September 25, 2023


Without Art It's Really Boring!!!

Previous likelihood to see: Rolex Arts Competition exhibition in Athens

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Crowning 20 a long time of its significantly-achieving Mentors & Protégés programme – in which leaders in a multitude of disciplines are partnered with aspiring creatives for a 12 months-very long workout in shared mastering – the a short while ago concluded Rolex Arts Pageant was not only the first to be are living-streamed by the brand name but leaves its have short-term imprint on its host town of Athens. 

In addition to luring many high-profile mentors, like William Kentridge, Joan Jonas, Sir David Chipperfield and Robert Wilson, to the Greek cash, Rolex supplemented the four-working day competition of talks, panel conversations and performances with a week-extensive programme of 12 community talks and activities that accessed 9 lover venues throughout Athens. Just about every experienced been built in collaboration with leaders in the local arts neighborhood to spotlight the continuing artistic legacy of numerous of its former protégés – referred to as fellows – and in some cases the cross-disciplinary imaginative partnerships that have followed on from their participation in the programme. 

Rolex Arts Initiative

Matthias Weischer’s operate, aspect of the Rolex Arts Competition Visual Arts, Group Exhibition ΕΜΣΤ | Nationwide Museum of Present-day Art, Athens 2023

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In the visible arts, a group exhibition is at the moment exhibiting at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (until finally 4 June), featuring will work by Sammy Baloji, Alejandro Cesarco, Masanori Handa, Nicholas Hlobo, Mateo Lopez, Thao Hguyen Phan, Camila Rodriguez Triana and Matthias Weischer. 

And in the area of architecture, a novel group exhibition by 5 fellows who remark on every single others’ perform can be observed until this Sunday (June 4th) at the Benaki Gallery (Pireos 138). Encompassing initiatives by Sahel Alhariya, Gloria Cabral, Mariam Issofou Kamara and Yang Zhao, the programme of quick films is accompanied by gestural objects provided by each individual architect to reveal a lot more about their solution – in maintaining with the resolutely world outlook of Rolex’s Arts Initiative, 1 that in this instance encompasses Switzerland, Jordan, Paraguay, Niger and China.

Nicholas Hlobo at Rolex Arts Festival

Nicholas Hlobo get the job done in the Rolex Arts Festival Visible Arts, Team Exhibition ΕΜΣΤ | National Museum of Modern Artwork, Athens 2023

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Set up view of the Rolex Arts Pageant Visible Arts, Group Exhibition ΕΜΣΤ | Countrywide Museum of Modern Art, Athens 2023

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Rolex Architecture exhibition

Set up watch of the Rolex Arts Pageant architecture exhibition at the Benaki Gallery, encompassing projects by Sahel Alhariya, Gloria Cabral, Mariam Issofou Kamara and Yang Zhao

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The 11th and current cycle of the Mentors & Protégés programme of the Rolex Arts Initiative is presently underway.

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