Cheeses of France Free Art Basel Pop-Up: Eat Art, Drink Wine

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Sarah Kaufman's cheese art. Delish with crackers.
Quick! What comes to mind when you think of art galleries? If you said "art," you'd be right, we guess. But we go for the wine and cheese.

That's why we're so excited about our kind of Art Basel event -- a Cheeses of France pop-up in the Wynwood Art District on Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, September 8, on Midtown Boulevard (NE Second Avenue between NE 31st and 32nd streets).

Under a special tent, the lactose-tolerant crowd can enjoy more than a dozen French cheeses from six cheese companies, wine pourings, and savory passed hors d'oeuvres.

And, of course, there'll be art. And it's edible.

Interactive and edible art displays from three international artists will be there for your enjoyment. Just try to touch -- let alone eat -- some of the art at other Basel happenings. Trust us, it's frowned upon.

Actually, the Eat Art movement is a thing. Created by Daniel Spoeri in the early 1960s to create a synergy between art and food, it's a big part of the Cheeses of France pop-up, with the Milk Factory, a Parisian gallery specializing in artists who subscribe to this movement, showcasing three artists.

Dorothée Selz, known as the Eat Art baby, who began work as an artist in the late '60s, will construct a work from cheese, fruits, and other edibles on bamboo sticks. Guests will be invited to eat it.

Antoni Miralda, co-creator of the movement with Daniel Spoeri, will work on a piece to be unveiled at the event.

Krai, a Thai artist residing in Paris, will sculpt Tomme de Savoie and Mimolette cheeses in front of a live audience.

And, like all art (and cheese), there's a hashtag and Twitter account. Post your cheesy art or artsy cheese adventures to @cheesesoffrance, using hashtag #cheesecafe.

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