Featuring Musical Performances by Azealia Banks and Yves Tumor

Organized by The Shed, New York’s New Arts Center

Under Construction and Opening in Spring 2019

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

On the evening of Thursday, May 10, The Shed welcomed artists, designers, cultural influencers, and leaders in business and fashion to celebrate A Prelude to The Shed, a two-week arts event that has temporarily transformed an undeveloped lot into a dynamic public space for new work and dialogue. Featuring art, dance, music, architecture, and discussions throughout the day and evening, Prelude is emblematic of The Shed’s mission to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture and is sited one block from The Shed’s permanent home opening in spring 2019.

The special evening was hosted by Shed board members Colby and Tico Mugrabi, Andres and Lauren Santo Domingo, and Founding Artistic Director and CEO Alex Poots. The event took place in the temporary structure designed by architect Kunlé Adeyemi with artist Tino Sehgal, and featured musical performances by Azealia Banks and Yves Tumor.



Photo credits: Scott Rudd

Hosts Colby and Alberto ‘Tico’ Mugrabi, Andres and Lauren Santo Domingo, and The Shed’s Founding Artistic Director and CEO Alex Poots welcomed:

Marina Abramovic, Artist; Alexander Acquavella, Owner, Acquavella Galleries; Joseph Altuzarra, Founder, Altuzarra; Alexandre Arnault, Co-Chief Executive, Rimowa; Amy Astley, Editor in Chief, Architectural Digest; Hope Atherton, Artist; Fabiola Beraca Beckman, Film and TV Producer, Philanthropist; Derek Blasberg, Journalist and Author; Nicholas Brown, Managing Partner, Imaginary; Barbara Bush, Co-Founder and Board Chair, Global Health Corps; Suzanne Demisch, Founder, Demisch Danant Gallery; Donna De Salvo, Deputy Director for International Initiatives and Senior Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art; Elizabeth Diller, Founding Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Laure Heriard Dubreuil, Founder, The Webster; Sandy Heller, Art Advisor, The Heller Group; Lazaro Hernandez, Co-Founder, Proenza Schouler; Jeff Koons, Artist; Amy Levin, Founder, College Fashionista; Doug Lloyd, Founder and Creative Director, Lloyd & Co.; Jack McCollough, Co-Founder, Proenza Schouler; Alexandra Michler, Fashion Editor, Vogue; Lily Mortimer, Gagosian Gallery; Robert Mortimer, Focus Point Private Capital Group; Matthew Morton, Co-Founder, ChaCha Matcha; Stuart Parr, Actor; Olympia Scarry, Artist; Izak Senbahar, President, Alexico; Sarah Senbahar; Nicky Hilton Rothschild and James Rothschild; Tino Sehgal, Artist; Kevin Ulrich, CEO, Anchorage Capital Group; Cameron Winklevoss, Co-Founder, Winklevoss Capital Management; Tyler Winklevoss, Co-Founder, Winklevoss Capital Management; and Aaron Young, Artist.

About The Shed
Opening in spring 2019 where the High Line meets Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s west side, The Shed will be the first arts center dedicated to commissioning, producing, and presenting all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture. From hip hop to classical music, painting and sculpture to literature, film to theater and dance, The Shed will bring together leading artists from all disciplines under one roof. The building—an innovative 200,000-square-foot structure designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group—is designed to physically transform to support artists’ most ambitious ideas. Committed to nurturing artistic invention, The Shed, led by Artistic Director and CEO Alex Poots, will work with artists from a broad range of genres and backgrounds, along with innovative thinkers from across the sciences and humanities, to advance culture in the 21st century.