TikTok, known in China as Douyin, is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, most well-known for its short-form videos of dance and comedy acts. However, today the social media platform is also proving to be an effective medium for visual artists to showcase their art and institutions to attract a Gen-Z audience through their doors.
Buying art used to be an intimidating prospect, but that’s a barrier that has really been broken down in recent years, particularly with the rise of online art sites, plus artists’ own presence on social media sites. Alice Phillimore, lead curator at Artfinder, explains everything you need to know about getting started with your collection.
As the art market is changing, galleries, merchants and auction houses are seeing their business models disrupted. Although Gen Z is already starting to cause rifts on the art market scene, millennials are still the most discussed generations to date, when it comes to collecting art.
The statistics of the past few decades confirm that the art world is not one of gender parity. Works by female artists comprise a small share of major permanent collections in the U.S. and Europe, while at auction, women’s artworks sell for a significant discount compared with men’s. Sociologist Taylor Whitten Brown explores the reasons of this inequality.
BE OPEN Art is happy to announce that Corinna Wagner, a self-taught artist based in Frankfurt, Germany, has been voted the Artist of the Month by the visitors of art.beopenfuture.com
Aiming to showcase emerging talents, every month we invite people passionate with art to choose the best artist among those exhibited in our online gallery. Congratulations to Corinna, whose mesmerizing paintings have gained her a majority of votes in February!
We also take the opportunity to applaud all the featured artists and thank everyone who voted.
The art world is facing undeniable pressures as the global pandemic forges on, with artists and galleries scrambling to respond to unprecedented circumstances and onerous financial pressures. With the market outlook being so uncertain, many collectors will be wondering whether now is a wise time to be investing in art. Anita Choudhrie examines the impact of COVID-19 on the art world.