Creative Minds Talks | BENEFIT during Art Week Miami Beach
Superstar artist Kehinde Wiley (lauded for his portrait of President Barack Obama) and highly acclaimed music producer and art collector Kasseem Dean a.k.a Swizz Beatz, will discuss their roles as a modern day Medicis, activism and philanthropy and how to make it in today’s art world.
Set on the stage of Miami’s New World Center, the evening promises to be an Art Basel standout with captivating and inspiring conversation between two highly regarded members of the art community.
VIP tickets are very limited. Only 100 VIP tickets available.
Front rows seating will be based on the order of purchase.
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Kehinde Wiley’s foundation,
Black Rock a new artist-in-residence program in Dakar, Senegal.
December 2, 2019
6PM-Doors Open/ Red Carpet/ Champagne Reception
8-10PM- VIP afterparty at the rooftop with DJ Gardy Girauld
A VIP champagne reception will be hosted before the talk, and the benefit event will close with an exclusive rooftop after-party, providing an opportunity to mix and mingle with our esteemed guest speakers and high-profile people from the world of art, philanthropy and invited celebrities while enjoying the most delicious food paired with finest Ruinart Champagne.
New World Center 500 17th St,
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), South Florida’s flagship art museum, promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture, and design. Dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries, PAMM highlights Miami’s diverse community and pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. In addition to exploring the galleries, visitors can: enjoy waterfront dining at Verde restaurant; shop a unique selection of art books, furnishings and handmade items at PAMM; and take in the spectacular views of Biscayne Bay and the elaborate hanging gardens. Designed by Pritzker Prize winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, PAMM provides an educational and civic forum for the County’s residents and visitors alike.
The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), prepares graduates of music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles. Since its co-founding in 1987 by Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas and Lin and Ted Arison, NWS has helped launch the careers of more than 1,100 alumni worldwide.
Creative Minds Talks is a platform that features the ‘art of storytelling’ and sits with the brightest minds in art, architecture, fashion, music, film, sports and philanthropy for captivating, on-stage dialogue. Passion meets purpose here as we aim to engage, educate, entertain, and inspire through conversation. Creative Minds Talks also believes in giving back to the community and does so by making financial contributions to causes championed by our guest speakers, as well as investing in the next generation of leaders, by inviting local youth to share in these enriching experiences.
Named for the volcanic rocks that blanket its shoreline, Black Rock is a new residency program created by renowned artist Kehinde Wiley, which seeks to reframe the global discourse around West Africa in the context of creative evolution.
The residency brings together international, multi-disciplinary artists to live and work in Dakar, Senegal for 1 to 3 month stays where they are immersed in the local artistic community, engaging in conversations and collaborations that are multigenerational, cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary.
The first open call resulted in an extraordinary response from over 700 global applicants. Based on their records of exceptional work, 16 emerging and established artists from 4 continents were chosen by our esteemed selection committee for their individual and collective potential.
Black Rock residents are provided room, board, individual studio space, a local staff to aid in navigating Dakar and a language tutor to assist with English, French, and Wolof – the three primary languages of the program. Residents also receive a stipend for incidentals and additional art supplies.