Fair Highlights include the premiere of 'HEAARTBEAT' a documentary on renowned artist John Chamberlain with two intimate screenings including the Premiere during the Art Southampton VIP Preview
Premiere of 'HEAARTBEAT', an independent documentary that focuses on the art and life of the world-renowned sculptor, the late John Chamberlain, by his stepdaughter, filmmaker Alexandra Fairweather. Susan Davidson, Senior Curator at the Guggenheim Museum will speak about John Chamberlain's life and work prior to the two intimate screenings of the documentary on July 26th and July 27th. Davidson curated the acclaimed John Chamberlain retrospective which was recently exhibited at the Guggenheim this past spring.
By documenting Chamberlain's artistic process and intentions, the film reveals his desire to go out into the world and create art that makes your 'heart beat'. 'HEAARTBEAT' captures the man that the public has not seen before: Chamberlain as a father, a husband, and a friend. As he battles health issues, Chamberlain works fervently to complete sculptures that will leave his mark on the world. In conclusion, the movie asserts that art's true value comes from the presentation of 'unprecedented information' and 'the experience of self-discovery'.
The Ross School's
Scholarship Fund for the Arts
Thursday | July 26 | 7:30PM
$500 per ticket (limited seating)
100% of the revenue generated from the sales of tickets will benefit the Ross School Chamberlain-Fairweather Scholarship Fund for the Arts
Thursday, July 26th - Ross School's Chamberlain–Fairweather Scholarship Fund for the Arts
7:30PM – 9PM - The screening will benefit the Ross School's Chamberlain–Fairweather Scholarship Fund for the Arts.
John Chamberlain, Prudence Fairweather and Alexandra Fairweather created the Fund in 2007 to recognize and support students with a passion for the arts that are in need of financial aid to receive the excellent global interdisciplinary education offered by Ross School. Each year this scholarship encourages young artists to realize their dreams and impact the future of fine arts.
The Watermill Center/Chamberlain | Residency Grant Fund
Friday | July 27 | 6:30PM
$500 (limited seating)
100% of the revenue generated from the sales of tickets will benefit the Watermill Center/Chamberlain Residency Grant Fund
Friday, July 27, 2012 - The Watermill Center Summer Bash Kick-off Event
5PM – 6:30PM – Internationally acclaimed director Robert Wilson will host a VIP Reception in the Art Southampton VIP Lounge. International friends and local supporters of The Watermill Center who are attending their famed gala Saturday evening will be able to kickoff their weekend in grand style in the VIP Lounge at Art Southampton.
6:30PM – 8PM – An intimate screening of "HEAARTBEAT" to launch the Watermill Center/Chamberlain Residency Fund
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - The Big Bang : The 19th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit
The Watermill Center will once again bring together the worlds of theater, art, fashion, design, and society for The Big Bang : The 19th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit.