An annual arts festival held in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong, Vanity Fair’s Art Basel is lights, galleries, and exhibitions–all kinds of programming that represent the latest and leading advancements in modern and contemporary visual art. On December 3-6, the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami was host to the Vanity Fair Social Club Art Basel Show. Some of our very own Bloggers Babes got to attend, including BB ambassador Melinda Felming of CuratedCool.com!
Recap! Vanity Fair’s #VFSC Art Basel Miami Event
So, what cool intel does Melinda have to share with us?
Day 1: Make-up, tech, art!
On Day 1, Art Basel was bursting with interesting and insightful self-starters! Some of the stars around and on stage:
- Celebrity make-up artist Gloria Elias, who shared her experiences working with Missy Elliott and how the making of the eye-popping new music video for “WTF (Whey They From)” was influenced by pop artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
- Modern tech designer Yves Béhar of fuseproject, which synergizes art and technology for some seriously stylin’ pieces of tech.
- Nikolai and Simon Haas, who led an interactive game of Pictionary with some hilarious results.
Day 2: Party it up.
On Day 2, filmmaker Laurie Anderson screened her Academy Award-shortlisted film Heart of a Dog, which centers on her late piano-playing and finger-painting dog Lolabelle. Scenes included realistic footage from Lolabelle’s life to imagined scenes of her passing. 🙁 The film has a 98% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes, and you know how hard they are to please!
Then cross-platform women’s network BlogHer and sheknows media’s StyleCaster held a panel on trends, influencers, and working with brands. Sounds right up our alley!
And of course, what’s a festival without a party? The Wolfsonian followed up on Day 2’s events with a #VFSC party. 😉
Day 3: One Last Dose of Artful Inspiration
Set director of hit TV show Empire Caroline Perzan took to the stage on Day 3, sharing how show co-creator Lee Daniels uses his passion for art to effectively tell his stories:
He’ll literally start the beginning of a shot on a piece of artwork and then have an actor come in. To me it was very different and new and exciting to have a director who worked that way.
And who doesn’t appreciate an in-person art workshop? During their live painting set-up, Periscope personalities Amanda Oleander (another one of our very own Blogger Babes) and Lizza Monet Morales shared how they used Periscope to achieve the success they have today. You go, ladies!
Have you ever been to an arts festival like Art Basel? What creative presentations did you see or get to be a part of?