Fête of the Future

Eyebeam logo expanding and contracting.

Eyebeam is turning 20, and we want to look into the future with you as we party like it’s 2039!

On Tuesday June 18, come to the Wythe Hotel Main Hall for Fête of the Future, a benefit for Eyebeam, will celebrate two decades of enduring support for artists dreaming up new visions for our shared future. As we head into the next chapter, Eyebeam’s commitment to shifting the global conversation around society’s relationship to technology, through art, is reinvigorated and more urgent than ever.

Purchase your ticket here

 

Can’t come? Don’t worry you can still support!

Our silent auction is now taking bids for you to have an artist experience for yourself anywhere in the world. You can also make a donation to Eyebeam to ensure we can continue providing the impactful artist support.

 

Join our closest friends and family to honor and award visionary leaders in the fields of art, design, and technology: Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture & Design, Museum of Modern Art, and Mitchell Baker, Executive Chairwoman of the Mozilla Foundation and of Mozilla Corporation. These awards have been designed by Mother Design and printed by Shapeways.

Come be immersed in visuals created by THE FAMILY with art direction by Eyebeam resident Yo-Yo Lin. Explore one-of-a kind artist-led experiences up for auction from alumni Zach Lieberman, Lauren McCarthy, Taeyoon Choi, and Morehshin Allahyari. Be captivated by a live performance from Jasminfire who has performed with Beyoncé, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar. Then join the dance floor full of your favorite Eyebeam artists, and our esteemed host committee.

For the special VIP Reception at 7PM, purchase tickets at the Singularity level (access for 2). We are excited to announce Cibo Matto co-founder Yuka C. Honda will be showcasing her newest project On/In (音韻 in Japanese meaning phonetics) with musician Akio Mokuno for the VIP hour. You’ll receive special gifts by past residents including DJ Spooky and Nick Hornby in the new Eyebeam swag designed by Mother Design.

You’ll also be acknowledged as a ‘Friend of the Benefit‘ on the night and online, and be invited to intimate fireside chats and studio visits with Eyebeam alumni throughout our 20th year.

Can’t attend? Help make it possible for the Eyebeam’s community of artists and technologists to be there by donating through the Patron ticket or our support page here.

Awards will be followed by a very special toast to Mother Design, who helped us reimagine Eyebeam’s messaging and visual identity launching as part of our 20th year celebrations.

Fête of the Future will be a night to remember with sights, sounds, and special surprises, Eyebeam style. If you share our belief that artists are the ones who can help us find a better version of our future, you won’t want to miss this truly unique evening, in celebration of the impactful support that Eyebeam gives. Don’t wait, reserve your ticket (and some for your friends) today!

Purchase your ticket here.

Host Committee Members

Ayah Bdeir

Kenyatta Cheese

R. Luke DuBois

Veken Gueyikian

Jill Magid

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky

Shirin Neshat

Latoya Peterson

Hrag Vartanian

 

Media Partner

Hyperallergic

 

Supporters

Shapeways

The Wythe Hotel

Mother Design

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VIP Reception from 7PM – Singularity Ticket

Party from 8PM – All tickets

Each ticket is tax deductible at any amount over $85.

For sponsorship opportunities and large ticket purchases please contact [email protected]

 

Accessibility

The entryway and all common areas of the Wythe Hotel are wheelchair accessible including the event space. The Lower Garden is accessible via Wythe Avenue, and the Upper Garden and Main Hall Interior are accessible via the hotel front door at 80 Wythe. All restrooms for the event are located on the basement level by elevator and are accessible.

The closest subway station is the Bedford Ave L train, or the Nassau G train; neither of these are wheelchair accessible stations. The next closest station is Marcy Ave JMZ with elevators at the corner of Marcy Ave and Broadway and bus connections to the B32 which takes you to the Wythe Hotel. For information on accessible transit on the MTA visit this link.

For access requests or inquiries please contact J. Soto prior to the event via email at j.s[email protected] or call (347)-378- 9163 x 1006 (voice only).


Featured Sponsors

AB Bernstein NYCulture Capital One Andy Warhol Foundation The Hyde and Watson Foundation Jerome Foundation MacArthur Foundation National Endowment for the Arts NYSCA Open Society Foundations Atlantic Foundation Capital One Surdna Foundation