Dia Art Foundation held Dia Fall Night, an annual gala and after party to benefit its exhibitions, programs, long-term sites, and public and educational programs, raising over $700k. The evening began with a DJ performance by DJ Baby Dee of Gramsci Monument. Following the dinner, electronic music duo Matmos performed a new piece especially commissioned for Dia Fall Night. Matmos’ performance was followed by a DJ set by Peter Makebish.
Dia Chairman, Nathalie de Gunzburg, as well as Dia director, Philippe Vergne and Dia Trustees, Christopher Bass, Frances Bowes, Sandra Brant, Virginia Lebermann, Howard Rachofsky, Marissa Sackler, Jimmy Traboulsi, and Charles Wright celebrated along with collectors, philanthropists and art world notable guests including: George Ahl, Roland Augustine, Michael Avedon, Douglas Baxter, Violaine & John Bernbach, Marianne Boesky & Liam Culman, James Keith Brown & Eric Diefenbach, Molly Duffy Burns, Nan Bush, Ginevra Caltagirone, Judi Caron, Barbara Bertozzi Castelli, Lori and Alexandre Chemla, Sylvia Chidaratanond, Francesco & Alba Clemente, Peter Coffin, Pippa Cohen, Paula Cooper, Beatrice Del Favero, Claire Distenfeld, Frances R. Dittmer, Alexandra & Joe Driscoll, Todd Eberle, Lonti Ebers, Yvonne Force Villareal, Peter Freeman, Arne Glimcher, Marc Glimcher, Thelma Golden, Barbara Goldsmith, Kenneth Goldsmith, Andy & Christine Hall, Rena & Scott Hoffman, David Hundley, Cyril Karaoglan, Tina Kim & Jae Chung, Andrew Kreps, Agnes & Edward Lee, Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Johan Lindeberg, Mark Lohmann, Brice Marden, Matthew Marks, Maria Lynch, Mariko Mori, Peter Marino, Lorenzo Martone, David Maupin, Jennifer McSweeney, Laura Mitterrand, Carlos Mota, Edward Nahem, Daniel Newman, Jacob Pabst, Jack Pierson, Lisa Pellegrini, Caroline & Didier Phitoussi, Diana Widmaier-Picasso, Scott Reeder, Doreen Remen, Diana & Jonathon Rose, Eric Shiner, Gedi Sibony Per Skarstedt, Ingrid Sischy, Leelee Sobieski, Kate & Andy Spade, Lisa Spellman, Galia Meiri & Axel Stawski, Deepak Talwar, A.A. Taubman, Jaime Tisch, Gordon VeneKlasen, Neville Wakefield, Helen & Peter Warwick, Lawrence Weiner, Fred Wilson, Chris Wise, Migs & Bing Wright and David Zwirner.
Dia Art Foundation, founded in 1974, is committed to initiating, supporting, presenting, and preserving extraordinary art projects. Dia:Beacon opened in May 2003 in Beacon, New York. Dia also maintains several long-term, site-specific projects including Walter De Maria’s The New York Earth Room (1977) and The Broken Kilometer (1979), Max Neuhaus’s Times Square (1977), Joseph Beuys’s 7000 Eichen (7000 Oaks) (1988), and Dan Flavin’s untitled (1996), all in Manhattan; the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton, New York; De Maria’s The Vertical Earth Kilometer (1977) in Kassel, Germany; Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (1970) in the Great Salt Lake, Utah; and De Maria’s The Lightning Field (1977) in Quemado, New Mexico. Dia also commissions original artists’ projects produced for the web and produces scholarly publications.
Dia currently presents temporary installations, performances, lectures, and readings on West 22nd Street in the Chelsea section of New York City, the neighborhood it helped pioneer. Plans for a new project space are underway