Chez Bushwick, Inc. warmed up a cold New York week by hosting a glowing benefit at lightbox on November 17th with performances by Jonah Bokaer, Merce Cunningham, Robert Wilson, Yoko Ono, Eija Liisa Ahtila and live jazz music by renowned pianist Mark Berman. Lightbox was glad to welcome Jonah back after a previous performance in collaboration with Daniel Arsham that took place at Lighbox earlier this season. The evening was the perfect event to reflect Chez Bushwick’s mission of fostering the development, research, and presentation of new performance works across disciplines.
Slideluck’s annual fundraiser on November 19th proved to be an amazing event all around. The evening started off with delicious cocktails and was followed by an exquisite dinner and auction by Paddle 8. The night, honoring artist Hank Willis Thomas, closed with a cocktail and dance reception surrounded by artistic works and photos from Slideluck’s numerous gatherings around the world, really speaking to the organization’s aim to cultivate creative communities and provide opportunities for Slideluck Youth Inititative students worldwide in 2015. Hank’s mother, Deborah Willis, presented a beautiful 3-D printed sculpture created by artist Ashley Zelinskie. Other artists included Allen Ying, Bryan Derballa, Casey Kelbaugh, Chris Hadfield, Christian Rex, Van Minnen, Domingo Zapata, Frances F. Denny, Henry Hargreaves, John Gordon Gauld, Jon Lowenstein, Lala Abaddon, Landon Nordeman, Louri Podladtchikov, Rachel Rossin, Richard Renaldi, Ricky Powell, Ruvan Wijesooriya, Shepard Fairey, SWOON, Tobias Waite, Wyatt Gallery, Z Behl, and Zoe Buckman.