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)

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.

Interview with Patrick Tresset
Article date: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Interview with Patrick Tresset

Patrick Tresset is a London based artist, his art practices follow two main path, on one hand Tresset presents theatrical installations in which robotic agents are actors, these installations are often evocations of humanness. On the other hand Tresset also uses robots and computational systems to produce series of drawings, paintings and videos.

The Complexities of the Digital Art Shift
Article date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Complexities of the Digital Art Shift

With the exponential advancement of new digital technologies, the arts are moving towards opening up digital and digitized heritage to the wider public, and making digital formats of content easily accessible to the wider public. ln 2013, Tate proposed a strategy to focus on digital solutions that promoted a broader public engagement of art. Whitney Museum’s Artport is available through their website and dedicated to showing, commissioning and archiving digital and Internet art. Initiatives like these demonstrate how new media now has a prominent and critical influence on our culture sectors.

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