Program

The Davidoff Art Initiative supports contemporary art and artists in the Caribbean, strengthens art organizations that work to promote Caribbean art, and fosters cultural engagement between the Caribbean and the rest of the world. It brings opportunity and visibility to the art and culture of the wider Caribbean region—including the Dominican Republic, where much of Davidoff’s production and many of the employees are based—and it extends the company’s long-standing commitment to artistry, craftsmanship, community, and quality.

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Events

Davidoff Art Initiative hosts special events such as dialogues and open studios, involving artists, curators and collectors. Organized in different spaces and venues throughout the world, they are made possible through our partnerships. Additionally, Davidoff Art Initiative wish to share the different events that occur across the globe that includes participation by artists whom have collaborated to make the initiative’s aims a reality.

2017
Mit 29

Atelier Mondial Exhibition

Group Exhibition with the guest artists currently staying at Atelier Mondial’s international residence studios.


YORNEL MARTINEZ ELIAS (HAVANNA)
EDUARDO NAVARRO (BUENOS AIRES)
BRAD RIMMER (FREMANTLE)
CAO SHU (SHANGHAI)
CHARLIE GODET THOMAS (LONDON)

Curator Alys Williams (Director VITRINE Gallery, London/Basel) has woven a … thread between the artistic languages and the works, dealing in different ways with topics such as memory, time and journey.

                                       
Opening hours: 29 November - 3 December, Thursday to Sunday, 2-6pm

Venue: SALON MONDIAL
Freilager-Platz 9, 4142 Münchenstein

Tram No. 11, Tram Stop: Freilager

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Mit 29

Vernissage Atelier Mondial Exhibition

Join us for the Opening of the collective show at Salon Mondial which - including Yornel Martinez Elias, Davidoff artist in residence in Basel.

The Group Exhibition, which features works by current artists in residences at Atelier Mondial, is curated by Alys Williams (VITRINE).

Yornel Martinez Elias
Eduardo Navarro
Cao Shu
Brad Rimmer
Charlie Godet Thomas

Wednesday, November 29th
6pm
Salon Mondial.

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Don 28

Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival

In a historical moment when the very notion of cultural diversity is being threatened from so many angles, a full appreciation of the Caribbean as perhaps the most culturally diverse region in the world has never been more important.  As the crucible of the modern world, the Caribbean has always been a place where people from the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia have converged, and if anything, the conversation around diversity that is currently gripping both America and the UK is one that the Caribbean has already been immersed in for centuries.

Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival aims to celebrate and showcase this diversity by highlighting the most adventurous creatives in film, art and music who are emerging from the region and its sprawling diaspora. We hope you join us for a weekend that explores just how the Caribbean, in all its colorful nuance, is at once a signpost of the present, the past and the future of our ever-expanding world.

The festival was founded by Third Horizon, a Miami-based collective of Caribbean creatives whose first short film, Papa Machete, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 and had its US premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015, before going on to screen at more than 30 film festivals worldwide. It is staged in partnership with the Caribbean Film Academy, a Brooklyn-based not-for-profit organization whose core mission is to support and distribute the work of Caribbean filmmakers.

Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival

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Die 03

Tessa Mars: Producing work that reflects a Caribbean perspective

Join us to enjoy a private tour of El Museo del Barrio’s current exhibitions, followed by an artist talk that features Davidoff @ Residency Unlimited Artist-in-Residence from Haiti, Tessa Mars, in conversation with Harlem-based artist Vladimir Cybil Charlier and Brooklyn-based Shelley Worrell of caribBeing. These #hotartists will focus on producing work that reflects a Caribbean perspective both inside and outside of the region, with special attention to the Haitian experience.

FREE ADMISSION.

Date:
October 3

Time:
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

More information and RSVP: El Museo del Barrio 

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Fre 29

Leasho Johnson: Playing the Fields 2

Third Horizon Film Festival will be presenting the newest work of 2017 exhibiting artist Leasho Johnso>n, in an exhibit entitled “Playing the Fields 2” curated by Christopher Cozier and Nicole Smythe-Johnson. This evening’s reception will be followed by a panel discussion with Johnson, Cozier and Smythe-Johnson, along with Kwesi Abbensetts and Dr. Patricia Saunders of the University of Miami. Complimentary admission.

VENUE:
O Cinema Wynwood
90 NW 29th Street
Miami, FL 33127

DATE: September 29 2017

TIME: 5:30 pm

More Information: Third Horizon Film Festival

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Fre 21

Invisible Universes

Invisible Universes is an exhibition that showcases the most recent works by Mónica Ferreras De La Maza, expanding on works from her most recent residency in Shanghai.


Open to visitors between Monday - Friday 10:00 - 16:00 with the option to make a personal tour with the artist.


Venue: Ateliers Florenz

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Die 04

Jamaica Jamaica! exhibition

Jamaica Jamaica! exhibition:

An exhibition that presents the extraordinary influence that Jamaican culture has had on music, graphic design, fashion and contemporary art, both in Jamaica and beyond.

Leasho Johnson contributes to this exhibition presenting works that comment on the humour and hypersexuality of dancehall.

More info: Philharmoniede Paris

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Don 20

Jimmy Robert in Conversation with Kelly Kivland

A conversation between artist Jimmy Robert and curator Kelly Kivland, in collaboration with the Davidoff Art Initiative at the Swiss Institute .

Please RSVP to rsvp@swissinstitute.net.

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Son 26

Jamaica Biennial 2017

The Jamaica Biennial 2017 focuses on artists from Jamaica and Jamaica Diaspora and feature Leasho Johnson amongst the local artists exhibited.

Specially-invited artists from other Caribbean nations include David Gumbs and Raquel Paiewonsky.

More information here.

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Mit 01

Quisqueya Henriquez at VOLTA NY 2017

Works by Quisqueya Henríquez (Davidoff Limited Art Edition 2014) will been on view at VOLTA NY (New York, March 1-5). 
Recent works from the artist will be presented by the exhibitor Ana Mas Project (Barcelona / San Juan) at the art fair.

Don 02

Mathilde Rosier in Focus selection for Armory Show

Mathilde Rosier is among 12 artist in this year’s Focus, curated by Jarrett Gregory, at the Armory Show.

For more info visit the Armory Show website.

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Don 01

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