicated to non-denominational motifs of religious cultures, inspiring fashions, and home goods. Haus of Church will apply Patrick’s art and inspiration to create a bespoke concept that will unify all patrons under one roof. This special event experience will take you through the world of Patrick Church, where he will be live painting from 4 - 7 p.m. and will also be paired with a custom Patrick Church nail art pop-up.
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