Last night, Credit Suisse, Chairman of the Board Urs Rohner, presented an intimate dinner in honor of the outstanding artistic achievements of Christian Marclay at Fondation Beyeler
during Art Basel
. Over the past 30 years, Christian Marclay has explored the fusion of fine art and audio cultures, transforming sounds and music into a visible, physical form through performance, collage, sculpture, installation, photography and video. Incorporating all facets of media into his work, Marclay is truly an emblematic artist of our time. He was recently named one of Newsweeks 10 most important artists. On this occasion, Okkyung Lee, Maya Homburger, and Hans Koch performed an interpretation of Marclays performance piece entitled Shuffle.
In the spirit of this convergence of art, media, and technology, the evening was hosted by Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of Newsweek and The Daily Beast, Dasha Zhukova, Founder of the Garage Center of Contemporary Culture in Moscow and Creative Director of Art.sy, and Wendi Murdoch, Founding Partner of Art.sy. Before dinner, Ms. Zhukova and Mrs. Murdoch will introduced to an exclusive preview of Art.sy led by Art.sy CEO Carter Cleveland.
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Credit Suisse is one of the worlds leading financial services providers. As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management. With its commitment to cultural sponsorship, Credit Suisse is helping to make important cultural achievements a reality, supporting institutions that demonstrate outstanding achievements in their field and foster values that are in tune with those of the bank.
The banks current global sponsorship portfolio includes the New York Philharmonic, the Bolshoi Theatre, the Salzburg Festival, the Sydney Symphony and many others.