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THE PATRONS CIRCLE

THE PATRONS CIRCLE

Artour Patrons Circle brings together inspiring personalities and philanthropists worldwide, who have a commitment to art and culture and share Artour values.

Artour Patrons play a critical role in helping Artour grow and enable immersive experiences, with the focus on discoveries and emotions, and innovative learning projects through art journeys in Europe and beyond, interacting with extraordinary settings.

Patrons will also be key enablers of the Artour Mentoring Program, by inspiring Artourians and sharing success stories and life-experiences. Each Patron will be mentoring the most distinguished Artourians through their social involvement, and building everlasting and inspiring relationships.

FLORIAN BERKTOLD |  Executive Director, Hauser & Wirth contemporary and modern art gallery

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Born in Austria, art professional Florian Berktold enrolled for media studies at the University of Vienna, and after a few years at Kunsthalle Vienna joined Hauser & Wirth in Zurich in 1999. Serving as Executive Director on the board of this international global player, he works with artists and estates and organises exhibitions and art fairs for the gallery worldwide. Lives in Zurich.

"ARTOUR struck me as a new and original concept of how to engage our youth with arts, history and education. Looking forward to see my children becoming Artourians", said Florian Berktold.

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Favourite quote | “Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth”. - Mike Tyson.

Most inspiring piece of art and artist | Louise Bourgeois. Who "has been to hell and back, and let me tell you, it was wonderful".⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Life motto | Stay positive. Don't waste time on negative things.

Enjoys his free time by | Watching the waves, or football.

Most proud of | My wonderful wife and partner for life, and our two children.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Field of expertise | “It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe”. - Muhammad Ali

Know your details, but don't loose sight of the big picture.⠀⠀⠀⠀

5 facts |

  1. most inspiring person and why | This must be my mother

  2. favorite book | I suffer from a severe case of Tsundoku, the Japanese expression for unread books that stack up on your nightstand. Somewhere in there is my favourite book

  3. favorite song or band |”My Favourite Things" by John Coltrane

  4. favorite food | What I just cooked myself

  5. favorite place | Our little cottage in Austria

Photo | Till Vielrose © Kunsthaus Lempertz. 

ISABEL APIARIUS-HANSTEIN |  Partner & Expert for Contemporary Art at Lempertz

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German-Chilean born 1988 in a family of art dealers. Raised and educated in Germany. Architecture and Art Market Studies in Munich, Mexico D.F. and Zurich. Worked at several art galleries before joining the family’s art business. Lempertz is one of the leading auction houses in Europe and the eldest in family possession, with nearly 200 years of history. Isabel’s passion for contemporary art and photography, since her very early age, made her today one of the youngest experts on contemporary art. Lives in Cologne.

In joining Artour Patrons Circle, Isabel said - “The endless variety of art expands one's horizon. Therefore, it is important to give kids access and perspective to art. It teaches them to look beyond what is obvious.”

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Favourite quote | “Art is either plagiarism or revolution.” - Marcel Duchamp

Most inspiring artist | I am a huge admirer of Wolfgang Tillmans, but it is very hard to narow it down to one artist or work. Recently I saw "La Gran America" by Teresa Margolles which strongly impressed me 

Isabel in 5 words | Passionate art dealer and collector

Life motto | Life is too short for shallow friendships

Most proud of | My son

Enjoys her free time by | Traveling and discovering new art projects

5 facts |

  1. Most inspiring person | My mom is the best, but my dad too - therefore, I would say the combination of the two.  

  2. Favorite book | “Kabale und Liebe” by Friedrich Schiller

  3. Favorite music | The only one who never bores me after a while is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  4. Favorite food | Thats hard to say but Moules Frites never get old

  5. Favorite place | Tel Aviv

 

Isabel’s message to Artourians  | The sky is the limit, you need to have dreams to achieve the (seemingly) unachievable!

ANDREA BARTOLI |  Founder of Farm Cultural Park

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Italian born. Notary since 2000, he is a lover of contemporary languages ​​with particular interest in architecture, design, art, urban regeneration and territorial redevelopment.

 

With Florinda, life partner and accomplice of all his initiatives, in 2010 they moved their family from Paris to Favara and they gave birth to the Farm Cultural Park, a new generation Cultural Center. Receiving global recognition for the use of design as a tool for social change, especially in marginalized communities. He has been the receiver of numerous awards, chosen by the American Curry Stone Foundation as a Social Design Circle Honoree, amongst 100 compelling practitioners from around the globe, for the outstanding contribution in having produced the greatest social impact in the world in the last ten years. 

Invited in 2012 and 2016 at the Venice Architecture Biennale and featured in many national and international media such as The Guardian, Artribune,  Vogue and Domus. In the last ten years he has been the speaker of some of the most prestigious Italian and international cultural events.

 

Since 2011 he is a founding member of the Fitzcarraldo Foundation.

 

In 2018 he has been a guest to the US State Department, in Washington, Pittsburgh and Detroit, participating in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), a premier professional exchange program, with the objective of strengthening the economic development through the urban regeneration of the territories. Lives in Favara, Sicily.

In joining ARTOUR, Andrea Bartoli said - “ARTOUR is an amazing project that will allow a new generation of young people to become educated, generous and far-sighted citizens."

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Favorite quote | “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”- Nelson Mandela
Most inspiring artist | Maurizio Cattelan and Sou Fujimoto
Andrea in 5 words | “A dreamer with the determination of a carpenter.”- Cesare Sciabarra

Life motto | Cities change because people make them change.
Most proud of | My family
Enjoys his free time by | Traveling and discovering new cultural and social projects.
5 facts |

1.Most inspiring person |  Barack Obama

2.Favorite book | Making great cities by Charles Landry

3.Favorite music | Morcheeba - Rome wasn't built in a day 

4.Favorite food | Tajine. 

5.Favorite place | Marrakech


Andrea’s message to Artourians  | Have a good trip guys.

Photo | Sandro  Edoardo Di Miceli

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