Art, sport and life

By July 26, 2009 Art No Comments

It’s not very often that these three things come together with as mush success as they have at a new exhibition called ‘STAGES‘. Instigated by legendary cyclist, art lover and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong with fellow art lover and CEO of Nike, Mark Parker.  The aim of the exhibition is to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer, it includes work from over twenty artists;  each artist has produced a unique piece, inspired by Lance as both a cyclist and cancer survivor.

It follows hot on the heels of the much publicised cycles that Lance has ridden in this years Tour De France, designed by artists and designers such as Damien Hirst and Marc Newson, as part of Lance’s LIVESTRONG global strategy to put fighting cancer at the top of the agenda across the world.

Here at the Heterarchy studio we enjoy both art and cycling, so for us the work produced for this exhibition is particularly interesting.  It’s fascinating to see how artists from around the globe have interpreted the brief in very different ways, many citing direct personal experiences with cancer sufferers and survivors.  The Stages exhibition is on at the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris until August 8th, however you can see it all at the website – go check it out…

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