Talk / Parley for the Oceans - presentation with brief remarks from Grosse and Cyrill Gutsch

Gagosian Shop 976 Madison Avenue, New York 10075 Katharina Grosse

Friday, October 25th, 6-7 pm

Gagosian Shop is pleased to host an event with artist Katharina Grosse and the organization and collaboration network Parley for the Oceans, with brief remarks from Grosse and Cyrill Gutsch, founder of Parley.

Katharina Grosse has painted an exciting series surfboards, with all proceeds supporting Parley’s GLOBAL CLEANUP NETWORK, a global alliance operating in twenty-eight countries to end marine plastic pollution.

Constructed from sustainably sourced wood—reducing foam, resin and fiberglass use—three of the unique surfboards from the series will be on view at the Gagosian Shop.

ABOUT PARLEY FOR THE OCEANS Parley for the Oceans is the global network where creators, thinkers and leaders from the creative industries, brands, governments and environmental groups come together to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans and collaborate on projects that can end their destruction. The organization has formed alliances with major corporations including adidas, Anheuser Busch InBev (Corona), American Express; the United Nations; the Maldives and collaborators spanning the worlds of science, art, fashion, design, entertainment, sports, and space and ocean exploration. To know more:

PARLEY FOUNDER CYRILL GUTSCH Cyrill is an award-winning designer and brand/product developer. In 1998 he created a method called Cross Intelligence, which brings a culture of collaboration to major organizations. In 2012 he decided to focus on a new client vital to us all: the oceans. He founded Parley for the Oceans as a collaboration network for creators, thinkers and leaders to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans and to develop and implement strategies that can end their destruction. Gutsch was named 2017 Environmentalist of the Year by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association for his tireless work for the oceans. In 2018, Parley was named Environmental Organisation of the Year at EARTHx and Gutsch was honored with a Special Recognition Award for Innovation by the British Fashion Council.