For the 3rd annual American Friends of the Louvre “Soiree au Louvre” Benefit at the French Embassy Cultural Center in New York, XXXX Magazine, “The Untitled Magazine” screened 25 original video productions produced for the publication in an installation of video art and fashion films.
The installation featured 2 large scale projections simultaneously playing different movies on the 2 main walls of the ballroom. The overall effect was visually very dynamic, creating a visual universe fusing fashion and art. The issue, produced by founder Indira Cesarine, who acted as Creative Director, featured original productions by Patrik Andersson, Phanstasmic TV, Jordan Doner, Michael Daks, Kevin Ryan, Edward Symes, Bo Sul Kim, Menelaou & Rueberg, Monika Elkev, David Bower, John Paul Zuviate, Pato Guillamon, Jesus, Sophia Deininger as well several by Cesarine.
Productions screened at the fundraiser by Indira Cesarine included: Violet Aphrodite, Live Art Vol 1, 2 & 3, Ambient Energy, Punk, Pop, The Spell, Psycho Barbie, Kaleidoscopic, Monochomatic Kaleidoscopic, and Four Walls.
The “Soiree au Louvre” event was held at the former home of Payne Whitney Mansion, known as one of architect Stanford White’s most imposing accomplishments. The modern-day home of the French Embassy denotes the classicism and grandeur of the Louvre in Paris. Attendees made their way into the second-floor ballroom, overlooking Central Park. The benefit will help support the American Friends of the Louvre’s $4 million fundraising campaign for the restoration of the Musée du Louvre’s 18th-century decorative arts wing, a voluminous repository for pieces donated by the likes of Salomon de Rothschild, Arconati Visconti, and Stavros Niarchos.
The American Friends of the Louvre (AFL) was founded by the Musée du Louvre in 2002 to strengthen ties between the Louvre and its American public, and to formalize the long-standing generosity of American patrons. Over one million Americans visit the Louvre each year, making it the most visited museum by Americans after the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Through special fundraising events and activities, the Young Patrons Circle (YPC) supports AFL’s mission to raise awareness for the Louvre’s collections and museum expertise and help make the Louvre’s exhibitions and permanent collections more accessible to English-speaking visitors across the globe.
Also see New York ART BEAT’s article on the installation:
For Soiree Au Louvre: XXXX Magazine’s Video Installation at the French Embassy