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ONLINE BENEFIT ART AUCTION

EQUITY INTERNATIONAL - ARTS & CULTURE

Online Art Auction in collaboration with internationally renowned artist Igor Josifov.

Equity International has an immense honor to announce our online art auction that will be auctioned online at the from May 6 to May 20, 2020. This benefit online Art Auction features masterpieces by internationally renowned artist Igor Josifov including portraits of inspirational leaders such as Nelson Mandela that was exhibited at Palazzo Mora for the exhibition Personal Structures organized by the European Cultural Centre in the context of la Biennale di Venezia 2019.

Artist Biography

Igor Josifov (Macedonian, b. 1986) is a visual and performance artist who exhibits and performs internationally. Josifov began exhibiting his work in 2000 at the International Museum of Art in Norway and has since then exhibited and performed worldwide. From 2009 to 2014, “2-Dimensional” is a performance installation that explores the delicate relationship between the artist and the viewer. This invitational performance art installation is a Pritzker Foundation’s commission, for the opening of the Modern Wing of Art Institute, Chicago, USA. Josifov’s performance ‘2-Dimensional’ became a cultural study that was performed 8 times around the globe: on the opening of Renzo Piano's Modern Wing at the Art Institute in Chicago, 'Aesthetics of disappearance', Al Qasba, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah UAE, the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens, Cite de la Mode in Paris, Le Quatrz in Brest and the Abrons Art Center in New York. In 2012, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje (Macedonia) devoted an artist's solo exhibition: Igor Josifov - selected works (2007-2012), shortly after his participation at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2010. Josifov is renowned for the diversity of his multiple works and the way he uses the human body to share his message about our contemporary world. In his role as a performance artist, he draws on all types of media to create his performances. “Taming fire” - is another monumental work, that began in 2006 until present. It combines performance art and fire drawings. The art of “Taming fire” is a running theme in Igor Josifov’s art. The magic of fire has been a fascination for quite some time. That fascination turns into a driving force that forms a landmark traveling solo exhibitions. Fire in our minds remains the most devastating force in nature; however, when viewing these body of work, one is swept by Josifov’s power to transcend our thoughts to renewal and rebirth. The success of “Taming fire” is the artist’s personal triumph. Igor Josifov participated at the VIII International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Uzbekistan upon an invitation from the European Cultural Center - Russia. In Tashkent Josifov presented two projects. At the State Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan where he presented his installation 'Becoming Clear | Crushing Glass', while at the National Gallery of the Arts of Uzbekistan he performed 'Fire Within'. Josifov took part of ‘Personal Structures - Identities’ organized by the European Cultural Centre in the context of la Biennale di Venezia where he presented his project ‘Че биде’ (It will be) that was exhibited from May 11 until November 24, 2019 at Palazzo Mora in Venice, Italy. This artist possesses talent and uniqueness, traits that explain the continuous and exponential evolution of his career.

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
We all find ourselves in a situation unparalleled to what we are experiencing in this fast changing situation. Health measures continue to evolve quickly across Europe and the rest of the world. The current situation has an impact on the entire world and therefore its our duty at this moment to get united to one cause, by contributing to the nations in their immediate need by our participation providing medical supplies such as: kits masks, Isolation gowns, protective suits, Disposable medical masks, N95 masks, Googles, KN95 masks, N95 masks...etc.
We express our extreme gratitude to all those working tirelessly in hospitals and the care sector across the globe to ensure a swift collective recovery.
Our initiative to contribute in this occasion in collaboration with internationally renowned artist Igor Josifov we are making our call to come together in this Online Art
Join us and let’s come over it together.
Salem Humaid ,
Chairman, - Equity International
LETTER FROM THE ARTIST
LETTER FROM THE ARTIST
A TIME OF REFLECTION AND ACTION The creative courage of creative people can help to overcome the crisis. I am grateful to collaborate with Equity International, the wonderful team of people working together in finding ways to help and to provide medical equipment to the countries in need, In this context I want to make a generous contribution to the national fight against the epidemic.” - Igor Josifov

Help us help countries in need of medical supplies such as medical masks, respiratory machines.