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Laurie Anderson: Location One 10-year benefit

For Immediate Release:

LOCATION ONE ANNOUNCES ITS
10TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT GALA
HONORING
LAURIE ANDERSON
AND FEATURING A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE AND PREVIEW OF THE EXHIBITION
THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009, 7PM
26 GREENE STREET, NEW YORK, NY

New York, January 15, 2009 Claire Montgomery, Executive Director of Location One is pleased to announce its first-ever benefit gala held on the occasion of its 10th Anniversary. The gala will take place on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 7pm at 26 Greene Street. On the night of the gala, internationally-renowned artist and 2008 Location One Senior Artist-in-Residence Laurie Anderson will stage a special performance.

Fostered by the experimental art scene of downtown New York in the early 1970s, Anderson created her earliest performances in SoHo, where Location One is based today. She has gone on to include a variety of media from music, video, digital art, and sculpture, in addition to continuing her acclaimed performance work. Following the gala, Location One will present an exhibition entitled From the Air: Two Installations and will be open to the public from March 10 through April 25, 2009.

Location One's 10th Anniversary Benefit Gala will be limited to 125 guests, creating an intimate, private atmosphere in which to see the performance and share cocktails and dinner with artists and Location One patrons. The gala will take place as the art world convenes in New York for the Armory Show week.

Proceeds from the gala will fund Location One's International Residency Program, which supports established and emerging artists in exploring new forms of artistic expression. The gala will also support Location One's public programs, which include exhibitions of artwork created by artists in residence, as well as music, performances, and lectures.

Location One's 10th Anniversary benefit gala committee is chaired by Sophie Crichton-Stuart, James Lindon, Alina Pedroso, and Eric C. Shiner. Location One extends special thanks to Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, Havas, Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs and Loews for their early commitment and generous support of the 10th Anniversary Benefit Gala.

Individual tickets to the event are $500 to $1,500 and tables are $5,000 to $15,000. Premium tickets include a limited edition sculpture by Nayland Blake. For ticket sales or further information, please contact Cody Montgomery at (212) 334-3347 or cody@location1.org.


Note to the media:
Please note that advance registration is required for access to the event.

Media Contact:
For more information, images, interviews, or registration for the event, please contact
Cody Montgomery
Location One
T. (212) 334-3347
F. (212) 334-3289
E. cody@location1.org
For more information see: http://www.location1.org/10-year-anniversary/


LOCATION ONE
26 Greene Street (between Grand and Canal St)
New York NY 10013 - tel. 212.334.3347
Subway: Canal Street stop on N,R,Q,W - 6 - A,C,E

http://location1.org
LOCATION ONE
Based in the Soho arts district of New York, Location One is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to fostering new forms of creative expression and cultural exchange through exhibitions, residencies, performances, public lectures and workshops. Traditionally focused on technological experimentation and new media, Location One's residencies and programs have favored social and political discourse and dialogue, and acted as a catalyst for collaborations. With a unique environment providing individualized training, support, and guidance to each artist, as well as exposure for their creations and collaborations, Location One continues to nurture the spirit of experimentation that it considers the cornerstone of its mission.

Location One / 26 Greene Street / New York, NY 10013 / 212-334-3347


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Media Contact: For further information on this exhibition or Location One, or for images or interviews, please contact Cody Montgomery at 212-334-3347 or http://location1.org/contact