Ballroom Marfa


Ballroom Marfa celebrates ten years with benefit auction and dinner

Erik Parker, New Lunada Bay, 2013. Acrylic paint on canvas, 22 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist, Paul Kasmin Gallery and Honor Fraser LA.

From the Desert to the City: 
Ballroom Marfa Celebrates
10 Years

Benefit Auction & Dinner
April 8, 2013, 6:30pm–12am

Center 548
548 West 22nd Street, 
New York, NY

www.ballroommarfa.org

Live auction
Teresita Fernández, Teresa Hubbard & Alexander Birchler, Rashid Johnson, Erik Parker, Leo Villareal

Online preview: March 29–April 8, 2013

Silent auction
Maryam Amiryani, Solange Azagury-Partridge, Campbell Bosworth, Liz Cohen, Enrico David, Matthew Day Jackson, Agnes Denes, Dennis Hopper Art Trust, Elmgreen & Dragset, Skylar Fein, Dan Finsel, Jason Fox, Adam Helms, Arturo Herrera, Scott Hug, Barbara Kasten, Nina Katchadourian, Rachel Khedoori, Liz Larner, Simone Leigh, Loren Madsen, James Magee, michael najjar, Karyn Olivier, Adam Pendleton, Luis Pons, Lucy Raven, Pedro Reyes, Steve Roden, Aïda Ruilova, Jonathan Schipper, Allison Smith, Allison V. Smith, Dan Tague, William Villalongo, Paul Villinski, Charline Von Heyl, Robert Wilson

Paddle8 online pre-bidding: March 29–April 8, 2013

All proceeds support Ballroom Marfa’s ambitious visual arts, music and film programming and artist commissioned works. Online bidding begins March 29 and ends April 8 at 1pm. All bids will transfer to the auction at Ballroom Marfa’s 10 Year Benefit Auction and Dinner on Monday, April 8. If you are not attending the event, Ballroom Marfa will submit proxy bids for you. For more information, please call MF Productions at 212 243 7300 or email benefit@ballroommarfa.org.

Ballroom Marfa is a creative force in the contemporary arts community. Founded in the spring of 2003 in Marfa, Texas, by Virginia Lebermann and Fairfax Dorn, Ballroom Marfa is non-profit center for public exploration of contemporary art and culture. Over the past decade, Ballroom Marfa has worked with over 200 artists; produced 28 internationally recognized exhibitions; hosted over 100 music concerts; worked with 130 filmmakers and collaborated with Art Production Fund to realize Elmgreen & Dragset’s Prada Marfa (2005).

Ballroom Marfa accelerates its pace of programming to include the development of the Ballroom Marfa Drive-In and the third Marfa Dialogues, initiating a discussion about climate change and environmental crisis through cultural practices and artistic works in New York City in fall 2013. The program will include an exhibition and a grants program in partnership with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation along with supporting projects by institutions and organizations in the New York metropolitan area. Ballroom Marfa continues its mission of supporting artists to produce and enable significant works and host unforgettable performances impossible to realize anywhere else.

At the frontier of the extraordinary, Ballroom Marfa returns to New York City to commemorate ten years as a leading non-profit cultural organization. All proceeds will go towards continuing Ballroom Marfa’s innovative programming in Marfa and beyond.

Co-sponsor: Barclays
Underwriting sponsor: C3 Productions
Event design: Sean Daly
Special thanks to Casa Dragones, Hotel Americano, Casey Flat Ranch, Paddle8, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka

For more information, please call MF Productions at 212 243 7300 or email benefit@ballroommarfa.org.

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