This year’s RenBen has been conceived by Italian-born, Los Angeles-based artist Piero Golia, a “sculptor of situations.” His works—which at times take physical form, often at an architectural scale, and at others are immaterial—are statements aimed at expanding the possibilities of art. His practice is heterogeneous and unpredictable, employing objects, language, actions, or events to create total works of art.
The evening Golia has designed will unfold across the building and outdoor grounds of the Mediterranean Revival-style South Shore Cultural Center. Pushing the boundaries of a traditional benefit, RenBen 2022 will be a tightly choreographed experience, taking place against the backdrop of Chicago’s lakefront.
To support the Ren, Golia has orchestrated a series of unexpected encounters in partnership with prolific creative figures, among whom are New York-based artist Laila Gohar who is known for intricate, edible installations that fuse the worlds of food and art, and creative movement director Stephen Galloway, best known as principal dancer at the Frankfurt Ballet, a choreographer for the Rolling Stones, and costume designer for the American Ballet Theatre, the Paris Opera, the Théâtre du Capitole and La Scala in Milan.
Presenting Sponsor: Gucci
Note: In the spirit of Golia’s vision, food and drink options will be limited to an idiosyncratic menu in a buffet-style format. Seating will not be organized in a traditional gala dinner fashion.
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