Show & Event Info
At a glance...
The 30 works commissioned for this project will be displayed to the public from Friday 16th September, with a gala reception and auction event taking place on the evening of Saturday September 24, 2011. The auction will be hosted by Simon de Pury, Chairman of Phillips de Pury & Company and will end with a live performance from alt-rock phenomenon, The Boxer Rebellion.
Thursday 15 September, closed for private event
Friday 16 September, 10am - 6pm
Saturday 17 September, 11am - 4pm
Monday 19 September - Friday 23 September, 10am - 6pm
Event and Auction:
24 September, 7pm until late
Hosted by The Goss-Michael Foundation
1405 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas TX 75207
Curated by The Future Tense
In aid of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation
The thinking behind RE:DEFINE
For RE:DEFINE all contributing artists were asked to consider ways to incorporate the concept either of defining or redefining in their work.
This could relate to themselves, to another individual/subject, or simply as an esoteric idea.The thematic was developed as a conceptual extension of the amazing work done by the Staying Alive Foundation grantees, who are self-made enterprises making a real difference - both defining and redefining their own lives, their communities and the perceptions of the HIV/AIDS virus around the world. However, naturally we asked each artist to interpret this theme in their own way.
100% of funds raised through sales of the 30 pieces of work will be donated to the Staying Alive Foundation, a remarkable grassroots HIV and AIDS charity with young people at its heart. Read more about the Foundation and its work here.
The exhibition and auction of the works will take place at the stunning new Goss-Michael Foundation facility, which offers 12,000 ft. of pristine architect-designed whitewall gallery space in a prime central-Dallas location.
Founded in June 2007 by recording artist George Michael and Kenny Goss, the Goss-Michael Foundation exists in order to provide a forum for British contemporary art and has shown artists including Michael Craig-Martin, Tracey Emin, Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Jim Lambie, Sarah Lucas, Adam McEwen, Jonathan Monk, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Richard Patterson, Marc Quinn, Eva Rothschild and Gilbert & George.
The show is curated by The Future Tense.
The Future Tense acts as a springboard for a cutting edge roster of emerging contemporary artists, working closely with them to help develop profiles and careers as individual as they are.
Free from the fiscal and creative constraints of a fixed gallery space, The Future Tense exists in the moment, creating 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.
In support of:
EVENT RAISES OVER $750,000 IN AID OF THE MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION
New York / London - September 28, 2011 - The MTV Staying Alive Foundation today announced that the inaugural MTV RE:DEFINE art exhibition and auction, held in front of a sold-out VIP audience on Saturday, September 24 at the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas, has raised more than $770,000 for the charity.