That there are many sides to Joey and that – besides his daring sports undertakings – he also likes to help charities is again further demonstrated by his participation in this year’s „Art Advent Calendar“ charity project. This project aims to turn every day in December into a special event in support of the „fit-4-future“ project: with an artist, a backer and a business for each of the 24 days that lead up to Christmas. Joey Kelly is the celebrity backer for 9 December. The artist of the day is the Russian-born and Berlin-based Nikolai Makarov and the day’s event is being sponsored by Hochschwarzwald Card.
Joey Kelly visited Nikolai Makarov in his studio beforehand. The artist is fascinated by cockroaches and raced them for Joey on a specially built track. The winning cockroach – named Pamir – was immediately immortalized in a picture that Joey Kelly also had a hand in creating.
The „window“ on the giant Art Advent Calendar was opened on 9 December; the „Goldfisch“ work is being displayed on the façades of Görtz (Hamburg), Hirmer Herrenmoden (Munich) and MyZeil (Frankfurt am Main) until Christmas.
You can watch the film that was broadcast on the N24 channel on 9 December here.
By the way: after taking part for the first time in 2012, ENERGETIX has also joined in again this year. ENERGETIX’s „window“ is to be opened on 20 December. FROGBLOG will be reporting who the artist and who the celebrity backer are going be!
More information about the project is available at: www.kunstadventskalender.de