Welcome to The 44 Percent: Miami Art Week Edition.
Instead of our regularly scheduled program, we gone do something a bit different today. Rather than summarize stories, I’m going to share a few guides to Basel, highlight a few things and end with a Miami staple.
So without further ado, let’s dive in.
INSIDE THE 305
Before making any decisions on where to go, check out this piece that will give you an overall taste of Miami Art Week. Feeling bougie? Go to the Miami Beach Convention Center and check out the real Art Basel. Rooting for everybody Black? Go check out Prizm Art Fair.
Speaking of rooting for everybody Black, Sugarcane Magazine’s guide to Miami Art Week is the go-to guide for all things diaspora. In addition to Prizm, there’s Point Comfort Art Fair + Show in Overtown and AfriKin Art 2022 in Opa-locka.
Virgil Abloh was a creative genius.
At the heart of his genius, however, was a genuine love for creating. Nowhere is that more evident than his work with Nike, which curated an exhibition entitled “Virgil Abloh: The Codes c/o Architecture” now on display at the Rubell Museum.
The exhibit features all of Abloh’s Nike creations – from the Off-White Dunks to the Queen collection created specifically for Serena Williams – as well as an explanation of his creative process. This is definitely a must-see for sneakerheads.
OUTSIDE THE 305 (from South Africa to Miami)
If you’re out in Miami this week, odds are you’ll hear some amapiano. It’s quite literally the hottest sound coming out of South Africa. Loosely translated as “the pianos,” amapiano is essentially house music, a genre created by Black people in Chicago and Detroit in the late 70s.
But if you want a taste of the real Miami, go on down to Opa-locka and try Souseman Larry’s signature souse. What Larry can do with a chicken (and a pig for that matter) is nothing short of art. And if you stop by at the right time, you might just leave with a little sermon, too.
Where does “The 44 Percent” name come from? Click here to find out how Miami history influenced the newsletter’s title.