Last week, in the midst of auction week hustle and bustle, Creative Time held its annual fall gala at Williamsburg’s Output Nightclub, bringing together a varied group of artists, musicians, designers and nightlife mainstays for an event celebrating the size and diversity of New York’s current creative community.
It was a fitting theme for the event, documenting the increasing influence of Brooklyn on the global arts community, and the guest list reflected it, featuring appearances by Jeremy Deller, Tim Barber, Chelsea Leyland, Casey Neistat, Patrick Li, Dustin Yellin and many more.
The event, hosted by Creative Time board member Jon Neidich, featured a number of multi-media installations, performances and other creative decorations of the nightclub’s expansive rooms. Artist Alex Da Corte delivered a number of large-scale, rubber-dipped roses, which were spread around the event. Nearby, one could view Williamsburg Toile, an installation by Ruffian and John Gordon Gauld, inviting guests to draw on wallpaper depicting Brooklyn landscapes. Unexpected performances, appearances and more popped up over the course of the night, giving the event a multifaceted, carnival-esque atmosphere.
Billed as a “Dance-Art Marathon,” the night also featured sets from JD Samson, Tiki Disco, The Dolls, and more, with guests remaining out on the dance floor until well after 1AM. It was a fitting conclusion for the organization, whose continued eclecticism and presentational flair has defined it as one of the leading arts organizations in New York today.