Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative
A modern office in Geneva, Switzerland may seem an incongruous place for those who rely on antiquity and personal relationships for inspiration. But to Rebecca Irvin, program director of Rolex’s Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, the contradiction is easily reconciled. Rolex is a company committed to exploring “new frontiers”—even those distant in time. And, says Irvin, Rolex “has a long history of supporting visionary individuals.”
International Arts Program
Hugo Boss. Glam designer. Edgy and elegant, classically sophisticated clothes, purity of line and color. But the fashion icon has other faces.
One such face is Emily Jacir. A multimedia conceptual artist, Jacir is the 2008 and seventh recipient of the Hugo Boss Prize; an exhibit of her work, awarded to her upon her win, debuted at the Guggenheim in February 2009. Her work is provocative, polemical, and disturbing. Her signature piece recaps the assassination of a Palestinian intellectual in 1971. Using photography, performance and video, Jacir’s multimedia “installations” use space and materials in original, radical ways.
As Fondation Cartier’s Hervé Chandès explains, running an art foundation can be a bumpy ride
As director of the Fondation Cartier in Paris, Hervé Chandès has learned to expect the unexpected. When U.S. artist Gary Hill designed an installation featuring a 26- pound block of gold placed in a vat of black oil, Chandès green-lighted the project despite the logistical challenges it entailed.
Utilizing the arts as a means of healing is a growing trend among health care institutions nationwide. An outstanding example of this trend is the Arts in Healthcare Department at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California, where a team of staff members and volunteers presents arts-based complementary therapies to its community of patients.