BIG BANG: 2014 Benefit Gala and Auction

  • Sat, Oct 11, 2014
    (This event has already happened.)

    For 99 years the Renaissance Society has sparked ideas and fueled creation. Your support ensures our future. Make a Big Bang.

    What the Renaissance Society does best is create space for artists to experiment, to take risks, and to push their practices forward. We are a unique institution in the United States, and we rely on the generosity of those who share our intellectual curiosity and creative vision to sustain our work. Proceeds from this event directly benefit our commissions, exhibitions, and interdisciplinary programming, all of which are free and open to the public.

    Join us from 6:30pm for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and performance followed by live and silent auctions. On the live auction block are a suite of photographs by Vanessa Beecroft, a rare early painting by Luc Tuymans, and a dinner experience with artist Theaster Gates and Rebuild Foundation. The silent auction includes work by Luke Fowler, Zak Prekop, William J. O’Brien, and Ida Ekblad, among many other exciting, emerging artists.

    This year’s auction is presented in partnership with Paddle8, an online auction house that connects buyers and sellers of fine art around the world. The Renaissance Society auction items are available to view and open for advance bidding at Paddle8.

    Live auction will be conducted by Steve Zick, Christie’s Chicago.

    After party
    Join us after the gala and auction for a Big Bang bash with drinks courtesy of Half Acre Beer Co. DJ’s from celebrated Chicago record label Numero Group ensure an unforgettable night with their distinctive blend of pop, soul, funk, and blues. The after party starts at 10pm.

    Participating artists
    Daniel Baird, Steven Baldi, Math Bass, Erica Baum, Alex Becerra, Vanessa Beecroft, Chris Bradley, Zachary Cahill, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Sara Cwynar, Alex Da Corte, Lauren Edwards, Ida Ekblad, Haris Epaminonda, Shannon Finley, Luke Fowler, Sonja Gangl, Sayre Gomez, Katharina Grosse, Karl Haendel, Petrit Halilaj, Charles Harlan, Steven Haulenbeek, David Horvitz, Channa Horwitz, Michael Hunter, Nathan Hylden, Sean Kennedy, Shio Kusaka, Jason Loebs, Karel Martens, Matthew Metzger, Joseph Montgomery, Jonathan Muecke, Jonathan Nesci, William J. O’Brien, Mairead O’hEocha, Eamon Ore-Giron, Kate Owens, Raymond Pettibon, Zak Prekop, Falke Pisano, Scott Reeder, Leif Ritchey, Carissa Rodriguez, Mathew Ronay, Lui Shtini, Nolan Simon, Ryan Sluggett, Larry Snider, Yutaka Sone, Rainer Spangl, Lucie Stahl, Jessica Stockholder, Tony Tasset, Mungo Thomson, Alexander Tovborg, Luc Tuymans, Kristen Van Deventer, Peter Wächtler, Jonas Weichsel, Lawrence Weiner

    Participating galleries
    47 Canal, New York; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; Casati Gallery, Chicago; Chert, Berlin; Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago; Douglas Dawson Gallery, Chicago; Essex Street, New York; Foxy Production, New York; François Ghebaly, Los Angeles; Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles; Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris; Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln; Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt; Galerie Krobath, Berlin; Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Denmark; Greengrassi, London; Greene Naftali Gallery, New York; Hollybush Gardens, London; Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York; Johann König, Berlin; JTT, New York; Karma International, Zurich; Kate Werble Gallery, New York; Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago; Laurel Gitlen, New York; Limoncello, London; Lisa Cooley, New York; LTD Los Angeles, Los Angeles; Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich; Mendes Wood DM, Brazil; Michael Jon Gallery, Miami; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin; Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York; Overduin and Co., Los Angeles; P!, New York; Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles; Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles; Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo; Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles; Volume Gallery, Chicago