White Shirts & LBDs
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

White Shirts & LBDs

On Wednesday 15th November at 8PM, Active Ideas Productions and artist Annika Connor is hosting a 150+ person party themed- White Shirts & LBDs - at the new hotspot The Lately.  SC will be taking over the upstairs bar Blue Light, which feels more like the inside of a glam 1970s house party. Vintage magazine covers, vinyl DJ sets, and top-shelf cocktails served on swanky carts await - but only once the eponymous blue light flickers on to signify guests are welcome.

The aim of the club is to get driven professionals meeting offline, the antidote to hollow app dating. And with some of the city’s most impressive corporates in the club, the next party is a slick affair, where crisp white shirts and little black dresses are your tickets in. 

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Fall Fling: by Social Concierge
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Fall Fling: by Social Concierge

Active Ideas Productions and Social Concierge, London and New York’s private dating events club, invite you to join for a ‘Fall Fling’ on Wednesday, October 11th, from 8 to 11 pm at Common Ground (*the former Double 7 space at 63 Gansevoort Street).

Tired of swiping left and right? Want to meet good looking local singles in person rather than online? Then join us on 10/11 for a fun night of flirting and socializing.  The private party will be hosted by Annika Connor and DJ Liam McMullan

Social Concierge is a subscription-based private members club for eligible singles between the ages of 25 to 45. Membership is currently $25 a month and entry to two parties a month in New York or London are included in this price.   

To register as a member go to http://www.socialconcierge.co.uk/new-york. Fast track your application by entering CONNORVIP in the invitation code section. 

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Collaboration Club
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Collaboration Club

Active Ideas Productions and Annika Connor invite creative minds to come out to Omar's on Tuesday, September 12th from 6-8pm for the inaugural meeting of the Collaboration Club.

The Collaboration Club is a new monthly meetup created by AI Productions to help facilitate creative minds meeting in person to brainstorm new ways to cross collaborate on a diverse mix of projects.

The goal of these meetups will be to find new ways for us to bring our various talents to work together on a range of projects.

Since September 12th is the first gathering, Annika Connor will open the night by outlining the structure of the club. Guests will be invited to introduce themselves to other members, to discuss ideas they are developing, and pitch their various abilities.

Artists, Writers, Actors, Filmmakers, Photographers, Models, Entrepreneurs, and all other Creatives are invited to join.

This event is free but please RSVP to attend. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaboration-club-tickets-37624510925

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For more info about Active Ideas Productions please visit: http://www.aiproductions.org

*Please note: Our first meeting will be hosted by Parlor at Omar’s which is a private members club. All members and guests will be required to wear upscale / business casual attire.

Guests seeking entrance who are underdressed may be denied access.

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Craven Grand Opening & Fashion Week Kick-Off
Sep
6
to Sep 7

Craven Grand Opening & Fashion Week Kick-Off

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On Wednesday, September 6th from 8pm-midnight Active Ideas Productions and Annika Connor invite you to join BMG Models for a Fashion Week Kick-Off party to celebrate the grand opening of Craven a new Restaurant & Lounge in Midtown West. 

Guests will be served complimentary Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres from 8-11pm and enjoy music by DJ Kelle Calco till Midnight. 

CRAVEN Restaurant & Lounge is located on the border of Hudson Yards and Hell’s Kitchen at 346 West 40th Street off 9th Avenue.

http://cravennyc.com/

This event is free but please RSVP to attend at: https://craven-opening-nyfw.eventbrite.com

Designed by the incredible team at Gene Kaufman Architect, Craven interior boasts 6,000 square feet of white brick, natural textiles, rich wood, and polished brass. You’ll immediately feel relaxed and ready for whatever’s next after enjoying breakfast, lunch, or dinner in the ground floor space or seasonal garden patio. 

Special door host Fabrizio Brienza

Dress Code: Fashion week looks

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Hamptons Art Talk: Point Suite Book Tour
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Hamptons Art Talk: Point Suite Book Tour

All are invited to join Active Ideas Productions and the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Tuesday May 31st at 7pm for a creative conversation on contemporary art as part of the library’s free “Tuesday Talks” series. Meet with artist-authors Annika Connor and Nick Papadakis as they discusses AIP’s newest publication: Point Suite Contemporary Art. The book highlights the work of 34 rising art stars and also captures the conversation of the creative class in a new, in-depth examination of what’s happening today in the emerging arts community. AIP hopes that the artists in this collection will inspire, that the images will entice, and that this book will highlight for you some of the fresh new art that is currently being created.

*Attendees can register for free here: http://hamptonsarttalk.eventbrite.com/ 

Books will be available for sale and signing at the event for $35 or they can be purchased online here or in advance at Southampton Books at 16 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY 11968.

WHEN

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) - Add to Calendar

WHERE

Hampton Library in Bridgehampton - 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932 - View Map

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Boston Creative Conversation Art Talk
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Boston Creative Conversation Art Talk

Join Active Ideas Productions and General Assembly in Boston May 9th for a creative conversation on contemporary art. RSVP at: http://bostonarttalk.eventbrite.com

 

Meet with artist Annika Connor as she discusses AIP’s newest publication Point Suite Contemporary Art.

The Point Suite Contemporary Art book highlights the work of 34 rising art stars and captures the conversation of the creative class in a new in-depth examination of what’s happening today in the emerging arts community.

The evening’s discussion will start with a brief presentation, projecting some of the art featured in the book, and be followed by a fireside chat exploring what pressing issues are facing artists today.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • How can artists and entrepreneurs link together to engage the imagination both inside and out of the traditional art world?
  • A DIY arts movement is sweeping across the art world, in what way can this be more effectively done?
  • In a time when consumption of content has primarily moved to digital realm, why has a group of artists moved back to the traditional book format?

We hope these talks will spark new ideas on how we can work together to engage the artistic imagination while shedding some light upon the issues surrounding art, publishing, and technology today.

Signed copies of Point Suite will be available for the $35 at this event. Advanced purchase of the book may be ordered on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/069255727X

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San Francisco Creative Conversations: Active Ideas Art Talk
Mar
16
6:30 PM18:30

San Francisco Creative Conversations: Active Ideas Art Talk

Join Active Ideas Productions and General Assembly for a creative conversation on contemporary art. Meet with artist Annika Connor as she discusses AIP’s newest publication Point Suite Contemporary Art.

The Point Suite Contemporary Art book highlights the work of 34 rising art starts and captures the conversation of the creative class in a new in-depth examination of what’s happening today in the emerging arts community.

The evening’s discussion will start with a brief presentation, projecting some of the art featured in the book, and be followed by a fireside chat exploring what pressing issues are facing artists today.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • How can artists and entrepreneurs link together to engage the imagination both inside and out of the traditional art world?

  • A DIY arts movement is sweeping across the art world, in what way can this be more effectively done?

  • In a time when consumption of content has primarily moved to digital realm, why has a group of artists moved back to the traditional book format?

We hope these talks will spark new ideas on how we can work together to engage the artistic imagination while shedding some light upon the issues surrounding art, publishing, and technology today.

Signed copies of Point Suite will be available for the $35 at this event. Advanced purchase of the book may be ordered on Amazon HERE

This event is free, but please RSVP at: https://generalassemb.ly/education/creative-conversations-active-ideas-art-talk/san-francisco/20316

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Los Angeles Creative Conversations: Active Ideas Art Talk
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Los Angeles Creative Conversations: Active Ideas Art Talk

Join Active Ideas Productions and General Assembly for a creative conversation on contemporary art. Meet with artists Annika Connor as she discusses AIP’s newest publication Point Suite Contemporary Art.

The Point Suite Contemporary Art book highlights the work of 34 rising art starts and captures the conversation of the creative class in a new in-depth examination of what’s happening today in the emerging arts community.

The evening’s discussion will start with a brief presentation, projecting some of the art featured in the book, and be followed by a fireside chat exploring what pressing issues are facing artists today.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • How can artists and entrepreneurs link together to engage the imagination both inside and out of the traditional art world?
  • A DIY arts movement is sweeping across the art world, in what way can this be more effectively done?
  • In a time when consumption of content has primarily moved to digital realm, why has a group of artists moved back to the traditional book format?

We hope these talks will spark new ideas on how we can work together to engage the artistic imagination while shedding some light upon the issues surrounding art, publishing, and technology today.

Signed copies of Point Suite will be available for the $35 at this event. Advanced purchase of the book may be ordered on Amazon

This event is free but please RSVP at: https://generalassemb.ly/education/creative-conversations-active-ideas-art-talk/los-angeles/20302

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Atlanta Art Talk: Creative Conversation Tour
Feb
17
6:30 PM18:30

Atlanta Art Talk: Creative Conversation Tour

Join Active Ideas Productions and General Assembly for a creative conversation on contemporary art. Meet with artist Annika Connor as she discusses AIP’s newest publication Point Suite Contemporary Art. 

The Point Suite Contemporary Art book highlights the work of 34 rising art starts and captures the conversation of the creative class in a new in-depth examination of what’s happening today in the emerging arts community. 

The $20 ticket cost for this event includes a signed copy of the Point Suite Art book (normally a $35 value) and complimentary white wine before and after the discussion. https://atlantaarttalk.eventbrite.com

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New York Creative Conversations: Active Ideas Art Talk
Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

New York Creative Conversations: Active Ideas Art Talk

Join Active Ideas Productions and General Assembly for a creative conversation on contemporary art. Meet with artists Annika Connor and Nicholas Papadakis as they discuss AIP’s newest publication Point Suite Contemporary Art. RSVP here for this free event.

The Point Suite Contemporary Art book highlights the work of 34 rising art stars and captures the conversation of the creative class in a new in-depth examination of what’s happening today in the emerging arts community.

The evening’s discussion will start with a brief presentation, projecting some of the art featured in the book, and be followed by a fireside chat exploring what pressing issues are facing artists today.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • How can artists and entrepreneurs link together to engage the imagination both inside and out of the traditional art world?
  • A DIY arts movement is sweeping across the art world, in what way can this be more effectively done?
  • In a time when consumption of content has primarily moved to digital realm, why has a group of artists moved back to the traditional book format?

We hope these talks will spark new ideas on how we can work together to engage the artistic imagination while shedding some light upon the issues surrounding art, publishing, and technology today.

Signed copies of Point Suite will be available for the $35 at this event. Advanced purchase of the book may be ordered on Amazon HERE

This event is free but please RSVP here: https://generalassemb.ly/education/creative-conversations-active-ideas-art-talk/new-york-city/20129

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Blue Bicycle Books Artist Talk and Book Signing
Dec
30
6:00 PM18:00

Blue Bicycle Books Artist Talk and Book Signing

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On December 30th from 6-7pm Blue Bicycle Books and Active Ideas Productions invites you to gather together at the Blue Bicycle bookshop at 420 King Street for a creative conversation on contemporary art.

Meet with Brooklyn based artist Annika Connor as she discuss AIP’s newest publication Point Suite Contemporary Art.

The Point Suite Contemporary Art book highlights the work of 34 rising art stars and captures the conversation of the creative class in a new in-depth examination of what’s happening today in the emerging arts community.

The evening’s discussion will start with a brief presentation, projecting some of the art featured in the book, and be followed by a communal chat with the audience exploring the new ideas and DIY artists movement that is currently sweeping across the art world.

We hope this talk will spark new ideas on how we can work together to engage the artistic imagination while shedding some light upon the issues surrounding art, publishing, and technology today.

Signed copies of Point Suite will be available for the $35 at this event. Advanced purchase of the book may be purchased in the store now. This publication makes and ideal gift for an art lover and is a must have guide to anyone looking to collect contemporary art today.

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'Tis the Season: Active Ideas Productions Holiday Party!
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

'Tis the Season: Active Ideas Productions Holiday Party!

'Tis the Season to Celebrate and Shop! 

Please join us for an Active Ideas Productions holiday party at Beautique

On Monday, December 14th artists, entrepreneurs, collectors, and designers alike will gather together for some holiday cheer and networking. Please join Active Ideas Productions for a toast to the season and for some fun gift shopping at Beautique in Midtown. 

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Point Suite Contemporary Art Book Release Party & Artist Talk
Nov
5
to Nov 6

Point Suite Contemporary Art Book Release Party & Artist Talk

Please join Active Ideas Productions and the Roundtable Committee of the National Arts Club at 8pm on Thursday November 5th in the Grand Ballroom of the Tilden Mansion for an Art Talk to celebrate the publication of the Point Suite Contemporary Art Book.

Point Suite Contemporary Art is a unique publication created by artists Annika Connor and Nicholas Papadakis to document and showcase artworks of their extended community.

Featuring an array of local and international painters, sculptors, print makers, and photographers, Point Suite Contemporary Art presents the work of the next generation of artists who cross boundaries, cultivating a new audience.

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Feminism & The 4th Wave: A Panel Discussion Exploring Feminism Today
Oct
29
to Oct 30

Feminism & The 4th Wave: A Panel Discussion Exploring Feminism Today

The Untitled Magazine and Active Ideas Productions invite you to Feminism & The 4th Wave: A Panel Discussion Exploring Feminism today.

The rise of social media and the interconnected voice calling for social change has been a staple of our recent times. No one can debate the fact that the last ten years have given a united platform to those seeking improvements in civil and gay rights, yet many have seen feminism and equality for women take a back seat. Many women today are challenging the fear of feminism and effectively issuing in a new era of “4th Wave Feminism” also known as “Millennial Feminism.

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Art & Civil Disobedience at the National Arts Club
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Art & Civil Disobedience at the National Arts Club

Art & Civil Disobedience at the National Arts Club

On September 22nd, 2015 the Young Members Committee of the National Arts Club hosted a panel discussion focused on questioning the artist’s role in social protest. Moderated by Anniks Connor and organized by Active Ideas Productions, this panel featured artists and groups who have crossed the boundaries of politics to effect social change by using installation, painting, graffiti, and performance to create a conversation that extends beyond commercial gallery walls.

New media and the abundance of social networking channels provide artists and activists with a louder voice than ever before. Given the new worldwide audience the web has created, how do artists today relay a message of peaceful protest by using creation to cry out to a culture in need of change?

This panel touched on topics of the disenfranchised voice, public participation in artistic processes, and how those interested in creating a strategy of revolution can strengthen connections between activism and artistic production. The innovative tactics and new approaches found most effective in the myriad of imagery used by our panelists engaged the audience in a lively question and answer period centered on socio-political transformation and artistic dissent.

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Exhibition FLORA/FAUNA: a solo show of paintings by Annika Connor
May
19
to May 30

Exhibition FLORA/FAUNA: a solo show of paintings by Annika Connor

The Untitled Space

45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W NYC 10013

“Flora/Fauna” features works by artist Annika Connor, including watercolor and oil paintings revolving around the themes of nature and wildlife. Annika Connor is a Contemporary Romantic painter. Her work depicts a fascination with beauty in nature.

This show focus on Connor’s nature based painting which offer an artistic escape from urban life. Continuing in the Audubon tradition of artistic ornithology, many of Connor’s bird paintings seem filtered through a lens of the imagination, effectively transporting the birds from the world of the real to a magical realm of observation and flight.

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Watercolor: An exhibition at Phillips de Pury & Company
Oct
1
to Oct 19

Watercolor: An exhibition at Phillips de Pury & Company

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Phillips de Pury & Company is pleased to present Watercolors, a selling exhibition curated by Kristin Sancken in conjunction with Active Ideas Productions. Watercolors features a diverse group of contemporary works by artists who have moved beyond using watercolor paint as an auxiliary mode of expression to embracing it as their primary medium. The exhibition will showcase over 80 abstract and figurative works that challenge the romantic ideologies associated with historical watercolor. 

MON-SAT, October 2012,10AM- 6PM

Event location: 

450 West 15th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011

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Tech Tools for the Art World: Panel Discussion
May
22
6:30 PM18:30

Tech Tools for the Art World: Panel Discussion

Artists are no longer confined to the studio or gallery. 

On May 22nd guests joined us for a thoughtful panel discussion on the importance and use of modern technology in providing alternative vehicles for creating, promoting, showing, and selling art. Complimentary vodka cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres were served.

 

 

Featured Panelists:

Tucker Neel: Vice President of GYSY-Ink & a Los Angeles based artist, freelance writer, & independant curator.
Jonathan Munar: Manager of Digital Media and Strategy at Art21.
Dogan Perese: Founder and CEO of Gallerist.
Caroline Green: Partner and Director of Business Development at IvanExpert.

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 Art, Publishing, & Technology
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Art, Publishing, & Technology

On Tuesday, March 20th Active Ideas Productions hosted Art, Publishing, & Technology, a panel discussion at General Assembly:


Art, Publishing, & Technology
Featured Panelists were:
David Grosz is Editor in Chief of Artifex Press, a new publisher of digital catalogues raisonnés. Caitilin Leffel: Author, Writer, and Editor at Rizzoli. Former editor at Assouline in New York and for the Christie’s magazine in London.
Indira Cesarine:Editor in Chief and publisher of XXXX Magazine and The Untitled Magazine. Former Editor at Large of Lush Magazine, as well as renowned photographer and director. Charlie Grosso: Director of Baang and Burne Contemporary. Charlie Grosso: Director of Baang and Burne Contemporary.

Art, Publishing, & Technology discussed: Are books, magazines, and art catalogues still relevant in today’s technology-saturated environment? Publishers in all mediums are facing critical questions on how to present their content as more and more people are looking toward new sources for information. E-readers, smartphones, and laptops are rapidly changing the way people view the art and literary world.

This panel discussed traditional and non traditional approaches to art, publishing, and technology while surveying the principal players that are instrumental in deciding how art issues are presented in print media. Exploring multiple perspectives the panel shed some light upon: art issues magazines are having, art used to illustrate a story, how the art catalogue industry is changing because of the internet, and how art book publishing companies are dealing with and effected by this.

These and many more questions were addressed by Annika Connor as she lead the discussion focused on Art, Publishing, & Technology.

The old aphorism that we should never judge a book by its cover is changing. This engaging panel got many reactions from the crowd as the audience shared in the discussion on how publishers and editors are looking to entice unsuspecting browsers with today’s new media!

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Curating Your Corporate and Private Collection
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Curating Your Corporate and Private Collection

Curating Your Corporate and Private Collection

December 14th, 2011
http://www.aiproductions.org/events_20111214.htm

The Featured Panelists were:

Heidi Lee: New York-based Art Advisor
Kipton Cronkite: Founder & Creative Director, KiptonART
Sari Cohen: Collections Manager of Neuberger Berman Art Program
Sarah Connolly: Creative Director of Cavern Home

Bringing together both dealers and designers, this panel focused on how to build a comprehensive collection that will not only retain its investment value, but also work well visually in a home or office setting. Panelists broached how to balance investing for investment’s sake but also how to curate a cohesive collection. Heavily rooted in a design perspective, the discussion also covered how to successfully showcase art in a personal or professional space, and how to integrate art in its environment.

Appropriate for interior designers, corporate buyers, first-time art buyers, investors, and artists who wish to break into this burgeoning market, Annika Connor moderated this discussion as we explored every facet of this interesting intersection of art and business.

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The Fusion of Fine Art and Fashion
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Fusion of Fine Art and Fashion

On Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 Active Ideas Productions & General Assembly hosted: The Fusion of Fine Art and Fashion

The Featured Panelists were:

Patrick McMullan: Photographer and founder of Patrick McMullan Company
Austin Scarlett: Fashion Designer & Project Runway Star
Bill Indursky: Co-Founder of VandM.com

Art and Fashion have always been inextricably linked. This discussion will focused on the newest incarnations of that concept. Not only has there been a reciprocal influence in the worlds of art and fashion, but in the last decade, a more direct link has emerged—collaborations. Artists and designers have crossed genres, at a meeting of two creative forces, and in essence, developed a hybrid art form.

How does an artist break into the fashion world? By what methods should a designer decide to work with an established or upcoming artist? How has the retail landscape and reproducible nature of fashion items affected this partnership, and how in turn is the fashion market being influenced by art? These and many more questions were addressed as Annika Connor leads the discussion exploring the Fusion of Fine Art and Fashion.

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Art as Investment: A Survey and Explanation of the Art Market
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Art as Investment: A Survey and Explanation of the Art Market

On Wednesday, October 19th from 7:00 - 9:30 pm General Assembly and Active Ideas Productions hosted:
Art as Investment: A Survey and Explanation of the Art Market

Art as Investment: A Survey and Explanation of the Art Market was a panel discussion held at General Assembly.

There are many factors that buyers consider when purchasing a piece of art. For most the beauty and love of the art is always the first motivating impulse behind a purchase. That said, for most who are spending large sums of money the monetary value of the piece has to be understood, and to many the investment potential can be of interest and significant importance.

Art as an alternate asset class can be a rewarding and profitable for many collectors. However, understanding the art market can sometimes be a daunting challenge as the ins and outs of the art world are often unclear and confusing. This panel discussion will focus on being an introductory survey and explanation of the art market.

This talk wass geared towards or those eager to begin investing in art but do not know where to begin. The panel explained the basic principles of the art market, the relevance of investing in art as an asset, and the importance of starting a collection early on. Bringing together experts from a scope of institutions in the art world, the discussion was moderated by Annika Connor and gave a broad overview of how to begin accruing one’s own collection.

Featured Panelists were:

Sarah Mudge Head of Part II Contemporary Art Sales at Phillips de Pury & Company
Bill Powers Half Gallery owner and co-founder of Exhibition A
Laura Martin co-founder Exhibition A
Brendan Dugan founder of An Art Service
 

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Beyond the Box: Art Outside the Gallery
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Beyond the Box: Art Outside the Gallery


Art Outside the Gallery was a panel discussion held at General Assembly which is located at 902 Broadway on the 4th Floor.  More information is available at http://artoutside.eventbrite.com/

The art gallery exists as the main point of sale for most fine artists, the interface between the public and their art. However, is this still the most efficient method of selling art in today's connected world? Guests joined Active Ideas Productions for a thoughtful panel discussion presented by General Assembly and moderated by Annika Connor, which focused on the place of technology, pop-up shops, retail venues, and pop culture as alternative vehicles for promoting and selling art.

The panel brought together innovators and entrepreneurs whose everyday work explores the many ways in which art can be displayed outside of gallery walls and brought to the forefront of the public’s collective memory. The discussion centered around the ways in which the internet has become a venue for showcasing artwork, pop-up curation, and the immersion of fine art into everyday life.

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