The 2013 Guggenheim International Gala has announced two evenings of celebration starting Wednesday, November 6 with a pre-party featuring electronic music ambassador / DJ Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman). The event, which runs 9 pm to midnight, is hosted by the Guggenheim’s Young Collectors Council and made possible by Dior.
Hawtin’s seminal role in shaping Detroit’s electronic dance music scene established his international status as a legend in the field. He is the master behind acclaimed techno imprints Plus8 and Minus, As Plastikman, he took the 1990s techno world by storm with a series of minimalist albums that attracted interest from leading festivals around the world. His performances bring together futuristic sounds and visionary visuals, and his work with technology has put him at the forefront of new electronic music.
Hawtin gives a special show in the Guggenheim’s rotunda at the pre-party, which also features an opening musical performance from Matthew Hawtin, a visual artist, electronic DJ, and brother of Richie.
The following evening, Thursday, November 7, the benefit gala dinner honors artist James Turrell along with artist Christopher Wool, whose retrospective is on view at the museum from October 25, 2013, through January 22, 2014.