Kalendarz Wydarzeń
26 lipiec 2009
Wiener Zeitung
Thomas Hochwarter
"Save the World Awards” on 24 July in Zwentendorf, Austria
Jermaine Jackson at Austrian gala. Former "Jackson 5” star will accept award on behalf of Michael Jackson.
Earlier this week, it emerged that controversial Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein will unveil a tribute to Michael Jackson at the event. The artist, photographer and installation and performance artist, who was a friend of the singer, will reportedly show larger than life portraits of children and paintings of Jackson himself. Helnwein collaborated with Jackson several times and the singer used a Helnwein painting of wounded children for the booklet for his 1995 album Save "HIStory”. The Vienna-born artist has in the past caused controversy and public outrage with his work, much of which focuses on children and the Holocaust.
Gottfried Helnwein Installation - "Save the World Award" Ceremony 2009
2009
Vienna. Former "Jackson 5” star Jermaine Jackson will attend an Austrian charity gala later this month, it emerged yesterday. Organisers of the "Save the World Awards” confirmed today the Grammy Award-nominated singer will be at the gala taking place on 24 July at the disused Zwentendorf nuclear power plant in Lower Austria on 24 July.
The 54-year-old will accept an award on behalf of his deceased brother Michael Jackson honouring the "King of Pop” for his social and humanitarian campaigns. Jackson said: "I would like to thank everyone in Europe who loved Michael and is now mourning his death with us. At the Save the World Awards, we will once more celebrate together this unique man and artist.”
It has also been revealed Jackson will perform Chalie Chaplin’s "Smile”, the song he also sang at the memorial service which took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 7 July. "It’s a song Michael loved and which I will especially dedicate to him on that night,” Jackson, who will reportedly bring his family to Austria with him, said.
Other performers and award recipients will be revealed by the organisers in the next few days. Past recipients of the "heroes of today” award include Simon Wiesenthal, Paul McCartney and Steven Spielberg.
Earlier this week, it emerged that controversial Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein will unveil a tribute to Michael Jackson at the event. The artist, photographer and installation and performance artist, who was a close friend of the singer, will reportedly show larger than life portraits of children and paintings of Jackson himself. Helnwein collaborated with Jackson several times and the singer used a Helnwein painting of wounded children for the booklet for his 1995 album Save "HIStory”. The Vienna-born artist has in the past caused controversy and public outrage with his work, much of which focuses on children and the Holocaust.
Printausgabe vom 16.07.2009
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Georg Renner
25. July 2009
Vor dem AKW Zwentendorf wurden erstmals die Save the World Awards vergeben - im Gedenken an den verstorbenen Michael Jackson.
Wenige berührende Momente. Was von der Gala übrig blieb? Einige denkwürdige Momente. Die verstörende Installation Helnweins etwa, deren Bilder traumatisierter, verletzter und getöteter Kinder manchem Zuschauer die dunklen Seiten von Jacksons Geschichte in Erinnerung riefen.




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