Dior returns as sponsor for the Guggenheim International Gala
For the third time Dior will sponsor the cultural calendar highlight – Guggenheim’s International Gala in New York City.
The «GIG» is a two-night party to support the museum’s operations — including exhibitions, educational programs and the landmark building.
Set to take place on November 4 and 5 this year, first night is going to be a pre-party hosted by the Young Collectors Council. The event will feature performances by Grimes, also known as Claire Boucher. The second night will honor artists Doris Salcedo and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and late artist On Kawara, who have all been featured at the museum.
The fashion house Dior, as usual, not only gives the financial support, but also invites interesting contemporary artists. In 2013, Dior tapped DJ Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman) to perform the GIG pre-party. Last year, popular British band The xx took the stage at the event. This year, the name of a special guest is still kept in a secret.