Tools for Thought: Rebuild Haiti, Benefit Auction, Sotheby’s, New York, 15 March 2010, 7:00-9:00PM EST
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Tools for Thought: Rebuild Haiti: Contemporary artists from around the globe have been called on to donate ready-made objects for a silent auction to benefit the post-earthquake relief efforts of Partners in Health (PIH). Tickets are currently on sale for $100, with all proceeds from the auction going directly to PIH. The evening will include performances by Patti Smith and friends and cocktails by Apotheke
Xu Bing has signed and donated one of his favorite calligraphy brushes; a brush he has used to create some of the most notable works in the Square Word Calligraphy series.
Other artists who have donated ready-made objects include Steven Sebring, Dan Colen, Marilyn Minter, Cai Guo Qiang, Alex Katz, Kiki Smith, Xu Bing, Aaron Young, Terence Koh, Michael Stipe, Nate Lowman, Agathe Snow, Todd Eberle, Joe Bradley, Mickalene Thomas, Sebastiaan Bremmer, Dustin Yellin, Will Ryman, Carter, Liza Lou, Francesca diMattio, Stuart Semple, Cheryl Donegan, Andrew Cramer, Shoplifter, Todd Diciurcio, Kenzo Minami, Jeff Koons, Jeremy Kost, Robert Knoke, Scott Hug, Gordon Hull, Ohad Maiman, Gregory Christie, Alec Soth, Camilo Jose Vergara, Virginia Vergara, Alexander Norton May, Grant Singer, Hiroshi McDonald Mori, Michael Bilsborough, Alex da Corte, Ellen von Unwerth among many others.
As part of the Hong Kong leg of the 2009 Hong Kong & Shenzen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Xu Bing will offer a series of Forest Project workshops at the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade.
The Forest Project seeks to establish a self-sustaining system that links art lovers in developed countries with local communities in developing countries, with proceeds from the sale of student artwork directed to greenbelt reforestation in developing countries.
Each workshop will accommodate 40 students and will be held from 11.30am-1.00pm. Slots are still available for the following dates: Dec. 13, 19, 20. Jan. 2,9,16,17,23. Feb. 6, 7, 20, 21.
To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the project website.