Los Angeles-based artist Ry Rocklen will create an art bar installation on Oceanfront, Miami Beach, during this year’s edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach (5–8 December 2013).
Night Court will draw from Rocklen’s recently unveiled line of fully functional furniture made entirely of trophy parts, entitled ‘Trophy Modern’. Using the principles and aesthetics of Trophy Modern at the heart of Night Court’s design, Rocklen will examine the culture of competition and success. The installation will feature Trophy Modern furnishings including a bar, bleachers, ping pong and chess tables all set within larger-than- life size basketball court markings.
Rocklen has been given carte blanche to program every element of the ambitious installation, from concept and design, to programming and collaborations with international recording artists. Rocklen will also work with Absolut mixologists to create limited-edition Absolut cocktails inspired by the overall concept for Night Court.