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 (47)

Interview with Prof. Maurizio Seracini - The Da Vinci Detective
Article date: Friday, May 3, 2019

Interview with Prof. Maurizio Seracini - The Da Vinci Detective

"If science can become instrumental in rediscovering the true values of our cultural heritage, and using widespread modern technologies attract the interest and curiosity of new generations, then I can see a new renaissance for the role of art in the future. Hopefully, in the decades to come people will still feel linked to their past if it will be identified as fundamental for the creation of their identity".

The Future of Museums: Interview with Joël Kremer
Article date: Monday, April 15, 2019

The Future of Museums: Interview with Joël Kremer

"I think we will change the way people experience art in more than one way. Giving people access to world class art, which previously had no statistical chance of experiencing it, for instance in countries/continents such as China India and Africa. Educating people in a much more personal and interactive way during their museum visit".

A Portable Museum: Interview with Sylvain Levy
Article date: Saturday, March 9, 2019

A Portable Museum: Interview with Sylvain Levy

'The philosophy is to use VR to address some of the main problems in physical displays like museums which are about costs, scalability and revenues. Also, the experience of art is getting worse. The philosophy is to make art universally accessible.'

Interview with Jens Faurschou, VR as a Game Changer
Article date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Interview with Jens Faurschou, VR as a Game Changer

'Virtual Reality is impacting the Arts in fascinating and divergent ways that can be explained by focusing on the three following areas: the way we experience art, the space in which it is displayed and its financial structure. VR is reshaping the social dimension of our art experience. Artists are always looking for ways to empower audiences to shape their experience within artworks. '

Mario Klingemann: Instruments of Creation or Can Artificial Intelligence Replace Human?
Article date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Mario Klingemann: Instruments of Creation or Can Artificial Intelligence Replace Human?

Mario Klingemann (Munich, Germany) is an artist who uses algorithms and artificial intelligence to create and investigate systems. He is particularly interested in human perception of art and creativity, researching methods in which machines can augment or emulate these processes.

Analytical and Financial Tools for the Art Market: Interview with Christine Bourron , the Founder of Pi-eX Ltd.
Article date: Monday, February 18, 2019

Analytical and Financial Tools for the Art Market: Interview with Christine Bourron , the Founder of Pi-eX Ltd.

"Art is often seen as a store of value, but actually any art-seller would tell you that ahead of a sale they never know if they will be able to obtain the price they want for an artwork or if they will be able to sell the artwork at all."

Game Changers for Art: Interview with Bernadine Bröcker Wieder, CEO of Vastari
Article date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Game Changers for Art: Interview with Bernadine Bröcker Wieder, CEO of Vastari

"We think that the way exhibitions are currently put together is opaque and undemocratic, and the wrong stories are being told at our cultural institutions because of a lack of diversity of networks. Vastari is using technology to break down the barriers and enable collaborations, especially internationally, to make sure that exhibitions are driven by “what’s what” rather than “who’s who”.

Conservation and Authentication of Fine Art - Interview with Paul Lindahl, Co-Founder and CEO Arius Technology
Article date: Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Conservation and Authentication of Fine Art - Interview with Paul Lindahl, Co-Founder and CEO Arius Technology

A conversation explores how Arius’ cutting-edge art technology has broad implications in the art world; from aiding provenance and art authentication to the introduction of a new fine art print process that merges analog and digital processes.

It Almost Seemed a Lily: Exhibition by Berlinde De Bruyckere at Museum Hof van Busleyden
Article date: Monday, December 17, 2018

It Almost Seemed a Lily: Exhibition by Berlinde De Bruyckere at Museum Hof van Busleyden

Museum Hof van Busleyden is presenting monumental work by Berlinde De Bruyckere (1964, Ghent). The world-famous Belgian artist engages in a dialogue with the museum’s masterpieces, the newly restored ‘Enclosed Gardens’, which have recently begun to attract considerable interest once again. The contemporary artist De Bruyckere first encountered the magical ‘Enclosed Gardens’ from Mechelen in 2016.

The Birth of Modern Sculptures at Edward Steichen & Constantin Brancusi Exposition in Luxembourg
Article date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Birth of Modern Sculptures at Edward Steichen & Constantin Brancusi Exposition in Luxembourg

Organized under the patronage of the Romanian Embassy in Luxembourg represented by H.E. Ambassador Mr. Lilian Zamfiroiu, the exhibition is hosted in the brand new Amazon European HQ in Luxembourg-Kirchberg and it present works of art and WW1 photo-documents related to the participation in France and Luxembourg of US captain Edward Steichen, commander of the Photographic Division of the American Expeditionary Forces, as well as documents of his cooperation with Brancusi including Steichen's works as main photographer of the Parisian art studio of Brancusi and of the art of this eminent sculptor.

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William Wegman, Casual, 2002. Courtesy of the artist. From the exhibition Being Human

William Wegman, Casual, 2002. Courtesy of the artist. From the exhibition Being Human

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