How digital technologies can break down boundaries.
INNOVATION THROUGH DIGITAL
DUSTYN KIM, LEE CAVALIERE, ANNA BRADY, MISHA MILOVANOVICH
If you missed the live talk you can catch up on the conversation below.
After the many shifts, challenges and developments that have taken place over the course of this past year, it is not surprising that key players and stakeholders in the industry have reinforced their investment in state-of-the-art technology to generate and enable virtual access to their collections from every corner of the world. This talk aims to address how innovation through the digital is not only broadening access and breaking down boundaries for both the audience and the artists.
DUSTYN KIM: As Chief Revenue Officer, Dustyn Kim oversees Artsy’s Marketplace Partners business which encompasses galleries, art fairs, auction houses and institutions. She is responsible for developing strategies to grow the marketplace, formulating operating plans and budgets, and leading teams across sales, partner relations, marketing, and operations. Prior to Artsy, Dustyn held several leadership positions at content and technology organizations. She was a General Manager and P&L owner at LexisNexis’s second largest division, a $500M business serving law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Dustyn also led Strategy & Operations for Lexis’ North American division and spent several years in Deloitte Consulting’s strategy practice.
LEE CAVALIERE: Lee Cavaliere is a curator and contemporary art specialist. Following a number of years working with the Tate’s Collection displays, he moved on to the commercial sector, delivering contemporary exhibitions programmes at Max Wigram Gallery and the Fine Art Society on Bond Street, London. He works with artists, galleries and museums internationally, developing exhibitions and facilitating opportunities and connections. He now heads up VOMA, the world’s first online art museum, as well as numerous charitable, community and NGO projects internationally. He is dedicated to opening up access to the arts, promoting equality and challenging exclusion and elitism.
ANNA BRADY: Anna is the The Art Newspaper’s art market editor and has reported on the art and antiques industry for over 10 years. She was previously features editor at Harper’s Bazaar Art and Interiors magazines in Dubai, and before that wrote for the weekly Antiques Trade Gazette. Anna has also written for Apollo, Wallpaper, the Evening Standard, the Independent, BOAT International, House & Garden and World of Interiors among others.
MISHA MILOVANOVICH: Misha works across several mediums, from sculpture to painting and digital art. Characterised by vivid colour, optical movement and energetic visual cadences, Misha’s visual work fuses a diverse repertoire of images and forms. Misha’s work is always spirited, humorous and filled with joy.
Her playful totemic sculptures, reflect a kind of prism which defines a new form of appropriation and reference-making.
Folk Art: A look at our cultural heritage, our communities and our identity, and how we choose to express this knowledge and pass it on as inspiration.
According to UNESCO: Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.
Culture and its heritage reflect and shape values, beliefs, and aspirations, thereby defining a people’s national identity. It is important to preserve our cultural heritage, because it keeps our integrity as a people. Folk Art is rooted in traditions that come from community and culture. Artists working in the Folk tradition today are telling stories, they are passing on inherited legacies, symbols, characters. The objects may be decorative when once they would have been utilitarian, but the passing on of knowledge remains the same.
Meet some of the artists involved in this years’ Platform showcase, Abe Odedina, Carol McNichol, Cecilia Charlton, Denise de Cordova and Frances Priest.