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 (34)

Interview with Alexander Tuteleers – Founder & CEO of ArtAssistant
Article date: Thursday, May 24, 2018

Interview with Alexander Tuteleers – Founder & CEO of ArtAssistant

"As the world at large becomes increasingly digitized, so is the art market. As such, it’s an area which is currently going through a tipping point, one which provides immense opportunities."

Media Art in the Information Society: An Interview with Media Artists Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau
Article date: Monday, May 21, 2018

Media Art in the Information Society: An Interview with Media Artists Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau

"We are media artists and professors of Interface Cultures at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. We develop interactive art installations that allow participants to get involved in art works."

Bronzechain – The New Hallmark for Bronze with Blockchain Technology Unveiled
Article date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Bronzechain – The New Hallmark for Bronze with Blockchain Technology Unveiled

A pioneering hallmark for bronze sculpture, ‘Bronzechain’ has launched by DACS, in partnership with Verisart, the blockchain certification platform for the arts. The first bronze works to be hallmarked are by sculptor Maurice Blik, whose solo exhibition took place at Bowman Sculpture, London (13 April – 4 May 2018).

Art Brussels 50 Years – An Interview with Fair Director Anne Vierstraete
Article date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Art Brussels 50 Years – An Interview with Fair Director Anne Vierstraete

Anne Vierstraete: "Art Brussels is proud to have played a pivotal role in the Brussels’ burgeoning art scene, which has developed over its 50 years."

Empowering Users with Gamification and Crowdsourcing – Interview with USEUM Founder Foteini Valeonti
Article date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Empowering Users with Gamification and Crowdsourcing – Interview with USEUM Founder Foteini Valeonti

"I am Foteini Valeonti and I am the Founder of USEUM. USEUM.org is a realisation of Malraux’s “museum without walls” - as he first envisioned it in his book Le musée imaginaire (1965) - exhibiting 85,000 artworks from nearly 2,000 contemporary artists and hundreds of museums around the world all under one virtual roof."

The New Art Economy – Art Paris Art Fair
Article date: Friday, March 30, 2018

The New Art Economy – Art Paris Art Fair

"My name is Guillaume Piens and I am the director of Art Paris Art Fair, a modern and contemporary spring art fair that will be taking place at the Grand Palais in Paris from April 5th – 8th. Art has always been a part of my life..."

People Who Will Have Impact: Dr Alessia Zorloni
Article date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

People Who Will Have Impact: Dr Alessia Zorloni

Art & Wealth Management: Managing private art collections - the first book dedicated exclusively to the financial and managerial aspects of collecting art.

A Fair as a Service to Collectors and Galleries – An Interview with Nicole Berry, Executive Director of The Armory Show
Article date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A Fair as a Service to Collectors and Galleries – An Interview with Nicole Berry, Executive Director of The Armory Show

Nicole Berry: The Armory Show is New York’s Art Fair. Founded in 1994 in New York City, 24 years later it is the most widely attended art fair in New York City and second only to Art Basel Miami Beach as the most attended art fair in North America.

Feral Horses Opening the Art Market to Small Investors
Article date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Feral Horses Opening the Art Market to Small Investors

A Crowd Investment Platform Where to Invest in Shares of Artworks – An Interview with Feral Horses CEO Francesco Bellanca

Online Auction Site Catawiki, a Platform That Will Have Impact
Article date: Friday, February 16, 2018

Online Auction Site Catawiki, a Platform That Will Have Impact

The story of Catawiki started in 2008 as a community for collectors. Catawiki was founded by René Schoenmakers, a Dutch comic collector, and Marco Jansen, a Dutch developer. They started off in the attic of Rene’s house in Assen. René is an avid collector of European comic books and wanted to build a great tool to manage his own collection. This gave them the opportunity to build a community by developing a free tool for people with the same needs.

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

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