This Thursday, acclaimed visual artist Olafur Eliasson and distinguished geologist Minik Rosing will unveil a large-scale public art work in Paris around the UN Climate Summit (COP21). Eighty tons of glacier ice, harvested from Nuuk, Greenland, will be on public display at Place du Pantheon to illustrate the effects of climate change on the planet. The project is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and realized in collaboration with creative sustainability charity, Julie’s Bicycle.
Bloomberg may be the new kid in town when it comes to San Francisco’s hot tech scene, but the global business and financial information and news provider is no start-up. That’s abundantly clear when you see its sophisticated new R&D offices in the South of Market (SoMA) neighborhood: no foosball tables, beer taps or Velcro walls here, thank you very much.
At Bloomberg, we believe engaging with arts and culture helps strengthen and enhance communities. Through Bloomberg Philanthropies, which encompasses all of our founder’s charitable giving, we look to develop innovative partnerships and take bold approaches to increase access to key cultural institutions.
This year marks Bloomberg 25th years in Singapore and as part of our anniversary celebrations; we are launching a one-of-a kind recruitment drive targeted at students in local educational institutions.
Cancer Patient Exhibits the Art the Helps In His Treatment
78-year old Peter Rinaldi displays his art created by engaging in Art Therapy at University Hospital's Case Medical Center.
According to Rinaldi "(Art) gives me not only inner strength, but physical motivation to persevere beyond my body's weaknesses due to illness and side effects from treatment. ... When I am making art, I become very focused on what's in front of me. Concerns and issues I have seem to drop into the background. ... (Art) picks my brain for better thoughts and allows me to tuck the pain away."
Bloomberg was honored to sponsor the 2015 Interaction Design Association’s (IxDA) awards ceremony and conference closing celebration last week at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. The awards acknowledged breakthrough examples of interaction design over the past year. Winners were selected from over 300 submissions and a finalist pool of 72.
Today’s guest blog comes from Anita Chernewski, Lilly Oncology On Canvas Art Competition Director.
Since Lilly Oncology On Canvas was first launched 10 years ago, there have been more than 4,400 life stories told through art. I have served as the competition’s art director since its inception in 2004, which means I have had the honor of receiving and experiencing each and every submission and, on many occasions, the privilege of speaking with many entrants about their cancer journeys.