In celebration of our 20th year, Eyebeam is hosting our first ever Silent Auction of Artist Experiences at our benefit Fête of the Future on June 18. You can also make a donation to Eyebeam to ensure we can continue providing impactful artist support.
Up for auction are four one-of-a-kind experiences, designed and led just for you by illustrious Eyebeam alumni! There is no better way to step inside the world of Eyebeam and the brilliant minds of our artists. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity, available for bidding online and in person the night of the event.
Experiences range from an animated digital portrait by Zach Lieberman, a day of being “followed” arranged by Lauren McCarthy, a private master class with Taeyoon Choi, and a 3D Additivist cooking class with Morehshin Allahyari.
Bidding is easy: just set your maximum bid and the system will continue bidding for you! You will be alerted if someone outbids you, and you can always check back in and increase your bid in increments of $100.
Auction closes both in person and online at 10pm on June 18, 2019. All payments will be processed after auction ends.
The winning bid will receive a private cooking class like no other with artist Morehshin Allahyari, where they will get hands on instruction on how to make a special “recipe” from her book The 3D Additivist Cookbook, co-edited with artist Daniel Rourke. The internationally celebrated cookbook is a compendium of imaginative, provocative works from over 100 world-leading artists, activists and theorists and contains 3D .obj and .stl files, critical and fictional texts, templates, recipes, (im)practical designs and methodologies for living in this most contradictory of times. This experience includes a private visit for you and a loved one to Allahyari’s studio, a short lesson on the history of your chosen recipe along with a complete “cooking” lesson. You will leave the studio with your very own 3D printed object as an everlasting momento from your unforgettable experience!
Eyebeam alum Morehshin Allahyari is an artist, activist, writer, and educator. She was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. She thinks about technology as a philosophical toolset to reflect on objects and as a poetic means to document our personal and collective lives struggles in the 21st century.
Morehshin has been part of numerous exhibitions, festivals, and workshops around the world including Venice Biennale di Archittectura, New Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Pompidou Center, Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, Tate Modern, and Queens Museum. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, BBC, Huffington Post, Wired, and National Public Radio, among others. She is the recipient of the leading global thinkers of 2016 award by Foreign Policy magazine. Her 3D Additivist Manifesto video is in the collection of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.