Join us on Monday, November 17 at the Cunard Building at 25 Broadway for a magical evening of celebrations. During the course of the night, ICI will honor Dimitris Daskalopoulos, a forward-thinking contemporary art collector and founder of NEON, with the Leo Award; and Nancy Spector will present the Independent Vision Curatorial Award to Eva Barois De Caevel, an emerging curator selected from 15 international nominations.
To purchase tickets for this event please call (212) 254-8200.
Make a fully tax-deductible contribution to ICI’s Access Fund
The 2014 Host Committee and Benefit Committee, co-chaired by Ann Cook, Belinda Kielland, Noreen K. Ahmad, and Bridget Finn, 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 2014 Annual Benefit & Auction will celebrate our 39-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. This year again, FÊTE will shape the event into magic, and transform the space of the old Cunard Building at 25 Broadway, where world-travelers once planned their transatlantic trips on board ocean liners.
LIVE & SILENT AUCTION ON ARTSY
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. Register and bid on Artsy.
Goldschmied & Chiari
John Gordon Gauld
Jennie Jieun Lee
Nathaniel Mary Quinn
Hank Willis Thomas
ICI and Artsy have renewed our partnership, following last year’s success, to once again offer a unique auction experience online and during the event. Both the silent and live auction will be on Artsy.net, where bidding begins November 11; and during the evening, guests will place their bids together with those of international ICI supporters, who last year came from as far as Hong Kong and Oslo.
In a continued partnership, the live auction will be led by Gabby Palmieri, Senior Vice President, Senior Specialist, Contemporary Art of Sotheby’s, New York.
THE LEO AWARD
This year, we pay homage to Dimitris Daskalopoulos, for his visionary approach to collecting –D.Daskalopoulos Collection– and the new models he has explored for exhibiting a collection. Sharing ICI’s drive to work internationally, through a network of partnerships and collaborations, Daskalopoulos established NEON, a non-profit organization, a “foundation without walls” to provide support to artists and curators, reach new audiences through exhibitions and events, while creating an international network of cultural partnerships. ICI is honored to welcome Dimitris Daskalopoulos into the ranks of the Leos.
The Leo Award (established in 1990) named after the late, renowned art dealer Leo Castelli, was created to recognize outstanding achievements in advancing the field of contemporary art, and the contributions of pioneering individuals who foster new opportunities and supportive environments for contemporary art. Since its inauguration, the Leo has honored art critics, collectors, and artists, including Elizabeth Baker and Toshio Hara; Chuck Close; Douglas Cramer; Christo & Jeanne-Claude; Dorothy and Roy Lichtenstein; Ann Tenenbaum; John Waters; and Dasha Zhukova.
THE INDEPENDENT VISION CURATORIAL AWARD
Established in 2010 as an initiative of the Gerrit Lansing Education Fund, the Independent Vision Curatorial Award reflects ICI’s commitment to supporting international curators early in their careers who have shown exceptional creativity and prescience in their exhibition-making, research, and related writing.
This year we have reached out to 15 international curators and ICI collaborators, and asked them to nominate one emerging or mid-career curator for this award. From those nominations, Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, will select and present this year’s award. Find out more about this year’s nominees here.
Noreen K. Ahmad
María Constanza Cerullo
Adam Abdalla, Augusto Arbizo, Sarah Arison, Bethanie Brady, Jill Brienza, Jennifer Brown, Rafael de Cárdenas, Carter Cleveland, James Cohan, Pippa Cohen, Bridget Donahue, Brian Faucette, Jack Geary and Dolly Bross Geary, Kavi Gupta, Mackie Healy, Rhona Hoffman, Heather Hubbs, Anne Huntington, Tony Karman, Kate Krone, Sydie Lansing, Heidi Lee Komaromi, Rose Lord, Michele Maccarone, Liz Mulholland, Dimitris Paleocrassas, Simon Preston, Sangeetha Ramaswamy, Erica Redling, Nicole Russo, Ann & Mel Schaffer, Lisa Schiff, Mari Spirito, Susan Thompson, Courtney Treut
MANY THANKS TO
To see photo highlights from last year’s Annual Benefit & Auction, click here.