The mentorship programme sees five of the world’s most admired artists – El Anatsui (visual arts), Bernardine Evaristo (literature), Jia Zhang-Ke (film), Anne Lacaton (architecture) and Dianne Reeves (music) – each mentor an outstanding emerging artist. The mentors and their protégés, who come from across the globe, will spend the next two years in creative collaboration.
The Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative was established by Rolex in 2002 to aid in the transmission of artistic knowledge and craft from one generation to the next.
The programme has since paired 63 of the world’s greatest artists with 63 highly talented younger professionals from around the globe. Rolex announced the new mentors and their protégés at a ceremony at Read more