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 (52)

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."

TEFAF: The biggest fair on global level where you can buy Museum Quality
Article date: Saturday, March 11, 2017

TEFAF: The biggest fair on global level where you can buy Museum Quality

TEFAF Maastricht is a meeting point for more than 270 leading art and antiques dealers from 20 countries and some 73,000 private and professional collectors and other art lovers from all over the world. Alongside the traditional areas of Old Master paintings, antiques and classical antiquities that cover approximately half of the fair, there is also modern and contemporary art, photographs, jewellery, 20th century design and works on paper.

Platforms Which Will Have Impact - Maecenas Discover a New Way to Invest in Fine Art
Article date: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Platforms Which Will Have Impact - Maecenas Discover a New Way to Invest in Fine Art

Marcelo Garcia Casil: "We are a start-up company looking to disrupt the art finance industry. Our online platform removes intermediaries like auction houses and art dealers by creating an open and fair marketplace where investors can reach out to art owners directly in a secure and reliable way."

Curators Who Will Have Impact – An Interview with Mark Coeckelbergh
Article date: Monday, March 6, 2017

Curators Who Will Have Impact – An Interview with Mark Coeckelbergh

"I’m a philosopher thinking about new technologies, what they mean for our lives and how they may change society. In my work I connect with artists and curators, since I think artistic research can help to bring in different forms of knowledge and experience to discuss these questions. I'm a professor at the University of Vienna, but I also connect to many people outside academia, in the worlds of technology and art." - Mark Coeckelbergh

Interview with Anthea Missy, Graffiti & Street Artist
Article date: Friday, January 27, 2017

Interview with Anthea Missy, Graffiti & Street Artist

Contemporary street artists are not concerned with impressing members of the Academy or approved authorities. Rather, they are interested in revoking many social conventions about art. Contemporary street artists produce their works with the belief that art does not only belong in museums but also on the streets with the people. That is why many of them, such as Banksy, operate under pseudonyms, because vandalizing public property is a crime.

Disruptor & 3D Printing - An Interview with Nick Ervinck
Article date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Disruptor & 3D Printing - An Interview with Nick Ervinck

"I have always been fascinated by the way art has developed due to new materials and techniques. In search of contemporary sculpture and it’s lack of renewal in response, I look for the interaction between virtual constructions and handmade sculptures. You could describe it as a kind of cross-pollination between the virtual and physical world." - an interview with Nick Ervinck conducted by Etienne Verbist.

Building a Temple on the Moon: Interview with Jorge Mañes Rubio
Article date: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Building a Temple on the Moon: Interview with Jorge Mañes Rubio

"My name is Jorge Mañes Rubio. I’m a Spanish artist based in Amsterdam and I’m currently artist in residence at the European Space Agency. Currently, I’m working on building a temple on the Moon - I would say that this is already quite a nice dream project!" - in interview with Jorge Mañes Rubio, conducted by Etienne Verbist.

Albert Pinya: The Time is Now
Article date: Monday, November 7, 2016

Albert Pinya: The Time is Now

Do you know Albert Pinya? If you don’t recognize this name, you’re going to want to pay attention. Pinya is one of the most celebrated members of the new generation of Spanish painters, born in the 1980s. Above all, his work is characterized by its constant questioning of morality and human behavior. Combining elements that are equally tragic, absurd, grotesque, decadent, ridiculous and irreverent, which are linked at times to an ironic vision, which is comical in other times, or a little naïve in other occasions or even gruesome sometimes, Pinya works to take us all a step closer to the here and now.

Denis Meyers: An interview with the Graffiti and Street Artist
Article date: Monday, September 19, 2016

Denis Meyers: An interview with the Graffiti and Street Artist

Contemporary street artists are not concerned with impressing members of the Academy or approved authorities but rather in revoking many social conventions about art. Contemporary street artists produce their works believing that art does not belong only in museums but also on the streets with the people. That is why many of them, such as Banksy, operate under pseudonyms, because vandalizing public property is a crime.

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