Etienne Verbist

Etienne Verbist, Luxemburg (Senior writer)
Etienne Verbist is an authority in the field of crowd sourcing, disruptive business modelling and disruptive art. After a well filled career with companies such as GE, Etienne was an early adopter of crowd sourcing. Etienne is manager Europe and Africa for Crowd Sourcing Week, a board advisor to a broad range of companies on innovation and new technology, curator of the Disruptive Art Museum – the smallest museum in the world – and columnist for Artdependence Magazine.

Articles (20)

A FAIR AS A SERVICE TO COLLECTORS AND GALLERIES WITH PRNCPL
Article date: Friday, November 10, 2017

A FAIR AS A SERVICE TO COLLECTORS AND GALLERIES WITH PRNCPL

Art Düsseldorf partners with PRNCPL to launch new mobile app. Visitors can scan any artwork at the fair to reveal and save its information.

Collecting Digital Art in the Age of Abundance. The Legal Aspects
Article date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Collecting Digital Art in the Age of Abundance. The Legal Aspects

Interview with Rory Blain - Director Sedition Art: Sedition brings you an art experience for your digital life. Collect and enjoy limited edition artworks, exclusively created in digital media by the world’s greatest contemporary artists. Sedition securely stores your collection so you can access it anytime, anywhere, on any screen, across your devices.

Abstract Art perception and the brain
Article date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Abstract Art perception and the brain

"Much of the art experience comes down to pattern recognition. Humans are so good at it, that we often see patterns where there are none; such as animal figures in clouds or mountains. The beholder himself becomes an actor of what he sees in art; even more when the painting is abstract. Billions of incoming cues of all our senses continuously overwhelm us. Without the selection imposed on them by emotion and memory, we cannot build knowledge and meaning." - Ioan Sbârciu.

Neuroscience & Connoisseurship in Art - an interview with Jan de Maere
Article date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Neuroscience & Connoisseurship in Art - an interview with Jan de Maere

Neuroscience investigates the relation between mind, body, brain and environment. Science demonstrates that we do not have a direct link with reality, only the illusion of it, created by the concepts of our brain. Thousands of elements of yhe observed painting create the stable image in our brain, a subjective interpretation of reality. Since Charles Darwin, beauty is seen as an innate evolutionary instinct, an advantage for all species, from plants to butterflies and to human beings.

Art for the cryptocurrency world - an interview with Vesa Kivinen
Article date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Art for the cryptocurrency world - an interview with Vesa Kivinen

The world of cryptocurrency is relatively new. Not a lot of quality art has been produced about it and for the people who have benefitted from being the early adopters of this realm.

Primavera De Filippi: "As an artist, I try to challenge the current state of the world..."
Article date: Friday, May 19, 2017

Primavera De Filippi: "As an artist, I try to challenge the current state of the world..."

Primavera De Filippi: "As an academic, I try to understand the current state of the world and I struggle to develop a theoretical framework that can explain the way things work. As an artist, I try to challenge the current state of the world, in a continuous attempt to expand the boundaries of is deemed possible today."

‘If a mind occupies the body and the body occupies a building..." an interview with Antony Gormley
Article date: Thursday, May 11, 2017

‘If a mind occupies the body and the body occupies a building..." an interview with Antony Gormley

Anthony Gormley is a British sculptor. He is currently living and working in London and has received an OBE for his contributions to the art world. His best known work includes The Angel of the North, a large-scale sculpture erected outside Gateshead in the North of England. His recent exhibition ‘LIVING ROOM’ was shown at the Xavier Hufkens gallery in Brussels.

“Sometimes I think of it like sculpting with live reactions.” Paul Buchanan
Article date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

“Sometimes I think of it like sculpting with live reactions.” Paul Buchanan

Artist Paul Buchanan was born in Glasgow and is currently living and working in the Netherlands. His work aims to explore the boundaries of the social, political and economic structures that contain us. He has a unique way of working with people and places, using responses and reactions to his work in order to shape their development. Paul Buchanan: "A lot of the time, people don’t know that they’re participating in my projects. It’s tricky making a piece of work and expecting people to participate. I suppose the way I work is to leave it open for people to participate in their own terms."

World’s first art incubator and accelerator, Debut Contemporary, Ubiquity University
Article date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

World’s first art incubator and accelerator, Debut Contemporary, Ubiquity University

Ceric Samir, Art Coach: "I am an entrepreneur and disrupter in the art market aiming to change the fabrics of the art market that’s lacked transparency and serious and credible structure for centuries when it comes down to it being run as a business (perhaps with an exception of a few blue chip galleries and auction houses). I set up the world’s first art incubator and accelerator, Debut Contemporary, designed to assist ambitious and talented artists turn their practice into a viable business and a successful long term career."

The Internet of Beings - an interview with Martine-Nicole Rojina
Article date: Monday, April 3, 2017

The Internet of Beings - an interview with Martine-Nicole Rojina

Martine-Nicole Rojina: "I believe in the tradition of mastery. I thrive for a holistic upgrade of perception, awareness and knowledge and dig deep into all elements involved to master the alchemical system. In the inside, as on the outside. As above, so below."

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Museo Jumex (a private art collection based in Mexico City, Mexico) / David Chipperfield. Image © Simon Menges

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