I’m very excited to welcome Noor Blazekovic to my art blog. Noor is an Art NXT Level creative partner and she invited us to co-curate her international art project for ArtMonaco’15. Enjoy our journey to ArtMonaco’15.
Guest post by Noor Blazekovic founder Publisher/Chief Curator
From July 9th – 12th, 2015, art enthusiasts and those lusting after luxury are of the most opulent global art shows to grace the French Riviera – Art Monaco’15. Monaco, the world’s second smallest country, is best known for its royal opulence and the twentieth century reign of Prince Rainier and his son Prince Albert II. But for four days annually, the constitutional monarchy becomes the site of an international event called Art Monaco.
The world’s richest people flock to the country to take in the colorful sights and sounds of a vibrant event in a spectacular locale. Embedded in the French Riviera between Nice and Menton and 15 minutes from the Italian border, the principality of Monaco has built its reputation and appeal on its luxurious, royal lifestyle and stylish surroundings. Even though the country is roughly the same size as New York’s Central Park and can be traversed entirely in under an hour, it has become a major financial and artistic mecca.
Over the years, I’ve come to realize more and more that succeeding as an artist is all about keeping people in the game, about making sure they understand what you’re up to at every step along the way– from first contact with your art right on through to final purchase. The key is to make yourself accessible, available, and to welcome everyone to your art no matter what the circumstances. You want to make sure that everybody understands what you’re doing, what your purpose is and what you’re trying to communicate through your work. Doing that job well will definitely increase your chances of success.
You can’t simply put your art out there, and then with little or no effort on your part, expect people to somehow get up to speed entirely on their own about its significance, figure out how to contact you, what to ask or what to say or how to say it, how to find out prices, and basically advance all the way to buying something without any assistance on your part. That’s way too much to ask. You have to be actively involved in guiding them through that process, to make sure they don’t get lost or confused at any point along the way.
You have to make people comfortable around your art and slow them down long enough to take that all-important longer look. You are the one responsible for giving them reasons not only to spend time looking at your art and understanding your purpose in creating it, but also for convincing them to hopefully add it to their collections, or give you shows or exposure, represent your work, or whatever else you may be looking for. And you do this by presenting yourself in a way that reaches out and deepens and enriches their experience of both you and your art.
Irreversible Projects featuring Amanda Madrigal Art Monaco 2014
I am deeply grateful to all our friends and loyal followers whom without their support at IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS this exhibition would not have been possible. “Teamwork divides the task and double the success. … “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Henry Ford
Johnessco Rodriguez, founder CEO Art Monaco
Sergio and Yanina Gomez, founders Owners
33 Contemporary Gallery Chicago and Art NEXT Level (Click for video HERE)
Variki Vnzla, Handmae Unique Textile wearable Art
TV Venezuela, Analisis con Julio Cesar Camacho (Thank you Edo)
Chic Magazine Miami with Laura Estrada at El Venezolano TV
Marcel Querales & Edo Ilustrado for all the inspiration!
Noor Blazekovic founder Publisher/Chief Curator
IRREVERSIBLE PROJECTS- EXHIBITIONS AND MAGAZINE
image courtesy Rafael E. Rodríguez B (RERB)
Every day we interact with a piece that holds memories and value to us, each containing its own history because of the labor, care and time, loaded on each medium,IRREVERSIBLE Art Monaco 2015 group exhibition holds a unique level of intention and weight, an intimate declaration that explore togetherness and attachment.
I truly believe in the work of these artists, and the important role they play widening means to a cultural exchange enriching our lives profoundly.