The groundbreaking AD ART SHOW 2019 launched with a cocktail reception at 3 World Trade Center, presenting the Show’s First Prize Winner Gavin Benjamin and the two runners up, Kito Mbiango and Hyun Jung Ji. All three winners will receive a curatorial session with Art Professionals and the first prize winner receives a creative immersion with the creative and production teams within creative partnerships at NBCUniversal.
The event featured VIP attendees Maria van Vlodrop (Founder, MvVO Art & Ad Art Show), David Sable (WPP Executive & Chairman VMLY&R), Linda Yaccarino (Chairman, NBC Universal), Charles Delana (EVP Global Entertainment Uniball-Rodamco-Westfield), Andy Breslau (SVP Communications, Alliance for Downtown NY), Edward Hogikyan (Chief Marketing Officer, NYCEDC), Ara Ohanian (CEO, Systech), Laura Skoler (Board of Directors, New Museum & the Daniel and Florence Guerlain Drawing Foundation), Eric Shiner (Artistic Director – White Cube, Former SVP Contemporary Art Sotheby’s & Former Director of the Andy Warhol Museum), Isaac Aden (Chief Curator and Artist, AvVO Art & Ad Art Show), and Roger Allen Bentley (Chief Creative Officer, MvVO Ad Art Show).
Other attendees included: Jury: Alvin Hall, Susan Hancock , Linda Shirvanian , Debbie Rechler, John Friedman; Guests: Jean Shafiroff, Brenda von Schweickhardt, Ron Burkhardt, Shelley Lewis, and Leesa Rowland.
Digital images of artworks by AD ART SHOW artists will appear on LinkNYC displays during Frieze Week (May 1 to 4, 2019, 5:00 to 7:00pm) and will also be displayed on the monumental screens of the Oculus at the Westfield World Trade Center during the entire month of May daily —including NYCxDESIGN (May 10 to 22, 2019) 10:00am to 8:00pm, Monday through Saturday, and 11:00am to 7:00pm on Sundays).
MvVO ART is closely working with NBCUniversal as presenting sponsor and in partnership with Westfield and sponsor Systech to make AD ART SHOW an innovative annual event on the New York City art calendar. Other partners include Artnet, NYCxDESIGN, The One Club for Creativity, WPP, GroupM, SVA (the School for Visual Art), The Alliance for Downtown Manhattan, The Clarion List, Franklin Furnace, Lawlor Media Group, and 100 Coconut.
The MvVO ART team includes: Maria Van Vlodrop Founder & CEO; Isaac Aden, Chief Curator, Roger Allen Bentley, Chief Creative Director and a team of Art, Technology and Business Development professionals (for more information about the MvVO ART team: https://www.mvvoart.com/our-team)