Why is necessary the Democratization of th Art World?

The Art World is currently ruled by a system susceptible and influenced by variables that have nothing to do with art, like corruption, manipulation, speculation, among others. It is really necessary to do something now, in order to uncover the true meaning of the art hidden behind the interest of an elite of collectors. Click [...]

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What does it mean the “Democratization of the art world”?

Many people and companies have used and misused the term “Democratization of the art world” to sell more products or create a cool and trendy image. There are a couple of old or wrong concepts that have been related or connected with this term, for example: that the Democratization of the Art world means that [...]

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New and improved Institutionalism

By Lisa Gordon Europe’s ‘New Institutionalism’ began to flourish in the 1990’s. Provoked by ongoing, neoliberal austerity, many galleries sought to democratise their curatorial, educational and organisational processes by creating spaces which promoted production, debate and criticism. Alongside exhibitions, larger institutions were now offering workshops, events, readings and residencies. The Rooseum – a conteporary art [...]

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Feminisms and the Art World

By Lisa Gordon Historically, feminist artistic practice has dealt largely with the female form and its representation – often in relation to the male gaze. Artists such as Judy Chicago and Louise Bourgeois regularly used the body as a medium to highlight the positions of women in society. As Lucy Lippard said: ‘’When women use [...]

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The Whitworth and The Hermitage Museum Join the NFT-Craze

by Sara Foster What does the future of the art world look like? No matter your connection to art, this past year you are bound to have heard the three letters uprooting the entire industry: NFT. In simple language, ‘non-fungible tokens’ are digital versions of collectibles – works of art among them – one-of-a-kind, verifiable [...]

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David Hinojosa Admann

Director and founder of the ODBK

Originally from Mexico, David Hinojosa Admann now lives and works in Berlin. With a background in computer science and marketing, Hinojosa Admann studied and obtained his MFA in Madrid 2003, and has since exhibited extensively throughout Europe and Central America. In 2005 he launched Stockartist.org, a stock exchange for artists and an online art market simulator. This was shown at ARCO Madrid, in Arte Alameda and TransitioMX, and named one of the most influential electronic artists in Mexico. He worked as an advisor for Artfacts.Net developing the "artist ranking" and online tools for art collectors. In 2016 founded the Organization for the Democratization of the Visual Arts (ODBK) a activist organization whose objective is to insert a new economic model and reference for the art market, ODBK currently has more than 600

members from around the world. Hinojosa Admann’s practice ranges from traditional media, like drawing and painting, to multidisciplinary and media and artistic research. His projects address the relationship between conceptual art, commerce, and democratization of the contemporary art world. David Hinojosa Admann’s work critically, and sometimes humorously, reflect on the circumstantial phenomena of the art market.

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