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World in progress: Saype’s fresco for the United Nations

Saype painted a 6.000 square meter biodegradable fresco in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. This artwork is a present from Switzerland to the UN and sends a message of hope and togetherness for and from the youth.   Artist Saype was born as Guillaume Legros in 1989 in Belfort […]

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Public Art: Why Ownership Matters in Public Art

Since the country was plunged into lockdown at the end of March, people have spent more time walking around their local environs, becoming more aware of their immediate landscape. Over the same few weeks, the Black Lives Matter movement has found a powerful voice and raised awareness of the history, and social and cultural implications, […]

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MTArt Agency’s board member: French entrepreneur & renowned art collector Frédéric Jousset

The award-winning talent agency for visual artists, MTArt Agency, releases the first name of its advisory board.  Frédéric Jousset French entrepreneur and major patron of the arts, Jousset is the founder and co-chairman of Webhelp (valued at more than €2.4 billion with over 50,000 employees based in 90 locations in over 30 countries). In 2016 […]

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Azimuth Festival

From 5-7 March 2020, some of the most notable talents from East and West converged on this historical site. Music, food and cultural collaboration celebrated at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and the historical old town of AlUla in Saudi Arabia. The event marked the end of Winter at Tantora, a festival that has been running every weekend […]

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Beyond Walls

In a polarised world where mental and physical walls are being erected, Saype launched the largest human chain ever created in 2019 with a 15 000 sq meter biodegradable fresco in Paris, just under the Eiffel Tower. The Beyond Walls project shows interlaced hands united in a common effort for every human individuality to be granted rights […]

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Is Art still a Vehicle for Progress?

By Marine Tanguy. Jeff Koons started to produce his inflatable objects as a critique of American consumerism in the 1970s. Consumerism continues to flourish in the US today, as it does in all Western capitalist countries, but with one of Koons’ inflatables recently selling for $91million (the most expensive work by a living artist ever […]

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Agents for Change: How the emerging agency model will change the art market

By Marine Tanguy. It is a quirk of history that when we talk about artists it is far sexier to focus on financial tragedy than success. Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt are as famous for the destitution in which they spent the latter years of their lives, as they are for the works of art […]

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A Simple Hello

In collaboration with Rise Gallery, commissioned by the council, Lauren Baker created this uplifting neon installation on Surrey St Bridge, Croydon in London. Location Surrey St Bridge, Croydon, London, UK Dates Permanent installation Artist Lauren Baker Lauren Baker’s quotation design was installed on Croydon’s Surrey Street footbridge. The quote, which appears handwritten and reads ‘A […]

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Euston Town Arts & Cultural Strategy

Euston Town is a partnership funded by local business, tasked to ensure that all stakeholders and communities benefit from the major construction taking place. The strategy is devised in partnership with MTArt Agency and supported by Camden Council’s Art Development team. This arts and culture strategy represents our commitment to helping to create a thriving creative scene, driven by the […]

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