ABSOLUT X Hits Miami

ABSOLUT X Hits Miami

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • May 28, 2013
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On Thursday, May 16th, Architecture for Humanity rocked the casa (with notable guests) in Miami in the latest installation of ABSOLUT X - an experimental art project benefiting the host city's Architecture for Humanity Chapter.

With a focus on music, cocktails and participatory art, each event features a local artist, renowned mixologists and musicians, and an Architecture for Humanity Chapter. After the event, headquarters and chapter members work together to install the featured artist's donated piece in a public location, for all to interact with and admire.

Earlier this month it was Miami's turn to get a taste of ABSOLUT X. The event took place at Soho Studios, in the Wynwood district, where a line of anxious party goers flooded the venue, ready for one of the many signature cocktails created by mixologist John Lermeyer. Patrons partied down with the musical mixings of DJ Jessica Who and British indie rock band Bloc Party.

The featured artist of the evening, Agustina Woodgate, set the scene with a ceiling piece that covered and illuminated the room. Additionally, the artist built an installation that asked those who attended the party to give their creative two cents. Combine that with ABSOLUT X specialty cocktails, and two cents turned ten cents, which quickly turned into a work that highlighted the spirit of public, participatory art.

Special thanks to our Miami Chapter for working with the featured artist, and spearheading the public art installation.

For more information on the event series, visit absolutx.com (you must be over 21 to enter the site).

{below: British band Bloc Party, backstage}

{below right: mixologist John Lermeyer & artist Agustina Woodgate}

{below: more from Bloc Party & DJ Jessica Who}

Photos courtesy of ABSOLUT X and WorldRedEye.com