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Ten More of the Most Powerful People in the Art World

It’s that time again when I round up some of the biggest players in the art scene today. This is not the first time I’ve written on the topic, and that is because the art world is a big place. There are influencers in many arenas in every corner of the globe. This is the third iteration of this...

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​It’s Always About Your Work / Pay homage to your art.

Much is made of the need to network and get out and about when you work as an artist, a freelancer, an independent business person. Indeed, in these writings, we spend a great deal of time and energy on the fact that it is imperative for anyone who considers themselves a career artist to carve...

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The Irrepressible Flame of Humanity

“It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable” -Seneca The human spirit is an inextinguishable flame in even the strongest storm. In times of oppression and desperation, people rise up again and again to alter the course of history. One person can be the spark to ignite a nation or the world....

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Community & Networking for Artists

Today we build on a conversation begun in previous posts about the importance of community, networking, and how to achieve both. While it is true that we live in a highly digital age, there is a great deal of importance in stepping beyond these boundaries and physically setting foot in the arts...

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Biennials in Odessa, Istanbul, Beijing, and Karachi - The Global Scene to Be Aware of - For Artists Only

With the historic opening of Documenta 14 in Athens this month, now is a perfect time to take a look around the world at more of the biennials happening in every corner throughout the year. You may recall a previous post in which we discussed three of the brightest stars in the biennial universe...

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On Mindful Speaking

“First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.” -Epictetus Mindful speech is a noble practice. Considering each word and phrase before freeing them into the world, asking ourselves whether they are useful, whether they are kind, can be a life changing experience. All speech carries...

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​Top Curators in Berlin, Germany

The latest in our series on top curators from around the world takes us to Berlin, Germany where the art scene is alive and well and often on the cutting edge. With the ninth Berlin Biennale on the horizon this summer, now is a great time to take a look at the movers and shakers in the curatorial...

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​Art and Commerce Come Together in the Ninth Circle of Hell

I saw this phrase not long ago, as a complete statement in a thread of comments, and it stood out, "Art and Commerce Come Together in the Ninth Circle of Hell." Here is a reflection, or perhaps a rant if you will, on what that might mean. In the ninth circle, Dante came face to face with those...

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Dwell on the beauty of life...

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” -Marcus Aurelius Beauty breaks through at the most unexpected moments. A bright bud bravely reaching up from a scorched forest floor or an azure sky in the eye of a hurricane. The human spirit too, breaks through...

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​Top Galleries in the Lower East Side, NYC

New York City is a big place. The sprawling neighborhoods of this behemoth are packed to the gills with culture of every sort imaginable. While this can be seen as a boon for anyone wishing to dabble professionally in the city, it can also be overwhelming to sort out the good stuff. Every part of...

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