As scores of art collectors, art fans, art critics and, of course, artists arrive at this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach, the final preparations are made for Tuesday’s VIP preview of Night Court, an art bar installation by Ry Rocklen and Absolut. For the official kick off of the sport-inspired installation of furniture made from trophy parts, Rocklen has curated an opening ceremony worthy of his glittering sculptures.
Borrowing a tradition from most US sports games, the night begins with a performance of the Start Spangled Banner, performed tonight by a selection of local choir groups. Guests will then have their own chance to get involved as the performance group Bodies International warms up the crowd with their high-energy interactive act. Lastly, acclaimed rapper, performance artist and poet, Mykki Blanco will… well, you just need to check back to see what happens during that.