New York City, NY (September 18, 2023) – Emerging from the collaborative partnership between the World Poker Tour® and renowned American artist Daniel Arsham, a unique charity event is set to take place at Perrotin in New York to raise funds for the artist’s alma mater, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
On Friday, September 29, Perrotin in New York, one of the most celebrated art galleries in the world, will host the WPT® & Daniel Arsham All-In Charity Event for The Cooper Union. The poker experience has a $2,500 entry fee. The charity event coincides with a major solo exhibition by Arsham that will be on view at the gallery.
“It is an honor to host a charity poker event at Perrotin as we bring together the worlds of poker and art,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska. “Thank you to Daniel for sparking this endeavor to benefit The Cooper Union and lending his influence to the World Poker Tour.”
Since its establishment in 1859, The Cooper Union has advanced an unwavering commitment to provide fair access to a high-quality education in the arts and sciences. With undergraduate, graduate, and outreach programs, Cooper encourages aspiring voices in architecture, art, and engineering to be drivers of positive change and address the critical challenges and opportunities of our time.
“My years at The Cooper Union have been pivotal in shaping my artistic practice. The access to free arts education that the school provides is invaluable to so many people and important for supporting future generations of artists, designers, and creatives,” said artist Daniel Arsham. “I am delighted to work together with the World Poker Tour to give back to The Cooper Union with this project and be part of the efforts to continue its significant work.”
The evening will be emceed by WPT commentator Tony Dunst and coincides with the gallery’s presentation of a solo exhibition of work by Daniel Arsham, in honor of the artist’s 20th anniversary of collaboration with Emmanuel Perrotin. The exhibition, titled 20 Years, will take place in Perrotin Paris (September 2 – October 7) and Perrotin New York (September 6 – October 14), debuting multiple series of work that draw inspiration from the evolution of Arsham’s artistic practice over the past two decades.
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About Daniel Arsham
Daniel Arsham is a New York based artist whose practice spans fine art, architecture, performance, and film. Arsham’s iconic works meld the past, present and future, showcasing the malleability and power of nostalgia, often through references to moments of the late 20th century. Eroded casts of modern artifacts and contemporary human figures, his works are crafted out of geological material such as sand, selenite and volcanic ash. These materials allow for the appearance and aesthetic of erosion or archeological, future relics, as Arsham has dubbed them. Arsham has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Orange County Museum of Art, Musée Guimet, Paris, France; UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Dune, China; MOCO Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; HOW Museum, Shanghai, China; The Cranbrook Art Museum, Detroit, Michigan; and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; among others. Arsham’s works have been exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial, Melbourne, Australia; The Athens Biennale in Athens, Greece; Musée Fenaille, Rodez, Carré d’Art de Nîmes, and Paris La Défense, France; Frieze Sculpture, London, U.K.; The Athens Biennale in Athens, Greece; and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, SCAD Museum, Savannah, Georgia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the New Museum and MoMA PS1, New York, USA; among others. Daniel Arsham is represented by Perrotin gallery.
About The Cooper Union
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is world-class private college of art, architecture, and engineering with a faculty of humanities and social sciences. Founded in 1859 by inventor, industrialist, and philanthropist Peter Cooper, the college is dedicated to his radical commitment to diversity and his founding vision that fair access to an inspiring free education and forums for courageous public discourse fosters a just and thriving world. The Cooper Union’s School of Art curriculum focuses on helping educating artists in the broadest sense, both as creative practitioners engaged with a wide range of disciplines in the visual arts and as enlightened citizens of the world who are prepared to question and transform society. For more information, visit http://www.cooper.edu.
Emmanuel Perrotin founded his first gallery in 1990 at the age of twenty-one. Since then, he has worked closely with his roster of artists, some for more than thirty years, to realize their ambitious projects. Perrotin has galleries in 7 cities globally (Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Dubai), totaling approximately 81,200 square feet of exhibition space. These multiple venues offer flexibility, enabling Perrotin to continue staging ambitious projects and large-scale exhibitions for the varied group of world-renowned artists it represents. The gallery organizes about 45 exhibitions a year, and partakes in about 20 international art fairs. Perrotin represents more than 64 artists and estates, and also collaborates with approximately 33 others. Altogether, the gallery provides exposure to both established and emerging artists of more than 26 nationalities. The gallery also publishes books, special editions, and artists’ objects, available in every Perrotin Store.