MTV RE:DEFINE pays tribute to George Michael

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MTV RE:DEFINE is an annual charity art exhibition and auction, founded in 2011 by the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and the Goss-Michael Foundation. The contemporary art and music showcase helps the MTV Staying Alive Foundation as well as the arts community.

All proceeds from MTV RE:DEFINE benefit HIV and AIDS prevention and education through the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, and Dallas Contemporary’s commitment to arts education and awareness through its innovative roster of curated programming.

Last year, an incredible $2.5 million was raised to aid our mission to build an empowered and educated generation of young people, equipped with the tools and knowledge to protect themselves and their peers from the HIV epidemic. Through generous donations from leading artists and support from local and national philanthropists and sponsors, MTV RE:DEFINE has raised over $8m to date.

On Friday 24th of March, MTV RE:DEFINE (http://www.mtvredefine.com) will return for its sixth year. This dynamic exhibition and auction will be held at Dallas Contemporary and will bring together iconic and specially commissioned artworks by established and emerging talent. The evening will pay homage to the late George Michael with a special tribute film and include a piece made exclusively for RE:DEFINE by Damien Hirst.

To end the night, there will be an incredible performance by 10-time Grammy Award winner, Chaka Khan.

This year’s Artist Honoree is painter and sculptor, Eric Fischl. Fischl is regarded as one of the most influential figurative painters of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. His artwork is held in the collections of many of the most distinguished museums in the world including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modem Art in New York City and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

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