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Artist support network Blank Forms launches its first annual benefit concert

The show features Marshall Allen and The Sun Ra Arkestra with support from Mike Huckaby and Yo La Tengo

New York based curatorial platform Blank Forms launches its first annual benefit with a concert honouring Marshall Allen and Sun Ra Arkestra in September. “Please join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a special performance by The Arkestra,” invites the artist initiative. Also playing are Detroit house producer Mike Huckaby (who in 2011 released two volumes of Sun Ra edits) and New Jersey's Yo La Tengo. Funds raised will go towards financing next year's Blank Forms programme.

Blank Forms was founded in 2016 by former ISSUE Project Room artistic director Lawrence Kumpf, and its artistic and curatorial committee are Kathy Brew, Nadia Berenstein, Daniel Carter, Steve Dalachinsky, Henry and Margaret Davis Grimes, David Grubbs, Mike Huckaby, Branden W Joseph, Josiah McElheny, Joe McPhee, Tony Oursler, Yuko Otomo, William Parker, Jeff Preiss, Matana Roberts, Marina Rosenfeld and Felicity Scott.

The benefit will take place on 12 September at Ukrainian National Home, New York, with tickets starting at $125 for a seat, appetizers and drinks, and rising to $5000 for a priority front row spot for ten guests.