Scion’s National Art Tour Installation 5: Self Portraits continues to Miami for Art Basel 12/5/08

On Friday, December 5, the Installation tour opens in Miami during the world- renowned Art Basel the largest art event in North America. Each year Miami celebrates Art Basel by playing host to galleries, art collectors, artists, dealers, curators, critics and art enthusiasts from around the world. All of the Installation artists will have the opportunity to attend and take advantage of the opportunities that Art Basel offers.

A public opening reception will follow immediately from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and feature the artists, DJ entertainment and an open bar. DJ entertainment for the evening will be provided by Guns n’ Bombs and DJ Contra (M.I.A.’s DJ)

This year each artist was asked to create his or her literal, or non-literal interpretation of the theme ‘Self-Portraits’ for Installation 5. Video art will be included for the first time in the tour’s five-year history, alongside painting and photography. Artists on the tour will include: AJ Fosik (3-D painting), Alex Hornest (painting), Andrew Schoultz (painting), Andy Howell (painting), Angela Boatwright (photography), Asylm (painting), Blek le Rat (painting), Christina M. Felice (photography), Codak (painting), David Choe (video art), Edwin Ushiro (painting), El Yem (video art), Eriberto Oriol (photography), Eye One (photography), Francesco LoCastro (painting), French (painting), Geoff Oki (video art), Ian Lynam (video art), J. Shea (painting), Jamel Shabazz (photography), Jeff Soto (painting), Kelsey Brookes (painting), Kofie (painting), Lisa Alisa (painting), Logan Hicks (photography), Mark Mothersbaugh (rug), Nicholas Harper (painting), Patrick Martinez (painting), Peter Beste (photography), RETNA (painting), Rick Rodney (photography), Rob Abeyta Jr. (painting), Ron English (painting), Saber (photography), Sage Vaughn (painting), Skypage (painting),Something In The Universe (video), Souther Salazar (painting), Stormie Mills (painting), Tessar Lo (painting), Too Tall Jahmal (photography), Usugrow (painting), Will Barras (painting), Yoskay Yamamoto (painting) and more. As the tour travels,more artists will be added to the roster.

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