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Un evento internacional de arte en beneficio de las víctimas y reconstrucción tras el terremoto
Este Septiembre Quito recibe una gran SORPRESA – Un espectacular encuentro artístico que une al mundo del arte de la ciudad por una gran causa: apoyar la campaña Desafío Ecuador de reconstrucción tras el devastador terremoto del 16 de Abril 2016. En esta gran celebración de arte, el público podrá ayudar, al mismo tiempo que disfruta del mejor panorama de arte contemporáneo.
SOBRE SURPRISE / EL EVENTO
SURPRISE es una campaña que mueve la fuerza del arte para apoyar en graves problemas sociales. Creado por ArtAZ, plataforma Europea de promoción de Arte Contemporáneo, con mucho éxito desde el 2009. Para la edición Ecuador, ArtAZ se ha asociado con las principales galerías de la ciudad: Ileana Viteri Galería, Pentasiete Art Studio, Galería Artik, Ghibli, Más Arte Galería y Z Lifestyle Gallery, quienes juntas movilizan la escena de arte local en un gran evento que presentará la magia del arte y su habilidad para crear cambios positivos en la sociedad.
Cientos de artistas – locales e internacionales, famosos y emergentes – así como renombradas figuras del medio crearán obras de arte de formato pequeño (20 x 25cm) Todas las obras tienen el mismo tamaño y todas se ofrecerán por un precio simbólico ($50).
¿Cuál es la sorpresa?
Las obras se firman en la parte de atrás, por lo que no se sabrá la identidad de cada autor hasta después de haber comprado la pieza, invitando a confiar en tu gusto personal y elegir la obra que más te atrae.
La exhibición paralela “Lo MAXIMO” (curada por la curadora Griega y fundadora de artAZ Alexandra Kollaros) presenta lo más fascinante del talento Ecuatoriano, complementará el show de beneficencia, afianzando la interacción del publico con el arte contemporáneo.
LA CAUSA: VICTIMAS DEL TERREMOTO / DESAFIO ECUADOR
Los fondos recaudados de las ventas de SURPRISE serán donados a Desafío Ecuador, y colaborar con los esfuerzos de reconstrucción de las zonas afectadas por el terremoto del 16 de Abril.
Este Septiembre 22 les invitamos a ser parte de esta causa en Galería Artik – Porque juntos podemos hacer la diferencia.
An international art event for the support of the Ecuador earthquake victims
This September Quito is in for a SURPRISE – a grand artistic one that finds the Ecuadorian art world united for a great cause: to support Desafio Ecuador's efforts for the April 16 earthquake aftermath.
Ecuador's top galleries partner with the artAZ art platform in a major event that celebrates contemporary art and its power to bring positive change.
The exhibition will take place in Galeria Artik, between 22-24 September 2016.
ABOUT SURPRISE / THE EVENT
SURPRISE is a charity campaign that mobilizes the power of art to offer solutions to major societal problems. Established by artAZ, the European platform for the promotion of Contemporary Art, it runs to great success since 2009. In Ecuador, artAZ has partnered with the country's leading galleries: Galeria Artik, Ghibli, Ileana Viteri, Mas Arte, Pentasiete and Z Lifestyle Gallery. Together they are mobilizing the entire Ecuadorian art scene to organize a great feast that will introduce you to the magic of art and its ability to bring positive change.
Hundreds of artists from around the world, established and emerging -as well as some renowned figures (including Desafio Ecuador's ambassador Roberto Manrique) will be creating small format artworks. The artworks have the same size and will be offered for the same symbolic prize ($50).
What is the surprise?
All artworks are signed at the back and the identity of the artists will be revealed after the sale. The audience is invited to select based on their unique personal taste.
The exhibition will begin online at artAZ (www.artaz.gr). Artworks will be uploaded on a daily basis through to September 22, when the exhibition will move to Galeria Artik.
The parallel exhibition “Lo MAXIMO” (curated by Alexandra Kollaros), presenting the most exciting Ecuadorian talent, will complement the benefit show, further enhancing the cause and the public’s interaction with Contemporary Art.
Roberto Manrique, Desafio Ecuador's ambassador is supporting SURPRISE
THE CAUSE: SUPPORTING THE EARTQUAKE VICTIMS / DESAFIO ECUADOR
The proceeds from the artworks’ sales will be donated to Desafio Ecuador to support their efforts in working towards the reconstruction of the various zones affected by Ecuador's April 16th earthquake.
SURPRISE QUITO & LO MAXIMO
Artists: Hundreds of artists from Ecuador and around the world
Curated by: Alexandra Kollaros
Opening: 22 September 2016, 19:00
Duration: 22-24 September 2016
Visiting hours: Friday 23 & Saturday 24 September, 11:00 – 18:00
Media Sponsors: Cosas, Casas
SURPRISE Quito - The gallerists team
About DESAFIO Ecuador
DESAFIO Ecuador is a group of solidary young people who work to gather and channel resources wherever they are most needed, in order to improve the living standards of the more unfortunate and promote the country's well being.
Roberto Manrique, Desafio Ecuador: Within all this tragedy I side with the people's desire to help and with rediscovering our ability as a society to offer a hand to our brothers in their time of need.
artAZ is an international platform for the promotion of Contemporary Art. Its main purpose is to build bridges between the different art scenes around the world and promote intercultural exchange.
Alexandra Kollaros, artAZ SURPRISE Founder & Curator: “I am delighted that SURPRISE has reached Ecuador and the art world will once more be there to support an important cause. We have developed an elite team, The level of art is impressive, and we look forward to surprise everyone.”
About Galeria Artik
Galería ARTIK celebrates art and design under one roof, creating environments that deliver art to the public in a dynamic form, complemented with unique decorative objects and proposals of different origins.
Cristina Coo, Artik: After the earthquake everybody wanted to help but didn't know how. It is wonderful that with SURPRISE is the art world has the opportunity to offer real help from their actual standpoint – art becomes a vehicle of social relief.
Ghibli is a multi-artistic platform where art and object become one. The gallery is in permanent dialogue with its setting and its multiple facets: inspired by the street, its denizens and the curious, it is an entity that reinvents itself each month.
Mathieu De Genot, Ghibli: As a curator of Ghibli I am excited to work under the umbrella of a foreign curator who is going to bring a fresh eye on the Ecuatorian art scene.
About Galeria ILEANA VITERI
ILEANA VITERI is a space conceived for the cultural dialogue around modern and contemporary art produced mainly in Ecuador. It vindicates the significance of coherent and rigorous visual language within the contemporary art scenery.
Ileana Viteri, Ileana Viteri Galería de Arte: The Surprise initiative not only appeals to a human cause that touches us closely, but also allows us to easily share plastic creations between artists, agents and the public
About MAS ARTE
+ARTE is a space destined to promote Ecuadorian contemporary and current artists in Ecuador, with an emphasis on supporting emerging artists. It also a platform encouraging the dialogue between different spectators, artistic entities and artists.
Gabriela Moyano, +ARTE: Different art spaces unite for a great cause. Promoting art in Ecuador and creating new alliances.”
Pentasiete is a contemporary exhibition space dedicated in cultural innovation. As well as exhibiting emerging and renowned artists, the gallery manages and produces original cultural events.
About Z Lifestyle Gallery
Z Lfestyle Gallery is a multi-disciplinary space that showcases the various expressions of creation under one roof, powered by the credo that art is a way of life.