Basel 2013: Best Music-Related Art Events, From Kanye and Wu Tang to Lady Gaga


To paraphase Yeezus: "They said because I'm known for music that no one would believe in me if I put on some weird masks and called it performance art."

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.

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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!"

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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; Visit 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.

See also: Kanye West Compares Himself to "Picasso," Hangs with White Jesus in Miami

Location Info


Delano Hotel

1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

Moore Building

4040 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: General

Sound Stage at Mana Wynwood Production Village

318 NW 23rd St., Miami, FL

Category: General

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wait, kanye is on ur best list?? for what, a jock itch

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