KUKJE GALLERY
September 2019
1 우고 론디노네뉴욕 소더비(Sotheby’s) 방광암 연구 기금 마련 자선 경매 개최

전시작가: 우고 론디노네(Ugo Rondinone)
경매날짜: 2019년 9월 26일(목), 프리뷰: 9월 19일(목) - 25일(수)
경매장소: 소더비(Sotheby’s), 뉴욕
참여작가: Joe Bradley, Carroll Dunham, Latifa Echakhch, John Giorno, Peter Halley, Shara Hughes, Sarah Lucas, Chris Martin, Adam McEwen, Oscar Murillo, Elizabeth Peyton, Ugo Rondinone, Bosco Sodi, Pat Steir, and Franz West
웹사이트: https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/2019/contemporary-curated-n10116.html

스위스 출신의 세계적인 현대미술가 우고 론디노네가 오는 9월 26일 뉴욕에서 소더비와 함께 방광암 연구 기금 마련 자선 경매 ‘STOP BLADDER CANCER’를 연다. “지난 2017년 방광암을 판정 받았지만, 나는 이 암에 대해 들어본 적도, 이 암에 걸린 사람을 본 적도 없었다.” 우고 론디노네는 미국에서만 한 해 249,800명이 방광암을 판정 받고 165,100명이 사망할 정도로 흔한 병임에도 정작 치료 연구를 위한 기금이 제대로 마련되지 못하는 상황에 주목하고, 소더비와 함께 방광암에 대한 인식 개선 및 기금 마련을 위한 자선 경매를 기획했다. 이에 오스카 무리조, 사라 루카스 등 동시대 미술 작가 14명도 주요 작품을 기증함으로써 이번 행사의 취지에 그 뜻을 함께 했다.

경매 작품을 확인할 수 있는 프리뷰는 9월 19일부터 25일까지 뉴욕 소더비에서 진행되며, 판매 수익은 모두 방광암 연구를 위해 뉴욕 웨일 코넬 의과대학(Weill Cornell Medical College)에 전달될 예정이다. 이번 자선 경매는 방광암을 널리 알리는데 기여할 뿐만 아니라, 방광암 연구를 위한 기금을 마련하고 치료법 발전에 유의미한 역할을 할 것으로 기대된다. ‘STOP BLADDER CANCER’ 자선 경매에 대한 세부 내용 및 입찰 등록 방법은 www.sothebys.com에서 확인할 수 있다.

The internationally acclaimed Swiss contemporary artist Ugo Rondinone has organized a benefit auction titled STOP BLADDER CANCER in order to raise funds for critical research on bladder cancer in collaboration with Sotheby’s on September 26, 2019, in New York. Rondinone writes, “in May 2017 I was diagnosed with high-grade bladder cancer. Like most people, I had never heard of it or known someone diagnosed with bladder cancer.” Noting that funds for research on bladder cancer is relatively low considering the high incident rate of bladder cancer with 429,800 new cases and 165,100 deaths in the United States in 2019, Rondinone decided to partner with Sotheby’s to support bladder cancer research and create awareness. Fourteen contemporary artists including Oscar Murillo and Sara Lucas have contributed significant works to the auction in support of this special cause.

The pre-sale exhibition will be open to the public from September 19 to 25 and all works sold will support critical funding for bladder cancer treatment research at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. This benefit auction will help create awareness about and motivate future funding for bladder cancer research with the intention of improving the treatment of bladder cancer. Further information on STOP BLADDER CANCER, including lots and directions to register for bids, can be found on www.sothebys.com.

[Source from STOP BLADDER CANCER press release]