UNITED
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Artagon

Presentation

Artagon is a Paris based association for the promotion of young creators and contemporary art. Each year Artagon organises an ambitious exhibition presided over by a prestigious jury, gathering recognised personalities in the world of culture. This allows graduates from European art schools to show their work to a large audience.

Vue de l’exposition « ARTAGON.IV – Heading East! », Magasins généraux, Pantin, octobre-novembre 2018
© Photo. Marie Genin – Courtesy the artists and Artagon, Paris

Project: The Artagon Museum and Constellation

Under the ambit of United Artists for Europe, part of the results of the auction will be allocated to the new Artagon’s project: the Artagon Museum and its opening exhibition, Constellation.

The Artagon Museum is an immaterial institution whose collection of works by young artists will be shown in venues throughout Europe. Constellation will present the work of fifty emerging artists operating in Europe and selected by an international jury, including artists from United Artists for Europe. The exhibition will travel between London, Naples and Kiev, three major cities in western, southern and eastern Europe, in order to promote European ideals and values ith a new generation of European artists.

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Europa Nostra

Presentation

Founded in 1963, Europa Nostra is the main European NGO defending and enhancing Europe’s cultural and artistic heritage.

Bringing together 250 national associations, Europa Nostra acts as a lobby group pressuring governments and European Institutions in order to protect Europe’s heritage. It promotes different fundraising and initiatives such as the ‘Seven most endangered sites of Europe’ and the prestigious EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, given annually in collaboration with the European Commission. Europa Nostra is recognised as an NGO partner of the European Union, the Council of Europe and UNESCO. In this regard, It has actively contributed to the success of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. Its current president is the Spanish opera singer Plácido Domingo.

Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe Concluding Conference. © Felix Quaedvlieg

Project: The restoration of the Delos Temple of Apollo

Under the ambit of United Artists for Europe, part of the funds raised by the auction will be allocated to the rehabilitation of the famous Temple of Apollo on the island of Delos in the Cyclades. This temple, one of the main hellenic sanctuaries, dedicated to the god of Arts and Music, is a symbolic birthplace of European culture. At the very heart of an extraordinary UNESCO-world heritage site, it is one of the oldest Greek temples ever preserved. This unprecedented rehabilitation project will be carried out by the Ephorate of Antiquities Cyclades and funded by United Artists for Europe through Europa Nostra and its national delegation in Greece, Elliniki Etairia. It consists of an anastylosis – the re-erection of the antique columns of the temple that have lain on the ground for centuries, allowing the sanctuary of Apollo to be reborn from its ashes.

> Click here to download the presentation of the restoration of the Temple of Apollo in Delos