For the third year running, Dior presented the 2015 Guggenheim International Gala, which took place earlier this month. The celebrations began with a pre party hosted by theGuggenheim’s Young Collectors Council (YCC). The famous fundraising event featured a special musical performance byCanadian producer, singer, and songwriter Grimes. A benefit dinner was held next day on Thursday 5th November, which was followed by honoring artists On Kawara (in memoriam) and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, both the subjects of recent career-spanning exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum, and Colombian artist Doris Salcedo, whose work was on view at the museum through October 12, 2015.
Proceeds from the GIG contribute to the Guggenheim museum’s general operating fund, which helps to make possible a range of internationally acclaimed exhibitions and educational programs, supports stewardship of the Guggenheim’s unparalleled collections of modern and contemporary works of art, and provides for the care of the museum’s landmark building.
Grimes is the multimedia project of Canadian artist Claire Boucher. Best known as a producer, singer and songwriter, “Grimes” also encompasses Boucher’s work as a director, painter and writer. In 2013 Grimes received a webby award for artist of the year and a juno award for electronic album of the year for her third record, Visions. Other albums include Halfaxa and Geidi Primes (both 2010). Grimes will release her highly anticipated fourth album this fall.
About the Solomon R. Guggenheim foundation
Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim network that began in the 1970s when the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum, New York, was joined by the Peggy Guggenheim collection, Venice, has since expanded to include the Guggenheim museum Bilbao (opened in 1997) and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (currently in development). The Guggenheim foundation continues to forge international collaborations that take contemporary art, architecture, and design beyond the walls of the museum, including with the Guggenheim ubs map global art initiative and the Robert H. N. Ho family foundation Chinese art initiative.
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