ICI 2017 Benefit & Auction
Wednesday, October 25
Cocktails at 6:30pm
Dinner at 7:30pm
527 W 18th St
New York City
Join ICI’s Annual Benefit & Auction on Wednesday, October 25, as we reaffirm our commitment to curatorial practice and contemporary art. We invite you to raise a glass to the future of ICI, and in support of new programs and partnerships. On the occasion, ICI will honor philanthropist Patricia Phelps de Cisneros with the Leo Award, named after early ICI supporter and legendary gallerist Leo Castelli; and curator Jochen Volz with the 2017 Agnes Gund Curatorial Award. This year’s honorees share a vision—international in scope, supportive of artists, and focused on education—which in so many ways echoes ICI’s mission.
The 2017 Leadership Committee and Benefit Committee, chaired by Sarah Arison, Agnes Gund, Vik Muniz, and with Honorary Co-chairs Sydie Lansing and Ann Schaffer, together with the entire ICI Board of Trustees and staff invite you to join us for an evening of art, cocktails, dinner and music: celebrations that promise to be memorable. ICI’s 2017 Annual Benefit & Auction will mark our 42-year commitment to curatorial excellence, and be an occasion to raise a glass to the organization’s future, as ICI continues to forge important international networks for curators, artists, art spaces and all practitioners in the field of contemporary art.
Our Co-chairs are once more collaborating with Jung Lee and Josh Brooks, who together form FÊTE, New York’s expert event planners, in the creation of this special soirée in support of ICI. They will transform the iconic IAC Building, the first Frank Gehry project ever realized in New York City, located in the heart of Chelsea. The event will be catered by the innovative Abigail Kirsch and the online auction is powered by ARTSY.
LIVE & SILENT AUCTION
This year again, ICI is proud to benefit from the generosity of artists who have consistently shown great confidence in ICI and support for its programs.
The 2017 Auction features artworks by Marina Abramović, Scott Alario, Renate Aller, Abdolreza Aminlari, Iván Argote, Emilia Azcárate, Tony Bechara, Trudy Benson, Benjamin Bertocci, Saint Clair Cemin, Susan Cianciolo, Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Iran do Espírito Santo, Teresita Fernandez, Carmen Herrera, Federico Herrero, Albert Herter, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Heidi Lau, Artur Lescher, Liz Magic Laser, Humberto Márquez, Thiago Martins de Melo, Paulo Monteiro, Carlos Motta, Vik Muniz, Barbara Nessim, Angel Otero, Brad Phillips, Thiago Rocha Pitta, John Riepenhoff, Chemi Rosado-Seijo, Despina Stokou, and Rosha Yaghami.
We are thrilled to welcome back our favorite auctioneer, the extraordinary Gabby Palmieri, to lead the live auction. ICI and Artsy have also renewed their collaboration to offer a unique auction experience online and during the event. Both the silent and live auction will be previewed on Artsy.net, where bidding will begin early; and during the evening, guests will place their bids together with those of international ICI supporters, who in the past have logged in from as far as Hong Kong and Oslo.
THE LEO AWARD
With the Leo Award this year, ICI recognizes Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, a steadfast advocate for artists and contemporary art in Latin America.
For more than four decades, Mrs. Cisneros has fervently advanced Latin American contemporary art and scholarship. She has developed a collection of art that reflects the breadth and depth of practice from across the region. The collection has served as the inspiration and point of departure for the primary art-related program of the Fundación Cisneros, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC), which makes the work available to curators and scholars internationally. With an extensive vision, Mrs. Cisneros has also endowed multiple institutional positions, allowing artists and curators to further their investigations into Latin America’s contributions to the arts; and supported numerous publications and travel scholarships. ICI and CPPC have worked together since 2012 to enhance international curatorial scholarship with joint initiatives such as the CPPC Travel and Research Award for Central America and the Caribbean. She is a Trustee of MoMA, where she founded the Latin American and Caribbean Fund, and a founding Trustee of the Fundación Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.
THE AGNES GUND CURATORIAL AWARD
ICI is proud to honor Jochen Volz with the 2017 “Aggie Award.” Established for and named after Agnes Gund for her long-standing dedication to ICI and support for the work of curators, the Award is presented every other year to an established curator for their outstanding contribution to the world of art.
Recently named Director of Pinacoteca de São Paulo, one of the most important art spaces in Brazil, Mr. Volz has spent most of the last two decades between Europe and South America, working with institutions as unique and varied as Instituto Inhotim and the Serpentine Galleries. He has worked internationally on several biennial projects, often championing artists over the long-term. Last year, he was the curator of the 32nd São Paulo Bienal, Live Uncertainty, during a time of rapid and constant social and political changes both in Brazil and across the world. His curatorial vision remained reflexive amid the changes, with the careful consideration and embrace of concepts of ambiguity and disorder in the visual arts as well as other disciplines in science and the humanities.
Marian Goodman Gallery
Jeannie Minskoff Grant and T. Grant
The Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder Foundation
Adam Abdalla, Noreen Ahmad, Kathy Battista, Kristen Becker, Liddy Berman, Jeffrey Bishop, Jill Brienza, Janis Gardner Cecil, Christo, Adriana Cisneros & Nicholas Griffin, James Cohan, Ann Cook, Paula Cooper Gallery, Susan Coote, Bridget Donahue, Lacy Davisson Doyle, Yulia Dultsina, Embajada, Mia Enell, Henrique Faria Fine Art, Brian Faucette, Bridget Finn, Honor Fraser, Gamma Galería, Jack and Dolly Geary, Carol & Arthur Goldberg, Elaine Goldman, Jay Gorney, Taymour Grahne, Jeannie Minskoff Grant, Colleen Grennan, Ebony L. Haynes, Rashid Johnson & Sheree Hovsepian, Heather Hubbs, Anne Huntington, Jennifer Joy, Tony Karman, LaVon Kellner, Lauren Kelly, Belinda Kielland, Koenig & Clinton, Phyllis Lally Seevers, Ellen Langan, Sims Lansing, Jo Carole Lauder, Galerie Lelong & Co, Marlborough Contemporary, Dennis & Jeanne Masel, Lehmann Maupin, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Kristen Lorello, Isaac Lyles, Michele Maccarone, Mendes Wood DM, Joel Miller, Sam Moyer, Josie Nash, Neumann Wolfson Art, Simon Preston, Ann & Mel Schaffer, Hanna Schouwink, Adam Shopkorn & Carolyn Tate Angel, Patterson Sims, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Ana Sokoloff, Mari Spirito, Calum Sutton, Sarina Tang, Barbara Toll, Todd von Ammon, Thea Westreich & Ethan Wagner, and Joseph Yurcik.
TABLES & TICKETS
CHOOSE YOUR TABLE
Leadership Circle Table $25,000 ($23,800 tax-deductible)
12 dinner tickets with an exclusive table. Leadership recognition in all printed materials and ICI’s website. ICI invites an artist and a curator on your behalf, and you will join ICI’s Leadership Circle.
Honorees Circle Table $15,000 ($14,000 tax-deductible)
10 dinner tickets with a premium table. ICI invites an artist and a curator on your behalf, and you will receive a year membership to ICI’s International Forum.
Curator’s Circle Table $10,000 ($9,200 tax-deductible)
8 dinner tickets with a reserved table. ICI invites a curator on your behalf.
Can’t attend? Make a fully tax-deductible contribution to ICI’s Access Fund.
ICI BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Gerrit L. Lansing*, Chairman Emeritus; Sydie Lansing, Honorary Chairman; Jeannie M. Grant, Chair; Patterson Sims, Chair; Barbara Toll, Vice Chair; Belinda Buck Kielland, President; Ann Schaffer, Vice President; Noreen Ahmad; Jeffrey Bishop; Christo & Jeanne-Claude*; Ann Cook; Yulia Dultsina; Bridget Finn; Jack Geary; LaVon Kellner; Jo Carole Lauder; Joel Miller; Sam Moyer; Vik Muniz; Mel Schaffer, Treasurer; Sarina Tang, International Representative. Trustee Emerita: Maxine Frankel, Carol Goldberg, Agnes Gund, Caral G. Lebworth*, Virginia Wright. ICI Co-founders*: Susan Sollins, Nina Castelli Sundell. *In Memoriam
Photograph of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders