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)

Galila’s Passion Obsession Collection in Brussels
Article date: Monday, July 27, 2020

Galila’s Passion Obsession Collection in Brussels

The exhibition on view at Galila’s P.O.C is called “Overdose”. Not only is the name a reference to the many artworks already present, it also hints to the everchanging nature of Galila’s P.O.C as it is the idea to keep adding more and more artworks. In fact, currently there is only one permanently integrated artwork; a beautiful staircase by Belgian designer Xavier Lust.

Art in Corona Lockdown - Interview with Ferhat Özgür, Zagreb
Article date: Monday, June 22, 2020

Art in Corona Lockdown - Interview with Ferhat Özgür, Zagreb

"During the period of the lockdown I was unable to work in my workshop on a daily basis, like I used to, even though it is only a fifteen-minute walk away from home. Yet this did not prove to be an obstacle for me to continue working on various ideas. Preserving my belief that the virus cannot be superior to creativity, I tried to enrich the freedom of loneliness by staging a ‘one-man performance’ at home in order to negotiate the absurdness and surreal contingencies of photography".

Lina Sinisterra, Spatial Paintings, New Tendencies in Contemporary Art in Colombia
Article date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Lina Sinisterra, Spatial Paintings, New Tendencies in Contemporary Art in Colombia

I am an artist based in Bogota – Colombia. I do art because is the only way I find a comfortable understanding of living. I use art to connect to the world. I do paintings because the language of color is my way to activate sensations and to move the emotional world. I believe that painting is something you may do with any material and on top of any surface, that’s why I create spatial paintings with accumulations’ of disposable materials, or painted objects, to create new perspectives or views on quotidian things and stuff from the world.

Collecting, the Story of Vanhaerents Family
Article date: Monday, February 10, 2020

Collecting, the Story of Vanhaerents Family

As a West Flemish family, we are more in the habit of setting ourselves up modestly. I hope that our passion and drive and our sense of quality also brings other people into contact with the medium of art. Its impact on others or the outside world is of secondary importance to me. I mainly buy art that touches me. It is nice to be listed as "the top 200 collectors", but this is not an end in itself.

Humanising the Art Museum: Interview with  Sandro Debono
Article date: Monday, January 13, 2020

Humanising the Art Museum: Interview with Sandro Debono

"The role of the museum today should be more about the ambition of firmly displacing the human towards the centre of a comprehensive, one-weave experience. The stories told, the experiences and the display presented, as well as the services provided should be weaved and intertwined into one albeit each would contribute distinctively to one and the same vision. This also concerns the simplest of actions, needs and requirements of a cultural space designated to be acknowledged as a museum".

How Does Collector Collaborate with a Museum? Interview with Carolin Scharpff-Striebich
Article date: Thursday, November 28, 2019

How Does Collector Collaborate with a Museum? Interview with Carolin Scharpff-Striebich

"Like any other market, the art market responds to supply and demand at a given time. When is an artist, an artist successful? If they are collected, exhibited, discussed and that is reflected in the price. However, this price should not be confused with the artistic value of a work. However, I am only interested in the market, whether I can afford a work or not".

Interview with Dutch Artist Thijs Biersteker, Participant of «Trees» Exhibition in Fondation Cartier
Article date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Interview with Dutch Artist Thijs Biersteker, Participant of «Trees» Exhibition in Fondation Cartier

"My name is Thijs Biersteker and I create interactive installation art on the most urgent topics of this time. I work together with scientists and researchers to turn their complex research papers into tangible, personal experiences that provoke emotions about the chosen topic. These range from giving nature a voice in times of climate change to interactive mirrors that turn you into the plastic version of yourself".

Interview with Timo Niemeyer: Value Manifesto
Article date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Interview with Timo Niemeyer: Value Manifesto

"I believe in a fundamental structural change in the art world and its market due to the fourth industrial revolution. Nowadays, we are not only in the age of the digital revolutionbut also in the age of the fundamental economization of artworks".

Interview with Prof. Maurizio Seracini - The Da Vinci Detective
Article date: Friday, May 3, 2019

Interview with Prof. Maurizio Seracini - The Da Vinci Detective

"If science can become instrumental in rediscovering the true values of our cultural heritage, and using widespread modern technologies attract the interest and curiosity of new generations, then I can see a new renaissance for the role of art in the future. Hopefully, in the decades to come people will still feel linked to their past if it will be identified as fundamental for the creation of their identity".

The Future of Museums: Interview with Joël Kremer
Article date: Monday, April 15, 2019

The Future of Museums: Interview with Joël Kremer

"I think we will change the way people experience art in more than one way. Giving people access to world class art, which previously had no statistical chance of experiencing it, for instance in countries/continents such as China India and Africa. Educating people in a much more personal and interactive way during their museum visit".

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