(Excerpt from 'The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago' posted on e-flux. Found here www.e-flux.com/announcements/ren-ben-2013)
The Renaissance Society is one of the finest resources for contemporary art and a place to experience the art history of generations to come.
The Renaissance Society is pleased to announce REN BEN 2013, this year’s gala and art auction, welcoming the Society’s new Executive Director and Chief Curator, Solveig Øvstebø.
This year’s auction of over 70 works features a selection of artists ranging from emerging to internationally established—among many others, Nairy Baghramian, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Sam Falls, Brendan Fowler, Joanne Greenbaum, Marcia Hafif, Peter Piller, Chadwick Rantanen, Mandla Reuter, Bruno Serralongue, and Dan Walsh. Drawing inspiration from Solveig’s Norwegian roots, this year’s auction will also feature work by Scandinavian artists—including Miriam Bäckström, Jacob Dahlgren, Marius Engh, Torbjørn Rødland, Fredrik Söderberg, and Ståle Vold—and highlight galleries based in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
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(Image: Will Benedict, Untitled, 2013, Gouache on canvas and foamcore, 23.2 x 16.5 inches, framed with aluminum, glass and tape; Courtesy of the artist and Gio Marconi, Milan)