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The Solar Panel Art Series—in partnership with online auction house Paddle8, design center A/D/O, startup tech accelerator URBAN-X, and Olafur Eliasson's Little SunFoundation—announces its New York edition, the first of its kind in the US. The exhibition will feature 10 unique artworks on recycled solar panels, which will be auctioned to benefit the Little Sun Foundation. The proceeds will help provide school children living off of the energy grid in Rwanda with access to clean and reliable light for them and their teachers.

After the successful closing of its third European auction at RAUME in September this year, the Solar Panel Art Series will be hosting its first US-based exhibition and auction in New York, curated by Georgia Frances King. Previous editions have already featured international artists such as Okuda San Miguel and Katrin Fridriks, and have raised more than $40,000 to benefit Little Sun’s “Solar Schools Program.” Their donations have already helped provide hundreds of school children with clean light, impacting thousands in the community.


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SWOON // FELIPE PANTONE // ZARIA FORMAN // MAYA HAYUK // EDWARD GRANGER // ASKEW // OLEK // JAMES REKA // BRIAN KENNY // AARON LI-HILL


@ A/D/O — 29 Norman Ave, Brooklyn

Nov 13 from 6:00PM til 9:00PM - Private opening

Nov 14 to Nov 20 - Public exhibition

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Sat & Sun 10:00AM - 5:00 PM



*ALL ARTWORKS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE VIA BENEFIT AUCTION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH @PADDLE8 FROM 13.11.18 - 30.11.18, AT BIT.LY/SPASAUCTION*



About The Solar Panel Art Series

Founded in 2016, The Solar Panel Art Series is an international social initiative seeking to promote art as a tool for change an use it to foster a more sustainable and conscious global community. By providing used solar panels to artists to transform into artworks. the art series helps raise funds to support Little Sun Foundation’s “Solar Schools Program” to supply clear, safe, and sustainable light to school children and their teachers living without energy access in Rwanda.


About Paddle8

Founded in 2011, Paddle8 brings the tradition-bound auction world into the 21st century. Offering a seamless online process, Paddle8 makes collecting and selling art online an easy, efficient, and enjoyable experience. Paddle8 features specialist-curated auctions, nonprofit auctions, private and buy-now sales in the categories of Contemporary Art, Prints and Multiples, Photographs, Street Art, and other collectibles. Paddle8 is especially proud to be the partner of choice for more than 350 non-profit organizations worldwide and present their benefit auctions to a global community of more than 500,000 collectors, amplifying their fundraising efforts.


About the Little Sun Foundation

The Little Sun Foundation was founded by artist Olafur Eliasson to deliver solar energy to the most vulnerable communities worldwide. The Little Sun Foundation works with qualified partners such as Oxfam, Save the Children, UNHCR, and IOM to bring high-quality, durable, long-lasting solar products to displaced people and school children who would otherwise not have access to clean energy at all. Their solar-education programs aim to provide children with tools and knowledge that empower them to shape a sustainable future for themselves and for the planet.


About URBAN-X

URBAN-X is the leading accelerator for startups reimagining city life. Founded by MINI, and run in partnership with Urban.Us, URBAN-X helps early-stage companies work with and in cities. URBAN-X has a global reach unparalleled by any other urbantech accelerator. Startups have access to a network of over 2,000 partners around the world, including entrepreneurs, investors and public-sector leaders, who support founders through the URBAN-X program. During the year, URBAN-X leadership visits cities worldwide -- in the U.S., Europe, Asia and beyond -- to meet entrepreneurs and individuals shaping the future of urban life. URBAN-X is based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at A/D/O, a creative space founded by MINI and dedicated to exploring the boundaries of design. Applications for Cohort 06 are currently open at www.URBAN-X.com. Find URBAN-X on Twitter & Instagram at @urbanxaccel and on Facebook at facebook.com/urbanxaccel.


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