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Winners of SFER IK Award announced
December 2023

The winners for the “SFER IK Award 2023: Art in Nature”, for which András Szántó served as a juror, were announced in early December at a private event hosted by Superblue in Miami, during Art Basel week. First place went to Antoine Bertin, for his piece “The Bat Cloud”. Special recognition were granted to Mari Nagen and Leandro Lima for their work “Siren.” Second place was for Rana Haddad and Pascal Hachem for “Pulse”, and third place to Mika Revell with “Symphony of Circuit and Soil”. Read More call_made

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Art Basel Conversation: The Architecture of the Future Museum
June 2023

As museums seek to become more open, community-centered, experiential, digital, and connected to nature, architects can help realize their ambitions. Moderated by András Szánto, this conversation explores how architecture can lead the way in advancing and enhancing the museum. With Lina Ghotmeh(Founder, Lina Ghotmeh Architecture, Paris), Klaus Biesenbach (Director, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin), Kulapat Yantrasast (Founder and Creative Director of WHY, Los Angeles) and Jacques Herzog (co-Founder, Herzog & de Meuron, Basel). Read More call_made

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Perrotin Store Opens at the Bellagio in Las Vegas
August 2022

The latest initiative of MGM Resorts Art and Culture has just opened at the Bellagio in Las Vegas: a new store by Perrotin gallery adjacent to the resort’s Gallery of Fine Art. The store features prints, editions, publications and artist-designed objects, including exciting items from Toilet Paper Magazine, an enterprise of the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, and Takashi Murakami. As the Art Newspaper writes, “The MGM’s collaboration with Perrotin marks an example of some of the organisation’s strides to bring contemporary art to Vegas tourists, and organisers believe there is value in structuring the experience in the form of a gift shop. The high foot-traffic area arguably has the potential to engage visitors who did not travel to Vegas for its art offerings, offering the promise of a cultural memento to take home from the trip.” Read More call_made

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Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge Winners Announced
April 2022

Working across the fields of art, fashion and design, Shanghai-based Bi Rongrong, Marrakech-based Ghizlane Sahli and London-based Scarlett Yang have been selected as winners of the Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge. Each designer has been invited to use textile to create a unique work inspired by the ethos of Rolls-Royce, as symbolized by the Spirit of Ecstasy figurine. Read More call_made

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Introducing the Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge
February 2022

Muse, the Rolls-Royce Art Programme, has announced the inaugural the Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge, a new initiative celebrating both tradition and innovation. This biennial design project will invite three emerging design visionaries to create unique works inspired by the ethos of Rolls-Royce, as symbolized by the Spirit of Ecstasy, the sculptural figurine that adorns the bonnet of every Rolls-Royce motor car. Through the project, Rolls-Royce seeks to discover new and emerging talents in the design world and take them on an exciting journey. Read More call_made

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Julien Creuzet in Conversation with András Szántó
August 2021

On the eve of his BMW Art Journey, artist Julien Creuzet spoke with András Szántó about his goals for his trip and what motivates his socially engaged practice. “Now is the moment, with the help of BMW, for me go to Martinique and reconnect with this island and these communities, to create an experimental station; a space of freedom and safety, with generosity. It’s an important possibility for me to share my energy, too—what I have learned during the last fifteen years in a different part of the world—and to share my vision.” Read More call_made

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Two ASLLC Projects Featured in “Future: (Is) Now What? A Citywide Roundup of Art Basel 2021″
July 2021

In her roundup of exhibitions and events that took place during Art Basel 2021, Eleonora Milani touches upon the work and themes behind two ASLLC projects, Unfinished Camp and Sondra Perry‘s new work created as part of the Muse Dream Commission, an initiative of the Rolls-Royce Art Program. Read More call_made

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2021 BMW Art Journey Winner Announced
June 2021

Artist Julien Creuzet is the winner of the tenth BMW Art Journey. In a poetic journey that intertwines personal discovery with profound concern for the environment and a generous spirit of sharing, he will center his travels around a geographically and culturally distinct region and his ancestral homeland: the Caribbean. “Creuzet’s journey does not take him to a distant, unknown destination, but rather allows him to return to a familiar place–a place that for him stands for family, youth and education,” said the jury. Read More call_made

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2021 BMW Art Journey Shortlist Announced
May 2021

During this year’s Art Basel in Hong Kong, Art Basel and BMW announced the 2021 shortlist for the BMW Art Journey. The artists include French-Caribbean artist Julien Creuzet, Korean cinematographer Kelvin Kyung Kun Park, and Chinese artist Alice Wang. Launched in 2015, this is the 10th edition of the BMW Art Journey, which sends artists on journeys of creative discovery all over the world. Like a mobile studio, the BMW Art Journey can take artists almost anywhere in the world to develop new ideas and envision new creative projects. Read More call_made

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Fifth Audemars Piguet Art Commission, by Phoebe Hui
April 2021

The fifth Audemars Piguet Art Commission, by Hong Kong artist Phoebe Hui, has been unveiled at the Tai Kwun Center in Hong Kong, ahead of Art Basel, with Ying Kwok serving as guest curator. Responding to the commission’s theme of complexity and precision, the installation is titled The Moon is Leaving Us, because the Moon is slowly drifting away from the Earth. Its main part is an assembly of 48 screens which move in unison. Moving in front of each screen is a fragmentary image of the moon. Elsewhere in the space, a drawing robot, Selena, reconstructs the side of the moon we cannot see. Following the previous four commissions, Hui’s work demonstrates how art can help us negotiate the mysteries of the universe. Read More call_made

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Rolls-Royce Dream Commission Short-form Works Announced
February 2021

On February 26, 2021, Muse, the Rolls-Royce art programme, in partnership with Serpentine Galleries and Fondation Beyeler, announced the four new moving image works created by the nominees for the Rolls Royce Muse Dream Commission: Sondra Perry, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Martine Syms, and Zhou Tao. A single artist will be announced as the winner of the Dream Commission next month and invited to develop their concept. The long-form commission will debut later this year. Read More call_made

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Caribbean Art Initiative exhibition at Kulturstiftung Basel H Geiger in Basel
August 2020

One month after being known in that island is on view at the Kulturstiftung Basel H Geiger in central Basel from August 27 through November 15, 2020. The exhibition serves as the culmination of an intense year-long group effort, and is the product of work conducted over the previous six years to build the organization now known as the Caribbean Art Initiative. Low visibility for Caribbean artists is not due to a lack of artistic talent, but to a dearth of opportunities for international exposure. This first group show of its kind in Switzerland, curated by Yina Jiménez Suriel and Pablo Guardiola, is a step towards filling that void. Read More call_made