Rashaad Newsome’s Miami Warm-Up Playlist

Rashaad Newsome. Courtesy of Rashaad Newsome Studio. Photo: Courtesy Rashaad Newsome Studio

Art Basel Miami Beach is upon us, along with all of its (sometimes quite tenuously) associated art, branding, and publicity madness: NADA, SCOPE, and several other art and design fairs. That Miley Cyrus party. Swizz Beatz doing an art remix. Something we didn't quite catch involving Kimye. Marina Abramović will be everywhere. With the art populations of West Chelsea and the Lower East Side evacuating to Florida, some of us are getting some pre-show jitters, so what better way to work through our emotions than with the gift of song?

And who better to supply them than performance artist Rashaad Newsome, who, in fact, will premiere his “The Conductor” video installation for Miami at the SELECT Art Fair. He's also tapped his frequent collaborator-in-crime Solange to curate music for the weeklong event.