we were invited yesterday to attend red bull’s art of can exhibition at the 360 mall – the event started around 7:00 pm and was very well organized – we wandered around and checked the artworks, some of them were really impressive and you could count at least 5 really good pieces (above picture).
some of the entries were really lame, like the selection below, i mean chess table legs? seriously? red bull clock? a red bull painting a red bull? an amputated-from-the-hips-down-but-still-alive spiderman with a red bull can in his net? angel & demon on the leash drinking red bull? i don't know about these, may be it's me, but i didn't get the ideas.
well i'm not done yet, the creepiest entry is yet to come! a freak muscle-man baby! don't know where this idea came from, may be “paranormal activity 2”, but that one was too much to handle.. i hope i won’t get nightmares tonight!
back to the event, the official launch started with a certificate of appreciation given to red bull’s country manager mohammed ita, from the renewable energy development organization, represented by mrs ghadir alsakabi.
as for the jury, the panel consisted of 6 members:
- mrs lulu alsabah
- mr abdulrasul alsalman president of the art association in Kuwait
- mrs lucy tupaliani
- mrs shurug amin
- mrs sumaiya bustani
- mr enzo manara
the scoring was simple, the judges scored the pieces based on 3 criteria:
- creativity, the idea behind the piece
- conceptual execution, how well did the piece translate the idea
- construction, how well is the piece constructed, special technique or unusual process
mrs shurug amin presented the trophy to the 3rd place winner hadeel al litheeth, entry name “dazzling lady gaga”.
mr abdulrasul alsalman presented the second prize to bader almansour (who didn’t show up), entry name “ready for action”.
mrs lulu alsubah presented the first prize to everito villacruz, entry name “scorpion”.
below are the winning entries, well deserved and really fantastic work.
overall, red bull 2011 art of can was fantastic and will be open for the public today through december 17th - do not miss it!
thanks to jumana soufi (consumer collecting manager red bull kuwait) for inviting us to this wonderful event.