Stepping Up for Art @ Gagosian, New York

Stepping Up for Art @ Gagosian, New York

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Ero davvero entusiasta quando India mi ha contattato per collaborare in questo emozionante progetto. È diventato più grande di quello che avremmo potuto immaginare e sono contentissima che stia aiutando una così importante causa.
–Charlotte Olympia Dellal

È incredibile vedere come 20 fra i più ispirati artisti contemporanei, la Gagosian e Charlotte Olympia collaborino a “Stepping up for Art”. Ognuno di loro insieme a uno studente ha realizzato un opera d’arte che aiuterà una causa stupenda che tutti amiamo profondamente “Studio in a School”.
–India Wolf

Le scarpe non sono mai state così! È un’emozione vedere gli artisti di oggi fare un passo avanti per supportare gli artisti di domani a “Studio in a School”.
–Larry Gagosian

 

In collaborazione con Charlotte Olympia e la Gagosian, Studio in a School è lieta di presentare “Stepping up for Art”. Una mostra che aiuterà direttamente l’organizzazione “Studio in a School” e la sua missione attuale che è quella di fornire educazione e istruzione all’arte per le scuole pubbliche più disagiate di New York City. 20 artisti contemporanei hanno realizzato delle versioni speciali della scarpa “Dolly” di Charlotte Olympia.
Ecco un elenco degli artisti coinvolti:

Christo
Richard Prince
Francesco Clemente
Elliott Puckette
George Condo
Ed Ruscha
Hugo Guinness
Tom Sachs
Maira Kalman
Kenny Scharf
Jeff Koons
Cindy Sherman
David Levinthal
Laurie Simmons
Maya Lin
Sarah Sze
Marilyn Minter
Philip Taaffe
Martin Mull
Charline von Heyl

Studenti dalle cinque scuole coinvolte nel progetto (P.S. 196, Bronx; P.S. 45, Queens; P.S. 16, Staten Island; P.S. 139, Brooklyn; and P.S. 75, Manhattan) hanno creato la loro personale reinterpretazione artistica ispirandosi alla “Dolly” di Charlotte Olympia.

 

Studio in a School

Dal 1977 l’organizzazione ha arricchito la vita di più di 800000 studenti nei cinque distretti di New York City, con un metodo unico che unisce artisti affermati alle scuole per insegnare agli studenti a disegnare, stampare, dipingere e scolpire, riuscendo anche ad aiutare gli insegnanti a costruire dei collegamenti fra l’arte e le altre materie di studio.
Studio in a School fornisce programmi per più di 150 scuole, ogni anno più di 80 artisti dedicano più di 45000 ore a più di 30000 studenti, il 90% degli studenti che partecipano al programma provengono da famiglie a basso reddito.

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 I was excited when India approached me to collaborate on such an inspiring project. It has become bigger than we could have ever imagined and I am delighted that it is benefiting such a great cause.
–Charlotte Olympia Dellal

It is incredible to see how twenty of today’s most inspiring artists, Gagosian Gallery, and Charlotte Olympia collaborate on “Stepping up for Art.” Every artist and student has made a breathtaking and awe-inspiring work of art to benefit a wonderful cause that we all love, Studio in a School.
–India Wolf

Shoes were never like this! It’s great to see the artists of today stepping up to support the artists of tomorrow at Studio in a School.
–Larry Gagosian

In collaboration with Charlotte Olympia and Gagosian Gallery, Studio in a School is pleased to present “Stepping up for Art.” The exhibition will directly benefit Studio in a School’s ongoing mission to provide visual arts education at underfunded public schools in New York City. Twenty contemporary artists have created unique variations on the canvas Charlotte Olympia “Dolly” platform shoe.
Participating artists include:
Christo
Richard Prince
Francesco Clemente
Elliott Puckette
George Condo
Ed Ruscha
Hugo Guinness
Tom Sachs
Maira Kalman
Kenny Scharf
Jeff Koons
Cindy Sherman
David Levinthal
Laurie Simmons
Maya Lin
Sarah Sze
Marilyn Minter
Philip Taaffe
Martin Mull
Charline von Heyl

Children from five partnering schools–P.S. 196, Bronx; P.S. 45, Queens; P.S. 16, Staten Island; P.S. 139, Brooklyn; and P.S. 75, Manhattan–have also created special “Dolly” shoe artworks. “Studio in a School truly thanks India for creating Stepping Up for Art,” said Thomas Cahill, President & CEO of Studio in a School. “She is inspirational; even more so, since her peers, N.Y.C. high school students, will be some of the beneficiaries of the project she developed on her own. In addition, we are so appreciative that Charlotte Olympia has donated shoes so that classes participating in Studio programs, one in each borough, could share in and enjoy the creative process that the professional artists experienced. We are so grateful to the twenty artists, Charlotte Olympia, and Gagosian Gallery for presenting the amazing work of the artists and sharing the exhibition with the public, and to India for helping us foster the creative abilities of the city’s youth.”

About Studio in a School
Since 1977, Studio in a School has enriched the lives of over 800,000 children in New York City’s five boroughs with the creativity of the visual arts. Studio in a School’s unique method brings professional artists into schools and community organizations to lead classes in drawing, printmaking, painting and sculpting, and works with teachers to link art with other academic subjects.
Studio in a School provides programs to more than 150 schools throughout the five boroughs. Every year, over 80 professional artists devote some 45,000 hours to almost 30,000 Pre-K through high school students. About 90% of the children who participate in our programs come from low-income homes.