Abraham Poincheval at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Abraham Poincheval at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris

On Monday at midday, the Palais de Tokyo is already bustling with movement as visitors fill in the vast repurposed 1930s building. Their first encounter in the vast entrance is a giant glass bottle, large enough for a few people to comfortably remove the giant cork and slide inside. In fact, the inside of the [...]

Contemporary Art and Social Media

Contemporary Art and Social Media

Artvisor contributor Lele examines how the art world is using digital channels as both a means of artist discovery and a method of reaching collectors Nowadays art can be with us at any time and in any place, offering fresh perspectives, raising new questions and adding a spark of curiosity to our daily routines. Through [...]

On Collecting Performance Art

On Collecting Performance Art

In the last few decades, contemporary art has evolved in an extraordinary number of ways. Amongst many surprising developments, Performance art has shown that its main means of expression, environments and live actions, are extraordinarily powerful and never cease to fascinate and unsettle viewers. Since their phenomenal rise in the Sixties, thanks to pioneers such as [...]

Contemporary art in 2017: trends we are looking forward to

Contemporary art in 2017: trends we are looking forward to

Cover image: Oliver Ressler, Fly Democracy, 2007.  If 2016 has taught us anything, it is to avoid making hasty predictions. The same always applies to the endlessly shifting and unpredictable contemporary art world. Nevertheless, there are already some trends we can look forward to seeing in the following twelve months. 2017 will be a particularly [...]

“Business Management in the Art World” lectures at Sotheby’s Institute

Artvisor continues its collaboration with prominent educational institutions: our co-founder Piero Tomassoni will give two talks at the Sotheby’s Institute, London on the 12th January for the Business Management in the Art World course. For further info and to register for the course: goo.gl/uRbgJH  Contacts: m.williams@sothebysinstitute.com or contact@artvisor.com   Photo credit: Sotheby’s Institute

Click & Buy – The future of the art market?

Click & Buy – The future of the art market?

Some old fashion art dealers have recently been shocked by seeing an “Add to basket” button appear on the website of some of their competitors, next to an artwork’s image. What has the world come to!, they must have thought. Despite all our financial interactions with it, buying everything from clothing to cars to stocks, [...]

The Other Gallery

Galleries, and particularly established galleries, cost a lot to run. It is an obvious fact, perhaps; a large percentage of the gallery’s appeal to the visitor, the artist and the potential client is the air of expense, exclusivity and opulence granted by these clean-lined boxes of culture. We visit a gallery to become part of [...]

Art Investment seminar at Regent’s University

Artvisor co-founder Piero Tomassoni has been invited by the Centre for Banking and Finance of Regent's University London to hold a seminar on the topic Art as Investment: Facts and Fiction. The seminar will be held on Thursday 3 November at 6pm in room A201 and will be open to the public as well as [...]