Millerntor Gallery goes Art Basel Miami – Day 5
Good morning sunshine. Breakfast meeting in tropical climate. Sweat is running. First action of the day? Get the rolling gallery out of our garden! But well, smart as we are, we first built it and then thought about how to handle it. The solution: just carry it over the fence and put it on top of a Pick-up truck. Because: the bigger the better. [You can even park in the middle of the street until a bigger car comes up.]
So, we needed to move the gallery in front of the house, because the power pole got exchanged. The builders were not too excited about what we are doing. Seems it is hard to be spectacular here in Miami. At least, one of them liked the work of our Ugandan friend Jobray Writer. We got to work on our performance!
While the Low Bros, Amando and Bobbie Serrano are working on their new murals, we were hanging the artworks. Unconventional gallery, unconventional hanging. The Millerntor Gallery is a platform for all styles and all genres, so we brought a colorful mix of works. In the afternoon, everything was ready for the pre-opening! First stop: the new murals at Electric Pickle (by the way, we’re having a party here on friday!). On our way to the spot, we noticed St. Pauli stickers everywhere. When we passed by a graffiti store, we knew who it was.
We arrived in the middle of Wynwood, ready for some action, and stopped the time: 15 minutes for the Kuttique, 31 artworks, light, music and fun! As usual, the pre-opening was more of a rehearsal, now we have a list for the optimization. But everybody who passed by stopped and had a look and a chat with us, YAY. [Even the dogs, look at Ingo the Flamingo and Samba!]
After an hour of performance it was quitting time for us, 15 minutes to get everything on top of the car again and back home. Then the common night activity: Timo served dinner [rice risotto], Noah and Raimar selected the shots of the day [edgy is the new black], Micha answered emails, Bobbie painted a bottle [that the Capt’n took to the boat the other day, drank the beer content and even brought it back to the house] and the others shared their stories of the day. Now I also know, that you need to bring a plate to get food when you by accident reach the VIP area of the basketball stadium and that usually people are not amused when you take their drinks from the table.
By 11 pm, the first went to bed and Jan went for a billiards session. If we will be still awake when he comes back? Probably not. How will he come inside the house again? No plan. Who knows the code for the door lock? No plan. Where is the key? No plan. We might not be the most organized crew, but lovable!
Stay tuned to read about how we handled the vernissage and if you are in Miami, check our instagram to see where we are!