Save the Date for Lot 49 2017 + Prefigurative Institutions: a symposium + New Music Circle @ The Luminary

Posted by Anne McCullough on February 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Save the Date for Lot 49 2017 + Prefigurative Institutions: a symposium + New Music Circle @ The Luminary

Save the Date: Lot 49 Contemporary Art Auction

lot 49 2017 web flash

The Luminary is pleased to announce our 2nd annual Lot 49 contemporary art auction + fundraiser on Friday, March 24th from 7pm to 10pm.

Lot 49 is a unique artist-centric auction initiated and shaped by artists as an annual fundraiser for The Luminary and a direct means of support for artists in the region and beyond. The interactive auction will feature acclaimed artists nominated by their peers, with participating artists receiving 51% of all proceeds and the remaining 49% going to support our ambitious programs – hence the name, Lot 49.

The auction will include one-of-a-kind works by over 50 artists in a variety of mediums.

A VIP cocktail reception + auction preview will kick off the event from 7 to 8pm featuring complimentary wine and beer, food from area chefs and a first chance to meet the artists and purchase items in the auction. The public event follows from 8 to 11pm with the most exciting contemporary art party of the season featuring DJ sets, interactive bidding, artist-designed cocktails and more.

Tickets to the VIP Preview are $50 and may be purchased online here or by emailing to arrange for physical tickets.

Prefigurative Institutions: a symposium at Louise Dany (Oslo)

Louise Dany Symposium press

On February 10, The Luminary, Louise Dany and Temporary Art Review present Prefigurative Institutions, an experimental symposium on institutional form and futures in an age of social crisis.

Modeled from Plato’s Symposium in which a group of philosophers gathered over a meal to present opposing arguments towards a reconsideration of love, this symposium will likewise gather participants over a meal to present the artist-centered institution as a site of care, contention, and collectivity able to prefigure an altered world. Situated within the domestic gallery space and reflective storefront of Louise Dany (Oslo), the symposium works outward from the home to mirror a new future, stretching out from the dinner table into the street. Featuring intertextual readings, sounds, and objects from a collective of voices, the symposium presents itself and those gathered as a prefigurative institution.

This symposium and additional iterations will be collected for future publication. This program is presented as part of INCA Abroad and is supported by Norsk Kulturråd.

Installation Images for Off Modern: In What Time Do We Live?

off modern installation view

Our first exhibition of the season, Off Modern: In What Time Do We Live?, remains open through March 2nd and opens a new series of interconnected exhibitions over the next six months. The exhibition acts as an atlas clipping together disparate narratives of modernity, featuring work from Elizabeth Atterbury, Bruce Burton, Laura Ann Davis, Vaughn Davis Jr., Jeff Eaton, Assaf Evron, Tatiana Istomina, Nicholas Mangan, David Whelan, and Steph Zimmerman.

To view installation images or for more information on the exhibition, please visit our website.

New Music Circle presents Ikue Mori & Nate Wooley

New Music Circle and The Luminary present iconic experimental musicians Ikue Mori & Nate Wooley (solo and duo sets) at 8 PM onSaturday February 18th, 2017

7pm doors. 8pm concert begins
$20.00 regular admission / $10.00 students and struggling music supporters

Ikue Mori – electronics / computer
Nate Wooley – trumpet


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