Guernica Celebrates 6
To celebrate six years of award-winning coverage of international art and politics, Guernica is throwing a birthday party on Thursday, October 14, at the powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, NY. The Guernica Celebrates 6! Benefit bash will feature a reading by author and MacArthur fellow Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, and performances by DJ Didi Gutman of the Grammy Award-winning Brazilian Girls, and Brooklyn-based Ukrainian folk-punk chanteuse Alina Simone. Laura Krafft of The Colbert Report and The Wanda Sykes Show will emcee.
“Guernica has a strong tradition of hosting provocative and exciting cultural events, and Guernica Celebrates 6! promises to provide even more of the energy that our readers and community have come to expect from us,” explained co-founder Michael Archer. Guernica’s popular monthly New York City salons have offered the opportunity for writers, readers, and artists to gather together to share drinks and opinions. Recent Guernica events include a live conversation on Obama’s foreign policy with Tariq Ali at Asia Society, a PEN World Voices panel on gender and literary accolades with Claire Messud, Norman Rush, Lorraine Adams and Esther Allen, a conversation with Mia Farrow on Darfur, a sold-out Hudson River cruise, and a discussion on activist Ken Saro-Wiwa which was featured in the New York Times.
Funds raised by the benefit will directly support Guernica’s ongoing mission to expand the grass-roots international arts and literary community. Members of the hosting committee are below.
Partygoers will enjoy complimentary hors d’œuvre and drinks, including beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery. Attendees will also have the chance to place bids on a silent auction that will include a Christo and Jean-Claude retrospective book (Collector’s Edition of 1,000 copies, numbered and signed by Christo), as well as a bottle of 1982 Chateau Margaux (Bordeaux).