Davidoff Art Weekend

TheDavidoff Art Initiative has announced its upcoming events and programme for 2014.

Launched in 2012, the Davidoff Art Initiative supports contemporary art and artists in the Caribbean and Dominican Republic, where much of the company’s production and many of its employees are based, bringing opportunity and visibility to the art and culture of the Caribbean region and extending the company’s long-standing commitment to artistry, craftsmanship, community, and quality.

Davidoff Art Weekend

In collaboration with Altos de Chavón School of Art and Design in La Romana, Dominican Republic, the Davidoff Art Initiative is continuing preparations for a residency program for international artists in La Romana. The annual residency for emerging and mid-career international artists from around the world is launching in January 2015 at Altos de Chavón.

“To mark the establishment of the Davidoff Art Residency for international artists, we are delighted to host with Central Romana, Altos de Chavón Cultural Center Foundation, and the Davidoff Art Initiative, the first Davidoff Art Weekend from February 28 through March 2, 2014 in the Dominican Republic. With this Initiative we hope to bring opportunity and visibility to the art and culture of the Caribbean region and build a strong network in the Caribbean and also between the Caribbean and the world,“ said Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, CEO and President Oettinger Davidoff AG.

The weekend is by invitation only and will include dedication of the cornerstone for new artist studios for the residency, meetings with the Dominican arts community in the city of Santo Domingo, and a series of panel discussions at Altos de Chavón.

Davidoff Art Residency

Following the launch of the first residency program in New York, the Davidoff Art Initiative will host two Dominican artists for the Davidoff Art Residency this spring. Dominican artist Jorge Pineda will attend a three-month residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin from April to June 2014 and Dominican artist Pascal Meccariello will attend the Red Gate Gallery Residency in Beijing from May and June 2014.

The application process is also currently open for the next Dominican or Caribbean artists to take part in the Davidoff Art Residencies at the in fall 2014 and at Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin in spring 2015.

In 2013, the Davidoff Art Initiative, in partnership with International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP, New York City), hosted the first Dominican Artist, Mónica Ferreras De la Maza to take part in the Davidoff Art Residency program. 

Davidoff Art Dialogues

The Davidoff Art Initiative will host its first 2014 Art Dialogue titled, “The View from the Other Side: International Arts Organizations Engage with Latin America”. The panel discussion will take place during ARCO Madrid 2014 on Saturday, February 22 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Moderated by András Szántó, Chief Consultant to the Davidoff Art Initiative Art Advisory Committee, the participants will include Irene Hofmann, Director and Chief Curator of Site Santa Fe and Biennial Director of the upcoming series, SITElines, Paloma Martin Llopis, Collector and Latin American market expert, Julieta González, Senior Curator at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City and Adjunct Curator at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York, and Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America.

The second Davidoff Art Dialogue hosted in collaboration with Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art will take place in Beijing at the UCCA on May 10, 2014. Moderated by Philip Tinari, UCCA’s Beijing-based director, this panel discussion is entitled “The Collector as Patron”, the second in a series on “Art Collecting in China”.

The Davidoff Art Initiative’s four global program areas are: Davidoff Art Residency, Davidoff Art Dialogues, Davidoff Art Grants, and Davidoff Art Editions.

  • Open:
    Friday, 28 February 2014
  • Close:
    Sunday, 02 March 2014
  • Address:
    Altos de Chavon, La Romana and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Mail:
  • Phone:
    +41 61 279 36 12
  • Web:
    Davidoff Art Initiative
  • Admission:
    By invitation only
  • Photo credits:
    Jorge Pineda: El bosque, 2004, courtesy of the artist and Davidoff

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