olafur eliasson as next rolex arts initiative visual arts mentor
olafur eliasson as next rolex arts initiative visual arts mentor
oct 21, 2013

olafur eliasson as next rolex arts initiative visual arts mentor


olafur eliasson has been selected as the 2014-2015 visual arts mentor for the rolex arts initiative. he joins six other advisers: alejandro gonzález iñárritu, film; michael ondaatje, literature; alexei ratmansky, dance; kaija saariaho, music; jennifer tipton, theatre; and peter zumthor, architecture (announced on designboom here), who will each hand-pick a protégé from their respective fields to engage in a year of intense collaboration with, offering their time and expertise to support, guide and nurture the young creative’s talent.


olafur eliasson on being selected as the visual arts mentor:it is my experience that teaching and sharing knowledge is as rewarding as learning. teaching is always connected to getting new knowledge myself.’


the names of the new mentors were announced at a special event in venice on october 21st, celebrating the success of the 2012-2013 cycle of the rolex arts initiative.  after seven panels of arts specialists complete a worldwide search for some of the world’s most talented young artists and present their recommended candidates to the mentors, the seven experts each mentor will choose a protégé early in 2014 and begin working with them from mid-2014.

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