November 14th, (Mon.) 2016, 6:00pm—10:00pm

Bernhardt Design New York | 136 Madison Avenue

 

2016 marks 12 years of More Art. Yes, it’s true—more than a decade of socially engaged public art! Thanks to your continued support we have fostered countless, inspiring and engaging experiences in public spaces across New York City. In honor of more art + social justice than ever before, we are hosting our biggest benefit yet! Join us on Monday, November 14th at Bernhardt Design | New York.

6:00–8:00pm
Cocktail Reception + Auction of Art, Design & Experiences featuring delicious hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a performance by Paul Shapiro Music, and a very special announcement

8:00–10:00pm
Exclusive Gala Dinner serving organic, farm-to-table cuisine by North Brooklyn Farms, accompanied by limited edition More Art merchandise + Award Ceremony honoring prolific artist Hans Haacke + culinary entrepreneur Claus Meyer

More Art Honors Artist Hans Haacke +
Food Activist Claus Meyer

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Hans Haacke (German-American, b. 1936, Cologne, Germany) is known for work that explores the relationship between social, financial and governmental power, as well as issues of free expression and civic responsibilities in a democratic society. Among his most iconic works, Haacke’s installation at the German pavilion for the 1993 Venice Biennale won the artist the distinguished Golden Lion Award. Titled GERMANIA, the work used the pavilion’s architecture as subject to confront its nation’s difficult political and cultural history. Central to Haacke’s practice is this protean approach to process and materials – driven by his sensitivity to a particular physical and social context. In 2014, Haacke was awarded the prestigious Fourth Plinth commission at London’s Trafalgar Square for his work entitled Gift Horse, a monumental bronze skeleton of a horse. Unveiled in March of 2015, the horse displayed the live ticker of the London Stock Exchange on an electronic LED tape, tied like a bow around the horse’s raised foreleg.

For more information, please contact Paula Cooper Gallery: (212) 255-1105 or info@paulacoopergallery.com


Claus Meyer has co-founded the Melting Pot Foundation, with the aim of improving the quality of life and provide new opportunities to vulnerable individuals in Denmark as well as in selected projects abroad. He has inspired a generation to rediscover local Nordic produce through his portfolio of businesses, cookbooks, TV shows, lectures and agenda-setting viewpoints. He continuously strives to push his dream of unfolding the potential of indigenous food cultures worldwide, exemplified by the co-founding and co-owning of celebrated restaurant Noma, Copenhagen (Denmark) as well as restaurant GUSTU, La Paz (Bolivia). While the former has been rated as the World’s Best Restaurant four times, the latter was in September 2016 voted as the 14th best restaurant in Latin America after merely four years.

In August 2015, he moved to New York City with his family to steer the 2016 opening of the Great Northern Food Hall and the adjacent 100-cover Agern restaurant (reviewed by the New York Times with 3 stars, summer 2016) in the City’s iconic Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan. Moreover, Meyer has initiated the non-for-profit culinary project in Brownsville, a vulnerable community in Brooklyn. Here Meyer and his team will establish a culinary education program for local at-risk youth, a restaurant, a bakery and a space serving the local community.

For more information, please contact Christina Heinze, Communications Director: christina@meyersusa.com


Hosting Committee

Asher Edelman
David Goodman
Claudia Gould
Terri Hodara
Fred Hodara
Janine James
Anne Edgar
Jeffrey Jones
Martina Kenworthy
Susanna Mancini
David Ling
John Ryan
Susan Sandler
Lori Sherman
Dan Solender
Tracy Springer
Serena Trizzino
Lynne Whitman


Silent Auction Artworks

Online bidding and auction registration is now closed.

Agern Restaurant, Breakfast for two + a book signed by Claus Meyer.

Aldo Soligno, Port au Prince Dump, 2012, Photograph, 20” x 13.4”

Alfredo Jaar, September 15, 2009, Manila envelope with text and photograph, 13 3/4 “x 9″

Andres Serrano, Cycads (Encephalartos Trispinosus), 2005,chromogenic color print, plexiglass, wooden frame, 16″ x 20″

Andres Serrano, (Cycas Rumphii), 2005, chromogenic color print, plexiglass, wooden frame, 16″ x 20″

Christie Neptune, Tea and Wine, 2008, photograph 11” x 14”

Guided walk through the Cloisters with Ernesto Pujol + Framed photograph. The artist will share memories of his experiences as a Trappist Monk.

Hidemi Takagi, Luna Park, 2014, Digital C-Print, 20″x30″.

Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Cows, 1994, 12 3/5″ x 17 1/3” A.P. 30/50

Joan Jonas, Untitled # 25, 2013, Charcoal on paper, 11″ x 15.5″

Katie Holten, My Carbon Flow Food Web (3rd attempt), 2014, Graphite on paper, 19″ x 24″

Nicola Verlato, Pier Paolo Pasolini Bust, 2013/2016, 3D printed resin, 8x4x4.5

Lowline Lab Tour + Lunch.

The Next Epoch Seed Library Tour with artists Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco

David Bergman, Green architecture consultation

Shimon Atti, NO HERE AND NOW, 2014, Digital C-Print, 9-¼” x 14”

A personal tour of Swale, a collaborative floating food project by Mary Mattingly

Jen Dalton, “Power… Who Has It?”, painting with pencil on paper 9″ x 14″

Anthony Goicolea, Landscape with Head, Ink and Acrylic on double-side mylar mounted to board, 2016, 14″ x 11″

Ofri Cnaani, Personalized performance of “Forever, Elsewhere” + “Future Business: Practice, Practice, Practice” monoprint, 15″x 11″

Cathy McClure, Mickey, 2016, Plastic, battery-operated mechanism, 16,5″ x 8.5″ x 6″

William Powhida, Triangle of Lack, 2016, Silkscreen on Paper, Framed, 22 1⁄2” x 29 1⁄2”

Andrea Mastrovito, Melancholia II, 2013, pencil on paper, eraser, plexiglass frame, 11″ x 8.5″

Veil® Intelligent dual-flush toilet by Kohler

Simona Prives, Black Remnants II, mixed-media animation and site-specific video, kindle fire, custom frame, 10″ x 8″

Yael Kanarek, AND YES I SAID YES I WILL YES, 2016, Sterling Silver Necklace