BOMB Magazine Virtual Gala
November 2020. Virtual
Empire was proud to partner with BOMB Magazine to produce their 39th Anniversary Virtual Gala on October 2nd, 2020. The program was livestreamed directly to BOMB’s website and focused on emphasizing BOMB’s theme, The Artist’s Voice, bringing together the close community that BOMB has supported during their 39 years.
BOMB Magazine’s gala featured artists and collaborators previously interviewed or featured in their magazine editions. Empire worked closely with BOMB to develop and produce an original pre-recorded video production and run of show for the program. It featured remarks and performances by Betsy Sussler, BOMB’s Editor in Chief, Jibz Cameron aka Dynasty Handbag, Wallace Shawn, Deborah Eisenberg, Claudia Rankine, Eric Bogosian, Rowan Ricardo Phillips and many more. Artists like Katherine Bernhardt, Kenny Scharf, Dindga McCannon and Lee Quinones showcased some of their art pieces for auction on Artsy, while contributors like Frederic Tuten, Jonathan Lethem, Linda Goode Bryant and Monica De le Torre participated in a fun zoom call together recounting their incredible experiences with BOMB over the years.
The show honored Rachel Harrison, Henry Taylor and Lawrence Weiner with a toast to Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, and a highlight performance from Rufus Wainwright of “Only the People That Love".
Empire Entertainment is honored to have the opportunity to work with BOMB Magazine to help fundraise and support their message especially during these unprecedented times. https://bombmagazine.org/