Basel 2013: Best Music-Related Art Events, From Kanye and Wu Tang to Lady Gaga
These days, especially during Art Basel Miami Beach week, musicians aren't satisfied with Billboard number ones and platinum records and a dressing room full of eager groupies.
Whether it's Kanye or Gaga, the pop stars of 2013 want to be recognized as artistes. So naturally, they're doing art events all over Miami for Basel 2013.
See also: Basel 2013: Thursday Party Guide
Photo courtesy of the Yeezus Tour
Kanye West! With Jacques Herzog! A panel discussion moderated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist. As part of Surface magazine's Design Dialogues No. 6. Wednesday, December 4, Moore Building, 4040 NE Second Ave., Miami. "Can I talk my shit again?" Yes, Yeezus, you may. Tonight, in fact, go ahead and ramble all about "art and design," alongside superstar architect Jacques Herzog. Just remember this is a panel discussion, i.e. friendly, sophisticated chit-chat. So no need to start screeching, "Imma let you finish!"
Kanye West Again! With Vanessa Beecroft! As part of Flaunt Magazine's Affordable Care group show. Wednesday, December 4, 7 p.m., Mana Wynwood Production Village, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-305-5574; manawynwood.com. Visit artbaselmanawynwood.com. This one is a "rumor." But even if it's not officially confirmed that "Mr. West will be making an appearance," he is billed as a contributor to art star (and artistic director for the "Runaway" video and Yeezus tour) Vanessa Beecroft's 7 p.m. performance piece.
And, like, y'know, he'll only be about five minutes away after finishes talking that shit.