Castor Gallery presents Signe Pierce at SATELLITE Art Show

Castor Gallery presents Signe Pierce at SATELLITE Art Show

If you’re among the tens of thousands of art lovers currently flying south to brave Art Basel Miami Beach 2016, you face the daunting prospect of prioritizing which of #ABMB16’s hundreds of events and exhibits to pack into a single weekend of sandy, overstimulating days and sticky, mojito-drenched nights. While there’s plenty of beauty and talent to glean from Basel’s official programming, you’re likely to reach a point when the thought of one more confusing minute with a velvet-roped, armed-guarded Banksy car door with a $145,000 price tag makes you want to exit through the Miami Convention Center gift shop.

Luckily, there are other options. One of them is SATELLITE, a smaller, seedier fair that champions uncensored creativity and a multi-disciplinary mix of high- and lowbrow contributors, and serves as an antidote to Basel’s more white-walled fare. The second edition of the concept-based, artist-driven event features 45 exhibitors spanning four stories of repurposed hotel rooms in a Miami Vice-style dive hotel in the art deco mecca that is South Beach’s Collins Avenue. Highlights of the second annual edition of the Basel satellite’s #notbasel lineup include a queer “strip club” hosted by a Julliard-trained ballerina, virtual reality aromatherapy lounges, a 24/7 performance art space, a fully operational “post-feminist” tattoo parlor, and an 800-gallon cereal bowl perma-lubed with a live-action stream of artificial milk. Visitors can top off a day of cultural enrichment with post-art partying in a nightly after-hours penthouse.

Along with the rare chance to ‘gram a giant milk fountain, the indie fair’s takeaways include the opportunity to view visual art in combination with other creative and sensory experiences, all of which are cool but don’t require a fat checkbook or the ability to discern cubism from surrealism. Where else can you check out a Venice Biennale U.A.E. Pavilion artist, enjoy a lap dance and leave with some fresh ink? As the fair’s director Brian Whiteley puts it: “We believe art can be marketable and still have a soul.”

Enjoy some pictures and find out more about SATELLITE below.


SOIL Gallery at SATELLITE Art Show

SOIL Gallery at SATELLITE Art Show


The Southern at SATELLITE Art Show

The Southern at SATELLITE Art Show


SATELLITE Art Show

SATELLITE Art Show


Front of Parisian Hotel

Front of Parisian Hotel


Ghost of a Dream at SATELLITE Art Show 2016

Ghost of a Dream at SATELLITE Art Show 2016


Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw at SATELLITE Art Show 2016

Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw at SATELLITE Art Show 2016


Performance Is Alive at SATELLITE Art Show 2016

Performance Is Alive at SATELLITE Art Show 2016


Prints in Estonia at SATELLITE Art Show 2016

Prints in Estonia at SATELLITE Art Show 2016


Sancken Projects presents Steven Pestana at SATELLITE Art Show 2016

Sancken Projects presents Steven Pestana at SATELLITE Art Show 2016


The Soothing Center at SATELLITE Art Show 2016

The Soothing Center at SATELLITE Art Show 2016



SATELLITE
The Parisian Hotel (1510 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach)
December 1-December 4, 2016
http://www.satellite-show.com/
@satelliteartshow #satelliteartshow #notbasel


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