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Save that date! Flux Factory’s 9th annual “Not-So-Silent” Art Auction is coming up on April 23rd, 7-10pm at 79 Walker Street in Manhattan. Celebrate with hundreds of your closest friends in support of one of New York City’s most unique and longstanding residency programs. This benefit event supports Flux’s 2015 operations — over 50 artists-in-residence, who produce over 40 exhibits, concerts and workshops in addition to 4 major annual group exhibitions. Additionally, we will host a 2 week opportunity for online bidding, beginning April 8th, hosted on Paddle8. The Art Auction is always a fabulous time, with an open bar, light fare, DJs, sideshows, and of course the art — over 75 works from Flux artists-in-residence and friends such as Genesis P Orridge, Swoon, Cecily Brown, Richard Garet, Tod Seelie and a very, very many more.
We’re humbled to include this year’s guests of honor, Alanna Heiss (founder of PS1, director/founder of Clocktower) and Pablo Helguera (pioneering social engagement artist). The auction is presented in loving memory of old-school Flux resident Matthew Power. Nathaniel Sullivan will MC the festivities, with DJ Ben Dierckx on the 1s and 2s.
Levels of Support
Our tickets to this year’s auction refer to Flux’s 2014 major exhibitions:
Night Life $45 includes one auction ticket ($55 at the door, save $10 by pre-ordering!)
Homecoming Queen $125 includes one auction ticket + limited edition print produced in the Flux silk-screen studio by Artist-in-Residence Lena Hawkins + acknowledgement as auction patron in promotions.
Exquisite Contributor $250 includes two auction tickets + limited edition “moon calendar” print produced in the Flux silk-screen studio by Artist-in-Residence Lena Hawkins + Flux’s 20th anniversary publication + acknowledgement as auction patron in promotions.
Utopia Builder $1000 includes a block of 10 tickets for you and your friends + everything exquisite contributors receive + our limited box set of Flux-commissioned artworks + highly visible acknowledgement for your contribution.
ONLINE TICKETS ARE NOW CLOSED
RSVP on Facebook here!
This year’s auction features works by:
Adriana Atema, Ayden Grout, Chloe Bass, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Merche Blasco, Aliya Bonar, D. Carlton Bright, Cecily Brown, Miguel Cardenas, Jacob Ciocci, Eric Leiser, Eric Corriel, Kerry Cox, Danny Crump, Donald Daedalus, Mark Dion, Kerry Downey, Zackary Drucker, E Team, Caitlin Foley, Richard Garet, Elliot Green, Ayden Grout, Drew Hamilton, Lena Hawkins, Wieteke Heldens, Pablo Helguera, Scott Hirst, Connie Hockaday, Haley Hughes, Rodrigo Imaz, Carina Kaufman, Tina Kohlmann, Danae Lagoy, Christine Laquet, Fabienne Lasserre, Jonah Levy, Michelle Levy, Robert Levy, Kayrock, Yeni Mao, Sean McIntyre, Valentina Medda, Martina Mrongovius, Alex Nathanson, Heidi Neilson, Alison Nguyen, Leah Oates, Will Owen, Adrian Owen, Paul Pauper, Dan Phiffer, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Steve Pavlovsky, Misha Rabinovich, Duke Riley, Pete Rogina, Kathryn Sclavi, Tod Seelie, Ben Seretan, Ward Shelley, Dana Sherwood, Ingrid Staats, Jeff Stark, Pierre St-Jacques, Sto Len, Swoon, Kazue Tagachi, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Walker Tufts, Roopa Vasudevan, Tomas Vu, Angela Washko, Andrea Wolf, Christine Zapata.
Our auction would not be possible without our fearless Auction Committee, including…
Jean Barberis (chair), Janet Oh, Sally Szwed, Julian Navarro, Beth Colleton, Jakab Orsos, Roddy Schrock, Elyse Mallouk, Asher Remy-Toledo, Andrea Wolf, Jennie Lamensdorf, Christopher Day, Victoria Rogers, Chloe Bass, Sarah Watson, Juliana Driever, Melanie Cohn, Nathalie Angles, Jake Pratt, Jason Brown, Carina Kaufman, Jeff Stark, Morgan Meis, Oriana Leckert, Stephanie Griffin, Scott Hirst, Carl Rutberg, and Martina Mrongovius.
Thank you for support from…
Cory Arcangel, Barry Haggard, Klaus Biesenbach, Angela Goding, Francis Greenburger, Ralph Crispino, Susan Shaw, Andrew Tarlow, Perry Chen, Brittni Zotos, Laura Lupton, Creative Time and Michaela Martegani.
And a massive THANK YOU to our auction sponsors!
Thank you to Art F City and The Brooklyn Rail for promotional support. Brews at the auction are lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery. Austin’s Deep Eddy Vodka will feature their 5 vodka flavors, infused with real fruit juice, and will collaborate with Polar Soda for mixed drinks and non-alcoholic options.