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Richie Hawtin to play the Guggenheim

Electronic Music Pioneer Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman is set to perform at New York's Guggenheim Museum on November 6 2013 for the Guggenheim International Gala pre-party.

Richie Hawtin to play the Guggenheim. Photo by Alexander Koch Photography Photo by Alexander Koch Photography

Electronic Music Pioneer Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman) is set to perform at New York's Guggenheim Museum on November 6 2013 for the Guggenheim International Gala pre-party. This unique event will benefit the Guggenheim Foundation, helping the museum to support its many innovative educational, curatorial, and research programs and the exhibition of its unparalleled collections of modern and contemporary works of art.

Hawtin gives a special show in the Guggenheim’s rotunda at the pre-party, which also features an opening musical performance from Matthew Hawtin, a visual artist, electronic DJ, and brother of Richie. The following evening, Thursday, November 7 2013, the benefit gala dinner honors artist James Turrell along with artist Christopher Wool, whose retrospective is on view at the museum from October 25, 2013, through January 22, 2014.

Tickets go on sale October 7 2013.