22 March - 2 July 2021
Schedule of events
Auctions Program Launch
11 – 24 Nov 2020
Magnetism by Ahmed Mater realized a price of $120,000, braking the artist’s record at auction. This sale marked the launch of our 14 month cultural call-to-action to support a global COVID-19 response through the arts; specifically to address the growing mental health crisis and the applied use of art in a healthcare context.
Mon 4pm GMT, 22 Mar 2021
Film, TV and Theatre actress, Gillian Anderson, in conversation with Christopher Bailey, Arts & Health Lead, WHO; with special guests Sir Antony Gormley, Artist, and Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General, WHO
Tues 4:45pm GMT, 23 Mar 2021
Hosted by Ben Luke (The Art Newspaper Podcast) with William Kentridge & Phala Phala (The Center for the Less Good Idea), Ragnar Kjartansson, Susie Hamilton (Hospital Rooms), Hani Rashid (Asymptote Architecture) in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jonathan Aitken (Chaplain, Pentonville Prison) & Dan Brown.
Weds 2pm GMT + 4pm GMT, 24 Mar 2021
Moderated by Dr Alexander Van Tulleken, British doctor and TV presenter
Moderated by Christopher Bailey, Arts & Health Lead, WHO
Emeritus Professor of Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths, University of London
Lecturer in Translational Neuroscience. UCL School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology
Thurs 1pm, 25 Mar 2021
Dirk Boll, President of Christie’s, Europe, Middle East, Russia, India, introduces the Healing Arts section of Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary London sale, featuring contemporary masters including Antony Gormley, William Kentridge, Martin Creed, Ragnar Kjartansson and Yoshitomo Nara.
Fri 4pm GMT, 26 Mar 2021
Chaired by Anna Somers Cocks, Founder Editor, The Art Newspaper, with Dr Cara Courage, Head of Tate Exchange, Tate Museums; Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Director, Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin; and Phyll Opoku-Gyimah,Co-Founder, UK Black Pride.
Artists Response Fund Launch
Tues 4:00pm GMT, 13 April 2021
The installation film is produced in collaboration with Vivo Barefoot and Special Global Projects.
Image copyright Agnes Denes, courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects & Culturunners.
Goals House @ G7
Tues 5:30pm – 6:30pm BST, 08 June 2021
Virtual & In-Person Panel Discussion hosted by Fady Jameel, Vice Chairman of Community Jameel and Christopher Bailey, Arts & Health Lead at the World Health Organization (WHO).
Soho House, 180 Strand, London
Image: Ceramic installation at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, by Adam Nathaniel Furman, photo by Gareth Gardner
Founder of Artocene, Founding Chair of Cleveland Clinic Global Arts and Medicine Institute
Founder of Arts and Health @ NYU And Chair, Creative Arts Therapies Consortium, NYU
Fri 2 July 2021
The July Post-War and Contemporary Day Sale at Christie's features donated by artwork by Spanish artist Miquel Barceló.
Image: Mr Samsa Bullfighting his Son, Miquel Barceló, Watercolour on paper 12 5/8 x 20in. (32.2 x 50.8cm.), 2019.
In partnership with Ark Reimagined - the official selection of the Iraq pavilion in this year's Venice Architecture Biennale - Healing Arts Venice will explore the role of art in community healing and rehabilitation after major conflicts and mass trauma.
To coincide with Christie's major photography sale in June, Healing Arts Paris will convene the art, health and policy world for high-level discussions on the role of culture in shaping a healthier society in the wake of Covid-19.
A focus on mental and environmental health will shape a city-wide activation in Aspen this Summer. Collaborations with a range of the Aspen institutions will shape a global discussion in the local context.
Healing Arts New York will be a city-wide activation during this years historic UN General Assembly. Cultural venues across the city will be invited to imagine a post-pandemic world prioritizing health, art and sustainability.
With a focus on societal health, Healing Arts Houston will explore the integration of the Arts in Medical Care and Education to engage a cross-sectional representation of Houston’s arts and health community.
Healing Arts will travel to New Delhi in early 2022 with an immersive program designed to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, and provide credible mental health resources in India.