Cecilia Dean and James Kaliardos of Visionaire kick it up on the dance floor, penthouse roof of the Delano
Visionaire co-founder, the lovely Cecilia Dean, has been surveying art at Art Basel Miami since its inception seven years ago. “It’s definitely the most fun art fair,” she tells me. So it’s no surprise that the Visionaire party on the penthouse roof of the Delano really let loose. French artist Cyprien Gaillard and his co-patriot composer/artist Koudlam — the VIP deejays– spun a full roster of Eighties tunes from groups like “Talk Talk” and others that played in Euro clubs (No David Guetta here!).
Gaillard –renowned for imposing sketches of high rises into prints of Dutch wilderness scenes, defacing a duck with graffiti then installing it in exhibition rooms in both Berlin and France, and shooting videos of twenty-somethings walking on wastelands as Koudlam sings –got the entire cocktail party on the dance floor by midnight. He shook his fists in the air. He sang along. Koudlam then graced us with a tune to one of his electronic compositions. The crowd went wild. The night was still young as we headed just downstairs to the makeshift Le Baron club, the vibe of the original imported from Paris. Pure bedlam and a helluva good time.