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    Royal Nomad

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    Royal Nomad is a groundbreaking art exhibition based on the theory of Nomadism. Nomadism–most famously argued by philosopher Rosi Braidotti–is a posthumanism theory that calls for the end of human exceptionalism and demands that humanity can be more inclusive towards people from different backgrounds, animals, the environment, and technology. This exhibition featured a wide variety of artists addressing this central theory in a highly-curated exhibition which advocates for a more inclusive world. The successful exhibition took place at an exceptional gallery space in August 2023 in South Florida. The exhibition featured 17 artworks from 14 artists from a wide variety of racial and gender backgrounds, which, as explained in my essay, is a core part of how this exhibition addressed Nomadism theory. Royal Nomad presented work by Aaron Taylor Kuffner, Kristy Luck, Daido Moriyama, Yoshitomo Nara, Eiji Ohashi, Otani Workshop, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Sterling Ruby, Kiki Smith, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Jia Sung, Ana María Velasco, Roberto Visani, and David Zink Yi. All objects centered around the core theme of Nomadism, including the harmonious balance with people from different backgrounds, animals, nature, and technology. The types of artwork chosen were a wide variety of photography, sculpture, textile, editioned prints, and works on paper, underscoring a broad range of artistic styles and practices. By pushing the boundaries of inclusivity and advocating for a more equitable world, Royal Nomad invites the viewer to navigate the complexities of our world with empathy, mindfulness, and adaptability, fostering a sense of interconnectedness and shared responsibility

    Marie Antoinette’s Timeless Luxury: An Inspired Generational Discourse

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    I am pleased to present my proposal for The Costume Institute’s Spring exhibition Marie Antoinette’s Timeless Luxury: An Inspired Generational Discourse, which will be celebrated at The Costume Institute Benefit / The Met Gala on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024. The exhibition will be open to members starting Thursday, May 2nd and Friday May 3rd, and opens to the larger public on Saturday, May 4th, 2024.The exhibition will showcase timeless luxury through objects old and new, all with Marie Antoinette as the key inspiration and muse, and highlight how this influence is displayed throughout generations. It will explore the history, mythology, themes and mystique that are centered around the infamous name Marie Antoinette through almost 40 objects on display. The exhibition will be on view at The Met Fifth Avenue in the Tisch Galleries, Gallery 999 and 899, Floor 2 through July 14th, 2024. This show explores the idea of bringing luxury to life through art objects and fashion. Creating an inter-generational dialogue around timeless luxury and showcasing these changes throughout generations, this show will place luxury objects of various decades inspired by Marie Antoinette in conversation with each other. Ultimately, giving viewers a keen focus on how her legacy and impact is displayed across time in art and luxury. Marie Antoinette was the Queen ofFrance for nearly two decades alongside her husband King Louis XVI. She became notorious for her extravagance and frivolity and represented the overindulgence of the French monarchy. Eventually, at age 37, she was arrested and sentenced to death by guillotine during the French Revolution. Although over two centuries have passed since, the Queen remains a central subject of fascination, inspiration, and reinterpretation for so many – evolving from a vilified queen to a modern-day princess

    Art and the Brain: An Interdisciplinary Journey Through its Multifaceted Dimensions

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    The aim of this thesis is to explore the intricate relationship between art and neuroscience, shedding light on the intersection of these seemingly disparate fields. At its core, the study focuses on the dual ambiguity that surrounds the art world - a duality where art is perceived both as an aesthetic experience driven by passions and emotional factors, and as a financial investment. To unravel this complexity, the research merges the fields of art and neuroscience, embarking on a journey that offers experimental insights into human decision-making processes. The research starts with a comprehensive understanding of art and neuroscience, delving into their individual definitions and identifying the synergies that bind them together. A fascinating case study involving the “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh serves as a focal point to understand a practical connection between art neurosciences. Indeed, the analysis of the work of art highlights the emotional and neurological aspects that lead to both artistic creation and appreciation. Subsequently, the capstone delves into the concept of visual indeterminacy, challenging perception, and examines how neurological challenges can transform an artist\u27s work. Through neuroscientific insights and real-life cases like Lonni Sue Johnson and Willem de Kooning, it will be illustrated the brain\u27s adaptability and the profound influence of art on cognitive research. This research not only reflects the brain but also highlights how art actively reshapes neural circuits, offering therapeutic possibilities for those with neurological challenges. The last part of the study pivots to explore the application of neuroscience in two distinct areas: the realm of art collection and the realm of financial decision-making. Through authentic narratives shared by collectors, the reader will have a clearer understanding of the intricate decision-making processes that underpin their choices, offering valuable insights into the psychological phenomena guiding their selections. Key factors such as the endowment effect, where individuals overvalue items they possess, and the halo effect, where a single positive attribute influences overall perceptions, play a pivotal role in shaping these choices. This study sheds light on the fascinating interplay of human psychology in the world of collecting, highlighting the influence of these cognitive biases. The financial domain is not left untouched, as the thesis uncover the role of neuroscience in decision-making related to financial investments. Household finance is analyzed to unravel common financial mistakes, individual investor trading is scrutinized to reveal the quirks of market behavior, and asset pricing is debated in the context of rationality versus behavioral economics. I chose to explore a financial perspective to help readers understand how everyday choices can be influenced by neuroscience. While not everyone is an art collector, we all make financial decisions in our lives. A better understanding of this can provide insights into the mindset of an art collector. Ultimately, the thesis weaves all these insights into the world of pure art finance. This underscores the two-sided nature of the art investment sphere, where art is both a cherished item and a financial asset. The neurological implications of money as a reinforcer in art investment are brought to attention, showcasing how financial motivations stimulate the brain\u27s reward centers. Moreover, the research explores the emergence of art funds and their impact on High Net-Worth Individuals (HNWIs). This aspect emphasizes the growing significance of art as a diversification strategy within investment portfolios, offering neurological rationale behind such financial choices. In conclusion, this study ventures into the intersection of art, neuroscience, and finance, deciphering the cognitive intricacies that influence our art-related and financial decisions. The research underscores the profound influence of neuroscientific perspectives on our understanding of these seemingly non connected spheres, painting a comprehensive portrait of how art and finance interplay in the human psyche

    Manifesting Magic: Occultism and Feminism in the Art of Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo

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    The artworks of Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo are replete with symbolism and evocations of the occult, formulating bodies of work that are charged with magic and mysticism. When studied within the context of their male contemporaries of the Surrealist group, it becomes apparent that this use of the occult operates as a compelling and historically based feminist strategy. Immediately stemming from the occult revival of the previous century and the issues for females presented by Surrealism, the foundations of this idea originate much earlier in the pagan traditions of antiquity and the witch hunts of the 15th through 18th centuries. This thesis explores the historical relationship between feminism and occult practice, specifically diving into its manifestation within the artworks of Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo

    Artists in Legacy-Land: Endowing Foundations to Balance Market and Philanthropic Activity

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    In this paper, artist-endowed foundations are examined to assess the direct and indirect impact of their philanthropic activity on the art market. Beginning with an overview of historical and contextual variables paving the way for private philanthropy in the 20th century, specific case studies are analyzed--established foundations, as well as varying formats for smaller foundations, that illustrate the symbiotic relationship between the art market and artist-endowed foundations. Emphasis is placed on the newfound popularity of artists establishing foundations, and securing legacy, within their lifetimes rather than upon death, as this has the potential to yield the best results. Best practices are then identified for artists looking to establish 21st century foundations. Artist-endowed foundations have become instruments for not only securing legacy, but also fueling arts and culture more broadly. Future artist-endowed foundations should look to build upon the success of their predecessors; their decisions will promote their artists’ legacies and support other artists in unique ways, as well as drive the art market and its audience to new heights. A circular model, where artists strengthen and support each other and art institutions, will be a final stage of development for an advanced art market

    Present and Future of Impact Investing in Arts: Catching Momentum

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    The primary task of this thesis is to explore the application of the impact investing concept to art. We will look into the history of impact investing, highlighting its benefits and addressing challenges, discuss applicable business models and financial instruments, and look into the examples. While impact investing is becoming more and more popular in many industry sectors, it is, to a significant extent, neglected in the art sector. The reasons for such skepticism may serve as indicators of the issues that need to be addressed while advancing impact investing in this area

    Art-M Advisors

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    A business created to invest and purchase art as well as sharing it in rotational programs or buying it through faction-ownership, in order to diversify assets and encourage young collectors to participate in the art world. The business works with a membership and the company would earn profits from each transaction to cover all expenses. The memberships will be extended to a small number of people to be able to handle each transaction with the correct due diligence with sufficient time and prior research. Art-M Advisors is located in Madrid, Spain and is determined to offer private advice to its members for the acquisition of Spanish Contemporary Art. These members will hopefully become permanent members of the advisory and will be provided with monthly portfolios including sections on leading news and Spain’s art market. The goal of this portfolio is to keep members up to date with anticipations and speculations from advisors

    Business Plan: MetaMuse

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    Through addressing market opportunities and competitions, this business planexamines the practicality of starting an art business that connects the art industry with metaverse. Moreover, as a startup company based in China, this project also conducts designated surveys and researches on players in the art industry of China and Chinese users of VR devices. As China has one of the strictest epidemic controls of COVID around the world, the market demand for overcoming physical restraints and obtaining immersive experience of art has never been stronger. Since the beginning of 2020, quarantine has become a regular event in China, and public events often get disrupted by the results of COVID-19 tests. In this case, MetaMuse would be an alternative solution for art enthusiasts to cope with the current epidemic prevention and control situation in China. MetaMuse believe in the value of cultural activities in daily life, which may promote creativity, benefit mental health, encourage freedom of expression, and pass on the cultural heritage of human kind

    Revolution and Revelation: An Early Russian Avant-Garde Private Collection

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    Revolution and Revelation: An Early Russian Avant-Garde Private Collection is anexhibition proposal with accompanying essays that explore the value and influence of the Russian Avant-Garde art movement, highlighting its significance as a revolutionary force in early twentieth-century art. While the first essay provides a comprehensive overview of the Russian Avant-Garde art movement, the second one explores the considerations and advantages of exhibiting a private collection of early Russian Avant-Garde art, specifically Suprematism, in either a museum or a gallery. The first essay, A Look Into Russian Avant-Garde, delves into the value and influence of the movement acknowledging the challenge of capturing the entirety of the movement due to its vastness and the extensive bodies of work produced by the artists. Instead, it focuses on the period of Suprematism,showcasing the pinnacle of non-objective Russian painting from 1915 to 1925. Renowned artists such as Kazimir Malevich, Ivan Kliun, Liubov Popova, Olga Rozanova, Natalia Goncharova, Mikhail Larionov, and Alexandra Exter are featured in the exhibition, with a focus on the Russian and Ukrainian artists’ interactions with European art centers, notably France, Italy, and Germany. The accompanying essay follows a chronological order, tracing the development of Russian Avant-Garde through different movements and exploring theirmotivations, collaborations, and transitions. It examines the influence of Europeanavant-garde movements on Russian artists, the role of Sonia Delaunay in fostering exchanges, the emergence of groups like the Jack of Diamonds Society and The Donkey\u27s Tail, the fusion of painting and performing arts, the significance of Zaum poetry, the rise of Fevralism as a transitional movement, and the advent of Suprematism until the arrival of constructivism. Overall, the exhibition and essay offer a comprehensive study of the Russian Avant-Garde, showcasing its artistic revolution that took place a century ago

    Black Lives Matter & Contemporary African American Art: An Auction market analysis.

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    This thesis aims to identify the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement in the auction market of contemporary African American paintings between 2013 and 2021. Through the analysis of the annual turnovers of a selection of eight African American Artists born between 1970 and 1980, this research intends to show changes and tendencies in the auction market. As the market is not isolated from the social and political context different historical and political events are also analyzed to get a broader and better understanding


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