On Saturday, July 27, 2019, The Watermill Center hosted TABULA RASA: The 26th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction, honoring Katharine Rayner and Carrie Mae Weems.
Described 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.
Featuring works by Brian Belott, Billy Bultheel and Alexander Iezzi, Bianca Casady and Ira Anufrieva, Jacky Connolly, Megan May Daalder, Humberto Diaz, Jakub Falkowski, The Daxophone Consort (Daniel Fishkin, Cleek Schrey and Ron Shalom), Stina Fors, Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya: LEIMAY, Liz Glynn, Özgür Kar, Masha Kechaeva, Taeyi Lim, Jesse Littlefield, Lance de Los Reyes, Maria Louizou, John Margaritis, Jokubas Nosovas, Flavio Pezzotti, Tony Piazza, Playlab, Queen of Krump, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, John Riepenhoff, Graciela Sacco, Santiago Sierra, Dorian Šilec Petek with Johan Bark and Cristian Petru Simon, Wiliam Stewart, Jay Tan, James Ulmer, Gillian Walsh, and Dena Yago.
Installations and performances curated by Noah Khoshbin and Ivan Cheng. Auction curated by Micah Bozeman.
Cinematography by Lovis Ostenrik, Leonie Sakuth, Lucrezia Pollice, Alexander Leuschner
Editing by Alexander Leuschner
Assistant Editor, Lucrezia Pollice
Music by Dom Bouffard, Billy Bultheel, Alexander Iezzi, Labyrinth, Bianca Casady of CocoRosie