Auction: Saturday, May 18 at 7pm – tickets required.
White Columns is please to announce its 2013 Benefit Exhibition and Auction. Featuring donated works by more than 90 contemporary artists the Benefit Exhibition will open on May 3 and conclude with a live auction on May 18. Proceeds from the Benefit will support White Columns’ programs and services to artists and the public.
The Meredith Monk Project:
As a part of the 2013 Benefit we have commissioned 20 artists - including. Tauba Auerbach, Martin Creed, Wade Guyton, Elizabeth Peyton, and Terry Winters - to create a new work in response to four recordings by the legendary composer, singer, and choreographer Meredith Monk. The resulting artworks will be on view in the Benefit Exhibition and will be sold at the May 18th Auction. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of these works will help directly support Meredith Monk, and 50% will help support WhiteColumns. This fall White Columns will release Monk’s four recordings as a 12” vinyl E.P. on its record label ‘The Sound of White Columns.’
(Each year White Columns will raise funds to support the work of a significant individual artist through its Benefit Exhibition and Auction. In 2012 White Columns commissioned new works in support of the artist, musician and poet Malcolm Mooney.)