Following the massive success of The Art Plug Power House’s debut during Miami Art Week 2018 which attracted over 3,000 attendees, Miami-based curator and art world personality, Marcel Katz launched the second iteration of his new conceptual platform during ArtPalmBeach in January 2019.
Produced by Katz and his bespoke art agency, The Art Plug, the second iteration featured over 10 contemporary artists from across the globe, including Kourosh Keynejad, C.B. Hoyo, Matthieu Venot, Tiago Magro, and Ketnipz, who joined forces in converting over 3,000 square feet of the fair into a multi-faceted space exhibiting sensory art works and installations located in the fair’s pavilion.
From C.B. Hoyo’s interactive experience guided guests through a fake art gallery revealing a clandestine art forgery shop hidden behind, guests were able to walk through a live recreation of one of artist’s RhymezLikeDimez famed music video scenes. Ketnipz artist Harry Hambley made his way across the pond from the U.K. to present the signature “Bean” in a sculptural dinner party.
On Sunday, January 20, Marcel lead a panel discussion at Art Palm Beach entitled “Mastering the Art of Instagram” about the effects social media has had on the art community. The panel explored social media platforms and how they created a new wave of digital art disruptors that are changing the way we observe and discover art. The panel was open for audience questions after the moderated Q&A segment.
The Art Plug Power House kicked off at ArtPalmBeach on Wednesday, January 16th during the fair’s official media preview. Following the preview, the 4-day public exhibition was open to the public on Thursday, January 17th through Sunday, January 20th.