3rd Annual Pajama Party
Auction featuring Guerra de la Paz

Run Dates: June 20th, 2008
Opening Reception: 7pm
Location: 21C Museum
Directions: 700 W. Main St., Louisville, Kentucky

For additional information, a price list, hi-rez images, and/or an artist press kit, please contact us

For the first time, 21c is offering donors an opportunity to purchase a table hosted by a contemporary artist. Upon purchasing a table, donors will receive an original piece of artwork and be able to have dinner with its creator.

The evening will be a fantastical and astounding melange of live entertainment, culinary art with dinner donated by Proof on Main, and many more surprises. Acts include performance art from the 2008 Whitney Biennial, a unique pas de duex by Pilobolus, and a "Bedtime Story" by a mystery guest.

Proceeds will benefit the International Contemporary Art Foundation and 21c Museum in its goal to continue bringing different forms of artistic expression to the public. Special room rates at 21c Museum Hotel will be available for Pajama Party guests.

The following are the artists who have so generously donated their work for our fundraiser: Elena Dorman, Michael Combs, Judy Fox, Adam Stennett, Gaela Erwin, Guerra de la Paz.

Guerra de la Paz has generously donated “Family” courtesy of {CTS} creative thriftshop. Using garments as conceptual DNA, Guerra de la Paz has assembled figures creating a didactic interplay. Each represents their universal role in a hierarchy based on tradition, age and position within the family unit. Grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, teenage girl, a set of boy twins, and a baby girl are the eight figures that constitute “Family.” Facial motifs create recognizable likenesses that instill a sense of belonging, linage, loyalty and intimacy as the group comes together, ready for a ritualistic yearly family portrait.


about the artist: Guerra de la Paz is the composite name that represents the creative team efforts of Cuban-born artists, Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz. What began as an idea for two individual artists to share a working studio in Miami's Little Haiti, has become an ongoing collaboration that has evolved into constant experimentation. The recipient of the 2008 SCOPE Foundation Grant for artist project “Under the Banyan Tree,” they are are represented in the Satchi Collection (London), 21C Museum Foundation (Louisville, KY), Frost Art Museum (Miami, FL), Miami Art Museum (Miami, FL), and The Cintas Fellows Collection.

about the gallery: The International Contemporary Art Foundation is a non-profit, collecting institution that funds and operates the 21C Museum within the 21c Hotel. The Foundation relies on the Annual Pajama Party as its main source of fundraising for the entire year. Proceeds from the party benefit the Museum's general operating fund and allow 21c to continue to share its collection and programs free of charge with the community and beyond. Since the 2006 Grand Opening, 21c has hosted more than 90,000 visitors and presented ten different exhibitions, including both regional and internationally known artists. 21c has become synonymous with the place to enjoy a well-rounded cultural experience. In addition to a rotating exhibition program, 21c has sponsored many Kentucky artists.

  Guerra de la Paz, Family Portraits, 2008, collection of 10 archival prints in assorted frames, edition of 5, print sizes vary from 11x14in (28x36cm) to 4x6in (10x15cm)
Image courtesy of {CTS} creative thriftshop, New York