CREATIVE TIME SPRING GALA – presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin – honoring new Creative Time Executive Director Katie Hollander, Craig Robins’ dedication to public art, education and the Miami Design District along with celebrating the innovative works of Rirkrit Tiravanija. The exclusive evening — attended by luminaries from the worlds of fashion, art and film — took place at the legendary Brooklyn Navy Yard, which will soon become the new Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory.
Once again, the world’s top artists and art lovers gathered in honor of the New York-based nonprofit that has worked with over 2,000 artists throughout the years to produce more than 335 groundbreaking public art projects. Taking inspiration from the gala’s Miami Design theme, the Bombay Sapphire pre-dinner cocktail experience made a theatrical first impression by showcasing an immersive Miami-inspired pool bar on the Lido Deck, vibrant hors d’oeuvres, bottled craft cocktails along with interactive “South Beach” cocktails and DIY Gin n’ Tonic stations. In addition, Bombay presented an exclusive collaboration with Rirkrit Tiravanija: bite-sized fish sauce ice cream and “Negroni 5 Ways” amuse bouche pairing.
HOSTS: Yves Béhar and Sabrina Buell, Ivana Berendika, Paula Crown, Jeffrey Deitch, Domenico De Sole, Sarah Harrelson, Christian Louboutin, Nate Lowman, Rick Mast, Michael Mast, Vik Muniz, Fernando Romero and Soumaya Slim de Romero, Ellen Salpeter, Franklin Sirmans, Neville Wakefield, and Kara Walker
NOTABLE GUESTS: Anja Rubik & Waris Ahluwalia, Philip & Shelley Fox Aarons, Christian Slater, Fabiola Beracasa, Anya Rubik, Athena Calderone, Lucy Chadwick, Alexandra Chemla, Alex de Corte, Cecilia Dean, Beth Rudin De Woody, Tom Sachs & Sarah Hoover, Meredith Johnson, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Jon Neidich, Prune Nourry, Duke Riley, Rachel Rose, Kate Shelter, Cindy Sherman, Richard Tuttle, and Marlies Verhoeven
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE RECIPES:
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE NEGRONI (consumer friendly)
1oz BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin
1oz Martini Rosso
LIDO ICE TEA (consumer
1.5oz BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin
.75oz fresh lemon juice
1oz hibiscus tea
.25oz simple syrup
.5oz cucumber juice
.05oz St-Germain Elderflower liqueur
Stir with ice and serve into bottle
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ABOUT THE HONOREE, CRAIG ROBINS
Craig Robins has supported public art and creative communities for nearly three decades. A dedicated collector and patron to the arts, Robins has fostered cultural life in his hometown of Miami, as well as across the country. He transformed Miami’s Design District into an international arts destination, presenting commissioned public design and artworks by John Baldessari, Konstantin Grcic, Zaha Hadid, Marc Newson, Matthew Ritchie, and Xavier Velhan; permanently installing Buckminster Fuller’s Fly’s Eye Dome; and developing architectural projects by Sou Fujimoto, Aranda/Lasch,Johnston Marklee, and Keenen/Riley, among others. Robins co-founded Design Miami/ and Design Miami/Basel, the global forum for collectible design owned in partnership with the producers of Art Basel, MCH Swiss Exhibition. He is a member of Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Board of Trustees. In 2006, he was awarded the Design Patron Award by the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. In 2014, with his partners in the Miami Design District L Real Estate, Robins agreed to donate land which will provide the future permanent home of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Miami. Portrait available for download here.
ABOUT ARTIST RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA
Using human interaction as his primary material, Rirkrit Tiravanija goes beyond performance to create socially-engaged conceptual works that blur the boundaries of art in novel ways and bridge the division between public and private. Whether by offering visitors free curry in Untitled (Free) (1992) or inviting strangers to drop by and drink tea together in a replica of the artist’s home in Apartment 21 (Tomorrow Can Shut Up and Go Away) (2002), Tiravanija initiates ways to enable the public to be a part of the art-making process. Tiravanija was the recipient of the Guggenheim Museum’s 2004 Hugo Boss Prize, and the 2010 Absolut Art Prize. He participated in the 2006 Whitney Biennial, the 50th Venice Biennale, the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, and has had major exhibitions at museums including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim.
ABOUT CREATIVE TIME
Since 1974, Creative Time has presented the most innovative art in the public realm. The New York-based nonprofit has worked with over 2,000 artists to produce more than 335 groundbreaking public art projects that have ignited the public’s imagination, explored ideas that shape society, and engaged millions of people around the globe. Creative Time seeks to convert the power of artists’ ideas into works that inspire social change and stimulate public dialogue on timely issues, while initiating a dynamic conversation among artists, sites, and audiences. A vanguard presenter of public art in New York, Creative Time recently began presenting national and global projects and initiatives, making it the only public arts organization with programs that have reached from New York to New Orleans, Haiti to Hanoi, and Dubai to Denver. These projects further Creative Time’s belief in the importance of artists in society and the power of art to raise consciousness, expose injustices, and imagine a better world.