The Cultivist hosts the first annual Artist Lunch during ABMB 2015

JiaJia Fei and Antwuan Sargent. JiaJia Fei and Antwuan Sargent.

 The Cultivist and its artist ambassadors hosted an intimate luncheon at The Setai for its members. The event marked The Cultivist’s first annual artist lunch to take place during Art Basel Miami Beach 2015. The lunch provided an opportunity for Cultivist members to take a break from the hectic environment of Miami Art Week and enjoy a peaceful meal on the beach with acclaimed artists, curators, gallerists, collectors, and other art enthusiasts. As Marlies Verhoeven, The Cultivist CEO and founder, said,”it was great to finally enjoy a relaxing moment away from the commercial activities of the week to celebrate some of the incredible artists that are part of our membership.”

Artist Glenn Kaino. Artist Glenn Kaino.

Attendees included leading international visionaries and tastemakers in the cultural sector, spanning art, music, fashion and business, including: Thelma Golden, Zoe Buckman, Tavares Strachan, Natalie Frank, Glenn Kaino, Liza Lou, Laura De Gunzburg, Joey Lico, Lorenzo Martone, Alexandra Chemla, Antwaun Sargent, Susan Hancock, Pippa Cohen, Jiajia Fei, Terry Zucker, Aurelian Lis, Simon Lis, Roman Alonso, Naval Bhandari, Laurie Ziegler, Mark Guiducci, Hector Bitar, Sam Valenti, Rameet Chawla, Casey Fremont, Andrea Fascinetto, Heidi Norton, Jessica Cinel, Polina Proshkina, Marie Obegi, Damion Berger, Maryam Eisler, Lara Cocken, Laura Khodak, Gideon Webster, Jenelle Patrick, Rujeko Hockley, Komal Shah, Roya Sachs, Allison Berg, Laura Day Baker, Bethanie Brady, Wassim Berro, and Carolina Jayaram.

Artist Zoe Buckman.Artist Zoe Buckman.

In addition to the artist lunch, The Cultivist prepared an exclusive week-long program of events for its members to experience during Art Basel Miami. Highlights ranged from a tour with artists Isaac Julien and Daniel Arsham of their new exhibitions at the Young Arts Center, to a private walk through of the Margulies Collection led by the collector Marty Margulies himself and a breakfast and tour before opening hours of Design/Miami with Rodman Primack, Executive Director of the fair, and Yves Behar, award-winning industrial designer.

Photo Credit: Billy Farrel Agency