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Sunday, September 14, 2008
Connaissez-vous le Rolex Institute? Ce n'est pas "que" du mécénat culturel comme on peut le penser. Copy/Paste:
"The Rolex Institute is an international philanthropic organization of the world famous quality watch maker Rolex S.A. (Founded: 1905; Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland) that was founded with the aim of encouraging and bringing increased recognition to visionary individuals who make a meaningful contribution to the world in which we live through their exceptional talent, quality and achievements in the fields of science, culture, education and the arts. The philanthropic activities of Rolex are driven by the same type of strong will that characterized the company’s founder, Hans Wilsdorf, a man known for his spirit of enterprise, devotion to the pursuit of innovative technologies in watch-making and cultivating the potential of his employees.
The highly unique corporate philanthropy programs of the Rolex Institute include the Rolex Awards program that recognizes individuals for achievements in the fields of science, technology, environmental preservation and preservation of cultural heritage, and the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative that seeks to help young artists in the fields of dance, literature, film, theatre, visual arts and music to reach their full potential. An office has been established to administer each of the Institute’s programs and be responsible for the extensive process of selecting candidates for the awards or support programs and making the final award decisions based on the opinions of advisory panels made up of experts in the respective fields. These efforts to find new talent from a variety of perspectives that transcend genre, culture and generation."

Savez-vous par exemple que l'écrivain Tahar Ben Jelloun (son site perso est ici) fut un des "mentors & protégés" de littérature en 2006? Très belle photo du père Tahar ici d'ailleurs. La vidéo ici vaut le détour. :-).

Mais ce qui a lu plus attiré mon attention est le projet Ashes and Snow qui promeut l'oeuvre de l'artiste canadien Grégory Colbert. Un mélange de vidéos et de photoraphies, un fond musical interrogeant l'existence de l'homme et de l'animal, à travers 40 expéditions en Namibie, Egypte, Inde etc. Un véritable plaisir sensoriel. Enjoy :-)


posted by Amine at 1:43 PM |


At 9/14/2008 05:31:00 PM, Anonymous Naim

Excellente découverte et de magnifiques photographies. Merci


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