Please join Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art for an evening of food art, music, dancing and extravagant folly.
What: The Palace at 4am • A costumed dinner & ball
When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 7pm to 10 pm
Where: Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art | 460 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB
Who knows what could happen in The Palace at 4 am?
The famed Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti’s trace-like sculpture The Palace at 4 a.m. from 1932 was created in homage to a lost love. It is a small and delicate work that imparts the confounding bounds of love as well as the fragility of an intense love affair, capturing the tension between the incomprehensible strength of a fresh bond and the shattering weakness of its potential rupture. The “palace” is the place of residence of a person with wealth, power, social standing, and importance. In both of the above examples that place of importance is shifted onto other entities: love and art. We embrace these reinventions of the palace! The palace is a place that is fragile, a place that can be stormed and broken, a place where anything can happen, a place to worship, love and art. Who knows what could happen in The Palace at 4 am?
This year Plug In will host a one of a kind experience open to 50 special patrons of the arts. One of which should be you! Patrons will gain access to an intimate art auction of exclusive contemporary artworks. The atmosphere will be luxurious, with a feast prepared in our galleries by top chefs, lavash libations will be tailored to enhance desires, and ambient entertainment will fill the air. And this is just the beginning.
The evening will progress into the art event of the season. The Palace at 4am, starting at 10pm, will transform into a lush, rich and decadent Ball in the abandon Bay Basement. We expect hundreds of people to join us at this costumed Ball, for which Plug In ICA will set in motion with celebrated DJs, artist designed decor, musical performances and a collective smashing of a prize filled pinata.
This is a fundraising event! The proceeds raised from this event will keep us FREE and accessible to all. As an Institute of Contemporary Art, our mandate is to provide dynamic programing free to all with a commitment to education. All contributions go directly towards programming, ensuring Plug In ICA continues to provide world-class exhibitions, events, lectures, online projects and education programs.
The Palace at 4am Dinner and Ball | 7pm to 10pm
Dinner and Ball Ticket: 500$
• Includes a multi-course menu prepared by top chefs, tailored libations, select bidding on exceptional artworks. This ticket’s value is an indulgence worth satisfying.
• 1 ticket to both dinner & ball
• Access to art auction
• VIP treatment from start to finish
• Gain benefits as a sustaining member of Plug In, which includes access to hundreds of contemporary art organizations across North America
Plug In ICA Gallery 2 • 460 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0E8
To purchase tickets:
1) Call Plug In ICA during ofﬁce or gallery hours at (204) 942-1043
2) Visit the Plug In ICA Book Shop during gallery hours at 460 Portage Ave
3) Purchase tickets online: https://shop.plugin.org/collections/the-palace-at-4am-a-costumed-ball-dance-party/products/the-palace-at-4am-ticket-a-costumed-ball-dance-party
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For Sponsorship Opportunities please contact: Angela@plugin.org.
All sponsorship packages include tickets to a Chandelier Dinner
Thank you to our Champagne Sponsor: CGM Engineering Ltd. & Tony Mitousis!
We’d like to remind everyone attending that costumes inappropriately representing other people’s struggles, such as poverty, violence, racism, or disability are not welcome. Plug In ICA reserves the right to deny entry or ask attendees to leave who are wearing culturally inappropriate and insensitive costumes. If you are unsure what this means please view the links below. (Thank you to QPOC, Winnipeg for sharing these links).
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art recognizes we are in the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Dakota, Dene, Métis, and Oji-Cree Nations. Plug In ICA is situated in Treaty 1 territory, the ancestral and traditional homeland of Anishinaabe peoples. Treaty 1, was signed in 1871, taking this territory from seven local Anishinaabe First Nations in order to make the land available for settler use and ownership. (referenced from the University of Winnipeg)
Plug In ICA extends our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, valued members, and dedicated volunteers. We acknowledge the sustaining support of our Director’s Circle. You all make a difference.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We could not operate without their continued financial investment and lobbying efforts.
Plug In ICA relies on community support to remain free and accessible to all, and enable us to continue to present excellent programs. Please consider becoming a member of Plug In ICA and a donor at https://plugin.org/support or by contacting Angela Forget: firstname.lastname@example.org
For general information, please contact: email@example.com or call 1.204.942.1043