New Museum's Virtual Gala

April 2021. Virtual

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, the New Museum presented their Virtual Gala honoring artists Faith Ringgold and Pipilotti Rist. The evening served as the virtual film premiere of Ringgold and Rist for the New Museum’s closest friends, family, and patrons – a global, virtual audience that was a who’s who of the contemporary art world.

The film featured the artists themselves, along with renowned voices from the world of art and philanthropy who reflected upon and honored the impact of each of these powerful women.

Among other narratives, Faith Ringgold was recognized for her consistent activism over decades through her through her story quilts, paintings and children’s books. Pipilotti Rist was recognized for her immersive installations and multi-media work, including her major exhibition, Pixel Forest, at the New Museum.

The evening concluded with an exciting live auction, remarks from Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director of the New Museum, and toasts by Artistic Director Massimiliano Gioni.

Empire worked in close partnership with the New Museum to direct, film, and produce Ringgold and Rist as well as to produce the overall virtual gala and interactive segments.

Empire is a leading producer of virtual events of every kind and has been serving not-for-profit and arts organizations for nearly three decades.

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