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The MTV Staying Alive Foundation today announced the final details of its RE:DEFINE benefit art exhibition and auction to mark the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the AIDS virus, including the full list of contributing artists.
Event curators The Future Tense have assembled an eclectic roster of 30 original works valued at over $1m from some of the world’s most exciting, dynamic and sometimes controversial artists, including painting, photography, sculpture and a large-scale public installation in downtown Dallas by streetartist Ben Eine. The 30 contributing artists are as follows:
Lee Baker, Adam Ball, Peter Blake,Billy Childish, D*Face, Brian Adam Douglas, Elizabeth Eamer,Ben Eine, Tracey Emin, Faile, Shepard Fairey
Katrin Fridriks, Christopher Gascoigne, Pam Glew, Haroshi,Pieter Henket,
Damien Hirst, Jeremy Kost, Joseph Loughborough,James Marshall, Harland Miller, Polly Morgan, Gérard Rancinan, Rankin, Stuart Semple
Jamel Shabazz, Benjamin Shine, Gavin Turk, Dan Witz, Russell Young
Collectors unable to attend the event in person will have a wide range of absentee bidding options, including the ability to both view and bid in real- time, simultaneous with the live event via the following link:
Full absentee bidding information can be found at:
The catalogue for the event can be found at:
Image: Billy Chilish
Hosted at the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas, MTV RE:DEFINE will be
open to the public from September 16th – 23rd with a live auction of all 30 works taking place at an exclusive reception on September 24, hosted by Simon de Pury, Chairman of Phillips de Pury & Company. 100% of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, which encourages, energizes and empowers young people who are involved in HIV and AIDS awareness, education and prevention campaigns.
ABOUT MTV INTERNATIONAL’S STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION
The MTV Staying Alive Foundation is a global grant-giving and content-producing public charity operating in affiliation with MTV Networks International.
In 1998, MTV launched the Staying Alive TV series, which grew to be the world’s largest multimedia HIV prevention and awareness campaign for young people, including documentaries, dramas, public service announcements, websites, events and forums.
In 2004, the MTV Staying Alive Foundation was created, expanding the initiative in to a charitable, grant-giving organization to support youth-led initiatives committed to stopping the spread of HIV in local communities.
To date, the Foundation has awarded 304 grants in 61 countries across the world, distributing over $3 million. The MTV Staying Alive Foundation is dedicated to fighting stigma and discrimination and empowering young people to protect themselves against the disease. The MTV Staying Alive Foundation is registered as a UK charity and as a 501c3 charitable organization in the US.
For more information visit stayingalivefoundation.org
ABOUT THE FUTURE TENSE
The Future Tense acts as a springboard for a dynamic roster of emerging contemporary artists, working closely with them to support all aspects of their career progression.
Free from the constraints of a fixed gallery space, The Future Tense creates unique event concepts and genre-defining projects, curating bespoke spaces and working with affiliate galleries to service a broad
spectrum of private and institutional collectors.
The Future Tense also applies award-winning vision and creative thinking on behalf of brands seeking cultural innovation, delivering uniquely engaging results through a diverse network of collaborators.
Highly socially aware and with strong philanthropic sensibilities, The Future Tense works closely with a number of charitable causes including the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and children’s charity, War
For more information visit www.thefuturetense.net
ABOUT THE GOSS-MICHAEL FOUNDATION
The Goss-Michael Foundation was founded by George Michael and Kenny Goss in June 2007.
The Foundation offers the public a rotating schedule of exhibitions derived from Goss and Michael’s private collection of British contemporary art as well as other institutions.
The Goss-Michael Foundation exists to educate, engage and inspire audiences by presenting exhibitions of British Contemporary art, provide vast resources, educational programs and scholarships
to aspiring artists.
For more information visit www.gossmichaelfoundation.org