Imile Wepener voted the Artist of the Month in April 2024

Imile Wepener voted the Artist of the Month in April 2024

BE OPEN Art is happy to announce that Imile Wepener, an artist and illustrator from Johannesburg, South Africa, has been voted the Artist of the Month by the visitors of art.beopenfuture.com Every month we invite art enthusiasts to choose the best artist among those featured in our online gallery. In April, illustrations by Imile have gained him a majority of votes. We also take the opportunity to applaud all the featured artists and thank everyone who voted.

How to Set Up an Instagram Art Profile That Succeeds

How to Set Up an Instagram Art Profile That Succeeds

Source: Artplacer.

You just moved your art online and now you want your Instagram profile to look like an online art booth. This is peak modernity because in this case, anyone’s content can achieve viral status and high engagement rates, bringing in millions of views, and thousands of likes. It has never been easier to market one’s art, as the audience is always just a click away from your page, is all a matter of strategy.

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Brian Connolly voted the Artist of the Month in March 2024

Brian Connolly voted the Artist of the Month in March 2024

BE OPEN Art is happy to announce that Brian Connolly, an emerging artist from Sydney, Australia, has been voted the Artist of the Month by the visitors of art.beopenfuture.com.

Every month we invite art enthusiasts to choose the best artist among those featured in our online gallery. In March, our visitors granted a majority of votes to Brian Connolly, whose portfolio of mural projects spans a wide array of Australia’s most prestigious locations, including shopping malls, hotels and private residences. His artistic vision revolves around our deep-rooted connection with nature, a concept he elegantly portrays through his floral-inspired creations.

We congratulate Brian and take the opportunity to applaud all the featured artists.

Lisa Einkemmer voted the Artist of the Month in February 2024

Lisa Einkemmer voted the Artist of the Month in February 2024

BE OPEN Art is happy to announce that Lisa Einkemmer, a self-taught painter from Austria, has been voted the Artist of the Month by the visitors of art.beopenfuture.com. Passionate with art as we are, every month we invite art enthusiasts to choose the best artist among those featured in our online gallery. In February, paintings by Lisa Einkemmer have gained her a majority of votes. Lisa was trained as a graphic designer and began painting only a few years ago. We also take the opportunity to applaud all the featured artists and thank everyone who voted.

5 Themes That Will Define the Art Market in 2024

5 Themes That Will Define the Art Market in 2024

Source: Artsy.

Following a tricky year for the art market, 2024 begins on note of anticipation. While economic growth is forecast to slow and geopolitical tensions show no signs of abating, positive signals are surfacing—from falling inflation to the prospect of lower interest rates—and could inject the art market with a dose of much-needed confidence. Here, we share the five key themes to keep an eye on in the art market in 2024.

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How AI Is Changing the Art Market

How AI Is Changing the Art Market

Source: Artsy.

Among the most recent technological developments to shake up the digital art world is AI. Artificial intelligence tools, from large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT to image generators like DALL-E, have the power to synthesize enormous amounts of data, automate some rote tasks, and even draw upon existing information in the public domain to create new expressions of digital “art” and text.

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Jayeola Joshua voted the Artist of the Month in December 2023

Jayeola Joshua voted the Artist of the Month in December 2023

BE OPEN Art is happy to announce that Jayeola Joshua, Nigeria, is our last Artist of the Month in the Year 2023. Every month, we give platform to emerging talents from all over the globe and invite art enthusiasts to choose the best artist among those exhibited in our online gallery. In December 2023, Joshua was granted the majority of votes by the visitors of art.beopenfuture.com.

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Trends for 2024, According to Experts

Trends for 2024, According to Experts

Source: Veranda.

When expanding your art collection, it’s essential to favor pieces that resonate with your own personality and preferences, as these are the works you will live with in your home and they should bring you joy. However, for those new to the art scene or seeking to jazz up their existing collection, paying attention to upcoming trends in the art world can provide valuable guidance.

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The Art Market Recap 2023

The Art Market Recap 2023

Source: Artsy.

For those who keep a close eye on the art market, 2023 has been characterized by one word: correction. After a slew of blockbuster sales and record-breaking spending in 2022, many believed that 2023, with its persistent economic uncertainty, would be the year of relative retrenchment. And given the volatility of the market since the pandemic, many wondered if this year would represent a “new normal” for the art industry.

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NFTs From Digital Phenomenon to Global Meltdown

NFTs From Digital Phenomenon to Global Meltdown

Source: Artlyst.

In the shifting landscape of the digital realm, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) emerged as a possible revolutionary force, reshaping how we perceive and engage with art, culture, and even ownership in the virtual world. Several well-known artists, including Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, and Ai Weiwei jumped on the bandwagon, but the abuse of the medium mainly from greedy e.Traders saw the credibility of NFTs shrink to net zero.

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Want to Create Sustainable Art? Here is Your Comprehensive Guide

Want to Create Sustainable Art? Here is Your Comprehensive Guide

Source: Artpreneur.

Our planet faces increasing environmental challenges, and the artistic community is responding by embracing sustainable art and eco-friendly materials. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the captivating realm of environmentally conscious art, explore a wide range of innovative sustainable materials, and learn how you can adopt greener practices in your artwork.

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When and How to Steal From Other Artists (Without Plagiarizing!)

When and How to Steal From Other Artists (Without Plagiarizing!)

Source: AGI Fine Art.

Creating artwork is, in some ways, an act of theft. To “steal,” by definition, refers to the act of taking something without permission, and without intending to return it, though with regards to art, there are certainly ways to steal from other artists in a nonmalicious way. In this article, we will discuss what it means to steal from other artists, and how you can do so yourself without plagiarizing or infringing on your fellow artists’ copyright.

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BE OPEN Art launches the last stage of the regional competition in 2023 to support emerging artists of Central Africa

BE OPEN Art launches the last stage of the regional competition in 2023 to support emerging artists of Central Africa

BE OPEN Art, an online art gallery set up by BE OPEN think tank, a humanitarian initiative founded by international businessperson and philanthropist Elena Baturina, is running a new competition for emerging artists, aimed to support those whose art best represents their regional, cultural and ethnic identities – BE OPEN Regional Art.

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Daniel Atenyi voted the Artist of the Month

Daniel Atenyi voted the Artist of the Month

BE OPEN Art is happy to announce September 2023 Artist of the Month. Every month we invite art enthusiasts to choose the best artist among those featured in our online gallery. In September, our congratulations go to Wandaalo Atenyi Daniel, Ugandan born artist that uses charcoal on paper to create surrealist monochromatic portraiture. Daniel creates depictions of characters that are a mix of realism and surrealism rooted in African spiritual mythology.

We also take the opportunity to applause all the featured artists and thank everyone who voted!

See more of Daniel’s works at https://art.beopenfuture.com/daniel-atenyi/

Art Industry Trends 2023

Art Industry Trends 2023

Source: Artsy.

Welcome to The Art Industry Trends Report 2023, Artsy’s new research-driven report on the key issues impacting art galleries today. This year, we surveyed gallery professionals and dealers from 85 countries to ascertain the major factors affecting the art industry in 2023, from the art driving the most sales to the ways that art professionals are meeting new collectors.

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With the Market for Contemporary Photography Cratering, Collectors Would Be Wise to Buy

With the Market for Contemporary Photography Cratering, Collectors Would Be Wise to Buy

Source: Artnews.

In the 16 years since the iPhone was introduced and a decade or so after Instagram invaded the art world, the ubiquity of pictures has clouded perceptions of what constitutes great photography. Billions of images are shared online every day. But the market for contemporary photography has cratered, sending many camera-toting market stars crashing down to earth.

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BE OPEN Art launches the third stage of the regional competition to support emerging artists of Southeast Asia

BE OPEN Art launches the third stage of the regional competition to support emerging artists of Southeast Asia

BE OPEN Art, an online art gallery set up by BE OPEN think tank, a humanitarian initiative founded by international businessperson and philanthropist Elena Baturina, is running a new competition for emerging artists, aimed to support those whose art best represents their regional, cultural and ethnic identities – BE OPEN Regional Art.

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Helpful Tips for Networking in the Art Industry

Helpful Tips for Networking in the Art Industry

Source: Art Business News.

L’art pour l’art (art for art’s sake) is no more. Today, striving artists face a single choice: integration or isolation. And it’s hard. Today’s supreme vacuum of personal creativity gets intertwined with a corporate-like model of success. An intricate patchwork, to say the least. We now recognize networking as the sole vessel of one’s creative triumph.

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Do Machines Dream of Creativity? A Beginner’s Guide to Generative Art

Do Machines Dream of Creativity? A Beginner’s Guide to Generative Art

Source: The Artling.

We live in an age where many facets of our lives rest on the backbone of technology, including the way we create and experience Art. The growing field of Generative Art stands as a prime example. The term refers to any art practice that uses an autonomous system, with the artist constructing its infrastructure, defining its parameters, and selecting the final artwork(s) from the multiple outcomes it supplies.

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BE OPEN will host an exhibition in Cyprus to celebrate the emerging artists of the Eastern Mediterranean

BE OPEN will host an exhibition in Cyprus to celebrate the emerging artists of the Eastern Mediterranean

BE OPEN Art is setting up an art exhibition in Nicosia, Cyprus, dedicated to celebrating the emerging artists of the Eastern Mediterranean will take place at the Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) and display the artworks selected by the public and BE OPEN community experts in the course of BE OPEN Regional Art competition, as well as a selection of visuals by young Cypriot artists.

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Ana Espriella voted the Artist of the Month

Ana Espriella voted the Artist of the Month

BE OPEN Art is happy to announce March 2023 Artist of the Month. Every month we invite art enthusiasts to choose the best artist among those featured in our online gallery. In March, our congratulations go to Ana Espriella, Latin American artist and illustrator for the magazine and sociocultural association OperaLife. Ana’s delicate and feminine illustrations inspired by German expressionism and minimalist art gained her a majority of votes from the visitors of our website.

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BE OPEN Art launches the second stage of the regional competition to support emerging artists of the Caribbean

BE OPEN Art launches the second stage of the regional competition to support emerging artists of the Caribbean

BE OPEN Art, an online art gallery set up by BE OPEN think tank, a humanitarian initiative
founded by international businessperson and philanthropist Elena Baturina, is running a new
competition for emerging artists, aimed to support those whose art best represents their
regional, cultural and ethnic identities – BE OPEN Regional Art.

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The Power of Art: Does Art Really Change the World We Live In?

The Power of Art: Does Art Really Change the World We Live In?

Source: Art Business News.

Art has the power to move people and evoke emotions that words can never do justice to. Whether we are looking at a painting, admiring a sculpture, or listening to an opera, art makes us feel alive in ways we thought were unimaginable. But what is more astonishing is that art truly has the potential to shape our world — it can create social movements and make revolutionary changes in society.

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Gohar Gnuni voted the Artist of the Month

Gohar Gnuni voted the Artist of the Month

BE OPEN Art is happy to announce February 2023 Artist of the Month. Aiming to provide emerging creatives around the globe with an opportunity to be seen by the art world community, every month we invite art enthusiasts to choose the best artist among those featured in our online gallery. This month, our congratulations go to Gohar Gnuni, artist, illustrator and graphic designer from Yerevan, Armenia, whose soul-stirring linotypes gained her a majority of votes from the visitors of our website. We also take the opportunity to applause all the featured artists and thank everyone who voted!

Christina Kyriacou voted the Regional Artist of the Month (January)

Christina Kyriacou voted the Regional Artist of the Month (January)

BE OPEN Art is happy to announce that Christina Kyriacou from Cyprus has been selected the Regional Artist of the month (January) by the highest number of votes of BE OPEN Art online gallery visitors. The identity of Christina’s paintings is influenced by modern architecture, modern buildings and their various geometric shapes, landscapes and geometric patterns, design and digital art.

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Understanding Gen Z in the Art Market

Understanding Gen Z in the Art Market

Source: Artsper.

If you were born anywhere between 1997 and 2010, you’re part of Generation Z. If you work in the art market and aren’t already pushing your marketing strategies towards Gen Z, you should be. But how, as a gallery or artist, do you tap into an audience who is only just emerging into the world of buying art? Artsper has put together a guide on how to boost engagement from a Gen Z audience.

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The Art of High Technology Requires Being a Programmer and a Scientist

The Art of High Technology Requires Being a Programmer and a Scientist

Source: Art Business News.

Research by Microsoft back in 2015 confirms that because of the very fast pace of life, modern man has less attention span than a goldfish. Therefore, it is very difficult to attract and captivate him. So popular contemporary art must be super-interesting. Creative people respond to this by developing high-tech art, where high-tech helps to create works that the audience will love.

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Ojima Abalaka voted the Artist of the Month

Ojima Abalaka voted the Artist of the Month

BE OPEN Art is happy to announce November 2022 Artist of the Month. Aiming to provide emerging creatives around the globe with an opportunity to be seen by the art world community, every month we invite art enthusiasts to choose the best artist among those featured on our online gallery’s website. This month, our congratulations go to Ojima Abalaka, a Nigerian illustrator and artist. The majority ofvisitors of the online gallery granted their votes to Ojima’s illustrations that explore everyday life and being.  We also take the opportunity to applause all the featured artists and thank everyone who voted!

How to Incorporate Instagram Reels Into Your Marketing Strategy: A Step-By-Step Guide

How to Incorporate Instagram Reels Into Your Marketing Strategy: A Step-By-Step Guide

Source: Artsper.

The art market is, at its core, a visual industry. It is little surprise then that image-based Instagram has become one of the preferred social media platforms amongst galleries and artists alike. Two years ago the app introduced a new feature, “Instagram Reels”. How can you, as a gallery or artist, utilize Reels to fully mobilize your Instagram marketing strategy?

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Today’s Young Art Collectors: Buying and Discovering Art

Today’s Young Art Collectors: Buying and Discovering Art

Source: Connect with Art.

The art market has modernised significantly in recent years. Galleries, auction houses, and museums have responded to technological advances and a need to diversify staff and artists represented. Reports of lack of diversity, misogyny and unethical working conditions for interns and freelancers in the art world have lately hit the headlines, propelling increased awareness and accountability in a sector that was seen to be behind the times.

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The Most Common Misconceptions About Art Galleries

The Most Common Misconceptions About Art Galleries

Source: Art Business News.

Amid the bottomless champagne flutes and infinite small talk, one may be quick to believe the art galleries’ somewhat stuffy reputation. But there’s so much more to it than meets the eye. Drawing hefty conclusions about art galleries and their owners – especially if they are based on misinformation – only keeps people from enjoying them thoroughly. Today, we’ll separate fact from fiction and clears up some of the most common misconceptions about art galleries.

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New Perspectives. National Galleries and The Urge to Re-Think Art History

New Perspectives. National Galleries and The Urge to Re-Think Art History

Source: Artland.

National galleries exist to serve their audience with the most quality and educational showings of historical works and subjects as well as the current state of their nations’ artistic scene. As publicly funded institutions, providing visitors with appropriate and societally meaningful discourse surrounding their works should be the cornerstones of their missions. But does serving the public with the most popularly regarded, biggest name shows fulfill this goal?

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Five Trends the Art Market Will Be Watching in 2022

Five Trends the Art Market Will Be Watching in 2022

Source:  Sotheby’s.

We may all have been anticipating that, after months of Covid disruption in 2020, things would surely get back to normal in 2021… but no such luck. The pandemic continued to cause upheaval in global markets last year, and art was no exception. Travel restrictions had major consequences, such as the reshuffling of the fair calendar, the transformation of auctions and the continued refinement of galleries’ digital offerings.

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How to Look at Emerging Artists and Recognize a Future Star

How to Look at Emerging Artists and Recognize a Future Star

Source: Discovery Art Fair.

Emerging artists” is a stretchy term pertinent to the art market, implying a group of artistic creators who have reached a certain point in their professional development. While many of them show significant potential, not many of them will reach the highest top of success, and the majority will continue to build careers with financially moderate performance in comparison to the top sellers. Is this even possible, knowing that a star might one day fall?

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The Global Art Market in 2021: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

The Global Art Market in 2021: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Source: The Market Herald.

It seems that most of us can recall the last time we read an article revealing a jaw-dropping price that a piece of art fetched for at auction. Whether these illicit a knee-jerk response of a dreaded “I could have done that” or “You wouldn’t see me hanging that in my living room” – it seems there’s a lot more nuance and foresight to the decisions these investors are making.

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Vivek Nimbolkar voted the Artist of the Month

Vivek Nimbolkar voted the Artist of the Month

BE OPEN Art is happy to announce that Vivek Nimbolkar has been voted the Artist of the Month by the visitors of art.beopenfuture.com

Aiming to provide emerging creatives around the globe with an opportunity to be seen by the art world community, every month we invite art enthusiasts to choose the best artist among those featured in our online gallery. This June, our congratulations go to Vivek Nimbolkar, a contemporary Indian painter.

We also take the opportunity to applaud all the featured artists and thank everyone who voted.

See more of Vivek’s works at http://art.beopenfuture.com/vivek-nimbolkar/.

How the Pandemic is Accelerating the Online Art Market

How the Pandemic is Accelerating the Online Art Market

Source: Mail&Guardian.

The fine-arts industry, with its mixed bag of posterity and austerity, has not been immune to the spread of Covid-19. Consuming art is a visual activity that uses sight and sometimes touch at galleries, museums, or even private showings. But almost a year since the outbreak, the persistent Covid-19 has been making purveyors of art realise that many people are happy to appreciate or buy art online.

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Is It The Best Time To Be An Emerging Artist?

Is It The Best Time To Be An Emerging Artist?

Source: Forbes.

With the art world more accessible than ever before, thanks to a rise in online platforms, virtual galleries and sharing platforms, maybe it’s time to explore your inner Picasso or Koons? As a result of these exploratory channels and viable career paths evolving, up-and-coming artists are finding support from new avenues, encouraging them to take the leap of faith as individual creators.

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Art Flipping: What can be done to reduce this practice?

Art Flipping: What can be done to reduce this practice?

Source: ArtCollection.io.

While art flipping has been around for decades, awareness of the subject and how it negatively affects the careers of emerging artists is starting to get traction within the art market. Can this practice be regulated? And, should galleries, art advisors, auction houses, and art dealers do more to stop the practice? This article explores the consequences of art flipping while also touching on the importance of reducing or, preferably, avoiding it completely.

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Bernadett Timko voted the Artist of the Month

Bernadett Timko voted the Artist of the Month

BE OPEN Art is happy to announce that Bernadett Timko, Hungary-born and London-based painter, printmaker and sculptor, has been voted the Artist of the Month by the visitors of art.beopenfuture.com

Aiming to showcase emerging talents, every month we invite everyone passionate with art to choose the best artist among those exhibited in our online gallery. Congratulations to Bernadett Timko whose impressive true-to-life paintings has gained her a majority of votes in April!

We also take the opportunity to applause to all the featured artists and thank everyone who voted.

NFTs Are Shaking Up the Art World—But They Could Change So Much More

NFTs Are Shaking Up the Art World—But They Could Change So Much More

Source: Times.

NFTs are having their big-bang moment: collectors and speculators have spent more than $200 million on an array of NFT-based artwork, memes and GIFs in the past month alone, compared with $250 million throughout all of 2020. The phenomenon is attracting a strange brew of not just artists and collectors, but also speculators looking to get rich off the latest fad. Read more

Why Is Work by Female Artists Still Valued Less Than Work by Male Artists?

Why Is Work by Female Artists Still Valued Less Than Work by Male Artists?

Source: Artsy.

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.

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Corinna Wagner voted the Artist of the Month

Corinna Wagner voted the Artist of the Month

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.

Is Now a Wise Time to Be Investing in Art?

Is Now a Wise Time to Be Investing in Art?

Source: WhatInvestment.

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.

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What You Should Expect from an Art Advisor

What You Should Expect from an Art Advisor

Source: Artsy.

Art advisors offer a range of services, from simply educating new collectors and suggesting art for a new apartment, to providing access to hard-to-acquire artists and helping develop a philosophical foundation for a major collection. Fundamentally, an advisor uses their expertise to help a client make better, more informed purchases that will stand the test of time. So what should one expect when hiring an art advisor?
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Georgia Theologou voted the Artist of the Month

Georgia Theologou voted the Artist of the Month

BE OPEN Art is happy to announce that Georgia Theologou, an artist based in Athens, 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 Georgia Theologou, whose fragile and feminine artworks have gained her a majority of votes in January!

We also take the opportunity to applaud all the featured artists and thank everyone who voted.

See more of Georgia’s works at http://art.beopenfuture.com/georgia-theologou/

When the Pandemic Forced the Art World Online, Some People Began Collecting—Or Returned to It

When the Pandemic Forced the Art World Online, Some People Began Collecting—Or Returned to It

Source: ARTnews.

Mark Oldman, a wine expert based in New York, didn’t have as much time or headspace as he wanted to devote to his collecting—until this past spring, when the coronavirus lockdown put everything on pause and he, like much of the world, was stuck at home. “In a way, you can say that during the pandemic I became a collector,” he told ARTnews.

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Theophilus Tetteh voted the Artist of the Month

Theophilus Tetteh voted the Artist of the Month

BE OPEN Art is happy to announce that Theophilus Tetteh (NiiOdai), experimental and expressionist artist from Ghana, 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 Nii Odai, whose bespoke paintings have gained him a majority of votes in December!

We also take the opportunity to applaud all the featured artists and thank everyone who voted.

Mustafa Sönmez voted the Artist of the Month

Mustafa Sönmez voted the Artist of the Month

BE OPEN Art is happy to announce that Mustafa Sönmez, artist based in Turkey, 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 Mustafa Sönmez whose enigmatic paintings have gained him a majority of votes in October!

We also take the opportunity to applaud all the featured artists and thank everyone who voted.

How Will Advanced Technologies Impact the Art World? 3 Takeaways From the Serpentine’s Future Art Ecosystems Report

How Will Advanced Technologies Impact the Art World? 3 Takeaways From the Serpentine’s Future Art Ecosystems Report

Source: Artnet.

Given the contemporary art field’s heavy reliance on physical spaces, in-person networking, and crossing of borders, lockdown presents a devastating disruption. But while COVID-19 may be unprecedented, it has brought to the surface underlying issues and forced us to face a series of big questions concerning the future of the sector. This July, the Serpentine Galleries launched the “Future Art Ecosystems: Art x Advanced Technologies” report focused on technologies’ impact on the arts. It offers alternative propositions for rebuilding the sector in the near future.

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Biennials in Crisis: What Major Art Festivals Are Delayed by the Pandemic?

Biennials in Crisis: What Major Art Festivals Are Delayed by the Pandemic?

Source: ARTnews.

Many of the world’s most eagerly awaited exhibitions planned for 2020 and 2021 have been pushed to later dates as schedules are scrambled and travel restrictions remain due to the coronavirus outbreak. The article features a list of the biennials that have been delayed by the pandemic, including some that have already opened after being pushed back. This list will be updated as further announcements are made.

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A.I. Has the Potential to Change the Art Business—Forever. Here’s How It Could Revolutionize the Way We Buy, Sell, and See Art

A.I. Has the Potential to Change the Art Business—Forever. Here’s How It Could Revolutionize the Way We Buy, Sell, and See Art

Source: Artnet.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have already become invisibly braided into our daily lives. Although the art business has often lagged behind the cutting edge of technology, a. software-savvy vanguard is working to integrate machine learning and A.I. into the trade. In this article, Tim Schneider lays out seven practical ways A.I. could transform the market.

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Mary Rozell on How the Art Market Has Changed

Mary Rozell on How the Art Market Has Changed

Source: Artsy.

The New York based art historian and global head of the UBS Art Collection, explores the diverse and impactful shifts in the art world that have taken place in less than a decade. These include the normalization of art as a financial investment, the global proliferation of private museums, and the blurring of traditional roles for auction houses and art galleries, to name just a few.

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Millennials Are More Interested in Buying Art Than Ever—and 5 Other Takeaways From a New Art Basel Report on the State of the Market

Millennials Are More Interested in Buying Art Than Ever—and 5 Other Takeaways From a New Art Basel Report on the State of the Market

Source: Artnet.

We all know 2020 was a bad year for the art market, which saw the cancellation of virtually every live auction, fair, and exhibition. But just how bad was it? A new study from Art Basel and UBS titled “The Impact of COVID-19 on the Gallery Sector” aims to survey the extent of the damage. Read more

Three Things To Do For Art Collectors To Simplify Their Estates

Three Things To Do For Art Collectors To Simplify Their Estates

Source: Forbes.

Despite the economic chaos the world is going through right now, the art market continues to prove that it can exceed expectations. Despite this, art and collectible is often ignored when estate plans are drafted, which may lead to extra costs and possible “fire sales” of artwork in an estate. To avoid this, there are three basic steps every collector should consider as part of the estate plan.

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Galleries and Fairs Are Turning to Virtual Reality to Connect with Collectors

Galleries and Fairs Are Turning to Virtual Reality to Connect with Collectors

Source: Artsy.

In the months since COVID-19 shut down most traditional in-person avenues for viewing and purchasing art, virtual reality (VR) has become increasingly prevalent as a tool for conducting business. The transition to virtual space has required art-world players to adapt to the challenges—and possibilities—that come with operating in a medium that is in many ways still largely unexplored. Read more

The Art World Remains Overwhelmingly White — Here’s How That Can Change

The Art World Remains Overwhelmingly White — Here’s How That Can Change

Source: Observer.

The omission of people of color from the arts has resulted in devastating sociological implications, not only for the African continent and Diaspora, but for our entire modern world. This comprehensive lack of understanding of the substantial expertise that has facilitated modern and ancient culture has led to enormous discrimination, fanned by hundreds of years of oppression and cultural appropriation. It is obvious that the art world needs a major shakeup.

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Art Market Trends in Response to COVID-19

Art Market Trends in Response to COVID-19

Source: Art Business News.

There is no industry that has gone untouched by the widespread disruption of the coronavirus. The art world, like all other sectors, is quickly grappling with rapidly evolving challenges. Although there is no clear roadmap on how to move forward, the team at Huntington T. Block has seen a few trends among galleries, art dealers, collectors, artists, art fairs, and more that are smart to have on your radar.

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How to Do a Virtual Studio Visit with an Artist

How to Do a Virtual Studio Visit with an Artist

Source: Artsy.

Remember the good old days? Back then, a studio visit involved visiting an actual studio—likely a slightly cramped, charming space, with the tang of turpentine hanging in the air. That sort of face-to-face meetup with an artist had its own particular rituals, routines, and expectations. Now, the rules of the studio visit have been swiftly and completely rewritten by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How the art industry is grappling with its systemic race inequality

How the art industry is grappling with its systemic race inequality

Source: The Art Newspaper.

It is one of the art market’s most uncomfortable truths that, although black and minority artists are enjoying greater representation, it remains white people who predominantly sell—and buy—their work. But as the Movement for Black Lives reaches fever pitch in the US, the art trade is being asked to confront racial inequality among its ranks.

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Bye bye, blockbusters: can the art world adapt to Covid-19?

Bye bye, blockbusters: can the art world adapt to Covid-19?

Source: The Guardian.

There isn’t a business worldwide that hasn’t felt the virus’s impact, and the art world has been far from immune. The art industry that has become synonymous with hyper-connectedness and global mobility is now at a standstill. The glitzy fairs and crowded shows are history, replaced with Zoom studio tours and virtual exhibitions. Andrew Dickson reflects if this might actually mark an improvement. Read more

How to Experience Art & Culture During Coronavirus

How to Experience Art & Culture During Coronavirus

Source: Artwork Archive.

Normally in March, we enjoy a bloom of arts activity across all media—performances, visual art, movies, you name it. This year is different. While the world grapples with containing COVID-19, the way we typically participate in the arts is changing. In-person gatherings are no longer possible. Here are just a few different ways you can be a cultural and artistic participant from your couch while you are sheltering-in-place.

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A Desperate Time: How the UK Art World is Responding to the Coronavirus Lockdown

A Desperate Time: How the UK Art World is Responding to the Coronavirus Lockdown

Source: Frieze.

Covid-19 may have forced galleries to close their doors but there is no shortage of frenetic, urgent action in the UK art world as it deals with the impact of social distancing. Things are moving fast, and they need to: this is a crisis that is threatening everyone – from the individual, self-employed artist trying to work out where the next paid work is coming from, to the arts organization CEO whose income streams have shrunk to zero overnight. Read more

Marcel Lisboa voted the Artist of the Month

Marcel Lisboa voted the Artist of the Month

BE OPEN Art is happy to announce that Marcel Lisboa, graphic designer based in São Paulo, Brazil has been voted the Artist of the Month by the visitors of art.beopenfuture.com

Aiming to showcase emerging talents, every month we invite everyone passionate with art to choose the best artist among those exhibited in our online gallery. Congratulations to Marcel Lisboa whose impressive and arresting work has gained him a majority of votes in March!

We also take the opportunity to applause to all the featured artists and thank everyone who voted.

The Often-Ignored Problem with Buying Art as an Investment

The Often-Ignored Problem with Buying Art as an Investment

Source: Artsy.

Is art a good investment? According to experts, art often outperforms other asset classes like real estate, while the Wall Street Journal declared that art achieved a 10.6 percent return in 2018 based on Art Market Research’s Art 100 Index, outpacing all other categories. Martin Gammon looks into the question whether art is an attractive asset class for a middle market investor with a typical 5–10 year horizon analogous to other alternative investments. Read more

Build an Art Collection that Supports Emerging Artists

Build an Art Collection that Supports Emerging Artists

Source: Art Business Journal.

For collectors at any level, there exists a set of criteria to consider before collecting an artist’s work. Every art collector has their own aesthetic and set of values. With this in mind, Audra Lambert takes a look at the different aspects of art collecting that should be first in the minds of collectors as they begin venturing into collecting emerging artists’ work. Read more

For Galleries, Online Viewing Rooms Are About Storytelling and Sales

For Galleries, Online Viewing Rooms Are About Storytelling and Sales

Source: Artsy.

By 2019, we’re well beyond the question of whether collectors are willing to purchase works they’ve only seen online. (Spoiler alert: They are!) The most exciting developments in the online viewing room space will doubtlessly come from galleries with the energy and resources to experiment with the form of what a virtual exhibition can be. Scott Indrisek explores how online viewing rooms function. Read more

The Global Art Market Reports 2019

Source: Coins Weekly.

Authored by renowned cultural economist Dr Clare McAndrew, the annual analysis provides fresh insight into a complex market, identifying key trends and assessing the impact of wider economic shifts. Insights from the report by the Art Basel and UBS include the decade’s second-highest level of global art market sales in 2018, active buying by millennials, and growing engagement with online sales.

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How to Look at Emerging Artists and Recognize a Future Star

How to Look at Emerging Artists and Recognize a Future Star

Source: Discovery Art Fair.

“Emerging artists” is a term pertinent to the art market, implying a group of artistic creators who have gained some recognition, but not yet reached a high point in their careers. While they show significant potential, not many of them will reach the highest top of success. Ana Bambić Kostov examines if it is possible to discover the next star of the art world. Read more

Cracking the Millennial Market: How Art Businesses Are Tweaking Their Strategies to Target the Next Generation of Collectors

Cracking the Millennial Market: How Art Businesses Are Tweaking Their Strategies to Target the Next Generation of Collectors

Source: Artnet.

Millennials, now ages 21 to 38, offer huge new market potential for auction houses, dealers, and art advisers. They are the fastest-growing segment of collectors among high-net-worth clients surveyed last year by US Trust. Art dealers and auctioneers are getting creative to tap into the coveted new demographic. Read more

How Tech has Transformed the World of Art Collecting

How Tech has Transformed the World of Art Collecting

Source: Artwork Archive.

What does it mean to be introduced to the art world through Instagram? How will you display an artist’s 50-year retrospective when their 2016 exhibition is a series of GIFs, contained on a thumb drive? Technology is forcing the art world to grapple with questions like these, and young art collectors have the answers. We spoke with art world insiders to examine how emerging trends in the art world are shaped by technology. Here’s what they had to say.

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Evan Beard: The Rapid Rise of Millennial Collectors Will Change How Art Is Bought and Sold

Evan Beard: The Rapid Rise of Millennial Collectors Will Change How Art Is Bought and Sold

Source: Artsy.

Groucho Marx once said that he never wanted to belong to any club that would accept him as a member. I feel a similar skepticism about being part of a club I never asked to join. But my 1983 birth grants me membership in what demographers and marketers now call “millennials.” Like every generation, our predecessors say we’re spoiled and self-absorbed—Timemagazine dubbed us the “Me Me Me Generation.” A generous history may one day overlook our need for constant validation and safe spaces, but for now, the cliché of being over-parented, over-schooled, and over-protected isn’t completely off base. Read more

Goodbye Art World, Hello Art Industry: How the Art Market Has Transformed—Radically—Over the Past 30 Years

Goodbye Art World, Hello Art Industry: How the Art Market Has Transformed—Radically—Over the Past 30 Years

Source: Artnet.

The scale and contours of today’s art world would have been largely inconceivable to dealers, auction-house professionals, and collectors 30 years ago. The business of the past has been replaced by a multibillion-dollar international industry. Tastes have changed; non-Western economies have emerged as essential forces; and what was once a quaint cottage industry has become surprisingly corporate. Tim Schneider explores how this transformation has become possible. Read more