The Davidoff Art Initiative supports contemporary art and artists in the Caribbean, strengthens art organisations in the Dominican Republic, shares knowledge and expertise about contemporary art, and fosters cultural engagement between the Caribbean and the rest of the world. At the core of the Art Initiative, Davidoff aims to give back to the cultural community of the Dominican Republic, where much of its production and so 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 Residencies offer emerging and mid-career artists from the Dominican Republic and the wider Caribbean the opportunity to spend three months in international partner residencies (Berlin, New York and Beijing).
2013: Monica Ferreras de la Maza
2014: Jorge Pineda, Pascal Meccariello Davidoff International Art Residency in the Dominican Republic Opening January 2015
Davidoff Art Edition
Davidoff Art Initiative invites contemporary artists from around the world to create special editions related to Davidoff products and the Davidoff brand. 2014 Edition Artist Quisqueya Henriquez, born 1966, Havana, Cuba; works and lives in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Davidoff Art Grants assist cultural organisations and institutions across the Caribbean
Davidoff at Art Basel
Since 2012, Davidoff has been an Associate Partner of Art Basel at its global locations in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. During all the shows, Davidoff operates a hospitality lounge in the Collectors Lounge, offering guests an opportunity to experience the brand.
Jun 17, 6pm, media reception and cocktail, by invitation only
This year Davidoff is hosting a series of Artist Talks in the lounge; the Art Dialoguesaddress timely questions in contemporary art, from explorations of the current creative landscape in the Caribbean and Latin America to the evolution of the art markets and exchange with the participation artist in the program. Sound powered by Sennheiser.
Programme of the Art Dialogues:
Jun 18, 3:30pm – 4pm, Art Dialogue with Quisqueya Henriquez; access with VIP and Davidoff VIP only, registration at the Davidoff Welcome Desk, Hall 5
Jun 19, 3:30pm – 4pm, Art Dialogue with Jorge Pineda; access with VIP and Davidoff VIP only, registration at the Davidoff Welcome Desk, Hall 5
Jun 20, 3:30pm – 4pm, Art Dialogue with Mónica Ferreras De la Maza; access with VIP and Davidoff VIP only, registration at the Davidoff Welcome Desk, Hall 5
Jun 21, 3:30pm – 4pm, Art Dialogue with Quisqueya Henriquez; access with VIP and Davidoff VIP only, registration at the Davidoff Welcome Desk, Hall 5
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Sunday, 22 June 2014
Davidoff Cigar Lounge, Terraces of Halls 2.1 and 2.2, Messeplatz, Basel
+41 61 279 36 12
Davidoff Art Initiative
- Opening hour:
During the fair hours | 11am – 7pm
avidoff VIP card or Art Basel VIP card
- Photo credits:
Courtesy of Davidoff Art Initiative