Sunday, November 20, 2016

Satellite Art Show - Miami Beach
2016 Second Edition Preview

I consider Satellite’s Art Show to be an intriguing addition to Miami’s Art Fair. Last year they exploded onto the scene with their recognition as an alternative Art Fair. This year, at the Parisian Hotel in Miami Beach, Satellite, offers a variety of art, music, performance, installation, new media and tech.

All performances mentioned in this blog are implemented during normal fair hours. Here is the link for general information on tickets and hours.

You will not want to miss the introduction to Satellite’s Performance Art / Installation. In the U.S. there has been widespread debate over our prevalent cultural and political situation. For those of us who would like an expression to our present state devote yourself to the hotel’s front parking lot for Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw’s site-specific installation and performance piece, F+++ IT, for which the artist duo, in “an homage to the most mundane yet extraordinary ritual of pouring milk into a cereal bowl,” will be performing in a 3,000-gallon fountain of perpetually pouring “milk.” Reacting to the cultural gluttony found within and beyond Art Basel Miami Beach, and to the current political state of the nation at large, the fountain is both despondent and triumphant—a statement of cyclical cynicism and forced acceptance in the form of a ridiculous and absurd gesture.

After entering the hotel take care of yourself and your sensory overload with an arts-focused therapeutic holistic cleaning at the Soothing Center. The Soothing Center is also an "intra-lational" art exhibition that brings together makers and practitioners from New York and Los Angeles to exhibit a special brand of psychoactive art that actively affects the viewer through chemistry, participation, and biohacking by utilizing wearable architecture, video meditations, herbalism, and poetic gestures. The body can recalibrate through poetic gestures, biohacking, and non-traditional mediations. Exercises will include visitors therapeutically ridding themselves of the surplus of assorted fair pamphlets they’ve been half-heartedly carrying around.

If you are too relaxed after visiting the Soothing Center, acquire a drink at Digital Virtual Reality Lounge, located inside the fair lobby’s bar area, and drift off into one of four immersive digital landscapes by acclaimed digital artists Alfredo Salazar Caro, Miyö Van Stenis, Brenna Murphy, Theo Trian, and Rosa Menkman.

Satellite continues to fascinate the visitor as you proceed between exhibitions which have been repurposed into a unique and otherworldly pathway, making visitors’ transitions between floors an exciting and exploratory process.

One such exhibit you will be presented with is, Les Provocateurs, an “afro-futuristic erotica DIY queer cabaret” from New Orleans by Juilliard-trained ballet dancer, Diem Massad Al-Jouni, known also by her performance identity Dangerous Rose.

Another exhibit, FAMOUSONMARS Custom Tattoo Parlor, will be one-part art installation, one-part pop-up shop where everything is for sale and most objects are meant to be worn. Produced in collaboration with Witchoria, the presentation will feature mounted artwork; wearable art objects; and live tattooing with a strong focus on feminism, intersectionality, and social codification.

To conclude a day of extraordinary pleasures, The Pérez Art Museum Miami Contemporaries Penthouse, will offer robust arts programming during standard fair hours as well as after-hours (9 p.m. until late). A musical curation for which NYC outsider music venue Trans-Pecos has been tapped to create a pan-stylistic survey of current musical practice in America. Linking up with record label Loma Vista (Iggy Pop, Marilyn Manson), visitors should expect performances from local rapper Denzel Curry’s ULT crew; NYC punk phenomena Show Me the Body and Sick Feeling; Baltimore-based queen rapper Abdu Ali; and more.

I have faith that Satellite Art Show will transcend, invoke, and inspire the visitor.


December 1 - 4, 2016
The Parisian Hotel
1510 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

General Admission $10
Tickets Available Online

Thursday, December 1st, 3pm - 10pm
Friday, December 2nd, Noon - 10pm
Saturday, December 3rd, Noon - 10pm
Sunday, December 4th, Noon - 6pm


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