11.12.2015Rolex Mentor for Architecture

The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative have appointed 7 new mentors to be paired with a young talent in their respective fields for a year of one-to-one collaboration and creative guidance. David Chipperfield will take over from Peter Zumthor in the field of architecture for the 2016-17 initiative, alongside Mia Couto (literature), Alfonso Cuarón (film), Philip Glass (music), Joan Jonas (visual arts), Robert Lepage (theatre) and Ohad Naharin (dance).

The new mentors were announced at a ceremony in Mexico City on 6 December honouring the mentors and protégés of the 2014–2015 edition of the Rolex Arts Initiative.  The ceremony was part of a wider Rolex Arts Weekend programme of events held across the city, which opened with a private viewing of Museo Jumex.

International panels of artists and arts professionals will meet to select the young artists who will be invited to apply to the programme. The mentors will choose a protégé from three or four finalists, whose names will be announced in June 2016.

Image: opening reception for the Rolex Arts Weekend at Museo Jumex