New foundation launches Oscar Murillo schools project internationally
Gast Foundation organises artist residency programmes
By Gareth Harris. Web only
Published online: 24 December 2013
A major new foundation that organises artist residency programmes has launched its first initiative: a project based in numerous schools across the world by the Colombian artist Oscar Murillo. The Berlin-based Gast Foundation, established by the Israeli collector Dana Sheves, invites international artists on residencies in cities such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Kassel and Tel Aviv.
Artists are given studio space and free accommodation for up to six months. Students in schools in Colombia, Israel and Ethiopia are invited to doodle on desks covered in canvases as part of Murillo’s Frequencies project.
The New York-based dealer David Zwirner announced that he was representing Murillo in September; the same month one of the artist’s works sold for $401,000 at Phillips New York.
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