One More Day To Go Until ArteEast Benefit Auction!


When: Friday, November 30, 2012           

Reception & Silent Auction from 7 to 10 pm
Live Auction at 8 pm (Auctioneer: Aileen Agopian, Senior International Specialist of Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s)
Where: C24 Gallery, 514 West 24th Street


Buy Tickets Online (Buy tickets by Nov 29th for $125 before price goes up to $150 on day of event): \
Place your Online Bids now till November 30th at noon EST at  PADDLE8 This includes a “buy now” option that makes the auction available to international buyers who might not be able to attend the event in New York.  Should you like to place a final bid during the auction itself, you could contact Wafa Jadallah, our Special Events Director, to make prior arrangements. Wafa can be reached at, or by phone at 347-224-3540.

ArteEast is pleased to announce that works in the 2012 Benefit Auction are generously donated by artists representing diverse artistic practices from across the MENA region.  We are honored by this support by so many of our esteemed artist friends, many of whom have shown in important exhibitions around the world and whose works are in major private and museum collections and would like to thank: Adel AbidinHaig AivazianAbbas AkhavanJananne Al-AniTarek Al-GhousseinJowhara AlSaudNegar BehbahaniDaniele GenadryAmirali GhasemiPouran JinchiJohn JurayjNadia Kaabi-LinkeMohammed KazemHuda LutfiJumana Manna,Suleiman MansourNabil NahasIbrahim QuraishiMichael RakowitzZineb SediraHassan Sharif, and Raed Yassin
All proceeds benefit ArteEast Residencies & Commissions

ArteEast is a New York based leading international visibility platform and support structure for art practices from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and its diaspora. With a mandate that includes the literary, visual and performance arts, ArteEast  offers diverse global audiences in-depth access to the contemporary MENA arts, fostering nuanced perspectives on the region’s cultural context. As a dedicated partner to the MENA art sector, ArteEast also promotes regional arts production through support to both artists and arts spaces.

ArteEast launched its Residency Program in 2011 to support the holistic development of the MENA regional art sector. In our first year, we hosted two US-based residencies, the first featured Iranian-Canadian artist Abbas Akhavan at the The Watermill Center and a second residency with Beirut-based arts organization 98weeks at International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP). ArteEast’s 2012 Residencies include Beirut-based researcher Kristine Khouri’s exploration of how the Sultan Gallery in Kuwait and the Residency for Moroccan-French artist Bouchra Khalili’s 2011-2013 Vera List Center Fellowship(for more details see here.

ArteEast is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to US taxpayers.

Written by Mahnaz Fancy
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