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Rolex celebrates art in Venice and announces Mentors & Protégés

Rolex held this Monday an exceptional gala at La Fenice Opera in Venice honoring Margaret Atwood, Patrice Chéreau, Gilberto Gil, William Kentridge, Lin Hwai-min, Walter Murch and Kazuyo Sejima. A special tribute was paid to Patrice Chéreau, who passed awat Oct 7th. Video

With the occasion, Rolex announced its 2014 Mentors & Protégés :

Olafur Eliasson (visual arts) : Denmark (Ref : Danish Pavillion, Venice Biennale 2003)

Alejandro González Iñárritu (cinema) : director, Mexico (ref : Babel, Amours chiennes)

Michael Ondaatje (literature) : novelist, Canada (ref: The English Patient)

Alexei Ratmansky (dance) : choreograph, Russia  (ref : Nijinski Prize)

Kaija Saariaho (music) : composer, Finlande (ref : Polar Music Prize, 2013)

Jennifer Tipton (theatre) : lighting set designer, (réf : Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, 2002)

Peter Zumthor (architecture) : architect, Switzerland (ref : Pritzker Prize 2009)

Rolex Mentors & Protégés Arts Initative 2013

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