Special WRR interviews with Director of Live from the NYPL, Paul Holdengräber and Protégé, Poet and Princeton University English professor, Tracy K. Smith among others.
All through the weekend of November 10th, LIVE from the NYPL features programs with master artists including Gilberto Gil, Jessye Norman, Peter Sellars, Anish Kapoor, and Brian Eno. There will be poetry readings, art installation, conversations and site-specific performances, in New York Public Library’s historic public spaces.
Events will include performances by the emerging talents in dance, film, literature, music, theatre, and visual arts who were paired with master artists—Trisha Brown, Zhang Yimou, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Brian Eno, Peter Sellars, and Anish Kapoor, respectively—for a year of creative exchange by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.
The weekend will also feature cross-disciplinary discussions with current mentors Anish Kapoor, Brian Enoand Peter Sellars, as well as Rolex Arts Initiative program advisors José Van Dam and Osvaldo Golijov. Instigated and moderated by LIVE from the NYPL director Paul Holdengräber, the talks will cover a range of topics from mentoring and artistic process to creation and performance. Gilberto Gil and Jessye Norman will also join Holdengräber for one-on-one conversations. Film industry insiders Danny Glover and Peter Scarletwill participate in the weekend as well.
“Rolex is delighted to partner with the New York Public Library to offer New Yorkers the opportunity to engage directly with the art and ideas of this extraordinarily talented group of artists,” said Rebecca Irvin, head of philanthropy at Rolex SA. “Over the past 10 years, the Rolex Arts Initiative has created a community of some of the most inspiring and provocative artists in the world. We have witnessed important, creative collaborations and feel it is important to share that thought-provoking dialogue with the public.
Paul Holdengräber, Director of LIVE from the NYPL, said: “LIVE from the NYPL’s charge is to provoke conversations, offer cognitive theatre, encourage debate, present irresistible performances, and celebrate original ideas. We look forward to speaking with the master artists who have participated in the Rolex Arts Initiative, as well as presenting many of the world and U.S. premieres of work by the emerging artists who were protégés in the program this year.”
Paul Holdengräber, Director of LIVE from the NYPL/ Photo Credit: Jocelyn Chase
“We are thrilled to align our mission with Rolex in promoting artistic collaboration,” said Joy Stocke, Editor-in-Chief of Wild River Review,” and look forward to featuring both established and new artists from the mentorship program in the pages of our international literary publication. This cultural exchange is too often underestimated in the popular conception of true artistic growth. We applaud LIVE from the NYPL and the Rolex Arts and Protégé Arts Initiative.”
TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for all events are $25 for the general public and $15 for students/seniors/Friends of the NYPL.Tickets can be purchased through the website:www.rolexartsweekend.com. For more information about LIVE from the NYPL, visit www.nypl.org/live.
Proceeds from LIVE from the NYPL presents the Rolex Arts Weekend will benefit the New York Public Library.
About the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative
In keeping with its tradition of supporting individual excellence, Rolex gives emerging artists time to learn, create and grow. The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative pairs together promising talents with world-renowned masters in six artistic disciplines—dance, film, literature, music, theatre, and visual arts—for a year of one-to-one creative collaboration.
Since its launch in 2002, the Rolex Arts Initiative has built a remarkable artistic community that connects artists from around the globe. Past mentors have included Toni Morrison, Sir Peter Hall, Wole Soyinka, Pinchas Zukerman, Julie Taymor, Mira Nair, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Martin Scorsese, John Baldessari, and a host of other notable figures. For more information, please visit www.rolexmentorprotege.com.
About LIVE from the NYPL
LIVE from the NYPL is a series of vigorous and provocative conversations, debates, and performances at the New York Public Library curated by Paul Holdengräber, director of LIVE from the NYPL. Participating speakers in the recent seasons have included Ferran Adrià, Reza Aslan, Paul Auster, Tina Brown, Edwidge Danticat, Angela Davis, Shepard Fairey, Umberto Eco, Frank Gehry, Werner Herzog, Christopher Hitchens, Jay-Z, Maira Kalman, Spike Lee, Lawrence Lessig, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Norman Mailer, Javier Marías, Frank McCourt, W.S. Merwin, Toni Morrison, Nandan Nilekani, Keith Richards,
Salman Rushdie, Patti Smith, Zadie Smith, Derek Walcott, John Waters, The Velvet Underground with Lou Reed, Slavoj Žižek, and many others. This Fall 2011 the LIVE from the NYPL includes conversations with Harry Belafonte, Diane Keaton, Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons, Joan Didion, Edmund de Waal, Stacy Schiff, Ariel Dorfman, Tom Brokaw, and many more. To watch short clips of past events go to http://vimeo.com/livenypl. For more information, please visit www.nypl.org/live or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Wild River Review
The online magazine, Wild River Review seeks to raise awareness and compassion as well as inspire engagement through the power of stories. In a climate of repeated media flashes and quick newsbyte stories, Wild River Review curates, edits and publishes essays, opinion, interviews, features, fiction and poetry focusing on underreported issues and perspectives. Praised for “exceptionally interesting interviews,” Wild River Review has published conversations with many leading writers and thinkers including Orhan Pamuk, Elif Shafak, James McPherson, Alain de Botton, Pamela Tanner Boll, Tiffany Shlain, Saadi Youssef and Per Petterson among many others. To find out more about the female-run literary publication, read: Every River Tells A Story.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Kim Nagy: email@example.com or Joy Stocke: firstname.lastname@example.org