ART BASEL 2017
RAW POP UP
Young Artist Initiative (YAI) Presents RAW, a 3-floor immersive pop up at the Historic Post Office Building in Downtown Miami. RAW is a disruptive local presence during Art Basel empowering emerging artists during the most important week for the arts in Miami. This is the first and only art event to take place at the Historic Post Office Building.
In today’s world, we take our senses for granted and are distracted by the constant stimuli around us that leads us away from truly experiencing the present state. For its next installment, YAI has selected RAW as the curatorial thesis for site specific installations that strip the senses to their purest form; ready to be felt in a raw space. With over 50+ emerging artists interpreting the senses, RAW’s pop up aims to challenge, engage and awaken.
WED .06 – RESET by Reset
Reset x Young Artist Initiative present RESET. A cosmic journey through your senses and energy system. Immerse yourself in a 3-floor sensory experience featuring interactive art installations, herbal cocktails, sensory tea tasting and otherworldly music.
THURS .07 – El Batatono by Myopía
Myopia x Young Artist Initiative is Miami’s first robe party. Imported from Peru, El Batatono brings people together under the idea that robes are transitional garments – illustrating the gap between nakedness and proper clothing and constructing a bigger metaphor for what Millennials are: a generation in transition. Ticket includes 1 bata (Psychedelic Peruvian Robe)
FRI .08 – Young Artist Initiative Presents RAW
The senses unfold as Young Artist Initiative presents their signature night featuring over 40+ emerging artists, special performances, and 3 floors of immersive installations. Awaken your RAW senses and experience art through a new lens. Are you ready?
SAT .09 – The Art of Desire by Tropicana NYC
Tropicana NYC X Young Artist Initiative presents The Art Of Desire, a night of lust to unleash your inhibitions and wildest desires in a multi-sensory playground filled with special performers, art installations and more.
All tickets include entry to The Sixth, a sensory pop up bar experience that transcends the five senses.
Fast Pass Tickets guarrantee quick entry to RAW. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets will be available at the door. Guests must be 21+.