Crowning 20 several years of its much-achieving Mentors & Protégés programme – in which leaders in a multitude of disciplines are partnered with aspiring creatives for a 12 months-extensive exercising in shared discovering – the recently concluded Rolex Arts Pageant was not only the 1st to be reside-streamed by the model but leaves its possess momentary imprint on its host metropolis of Athens.
In addition to luring various substantial-profile mentors, such as William Kentridge, Joan Jonas, Sir David Chipperfield and Robert Wilson, to the Greek funds, Rolex supplemented the four-working day festival of talks, panel discussions and performances with a 7 days-prolonged programme of 12 general public talks and activities that accessed nine companion venues across Athens. Each and every experienced been made in collaboration with leaders in the local arts group to emphasize the continuing creative legacy of lots of of its previous protégés – referred to as fellows – and in some situations the cross-disciplinary artistic partnerships that have adopted on from their participation in the programme.
In the visible arts, a group exhibition is at present exhibiting at the Nationwide Museum of Modern Artwork (until 4 June), showcasing operates by Sammy Baloji, Alejandro Cesarco, Masanori Handa, Nicholas Hlobo, Mateo Lopez, Thao Hguyen Phan, Camila Rodriguez Triana and Matthias Weischer.
And in the discipline of architecture, a novel group exhibition by five fellows who comment on each individual others’ get the job done can be found until this Sunday (June 4th) at the Benaki Gallery (Pireos 138). Encompassing projects by Sahel Alhariya, Gloria Cabral, Mariam Issofou Kamara and Yang Zhao, the programme of limited films is accompanied by gestural objects provided by each architect to reveal additional about their tactic – in keeping with the resolutely international outlook of Rolex’s Arts Initiative, one particular that in this instance encompasses Switzerland, Jordan, Paraguay, Niger and China.
The 11th and present-day cycle of the Mentors & Protégés programme of the Rolex Arts Initiative is at present underway.
The Rolex Arts Competition functions can be reviewed on the Rolex web site. rolex.org