Saturday, July 29, 2017 / The Hamptons

The 24th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction

Honoring Laurie Anderson & Isabelle Huppert
In tribute to Lou Reed

Presented by Van Cleef & Arpels

On Saturday, July 29, 2017​, ​The Watermill Center invites you to enter another world, one conceived by Founder and Artistic Director Robert Wilson and International ​Summer Program participants of all disciplines and backgrounds. D​escribed as an enchanted forest and performance art extravaganza, the Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit unites the worlds of art, performance, music, theatre, design, architecture and fashion. All funds raised support The Center’s year-round Artist Residency and Education Programs that provide a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore and develop new work.

This year, the Center’s eight-and-a-half acre grounds will showcase nearly 30 site-specific works and performances curated in tribute to Reed’s exceptional life and work by artists including: Deborah Emmanuel, Dana Davenport, Kate Gilmore, Rachel Frank, Christopher Knowles, Jared Madere, Somos Monstros (Raúl de Nieves and Erik Zajaceskowski), Storyboard P, Stephen Shanabrook and Xu Zhen, in addition to video works by Daniel Monroy Cuevas, Regina José Galindo, Damir Očko and VVHY. Under the direction of Robert Wilson the grounds will also feature select installations by the Center’s 80 International Summer Program participants including Miles Greenberg, Nile Harris, Marianna Kavallieratos and Laurent le Gall, Vesna Mackovic and Barbara Tran. All performances, installations and video works are curated by Noah Khoshbin and assistant curator Ivan Cheng.

6:00 pm cocktails performances silent auction art installations
8:00 pm dinner live auction performances
10:00 pm dancing dessert

dress code: dark shiny matter

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To purchase tickets:

Cocktail Ticket(s) | $650 [$600 tax-deductible]. Cocktail hours between 6:00-8:00pm.  For availability, call  +1 (212) 253-7484 x115.

For questions or to purchase tickets over the phone, please contact Erin Wainwright at +1 (212) 253-7484 x115 or email  For all auction inquiries please email


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