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Captured: DECADE Celebration Weekend

November 5, 2012

From left: John Bock, Florian Reither, Ali Janka, Susan Philipsz, Wolfgang Gantner, Albright-Knox Curator Heather Pesanti, Tobias Urban, Schuyler Maehl, Albright-Knox Director Louis Grachos, and Yale University School of Art Dean Robert Storr. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

A weekend of events celebrating the special exhibition DECADE: Contemporary Collecting 2002–2012 took place at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on October 26 and 27, 2012. Beginning on Friday, October 26, artists, gallerists, scholars, Buffalo cultural colleagues, and Gallery supporters participated in a series of conversations between artists and curators, the premiere of an installation by Susan Phillipsz in the Gallery’s Auditorium, a performance by John Bock, and a panel discussion on commerce and creativity.

The weekend culminated in a black-tie gala presented by M&T Bank and Delaware North Companies on Saturday, October 27. More than two hundred and forty guests enjoyed a gourmet meal provided by Delaware North Companies, as well as performances by Janine Antoni and Jill Sigman, and the artist collective gelitin.

The Albright-Knox extends its appreciation to honorary chairpersons Elisabeth Roche Wilmers and Robert Wilmers, as well as event chairpersons Penny and Charles W. Banta, Helen and Andy Cappuccino, Victoria Beck Newman and Jim Newman, and Sarah Williams and Robert J. Bodjak.

View Photos from the DECADE Celebration Weekend

This celebration weekend also marked the release of the DECADE: Contemporary Collecting 2002–2012 exhibition catalogue. DECADE: Contemporary Collecting 2002–2012 is on view at the Albright-Knox through Sunday, January 6, 2013.