British Artist Releases Black Pigment Available to Anyone but Who?

Can Artist Claim monopoly ownership on Material?

In 2016, Anish Kapoor acquired the exclusive right to use the black pigment known as Ventablack. This material absorbs 99.96% of light, aka the blackest black of all. Many fellow artists resented that such absurdity was allowed in the creative world. Monopoly, really?

Anish Kapoor Black Pigment
Anish Kapoor’s “Cloud Gate” (2006) following the artist’s recent recoating in Vantablack (photo courtesy City of Chicago), from Hyperallergic.

In response, artist Stuart Semple presented a witty and daring solution to represent their voice. He deiced to release a black pigment named Black 2.0 available to everyone after many trials and errors. What’s the catch? Anish Kapoor does not have access to it.

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Vantablack. Courtesy of Surrey NanoSystems. From Artnet News

Of course, this pigment is not as black as Ventablack, however, it is “the world’s mattest, flattest, black art material.” Black 2.0 is the second blackest material on earth and smells like black cherry. There is no reason to drool over Anish Kapoor’s copyrighted pigment no more. Putting Black 2.0 on market is a brilliant dispute against narcissistic privileged artist’s deed.

 

Snapchat in the art world

What’s so great about that app?

My friends kept on and on about how fun it was to be on Snapchat when I refused to download the mighty app. From what they said, it is like a messenger. Basically, someone sends a message, which is basically an image or video with short caption through Snapchat. Then, after a set amount of time, the message disappears. I felt stumped as questioning what’s the point of receiving pictures that are soon about to vanish?

Eventually, I DID download the app, and ever since I’m always on it. Perhaps, the effect of FOMO(fear of missing out) enacted on me. The beauty of this innovative social media is that you worry not about how others perceive you based on long-lasting pictures or videos you created a long time ago. I snap an unglamorous or mundane minute of my day to my followers anytime and just be real about it. Because eventually they self-destruct.

museums and snapchat

Then question is can you use this app to promote or advertise yourself? Does this social media has other functions than messenger? I was quite dubious about it. But museums proved me wrong. Below is from the article “The Art of Snapchat” on Blanton Museum of Art Blog. 

Part of the appeal of Snapchat is that it allows museums to poke fun at themselves. Humor is often a less intimidating gateway into more serious subjects, and writing Snapchat captions helps demonstrate that something created 100, 200, or even 300 years ago can still be relevant in today’s world.

In other words, because you want to appeal to bigger crowd, content has to keep short and fun. You can add a live voice. Check out great examples of Snapchat from museums:

 

 

Hilarious! Aren’t they? If interested in checking out more:

Bob Ross, oh you gentle soul.

TV personality, painter Bob Ross

Before I start, I urge you to go on Youtube and look up Bob Ross RIGHT NOW if the name sounds unfamiliar to you. My first episode of “Joy of Painting” was at middle school when the whole show was broadcast on cable TV in Korea. What a peaceful world he painted! His soft voice, gentle demeanor and that puffy hair. He made a quite an impression on me.

If you are an artist, you must have an opinion about Bob Ross and his teaching approach. Anti-Bob Ross states his students end up painting exactly like him due to rote method of learning.

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Honestly? I think he was a brilliant teacher who believed in everyone’s potential regardless of his/her artistic talent. Furthermore, he brought me down to earth in that I came to realization art doesn’t always have to be serious and complex. It could be comforting, pleasing with simple context although it may not suffice museum collection requirements. Not everyone creates art wishing to make in prominent museum collections, right? Plus, didn’t Bob Ross make art education (not college-level though) accessible to public?

With that thought, I’d like end this posting with hilarious video on Youtube. Hope you enjoy Picasso vs. Bob Ross rap battle!

Written by Joomi lee, BBuzzArt Marketing

This article was published for artists and art enthusiasts by BBuzzArt.

BBuzzArt is an art social platform to preset new and emergin art and to share simple and sincere feedback. It is open to every artist and art enthusiast around the world.
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How Museums Embrace Virtual Reality Technology for Better Visitor Experience

Virtual Reality in Arts & Culture Institutions

VR is the hottest trend in 2017. You’d hear about at least one company looking to incorporate VR in their business model. It’s not exclusive to game & entertainment industry any more.

Museums are gearing up to embrace this newest technology to enhance visitor experiences. For example, Hirshhorn Museum came up with a brilliant way to maximize potentials virtual reality holds for Yayoi Kusama show. As you may know, Kusama’s work offers an intimate and personal experience. One must walk into a closed-off, limited space. As the door closes, the miraculous cosmic view of her work shows up. Thanks to mirrored walls, it feels like infinity. On the other hand, its accessibility is not fully thought out by the artist. Accordingly, the museum decided to provide accessibility to people with mobile disabilities.

“We had to work out how we could make this experience accessible for people with mobility disabilities,” said Beth Ziebarth, director of the Smithsonian’s Accessibility Program.

Isn’t this the true embodiment of “art is for everyone”?  Moreover, they spent two years to prepare the show and four months to bring in VR experiences. Gotta give up for their dedication! Above all, digital technology enabled us to transmit creativity to anyone without discrimination.

 

Written by Joomi lee, BBuzzArt Marketing

This article was published for artists and art enthusiasts by BBuzzArt.

BBuzzArt is an art social platform to preset new and emergin art and to share simple and sincere feedback. It is open to every artist and art enthusiast around the world.
Available on Web Mobile:

 

BBuzzArt and what do we do?

Welcome to BBuzzArt’s Blog!

Continuing my last blog post, I’d like to cover BBuzzArt more in depth and give details on our founding story.

Every year, 3 million young and new artists are emerging, but they have nowhere else to be with aspiring dreams to live a successful full-time artist one day in their heart. Unfortunately, in school, they do not learn how to network, promote themselves, write a convincing artist statement, or embody the essence of artistic idea. As a result, some of them even graduate without a basic understanding of dynamics between artist and gallery.

It’s easy to be discouraged in the contemporary art industry which often puts heavy emphasis on the monetary value of art. However, Art is deeply rooted in its qualitative aspects, such as artist’s life or original point of view. Well, in turn, old masters like Van Gogh get more spotlights, unlike young artists whose value is still at the early stage to be quantified.

Then, what can BBuzzArt offer to you?

We, BBuzzArt, aim to be a space where young and emerging artists can experience a moment to develop and to nurture their creativity so that they can lead the avant-garde of the 21st century. Therefore, as a community, we want to offer an opportunity to artists to promote themselves with no strings attached, and to art lovers to discover fresh, new artworks that appeal to their true taste, not the ones that are told to be “good” by museums or galleries.

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We also open global traveling exhibitions offline called BBuzzShow by inviting artworks in various medium including painting, drawing, photography, video and installation from young and emerging creators. In 2017, BBuzzShow is venturing into the new part of the world from Southeast Asia to Eastern Europe. An open call for submission for #BBuzzArtJakarta is already up. Apply now! More info below:

Step by Step Guide to Applying for BBuzzShow@Jakarta
[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] HOW TO APPLY STEP BY STEP
[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] INVITATION CRITERIA
[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] OUR PURPOSE
[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] WHY GALLERIA FATAHILLA?

 

Written by Joomi lee, BBuzzArt Marketing

This article was published for artists and art enthusiasts by BBuzzArt.

BBuzzArt is an art social platform to preset new and emergin art and to share simple and sincere feedback. It is open to every artist and art enthusiast around the world.
Available on Web Mobile:

Why BBuzzShow@Jakarta at Galeria Fatahillah?

[BBuzzShow@Jakarta] Calling for Artist Submissions

For BBuzzShow@Jakarta, Galeria Fatahillah will be in collaboration with BBuzzArt! Located in Kota Tua or “Old Town” in English, Galeria Fatahillah is at the heart of downtown. The whole area draws a large number of locals and tourists every day for its wide variety of cultural activities. Historical museums and art galleries in the main square await curious-minded visitors, and BBuzzShow@Jakarta will be their next stop in May. Plus, Kota Tua reserves many treasured, old buildings from tis Colonial period, which creates a unique, transcendental atmosphere. People say the city breaths a history.

Why don’t you claim your creativity at BBuzzArt and earn your opportunity at BBuzzShow? Start applying at BBuzzArt.com with #BBuzzShowJakarta now!

Detail Information
Venue: Fatahillah Gallery (Galeri Kantor Pos, Kota Tua), Jakarta, Indonesia
Submission Period: 20th March – 20th April 2017
Selected Artists Announced: 24th April 2017
Exhibition Period: 10th – 30th May 2017
Should you have any comments and questions, please feel free to send us an email at BBuzzShow@BBuzzArt.com.

Download Android or iPhone App : http://onelink.to/z7r4a5
Web : http://www.BBuzzArt.com/

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] HOW TO APPLY STEP BY STEP

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] EXIBITION DETAILS

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] HOW TO GET SELECTED FOR BBUZZSHOW?

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] OUR PURPOSE

Our Purpose: Why is BBuzzArt doing BBuzzShow?

[BBuzzShow@Jakarta] Calling for Artist Submissions

BBuzzShow is one of BBuzzArt’s major activities that provides an exhibition opportunity to emerging and talented artists around the world. Since May 2014, our exhibition team has traveled to six different countries: USA, Germany, China, Singapore and Korea. In collaboration with local art venues, BBuzzShow has showcased the quirkiest, the freshest, the most avant-garde contemporary art and this May we bring BBuzzShow to Jakarta, Indonesia. As announced many times already, it’s at Galeria Fatahillah.

While BBuzzArt is a social platform where artists and art lovers can interact anytime anywhere, BBuzzShow is a face-to-face event for a certain duration at physical space that invites everyone to come and enjoy curated artworks. Why don’t you claim your creativity at BBuzzArt and earn your opportunity at BBuzzShow? Start applying at BBuzzArt.com with #BBuzzShowJakarta now!

Detail Information
Venue: Fatahillah Gallery (Galeri Kantor Pos, Kota Tua), Jakarta, Indonesia
Submission Period: 20th March – 20th April 2017
Selected Artists Announced: 24th April 2017
Exhibition Period: 10th – 30th May 2017
Should you have any comments and questions, please feel free to send us an email at BBuzzShow@BBuzzArt.com.

Download Android or iPhone App : http://onelink.to/z7r4a5
Web : http://www.BBuzzArt.com/

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] HOW TO APPLY STEP BY STEP

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] EXIBITION DETAILS

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] How to get selected for bbuzzshow?

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] WHY GALLERIA FATAHILLA?

How to Get Selected for BBuzzShow@Jakarta?

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] invitation criteria

We have already received many inquiries regarding details of BBuzzShow@Jakarta! Many thanks for your interest and support. We would like to give you 4 very useful tips on how to increase your chances of getting selected for BBuzzShow, so you can finally go on this amazing journey with us to Indonesia. Looking forward to checking out your inspiring works. Fingers crossed!

 

Detail Information
Venue: Fatahillah Gallery (Galeri Kantor Pos, Kota Tua), Jakarta, Indonesia
Submission Period: 20th March – 20th April 2017
Selected Artists Announced: 24th April 2017
Exhibition Period: 10th – 30th May 2017
Should you have any comments and questions, please feel free to send us an email at BBuzzShow@BBuzzArt.com.

Download Android or iPhone App : http://onelink.to/z7r4a5
Web : http://www.BBuzzArt.com/

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] how to apply step by step

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] Exibition Details

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] OUR PURPOSE

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] WHY GALLERIA FATAHILLA?

More Exhibition Details for BBuzzShow@Jakarta

[BBuzzShow@Jakarta] Exhibition Details

This posting covers exhibition details for BBuzzShow@Jakarta 2017. BBuzzShow is one of BBuzzArt’s major activities that provides an exhibition opportunity to emerging artists.

Our exhibition team travels different countries to open a visual arts exhibition by receiving open submissions. Above all, it is definitely open to every emerging artists without any location restrictions. BBuzzArt covers the transportation cost of art work. Online to offline, BBuzzArt thrives to be a platform where emerging artists can freely claim the creativity.

Participating artists will be invited based on creativity, seriousness, interaction and communication. Check out exhibition details below.

Detailed Information:

1. Submission Duration: 20th March – 20th April 2017

2. How to Submit:
First, sign up for BBuzzArt and fill out your personal profile with details. Then, start uploading your artworks to be presented at BBuzzShow with #BBuzzShowJakarta. Of course, you can insert the hashtag on your already uploaded art on our platform. In any chase, do not forget to add the hashtag.

3. Selected Artist Announced: 24th April 2017

4. Venue: Fatahillah Gallery (Galeri Kantor Pos, Kota Tua), Jakarta, Indonesia

5. Exhibition Period: 10th – 30th May 2017

Download Android or iPhone App : http://onelink.to/z7r4a5
Web : http://www.BBuzzArt.com/
Step by Step Guide to Applying: http://art.bbuzzart.com/how-to-submit-your-work-for-bbuzzs…/

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] HOW TO APPLY STEP BY STEP

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] INVITATION CRITERIA

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] OUR PURPOSE

[BBUZZSHOW@JAKARTA] WHY GALLERIA FATAHILLA?

How to Submit Your Work to BBuzzShow@Jakarta

Dear BBuzzArt users,

We very much appreciate your interest and love for BBuzzShow@Jakarta! It’s been only four days, but we’re getting so many inquiries regarding the show. The most frequently asked question was “how to submit my work.”

I have to tell you it doesn’t even involve more than 5 steps to apply for BBuzzShow@Jakarta. Hence, we put together some screenshots and wrote down a simple instruction below both in mobile and web version for your convenience.

All you NEED to remember is go to BBuzzArt.com and add a hashtag #BBuzzShowJakarta when uploading your work. Then you’ll be automatically considered for a BBuzzShow@Jakarta candidate. If you haven’t updated your profile, make sure to fill out where your artistic inspiration comes from and who you are as an artist. Hope you find this handy! Please shoot us an email at BBuzzShow@BBuzzArt.com, if this posting is not explicit or sufficient enough.

Web View


We recommend continuing with Facebook because it’s more convenient for both of us if/when BBuzzArt features you on Facebook page. Furthermore, you can be connected to your Facebook friends on BBuzzArt right away!

Do not simply put a couple of words about yourself here. We want your story, such as how you became an artist, where your creativity comes from, or what subject matter you’re interested in. Your artist statement and CV suffice if that’s easier. But you MUST fill in this section to apply for BBuzzArt@Jakarta.

Pick a work you would like to show at BBuzzArt@Jakarta.

It’s essential to put your title, creator’s note, year, medium, other work details, but adding #BBuzzArtJakarta to tagline is the most important thing to remember here. You MUST put this hashtag to be considered for a BBuzzShow@Jakarata candidate. No spaces!

 

From this part, it’s optional, but recommended. We encourage all the applicants to share their works on Facebook and get many likes and feedbacks from friends on BBuzzArt. We believe if your art is loved by public, it most likely means you’re heading in the right direction as an artist and your work is convincing and moving others!

You look for instructions in mobile view? Check out below.

Detail Information
Venue: Fatahillah Gallery (Galeri Kantor Pos, Kota Tua), Jakarta, Indonesia
Submission Period: 20th March – 20th April 2017
Selected Artists Announced: 24th April 2017
Exhibition Period: 10th – 30th May 2017
Should you have any comments and questions, please feel free to send us an email at BBuzzShow@BBuzzArt.com.

Download Android or iPhone App : http://onelink.to/z7r4a5
Web : http://www.BBuzzArt.com/

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