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  • Weekly HIghlights
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Weekly Highlights: January 12 – 18

January 19, 2015
Bojan Marić was born in 1986. He had studied at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (Department for International Studies and Department for Cultural Studies). He is a teaching assistant on the courses Cultural Studies and Culture and Social Structure. He takes part in activities within the Center for Cultural Studies in Belgrade, such as project management, organization of cultural events and academic conferences. Currently, he is working on his Master thesis within the field of Philosophy of Culture. His favourite urban artists are Vhils, Saber, My Dog Sighs and MadC. Contact Bojan Maric via bojan.maric@widewalls.ch

Another Monday and another opportunity to reflect upon the week that is behind us. Interacting with the world of art almost always presents itself as an opportunity to learn something new. On the one hand, professionals are discovering new trends within the art market as they go along (last week, for instance, we were talking about the role of art Freeports in the ever-changing market – check out Luxembourg Freeport and Other Questions). On the other hand, there is an almost infinite potential for discovery, when it comes to aesthetics, as well as “secrets” that were hidden from us (for instance, read our article on hidden potential of Cuban art, Is Cuban Art the Next Big Thing?). And, finally, the grandeur of the novum in contemporary art has an extraordinary range of beauty and surprise, whether we are enjoying past and new works by famous masters, as we have a chance during a group show at Kolly Gallery, or we open ourselves to learning about new things, such as the intricate world of art dealers or the erotic art of some of our favorite creative individuals… So, in the next five pages, enjoy that which is new, by appreciating everything your mind has already absorbed.

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What do Art Dealers Do

Where does the answer for this elusive question lie? Do we all believe that we know what this profession entails, and yet are unable to put it in words? Who is this puzzling figure supposed to be? An art dealer is not always a gallerist. He/she might become a gallery owner later in their career, but this is not where they start. An art dealer is usually an educated professional, a specialist in the field of art business. Renowned dealer representatives possess significant experience in the art market and also a rich background in the industry. They can come from the world of business or art, and it is not uncommon that they were artists or curators themselves, and maybe still are. Most of the dealers specialize in one particular style or period of art. Find out the answers to your questions in What Do Art Dealers Do?

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Widewalls was On Fire

Last week, Widewalls has celebrated the 6 months mark of the beginning of our Provoke! section. During that time, as well as the period of preparing for the project, the editorial team had been focused on presenting two key aspects of art to its community. On the one hand, we had strived to take part in the public discourse of differentiating the notions of erotica and sexuality within Contemporary and Urban Art expressions, trying to instigate the imagination of our readers towards the potential of the reality governed by Eros. On the other hand, we were devoted to the mapping of key aspects of social and cultural reality for which we feel that are significant for understanding and defining such concepts as body, beauty, fetishism, possession, belonging, love and eroticism… Through this selection of 10 most inspiring and sexually intriguing moments of Provoke!’s history, we promise to continue our commitment to erotic art and our quest for provoking the imagination driven side of your mind… Check out On Fire: 10 Widewalls Hottest Moments.

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Eleven Unruly Artists

All eleven artists picked to present new works at the Unruly Group Show at Dog and Pony in Amsterdam have previously worked with the Unruly Gallery and have works available to buy via their website for reasonable prices. The Unruly Group Show promises to start the Unruly Gallery year off with a bang for what looks like an excellent exhibition; Unruly they may be but they have good taste. List of all artists exhibiting in the show: Adele Renault, Christopher Stead, Clelia Zida, Egs, Jasper Daniel Kerke, Niels Shoe Meulman, Stefano Pane Monfeli, Paul Du Bois-Reymond, Rutger Floor, Vincent Van de Waal and Wayne Horse. Have a look at the artwork in our article Unruly Group Show at Dog and Pony.

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10 Cuban Artists You Should Know

The visual arts have long been one of the strongest parts of Cuba’s amazing cultural output, but it is its contemporary art that became praised internationally as extremely powerful, especially after the emergence of Cuba’s strong generation of young artists in the 1980s.Today, many of the contemporary Cuban artists can be found rostered by some of the world’s premium museums and art galleries, and now that Cuba and its greatest adversary, the United States, have opened a new chapter in their relations, we think that Cuban art might just be the next big thing in the art world. The following list should be taken as a cross section of what we feel is the best in Cuban contemporary art today. It is by no means exhaustive, and as you will see, there is little to cohere the artists featured on the list, apart from their shared nationality. Check out the our list of artists in 10 Cuban Artists You Should Know.

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