The Watermill Center will once again bring together the worlds of theater, art, fashion, design, and society for Voluptuous Panic : The 18th Annual Watermill Summer Benefit. Benefit artists and Watermill International Summer Program Participants from over 30 different countries will create six acres of installations and performances throughout the grounds of Watermill during the event. The funds raised will support The Watermill Center’s International Summer Program and Fall / Spring Residency Program, providing a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore and develop their work.
Beginning at 6pm, the evening will include cocktails, courtesy of Bacardi USA, a silent auction, performances, art installations, dinner, dancing and a live auction hosted by auctioneer Simon de Pury, Chairman, Phillips de Pury & Company. The evening will end with the guests dancing under the stars in the auction tent. This year’s silent and live auction will include over 75 lots from emerging and established artists including Marina Abramovic, Mary Heilmann, Arturo Herrera, Christian Marclay, Adam McEwen, Malcolm Morley, Olivier Mosset, Robert Lazzarini, Yoko Ono, Neo Rauch, Tim Rollins + K.O.S., David Salle, Kenny Scharf, Andres Serrano, Taryn Simon, Philippe Starck, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, and Robert Wilson, with special lots created in celebration of Robert Wilson’s 70th Birthday.
Voluptuous Panic will be fearless this summer and will inspire the fashion, as it is the dress code for the evening. It will be a true festival of the arts and performance all to benefit Watermill and its mission to provide a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore new ideas and foster their career development.
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