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Inversion Art and aShareX Team up to Revolutionize the Contemporary Art Market with a Novel Online Auction that Offers Equal Access to Fractional and Individual Bidders Alike

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Inversion Art, often hailed as the Y Combinator of the art world, and aShareX, an innovative real-time, fractional sales platform dedicated to democratizing art investment and ownership, are set to make history with an upcoming online auction Thursday, March 21 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. This will be the first time contemporary art will be made available to fractional bidders and individual buyers alike, ushering in a new era of democratization within the fine art market and putting critical funding directly into the hands of hard-working artists. The minimum fractional bid is set at just $500, making it accessible to a broad audience.

“We are interested in new opportunities for artists and building new audiences and mechanisms for investment in the arts,” said Jonathan Neil, Co-Founder of Inversion Art. “aShareX is doing just that, opening doors for broader participation in the art market by giving fractional investors access to exceptional artwork that might otherwise be out of reach.” Joey Flores, Inversion Art’s Founder, added, “This combined approach to democratizing art investing not only gives investors their first opportunity to fractionally invest in the art category with the highest growth potential, but it also puts funding directly into the hands of artists that are driving impact on a global level.”

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Cultural Center of the Philippines’ upskilling program empowers Filipino artists for contemporary challenges

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As the country’s premier arts and culture institution, the Cultural Center of the Philippines advocates for inclusive arts education and participation by providing intensified approaches to upskilling Filipino artists to make them sustainable and competitive in today’s contemporary setting.

This rationale sets in motion a series of workshops, dubbed the Upskilling in Performing Arts Program, aimed at equipping artists with additional skills in art and wellness, festival management, and performance curatorship for modern museums. First launched in 2022, the program was made possible through the congressional initiative of Pangasinan Fourth District Rep. Christopher de Venecia.

Read more: https://www.adobomagazine.com/arts-culture/cultural-center-of-the-philippines-upskilling-program-empowers-filipino-artists-for-contemporary-challenges/

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Pacita Abad’s art inspires wonder at the Venice Biennale & MoMA

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The late Pacita Abad (b. Philippines, 1946–2004) is a Filipina artist known for her psychedelic works that burst with color and commentary on culture, politics, and identity. Throughout her 30-year career, Abad built an oeuvre of over 5,000 artworks.

Now with ongoing exhibitions at the Venice Biennale and MoMA PS1, she is finally receiving the recognition she deserves.

Since her reintroduction to the art world in her exhibition “A Million Things to Say” at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in 2018 (co-curated by Pio Abad and Joselina Cruz), Abad’s estate has steadily organized exhibitions with different institutions across the world—from the “Life in the Margins” on Spike Island, Bristol, England in 2020 to “I Thought the Streets Were Paved with Gold” at the Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai in 2022.

Read more: https://lifestyle.inquirer.net/490382/pacita-abads-art-inspires-wonder-at-the-venice-biennale-moma-ps1/

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Roundup: China’s traditional and contemporary art charms audience at 60th Venice Biennale

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VENICE, Italy, April 18 (Xinhua) — China’s national pavilion at the 60th International Art Exhibition opened on Thursday in the northern Italian city of Venice.Themed “Altas: Harmony in Diversity,” the pavilion highlights the concepts of “to gather, converge, collect, or assemble,” aiming to convey the values of harmony and beauty rooted in Chinese culture.

“China’s national pavilion in the 60th Venice Biennale adds importance to the joint commemoration between China and Italy of the 700th anniversary of Marco Polo’s death … and will further promote mutual understanding and friendly exchanges between the two countries in all aspects,” said Zhang Lingxiao, cultural counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Italy, in the opening speech.

Read more: https://english.news.cn/20240419/97156eacdf1a4261a94cb9da5388d02c/c.html

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