July 28, 2018, 6:00pm-midnight
The Watermill Center, 39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY 11976
Suzy Kellems Dominik Studio is proud to announce she will be participating in TIME BOMB: The 25th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction in honor of Pierre Bergé the late co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent and founding benefactor of The Watermill Center.
Kellems Dominik’s neon sculpture L'origine du Monde will be auctioned off alongside 100 other notable international artist’s work in collaboration with Artsy to support The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation.
L’origine du Monde, otherwise known as the Origin of the World, is the artist’s examination, amplification, and unadulterated celebration of our shared origin, the vagina. To Kellems Dominik, the vagina is a profound symbol of the common bond shared by all humans, without which life would cease to exist. It is because of this essential role of giving life that the vagina, and the women who bare it, are under constant attack by our staunchly patriarchal society to Kellems Dominik’s belief.
About the Artist:
Suzy Kellems Dominik (b. 1961) is a multi-disciplinary artist and emotional autobiographer known for her fearlessly confrontational work. She draws on the endlessly expressive qualities of film, performance, photography, and sculpture to explore objectification and the male gaze, goddess worship, female sexuality, agency, and her own experience of loss and survival. Her artwork challenges the viewer to move out of their comfort zone, question preconceived notions, and examine conventional definitions of feminism, social justice, and individual liberty. At a time when the discourse on sexual harassment and gender inequality dominate the daily news cycle, Kellems Dominik seeks to encourage the amplification of strong female voices with a focus in self-empowerment, pleasure, and the private-made-public. Kellems Dominik’s work has been featured in New York Magazine, DAZED, The Observer, Forbes, Elle, The Cut, W Magazine, and more.
About the Watermill Center:
Founded by avant-garde visionary Robert Wilson in 1992, The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts supporting young and emerging artists through its year-round Artist Residency Program and International Summer Program, as well as Education Programs, exhibitions and events open to the public.
8 ARTWORKS WE'RE EYEING FROM THE WATERMILL CENTER AUCTION, ART ZEALOUS, JULY 2018
Kellems Dominik's L'origine du monde, a 28" neon vulva from her series, I Can Feel will be available at TIME BOMB: The 25th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction. Watermill International Summer Program participants come from over 25 countries to create installations and performances throughout their grounds during the event. All benefit proceeds will support The Watermill Center’s Year-Round Residency and Education Programs that provide artists with unique opportunities to explore and develop new work.
The Watermill Center will once again bring together the worlds of theater, art, fashion, design, and society for TIME BOMB: The 25th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction. Watermill International Summer Program participants come from over 25 countries to create installations and performances throughout the ten acres of grounds during the event. The funds raised will support The Watermill Center’s year-round Artist Residency and Education programs, providing a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore and develop new work.