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Dia Art Foundation, started by Phillipa de Menil, Dash Snow's great aunt, held its annual Spring Benefit at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries this Sunday afternoon with co-chairs Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler. Chloe Sevigny, violin virtuoso Hahn-Bin, philanthropists Stacey and Matthew Bronfman, Amy Cappellazzo of Christie’s, and other guests enjoyed coffee in the garden followed by a performance of Robert Whitman’s multimedia installation MoonRain, lunch, and a gallery tour with curator Yasmil Raymond. Take a look!
Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries is situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York in a former Nabisco box-printing facility that was renovated by Dia with artist Robert Irwin and architect OpenOffice. The 240,000 square feet holds large-scale installations, paintings, and sculptures including Andy Warhol’s 1978–79 multipart work Shadows; Dan Flavin’s series of fluorescent light monuments to V. Tatlin; Richard Serra’s monumental steel sculptures Torqued Ellipses; and Michael Heizer’s North, East, South, West among others.
Robert Whitman's MoonRain is based on the 18th century Japanese ghost stories by Uedia Akinari and set inside a fog environment designed by artist Fujiko Nakaya.