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Elmgreen & Dragset Retrospective: Opening Night Celebration to benefit Performa

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 from 9:30 PM to 11:30 PM (EDT)

New York, United States

Elmgreen & Dragset Retrospective: Opening Night Celebration...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Tuesday Nov. 1st 9:30 - 11:30pm:
Retrospective Only
Ended $300.00 $15.99
Tuesday Nov 1st 7:30 - 11:30pm:
Happy Days in the Art World & Retrospective
Ended $500.00 $22.95
Tuesday Nov 1st 7:30 - 11:30pm:
Happy Days in the Art World, Retrospective & VIP Seating
Ended $1,000.00 $37.95

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Elmgreen & Dragset Retrospective

Opening Night Celebration to benefit Performa

 

Opening Night of the Performa Biennial is one of the most anticipated events on New York’s winter
cultural calendar. Performa will celebrate the start of our fourth international biennial with the premiere
performance of a new work by the artists Elmgreen & Dragset. This is the first large performance piece the
internationally acclaimed artists have presented in New York City. The performance will be followed by an
exceptional party featuring a retrospective of live performances by Elmgreen & Dragset.

7 pm           Doors open

7:30 pm     The World Premiere of Happy Days in the Art World by Elmgreen & Dragset
                    Starring Joseph Fiennes and Charles Edwards
                    Directed by Toby Frow     

                    Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
                    566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South)

9 pm           Retrospective, Six Live Works by Elmgreen & Dragset
                    Cocktails and Light Dinner
                    Skylight Soho, 275 Hudson Street (at Dominick Street)

$10,000 ticket package to Happy Days in the Art World and Retrospective with reserved
VIP seating for eight people 

$5,000 ticket package to Happy Days in the Art World and Retrospective with reserved
VIP seating for four people

$1,000 ticket to Happy Days in the Art World and Retrospective with reserved VIP seating

$500 ticket to Happy Days in the Art World and Retrospective

$300 ticket for Retrospective at Skylight Soho starting at 9 pm


About Happy Days in the Art World

The artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, consisting of Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, will present a
theatrical performance titled Happy Days in the Art World that draws references from Samuel Beckett’s play
Happy Days (1961) and Sarah Thornton’s book Seven Days in the Art World (W. W. Norton & Company, 2008).  The production will take place in the tradition of Beckett’s absurdist theater on a traditional proscenium stage with sets designed by the artists. Happy Days in the Art World will feature famous actors playing the artists, and will expand on the duo’s ironic take on contemporary art and the art world’s intrigue with celebrity.

For more information, contact Loren Mullins, 212 366 5700 or loren@performa-arts.org.

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When & Where



Sklylight West
500 W 36th Street
New York, 10001

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 from 9:30 PM to 11:30 PM (EDT)


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