Art in General 2011 Spring Benefit

Special Event
Apr 28, 2011

Co-Chaired by Allora & Calzadilla
Stephan Weiss Studio

Cocktails – 7pm
Dinner – 8pm
Dessert and Dancing – 9:30pm

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Art in General’s 2011 Spring Benefit will take place on April 28, 2011 at Stephan Weiss Studio in New York’s Greenwich Village. The event is Co-Chaired by Allora & Calzadilla, the U.S. representatives to the 2011 Venice Biennale. Art in General’s Spring Benefit is the organization’s biggest fundraising event of the year, bringing together its most valuable patrons and their friends to celebrate the organization’s accomplishments. Proceeds from this night directly support Art in General’s exhibitions, residencies, commissions and free public and educational programs.

DoubleBlind Auction
Inspired by the open-ended possibility of the unknown, hidden, and covert Art in General will present DoubleBlind, a special art auction as part of the 2011 Spring Benefit. DoubleBlind invites cultural producers–artists, critics, filmmakers, musicians, writers–to participate in a unique exchange by capturing a series of concealed moments that will only be made available through auction. Each participant will take a single roll of film that will be auctioned at the event without being developed. Like a time capsule, or a secret diary, the images on each roll of film will ultimately represent the nominee’s unique perspective, one that can only be shared with the patrons who place the winning bids.

Nominating Committee
Tanya Bonakdar
Dan Cameron
Alan Cumming
Peter Eleey
Janice Guy
Jens Hoffmann
Sean Kelly
Joel Meyer
Yasmil Raymond
Spencer Sweeney

Participating Artists
Jeremy Deller
Shannon Ebner
Scott Foley
Tim Lee
Matt Mullican
Shirin Neshat
David Remfry
Ted Riederer
Thomas Scheibitz
Andrew W.K.

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Steering Committee:
Grimanesa Amoros
Kimberlie Birks
M. Franklin Boyd
Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy
Glynna Christian
Anne Delaney
Layla Diba
Anne Edgar
Mia Enell and Nicolas Fries
Robert Ferguson
William Floyd
Gladstone Gallery
Ken Gordon, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Alexander Gorlin
Barbara Ostrove Grodd
Darius Grant
Joy Habian
Steven T. Incontro
Sean Johnson
Jeffery Larsen and Joseph Bolduc
Christina Kang
Roya Khadjavi and Massoud Heidari
Nicole Klagsbrun
Rhiannon Kubicka
Mary Lapides
Steven Learner
Cher Lewis
Florence Lynch
Thomas W. Morris
Philip Munger
Penny Pilkington, P.P.O.W Gallery
Charles Renfro
Steve Shane
Ken and Joyce Siegel
Jeremy E. Steinke
Lybess Sweezy and Ken Miller
Melinda Wang
Madeline Weinrib
Martin Weinstein and Teresa Liszka
Miyako Yoshinaga, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA art prospects

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Participating Artists

Jeremy Deller, nominated by Peter Eleey
Jeremy Deller is a conceptual, video and installation artist who is known for his politically and socially charged performance works as well as his collaborative art practice. He was the winner of the Turner Prize in 2004 and in 2010 he was awarded an RSA Albert Medal for creating art that encourages public responses and creativity. Deller has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at notable institutions including the Imperial War Museum, London (2010); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2009); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (2009); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2008); Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (2008); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2006); Art Pace, San Antonio, TX (2003); and Tate Britain, London (2001). His work is represented by Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York. For more information on the artist, please visit:

Shannon Ebner, nominated by Yasmil Raymond
Shannon Ebner’s is a photographer whose work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Wallspace Gallery and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, both in New York, and Altman Siegel in San Francisco, and will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles in 2011. Her work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions, including the 54th Venice Biennale (2011); The Spectacular of Vernacular, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, (2011); the Whitney Biennial, New York, NY (2008); Uncertain States of America, Serpentine Gallery, London (2006); and Learn to Read, Tate Modern, London (2007). Ebner lives and works in Los Angeles, and teaches photography at the Roski School of Fine Arts. Her work is represented by Wallspace Gallery, New York. For more information on Shannon Ebner, please visit:

Scott Foley, nominated by Joel Meyer
Scott Foley is an actor, director and producer. He is best known for his characters and roles in television series including Bob Brown on The Unit and Noel Crane on Felicity. Foley has also guest starred in the series Dawson’s Creek, House, Scrubs, and more recently, Cougar Town, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Grey’s Anatomy. Aside from acting, Foley directed episodes of Felicity and produced the sitcom A.U.S.A., on which he also appeared. He is currently staring in the CBS drama pilot, The Doctor, with actors Michael Boatman, Christine Lahti and Kyle MacLachlan.

Film Production: Twelve 5 × 7 images

Tim Lee, nominated by Jens Hoffmann

Tim Lee works with photography, video, text and sculpture. Lee has had solo exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery, London (2009); Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (2008); and Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA (2008). His works have also been included in major group exhibitions such as Unknown Pleasures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (2008); 16th Biennale of Sydney (2008); the Yokohama Triennial (2008); Sliding Doors: Recent Contemporary Acquisitions, Tate Modern, London (2007); and Acting The Part: Photography as Theatre, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2007). Tim Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, and lives and works in Vancouver. He is represented by Lisson Gallery, London. For more information on the artist, please visit:

Matt Mullican, nominated by Janice Guy
Matt Mullican’s work includes drawing, collage, video, installation, and performance. Mullican’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; and The Pompidou Center, Paris. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions with Haus der Kunst, Munich (2011) and The Drawing Center, New York, NY (2008), among others. Mullican was featured in The Pictures Generation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (2009); the Whitney Biennial, New York, NY (2008); and 28th São Paulo Biennial (2008). Mullican is represented by Tracey Williams Ltd, New York. For more information on the artist, please visit:

Film Production: Twenty-four 8 × 10 images.

Shirin Neshat, nominated by Sean Kelly
Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-born photographer and film maker. In 2006 Neshat was awarded The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, given to “a man or woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life.” Neshat’s work has been the subject of several touring monograph exhibitions that have traveled to the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; and The Art Institute of Chicago, among others. Her works have been also included in numerous international exhibitions, including the 10th Biennale of Sydney; 5th International Istanbul Biennale; 2nd Johannesburg Biennale; and the 48th Venice Biennale. Shirin Neshat is represented by Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York. For more information on the artist please visit:

David Remfry, nominated by Alan Cumming
David Remfry is an English born painter, currently living in New York. Remfry is best known for his life-size watercolors of urban scenes and nightclubs. He has had more than fifty solo exhibitions in Europe and America including at P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, New York, NY; the Boca Raton Museum, Boca Raton, FL; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, MA. In 2001 he was awarded the M.B.E. for services to British Art in America by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In 2006 he was elected a Member of the Royal Academy of Arts, London and in 2007 he was invited to receive an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by the University of Lincoln. In 2010 he was awarded the Hugh Casson Drawing Prize by the Royal Academy of Arts. Remfry lives and works in New York City at the Chelsea Hotel.

Film Production: Twelve images at the size of buyer’s choice: (5 × 7; 8 × 10; 16 × 20) signed by the artist

Ted Riederer, nominated by Dan Cameron
Ted Riederer is an American painter, installation and performance artist. Riederer has had solo exhibitions at Goff + Rosenthal, Berlin; the Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY; the Niagra Gallery, New York, NY; and the Bluebottle Gallery, Seattle, WA. His work has also been included in several group exhibitions including Altered, Stitched and Gathered, P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, New York, NY and A Delicate Arrangement, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY, among others. Riederer has been awarded the Albert Pratt Travel Grant from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA and the Benjamin Mondzac Scholarship from Parsons, the New School, New York, NY. For more information on the artist, please visit:

Film Production: Twelve 12.25 × 12.25 images

Thomas Scheibitz, nominated by Tanya Bonakdar
Thomas Scheibitz is a German painter and sculptor. In 2005, Scheibitz and Tino Sehgal created the German pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale. Scheibitz has had solo exhibitions at The Drawing Room, London (2010); Mudam Luxembourg (2008); Camden Arts Centre, London (2008); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, (2008); Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA (2001); and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2001), among others. Scheibitz currently lives and works in Berlin. His work is represented by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. For more information on the artist, please visit:

Film Production: Thirty-Six 5 × 7 images

Andrew W.K., nominated by Spencer Sweeney
Andrew W.K. is an American musician, producer and actor. His music is a hybrid of the metal, pop, and dance genres. He is most well known for his album I Get Wet, which includes a once controversial art piece on its cover of W.K. with a large stream of blood running from his nose, down his chin and onto his throat. Many of Andrew’s songs have been featured in films, commercials and television shows. More recently, W.K. has collaborated with Lee “Scratch” Perry, Will Oldham, Baby Dee and Hanson as well as conducted lectures at Yale University.

Film Production: Unlimited Reproduction Rights; First Edition Signed by the Artist