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Last Wednesday night at the Edison Ballroom the Sculpture Center hosted a benefit honoring artists Fred Wilson and Susanne Ghez.
The event hosted a performance by artist Korakrit Arunanondchai, painting with history in a room filled with men with funny names 2, and onsite sculptural work by Anicka Yi, 2NE1. Several new limited-edition works by artists Michael DeLucia, Nikolas Gambaroff, and Valerie Snobeck were unveiled at the benefit.
Guests like Diane Ackerman, Cecilia Alemani & Massimilano Gioni, Paul Chan, Paula Cooper, Michael DeLucia, Kate Fowle, Marian Goodman, Agnes Gund, and Maya Lin enjoyed a seated dinner at the iconic ballroom and a karaoke afterparty.
Wilson’s work explores and critiques social and historical narratives by re-contextualizing existing objects in new installations. Ghez was the Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Renaissance Society for nearly 40 years. She introduced dozens of contemporary artists to the Chicago art scene, including Louise Bourgeois and Kara Walker.