Young Artist Initiative presents RAW – Art Basel 2017

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, the human mind is constantly over stimulated, not focused on living in the present moment. For its next installment, YAI has selected RAW as the curatorial thesis for site specific installations. The human senses will be stripped to their purest form; ready to be felt in a raw space. 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 40+ emerging artists interpreting the senses, RAW’s pop up aims to challenge, engage and awaken.

WED .06 8pm – Reset x Young Artist Initiative
Welcome to 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. Reset your mind and awaken your senses. Music by Deep Playa featuring David Sinopoli and Dude Skywalker.

THURS .07 8pm – El Batatono by Myopía
Welcome to 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. Online Ticket includes 1 bata (Psychedelic Peruvian Robe). Limited stock only. Music by MaurE, Manumat, and Kika.

FRI .08 8pm – RAW by Young Artist Initiative
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? Music by Soul Tide, MaurE, Nala, Paperwater, and GinoG.

SAT .09 9pm – The Art of Desire by Tropicana NYC
Tropicana NYC X Young Artist Initiative present 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. Music by Simon Grossmann, Vagundo Club Social, and Sleazy McQueen.

All tickets include entry to The Sixth, a sensory pop up bar experience that transcends the five senses.

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