Hosted by Mai Ueda


Special video appearance by Benicio del Toro


Performance by New Optimism (Miho Hatori from Cibo Matto, Mary Carter & Guests)


Speech by Joan Jonas, Joseph Mizzi and Noritoshi Hirakawa


Auction conducted by Brook Hazelton


Tea Ceremony by Urasenke Chanoyu Society of New York


Music performance by Sahba Sizdahkani


Cocktails by Emilie Baltz


Hors d'oeuvres by Miss Lily’s and Café Gitane


DJ Empire des Sens


Directed by Helen Homan Wu




Mariko Mori, Christopher Williams, Takashi Murakami, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Kunie Sugiura, Hernan Bas, Ei Arakawa, Kiki Smith, Farhad Moshiri, Kimsooja, Bryan Hunt, Masato Kobayashi, Martin Munkasci, Mitsuko Miwa, Mihyun Kang, Kazuyuki Takezaki, Yojiro Imasaka, John Miller, Mayumi Terada, Gianni Motti, Xavier Veilhan, David Reed, Kevin Bartelme, Aura Rosenberg, Rinko Kawauchi, Tatsuo Miyajima, Paul Miller, Noritoshi Hirakawa


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Benefit Partners

14+ Foundation, Artist Pension Trust, MutualArt, Paddle8, Kreemart, House of Waris, Gianni Jetzer,

Serge Becker, Art for the World, Urasenke Chanoyu Society of New York, Avant Collective and all TITD members


 Gallery Partners

Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Tomio Koyama Gallery,

Shiraishi Contemporary Art, Gallery HAM,

Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, Howard Greenberg Gallery,

Taka Ishii Gallery, Shugoarts, Gallery360, Vohn Gallery,

Bjorn Ressle Art Projects, Lisson Gallery,

MISAKO & ROSEN, Kai Matsumiya



Hauser and Wirth, Lisson Gallery, Greene Naftali Gallery


Benefit Advisers

Bridget Finn


* The evening's proceeds will go towards creating art retreat program in Singapore for children in Fukushima.


** All sales of tickets, artwork and donations are tax deductable. Payments will go to TODAY IS THE DAY, INC, New York - 501(c)(3)


If you cannot attend the event and would like to make a donation, visit:



Noritoshi Hirakawa, Founder

P. O. Box 1605, Wall Street Station

New York, NY 10268



Communications & Event Agency


Helen Homan Wu, Director of Event



Avant Collective

Deanne Yee

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Supporting Partners

About Today is the Day


TODAY IS THE DAY is a visionary foundation based in Hiroshima Japan. Its goal will be to reveal consciousness as the starting point of every person’s awareness. Through its year-round activities using the forms of art, music, dance, performance, lecture, video, film, and exhibitions, the foundation will pursue its purpose: to inspire an art of free will and autonomy. Today is the Day is a registered non-profit organization in New York, Singapore, and Hiroshima, Japan.



TITD Foundation Members


Marina Abramović | Lawrence Weiner | Luc Tuymans | Yoshitomo Nara |

Benicio Del Toro | Chris Dercon | David Elliott | William Forsythe |

Christopher Williams | Ann Goldstein | Noritoshi Hirakawa | Joan Jonas |

Arto Lindsay | Tsuyoshi Ozawa | David A. Ross | Carolee Schneemann |

Adelina von Furstenberg | Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Kazuki Chiga |

among others









TITD’s Upcoming Activities:


Core Program

Art Retreat Exchange & Cultivation Program in Singapore

The program was created by a group of multinational individuals sharing the common vision of supporting children to achieve their full potential. The recovery of Fukushima from the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear catastrophe is a truly multi-generational effort. Our hope is to foster an environment of mutual learning and empowerment, together with children in Singapore, we aim to provide this program every year.


Satellite Program

TODAY IS THE DAY Traveling Exhibition

A project for preserving cultural heritage with a global perspective

Watari-Um Museum (May - June); Miyauchi Art Foundation, Hiroshima (July - August)


Participating Artists:

Joan Jonas, Lawrence Weiner, Yoshitomo Nara, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Jean-Luc Vilmouth, Arto Lindsay, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Henk Visch, Piplotti Rist, Luc Tuymans, complete program will be announced at the benefit.