Wednesday | November 30 | 8pm to 10pm
Collins Park, Oceanfront | Free public access
Art Basel Miami Beach collaborates with the Bass Museum of Art for the first time on the Art Public sector, which will transform Collins Park with a record number of public art works. Featuring sculptures and performances by renowned artists and emerging talents, the sector opens to the public with a specially curated program of performances by Theaster Gates and the Black Monks of Mississippi, Sanford Biggers and Moon Medicine, and Alalaô presenting Ronald Duarte.
8pm | A Sermon On Art History by Theaster Gates and The Black Monks of Mississippi. Theaster Gates and the Black Monks will respond in song and verse to the works of Art Public in an art historical and monastic manner.
9pm | Mixtape by Sanford Biggers and Moon Medicine
This evocative and experimental performance will combine images of punk, funk, film noir, sci-fi with traditional Samoan dance, Buddhism and original video content. Sanford Biggers (keyboard and laptop); Jahi Sundance (DJ); Mark Hines (VJ); Martin Luther (guitar and vocals), Imani Uzuri (vocals), and Swiss Chris (drums).
10pm | Alalaô presents Nimbo Oxalà by Ronald Duarte, with Marcus Wagner (DJ) and live Cuban music. The Alalaô collective, founded in January 2011 by Marcio Botner and Ernesto Neto of A Gentil Carioca and the artist Marcus Wagner, will present ‘Nimbo Oxalà’ by Brazilian artist Ronald Duarte and will bring the Carioca beach spirit of Rio de Janeiro to Miami Beach.
Art Public is free and open to the public, 24 hours per day from December 1–4, 2011.
Image: Anish Kapoor | Black Stones, Human Bones, 1993 | L&M Arts