Barnebys launches its platform in Chinese

On 13 April 2016, the Barnebys search engine launched its platform in Chinese: Barnebys Hong Kong. After launching its platform in French in February this year, Barnebys is taking a new step in its international development. While the Chinese market showed a few signs of slowing down in 2015, China nevertheless remains strong and dynamic on the global market, behind the United States and the United Kingdom according to the 2016 TEFAF report. The last sales in China, namely during Art Basel Hong Kong, were satisfactory despite the economic crisis. Founded in 2011 by Christopher Barnekow and Pontus Silfverstolpe, Barnebys is an online platform that offers to search for art objects online, providing sales histories, estimates, market watch and saving functions, as well as editorial content in the form of a newsletter. With this new platform, Barnebys is continuing its objectives of making the art and auction market more accessible and transparent, and of adapting to a fully expanding market. Barnebys is now available in six...

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New contemporary art exhibition information platform Exposare launched

Paris, 6 March 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). A new online concept dedicated to contemporary art has been launched. Based on a ready-to-use international exhibition information system, Exposare’s platform is made for photographers, architects, artists, designers, curators, conservators and gallery owners whose exhibitions are already set up and ready to be rented and transferred to display areas all over the world. The platform allows exhibition creators to connect to an international network of art workers, who are themselves looking for future events for their demonstration areas. Exposare’s platform is updated in real time and is based on a subscription concept. Among the exhibitions that are already available, photography is at a top spot with Joel-Peter Witkin’s “Heaven or Hell,” “50 years in the Orient” by Roland and Sabrina Michaud, and “Montparnasse” by Emile Savitry. Still in the field of photography are the works of Katharine Cooper – who recently won the Photography Prize of the Académie des Beaux Arts in France – and Stefen Chow – who came in second place for the World Press Photo 2013 prize for his portrait of Ai Weiwei – as part of an exploration on the issue of world poverty. The other fields include a customised car by Marcus Kreiss, as well as an exhibition dedicated to French painting from 1960 to today. This platform dedicated to itinerant exhibitions was conceived by Anne Clergue, the daughter of famous photographer Lucien Clergue, in order to create a site where artists and leaders in the art world can make their exhibitions travel in a click. “Exposare is an indispensable tool that allowed me to fulfil my desire, the first online platform to centralize a catalogue of exhibitions taking place across the world, by famous and emerging artists from all countries and cultures” she said in...

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Wall30, online gallery devoted to photography

Paris, 2 December 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA). Wall30 gallery, dedicated to contemporary photography, has launched its online gallery website and aims to promote new and current photographs, offering at the same time the opportunity to acquire art photographs for reasonable prices (between €100-400). The gallery is addressed to collectors and art amateurs as well as to people who do not tend to visit galleries often. The gallery was founded by two passionate photography and contemporary art fans, Pasacaline Zarifian and Paul-Alexis Bernard, and proposes signed photographs, systematically reproduced in thirty copies (hence the name of the gallery: Wall30). The multiplied, but limited number of copies, guarantees the photographs as art works, being conformed to the art market rules, as well as the diffusion of selected emerging contemporary artists. Approximately 25 artists have already been represented by the Wall30 gallery, including Jérémie Beaussillon and his life scenes taken during numerous trips, including Asia; Clément Brend and his experimentations with light in night photographs; Christophe Dauphin, inspired by the urban environment and contemporary architecture; Alain Greloud with his introspective and contemplative works, or Aldo Sperber with his mystifying photographs, filled with...

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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts launches free App for iPhone

New York, 19 July 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA). The Lincoln Center in New York has launched a new app enabling iPhone users to instantly connect to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The app can be downloaded for free on the iTunes Store. The renowned New York centre is the largest dedicated to the performing arts in the world. The new free app enables users to stay up to date in real time with current and future events. Users can also access the online ticket office. The app introduces art lovers to the centre and its large programme. It features maps, so that users can direct themselves around the six-hectare campus. The app also offers the opportunity to discover a multitude of “secret” information concerning the Lincoln Center. The Lincoln Center was founded in 1962 and attracts approximately five million visitors a year. The centre houses a dozen artistic institutions, including the New York City Ballet, the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera and the prestigious performing arts conservatory Juilliard School. The centre, located in Manhattan, comprises nineteen rooms and has 8,000 salaried employees. Its annual budget is $450...

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Fondation Ricard launches third edition of “Novembre” magazine

Paris, 4 July 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA). Tomorrow, the Fondation Ricard will present the third number of the Swiss magazine Novembre, which is dedicated to fashion and contemporary art. Created in 2010 by Florence Tétier, Maxime Büchi, Jeanne-Salomé Rochat and Florian Joye, Novembre is released twice a year and was conceived as a platform for international communication. The president of La Fondation d’entreprise Ricard is Philippe Savinel and the director is Colette Barbier. Over the past ten years, the Fondation has been promoting and diffusing the art of young French artists working in various visual art forms in Paris. The Fondation Ricard is a precursor of cultural patronage for emerging artists. For twelve years, the institution has awarded a prize to a young French artist exhibited at the Fondation. A work by the winner is bought and then offered to the Centre Pompidou. It is an immense opportunity for an artist to exhibit their work in one of the largest modern art museums in the world. In addition to the exhibitions, the foundation hosts numerous events touching upon other creative fields in order to create enriching exchanges between different art forms. Artists such as Roman Signer, Valentin Carron, Olivier Mosset, Karlheinz Weinberger, Ursula Rodel, Luc Andrié, Devin Blair, Ondine Azoulay and Tobias Madison contributed to the third edition of Novembre, presented exclusively at the Fondation Ricard on 5 July...

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