Hosted by Sagamore, The Art Hotel owners, Marty and Cricket Taplin, in partnership with six local museums: the Bass Museum of Art, Lowe Art Museum, Perez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Art at FIU, and the Wolfsonian-FIU. Each year, as Art Basel comes to an end, artists, galleries, collectors and friends come together at Sagamore, The Art Hotel, for one of the most sought-after events of the season â€“ the annual Art Basel Brunch.
For Art Basel 2013, Sagamore, The Art Hotel and its owner, art collector and curatorâ€”Cricket Taplinâ€”present FRAMING THE MOVING IMAGE, 2013, which will be on display during the Brunch. World renowned film and media art curator John Hanhardt curated the entire installation, which explores the way artists capture, compose and represent traditions and histories, as well as the changing material landscapesâ€”locally and globallyâ€”through the moving image. The exhibition, which will remain a permanent part of the Cricket Taplin Collection, features innovative film, video and performance art from Bill Beirne, Shannon Plumb, Ken Jacobs, Ernie Gehr, Antoni Muntadas, Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder, Kathleen Graves, Peter Moore, Takeshi Murata and Raphael Montanez Ortiz.
The Art Basel Brunch will also feature a charitable collaboration with Little Sun, a global artwork project about energy access, opportunity, compassion and collaboration. Olafur Eliasson began the project with solar engineer Frederik Ottesen and has worked to bring their artistic, handheld sun-shaped solar lamps to rural off-grid communities in Africa. A mobile display of the lamps will be parked in the Sagamoreâ€™s front driveway, with lamps priced at $30â€”the perfect gift to take home from Art Basel. Also available for purchase will be “business boxes,” which cost $1,250 and include 72 lamps delivered in Africa.