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 (55)

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."

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.

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