Tabula Rasa: The 26th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction
The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation and Robert Wilson are thrilled to announce TABULA RASA: The 26th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction, presented by high jewelry Maison Van Cleef & Arpels. Held on Saturday, July 27, 2019, the Benefit will honor Katharine Rayner, philanthropist and long-time supporter of The Watermill Center, and Carrie Mae Weems, one of today’s most influential contemporary artists.
Featuring over 25 art installations and performances, TABULA RASA will unite the worlds of performance, art and design for a uniquely Wilsonian experience. All funds raised support The Watermill Center’s Education and Artist Residency Programs, which provide the time and space for a global community of artists, thinkers and students to live and work throughout the year.
Several artists participating in this year’s Benefit include former Watermill Artists-in-Residence Gillian Walsh, LEIMAY, and the Daxophone Consort with Daniel Fishkin, Cleek Schrey and Ron Shalom. Other presenting artists include Graciela Sacco, Lance de los Reyes, Billy Bultheel and Alexander Iezzi, Stina Fors, Özgür Kar, Jacky Connolly, Jay Tan, Naufus Ramirez Figueroa, and Megan May Daalder. Additional installations and performances will be developed by artists participating in the International Summer Program, working in collaboration with Robert Wilson.