The diaTribe Foundation Presents: ARTWALK #2
9 am - 11 am, February 13-17
Fondation Louis Vuitton "Icons of Modern Art"
“Picassos, Matisses, Monets, Oh, My!” writes prominent New York Times art critic, Jason Farago, of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s current collection, “Icons of Modern Art – The Shchukin Collection.” Housed in a building designed by renowned American architect Frank Gehry, the collection includes 127 works by Picasso, Matisse, Gauguin, Monet, Cezanne, Braque, Degas, Van Gogh, and much, much more… These artistic treasures once belonged to Russian textile magnate, Sergei Shchukin, a collector whom many have credited with the “discovery” of modern art. Imprinted with the most pivotal historical events of the 20th century – including the Bolshevik Revolution, the rise of communism, and the development of the modern world – the collection has acquired an almost legendary status in the European art world. In fact, it took the intervention of two national governments to reconvene the pieces, which have not been showcased all in one place since before the Russian Revolution. Curated by Anne Baldassari, the former director of Musée Picasso, the reunited collection elicits what Mr. Farago of the NYT can only call “dumbstruck awe” from visitors.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton was built with the intention of cultivating dialogue between artists, academics, and the public, making it the ideal space for the 2017 ARTWALK tour. With exceptional architecture and a breathtaking collection of works, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is sure to stimulate an insightful conversation between some of the greatest thinkers and leaders in the field of diabetes. We were so excited to host this event in the galleries of the Fondation – particularly before the current “Icons of Modern Art” exhibit closed in early March – and were thrilled at the remarkable discussions that resulted.
This event was made possible by the generous support of Onduo, a digital healthcare company that uses data to help people with diabetes live their best lives. Sponsoring an art walk is important to Onduo as it combines the history of science with the masters of arts and humanity.
"We hope to help bring together some of the world's thought leaders and see these works of beauty. We believe that we need to find solutions in places where other people are not looking, and works of arts help unleash our creativity. We hope to help inspire some new connections, friendships, and ideas." - Onduo
ABOUT BIGFOOT BIOMEDICAL:
Bigfoot Biomedical is dedicated to designing simpler, safer, and more effective solutions for people with insulin-dependent diabetes. Bigfoot Biomedical was founded by people affected by and living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and is committed to leveraging data, people, and smart technology to create a connected ecosystem of solutions that will deliver improved outcomes valued by patients, providers, and payers. Bigfoot's investigational automated insulin delivery system, otherwise known as an "artificial pancreas," was inspired by a proof-of-concept system that's been used for over 50,000 hours
In 2016, The diaTribe Foundation hosted the first ever ARTWALK at The Endocrine Society’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. A local Boston tour guide, along with the esteemed Dr. Zach Bloomgarden of Mt. Sinai and Kelly Close, led a group of endocrinologists, researchers, and other top minds in diabetes around the greatest pieces in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. During the tour, plentiful perceptions about the artwork were interspersed with insightful conversation on diabetes. Dinner followed at a nearby restaurant in Boston.
Testimonials from the 2017 Art Walk's participants:
“Thank you so much for having us. The entire exhibit and venue were equally amazing.” – Andrew Rhinehart, Chief Medical Officer Glytec
“Great event. Didn’t have to wait in line… a real plus for a busy meeting attendee. The diaTribe Foundation did a terrific job adding valuable colorful commentary to a very colorful exhibition.” – Neal Kaufman, Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Canary Health
“The Art Walk was amazing! The museum building, history of the exhibit, insights by the team, and breathtaking paintings would be appreciated by anyone, from novices to art historians. Thanks for this opportunity to experience the exhibit.” – David Price, VP of Medical Affairs, Dexcom
“Thanks so much for arranging this event. It was an amazing museum – both the art and the architecture.” – Roy Beck, Executive Director, Jaeb Center for Health Research
"This was one of the highlights of my trip. As someone with a soft spot for modern art, I enjoyed seeing lots of great pieces from some of my favorite artists. I appreciated the unique opportunity to see these pieces together, in the most impressive setting." - Alex Constantin, Data Scientist, Dexcom