Thanks for Nothing, art in the service of others21.04.2018
Last September, We Dream Under The Same Sky gathered amateurs and art specialists around an exhibition at Palais de Tokyo, then an auction orchestrated by Christie’s at the Azzedine Alaïa gallery. There was one ambition: to make the public aware of the situation and the rights of refugees around the world. Today, the project is growing and becomes the Thanks for Nothing Endowment Fund, a philanthropic platform that brings together the world of art and the associative sphere. Created last year, Thanks for Nothing was officially launched this week in the gardens of the Eugène-Delacroix Museum during a cocktail where artists and friends had gathered. Sudanese author Mohamed Nour Wana opened the evening with a poignant reading of one of his poems, followed by a speech by the Thanks for Nothing team: Bethsabée Attali, Blanche de Lestrange, Anaïs de Senneville, Marine Van Schoonbeek et Charlotte von Stotzingen. While Wael Alkak, a member of the Atelier des artistes en exil, provided the musical atmosphere for the evening, guests like French artist Annette Messager, curator Gaël Charbau and Charles Carmignac (Carmignac Foundation), all came to support the initiative.