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Davidoff Art Residency: Pascal Meccariello in Beijing

The new Davidoff Art Initiative is tirelessly pursuing its mission: Cuban artist Quisqueya Henríquez has been assigned to design the first artist edition; her works will be displayed for the first time this May, during Art Basel Hong Kong.

The Davidoff Art Residency’s third recipient is Dominican artist Pascal Meccariello. He’ll be in residence this May and June at the Red Gate Gallery in Beijing. Meccariello has mastered a comprehensive repertoire of media; his rich formal language includes installations, drawings, video art, ceramics, graphics, photography, and performance art.

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Photo: Oettinger Davidoff AG

“With this invitation, Davidoff is making an important contribution to my personal career. At the same time, I also see an opportunity for the Dominican Republic’s contemporary artists to link into an international network.” Pascal Meccariello has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, most recently at the Venice Biennale; his pieces are featured in a number of important collections. His work explores how individuals deal with illusions and abstract concepts like freedom, love, doubt, and justice.

In addition, Davidoff is also awarding two art grants: one to ARC magazine, based in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and another to the Centro de la Imagen in Santo Domingo (DR). Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, CEO of the Oettinger Davidoff Group, said, “Davidoff is playing a role in the further development of these organizations, as well supporting the Dominican Republic’s cultural community on a broader level. This is the Davidoff Art Initiative’s main goal.”

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This article was published in the Cigar Journal Spring Edition 2014. Read more

She learned her journalistic skills from scratch at a regional daily newspaper, for which she wrote articles for many years. Through working for the magazine Der Spiegel in Rome she had the opportunity to increase her professional knowledge in the field of media. Katja studied art history and Romance studies in Heidelberg, Palermo and Rome and, during the course of her studies, spent many years in Italy. The country was her teacher in things related to pleasure and lifestyle. She has been working for Cigar Journal since 2004. In 2010 she became editor-in-chief.


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