4–6 November 2016
CURA. will take part in Artissima 2016 with the initiative ARTISTS FOR IAN, the fundraising campaign in support of artist Ian Tweedy. The fair is the occasion to relaunch the online platform, on Beart website, and to present live a selection of the more than 100 remarkable works donated by artists for the benefit.
It will be possible to browse the catalog of all the available works and to see the works by Danilo Correale, Gabriele De Santis, Marco Palmieri, Gianni Politi, Avish Khebrehzadeh, Zoe Williams. Also voluntary donations will be possible and an overview of the complete catalog of works.
In August 2016 Ian Tweedy – one of the most accomplished painters of his generation with over ten years of international museum and gallery exhibitions – has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. A first surgery was attempted on Monday October 24th but failed for a respiratory complication. The new surgery date has been scheduled on December 7th.
While the surgeon in charge is confident of the procedure’s success, in a good scenario, Ian will still lose 30 to 40 percent of sensibility and motion on the right side of his body. With time and physical therapy, Ian should regain almost fully his capabilities, but it will take years and only the cost of the operation, which will be covered only partially by his health insurance, is estimated between 300,000 and 500,000 dollars, without counting hospital stay and future physiotherapy.
ARTISTS FOR IAN aims to organize a number of benefit sales of works donated by fellow artists, to collect donations and to continue promoting projects and events supporting Ian throughout all stages of his recovery. All proceeds will be fully destined to covering his medical and recovery expenses.
ARTISTS FOR IAN is an initiative of CURA. and artist Davide Balliano, with the generous support of the artists who donated their works:
Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Salvatore Arancio, Cory Arcangel, Francesco Arena, Jesse Ash, Adam Avikainen, Davide Balliano, Pedro Barateiro, Mark Barrow & Sarah Parke, Anna-Sophie Berger, Luca Bertolo, Charlie Billingham, Carola Bonfili, Marco Bongiorni, Lupo Borgonovo, Thomas Braida, Peter Linde Busk, Chiara Camoni, Paolo Canevari, Ludovica Carbotta, Cosimo Casoni, Paolo Chiasera, Danilo Correale, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Cynthia Daignault, Tomaso De Luca, Svenja Deininger, Maria Adele Del Vecchio, Gabriele De Santis, Andrea De Stefani, Stanislao Di Giugno, Patrizio Di Massimo, David Douard, Haris Epaminonda, Francesco Fonassi, Anna Franceschini, Luca Francesconi, Oscar Giaconia, Goldschmied & Chiari, Andreas Golinski, Paolo Gonzato, Francesca Grilli, Jason Gringler, Camille Henrot, Hitnes, Helena Hladilova, Yanyan Huang, Graham Hudson, Invernomuto, Sophie Jung, Avish Khebrehzadeh, Andrea Kvas, Emmanuelle Lainé, Jimmy Limit, Emiliano Maggi, Mahony, Benoît Maire, Domenico Mangano, Diego Marcon, Nicola Martini, Andrea Mastrovito, Eva & Franco Mattes, Dave Mc Dermott, Ryan McGinley, Caroline Mesquita, Jacopo Miliani, Adrien Missika, Laurent Montaron, Justin Mortimer, Margherita Moscardini, Matteo Nasini, Nick Oberthaler, Claudio Olivieri, B. Ingrid Olson, Marco Palmieri, Seb Patane, Dario Pecoraro, Nicola Pecoraro, Luana Perilli, Alessandro Piangiamore, Giuseppe Pietroniro, Anna Plesset, Gianni Politi, Riccardo Previdi, Marco Raparelli, Emanuel Rohss, Andrea Sala, Alessandro Sarra, Arcangelo Sassolino, Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld, Maaike Schoorel, Tina Schwarz, Marinella Senatore, Namsal Siedlecki, Francesco Simeti, Alessandro Simonetti, Elisa Strinna, Alberto Tadiello, Gian Maria Tosatti, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Zoe Williams, Andrew Norman Wilson, Viola Yeşiltaç, Duane Zaloudek, Raphael Zollinger, Davide Zucco… (list at October 26, 2016).
Thanks to friends, galleries and institutions who supported the organization and communication of the initiative:
Harold Ancart, Artissima Torino, Artribune, Laura Barreca, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Clearing, Adrienne Drake, Ermes Ermes, Flavio Erra, Ex Elettrofonica, Frutta, The Gallery Apart, GAMeC Bergamo, Ilaria Gianni, Ilaria Leoni, Antoine Levi, Luce Gallery, Magazzino, Gianluca Meo, MiART Milano, Francesca Minini, Monitor, Museo Civico di Castelbuono, Alessandro Rabottini, Stefano Raimondi, Walter Santomauro, Studio SALES di Norberto Ruggeri, Stitger van Doesburg, Supportico Lopez, T293, Galerie Thomas Bernard, Galleria Tiziana di Caro…
And a special thanks to Costanza Paissan, benefit coordinator and BeArt.
IAN TWEEDY (born in Hahn, Germany, 1982) is a New York-based artist and one of the most accomplished painters of his generation. His work has been featured in several exhibitions in international museums, art institutions and galleries: Untitled, New York; Monitor, Rome; The Arts Club, London; Museion, Bolzano; EX3 Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Florence; Studio Dabbeni, Lugano; GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo; Prometeogallery, Milan; MAXXI, Rome; La Maison Rouge, Paris; MAGA Museum, Varese; Galleria Comunale d’arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Monfalcone; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille; Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, and many others.