Empresario and street artist Celso has a sense of humor about most things, and street art in particular.
Without reading too much into it, it’s easy to understand how some of the hype surrounding the humongus Art Basel in Miami this week does tend to turn off the hot-headed anti-capitalist anti-consumerist anti-consumption anti-homogenization-of-everything-in-our culture-types in our midst.
Not that any of these artists are in that category, but it is pretty funny to learn that this one-day only art show ends with all the art being burned, and none of it added to your burgeoning street-art collection.
But Marge, what are they trying to say? While we prefer to create original content and not simply copy-and-paste, sometimes it just makes sense to take it directly from the press release >>
ART BURN: The Most Combustible Art Show in the World
International Contemporary Art Expo & Immolation
**To be held at LAS TIAS, 2834 N. Miami Ave., in Miami’s Wynwood District at sunset on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009***
(Miami, FL) — ART BURN, the most combustible art show in the world, will combine an international selection of original art with fire. Original works on canvas, wood and paper by a selection of more than three dozen international artists will be displayed and then flambeed in Miami on the evening of Thursday, December 3, 2009 at sunset. The exhibition/grilling, curated by NYC artist El Celso, will take place in the Wynwood Arts District, within walking distance of Miami’s lesser contemporary art fairs.
An exclusive selection of more than three dozen exceptional pieces by the hottest renowned artists and sizzling, cutting-edge newcomers will be displayed from 1pm until sundown. After the brief exhibition, all of these original works will be burned for the public’s viewing pleasure. Nothing is for sale.
We will be exhibiting and burning new works by:
Leonardo Furtado (Brazil)
Abe Lincoln Jr.
Stefano Pasquini (Italy)
Destroy & Rebuild
Die Dose (Germany)
Robots Will Kill
Garrison Buxton (Peripheral Media Projects)
James A. Willis
Kristina Maria Lopez
Ray Bradbury & very special guests TBA
You can even follow the events on Twitter at @elcelso and @cmonstah.
The official media sponsor of the ART BURN VIP Lounge
The official blogazine, critic and beer sponsor of ART BURN
BROOKLYN STREET ART
The official street art and corporate snack sponsor of ART BURN
The unofficial grilling partner of ART BURN
We’ve been assured that all local laws and safety precautions will be observed. At least Miami is a coastal town so they are near water.
Enjoy this hunk o burnin’ luv….