Today, prevalent news are news about technology. It is wonderful to see what humanity is capable of either by making something that we never knew we needed, or something that is extremely entertaining, or something that will make life of those in need a lot easier. However, sometimes we forget about art. Those two are not mutually exclusive, but in the electronic era, it is easier to cave in when you see a new gadget instead of a new piece of art. To help you in seeing the beauty in the art, here is See.Me.
See The Art
The tag line for See.Me is to bring the creativity back to the real world. In 2014 it presented a fifth annual open call for art and photography called “Art Takes Miami” and winning entries will be posted today, December 1st. If you are an artist you can win a $10,000 cash grant and your art will be seen by 32,000 exhibition visitors and more than 1,2 million global viewers online. It is all happening on the most influential art show of North America and Latin America of the year, Art Basel Miami.
Founded in 1970, besides Miami Art Basel is annually held in Basel and Hong Kong. While latter two are held during summer and spring, Miami is a winter event. This year it will be held 4-7 of December. During that time, majority of the art world will trickle there, from curators to collectors, press and celebrities. Connections and careers are made and new artists are discovered. Even if you are not an artist, you can register someone you know, who in your opinion deserves a chance to shine in front of the big audience.
For the past five years, Art Takes Miami has been on of the largest promotions of art during Art Basel Miami. It gives a unique mix of personal presentation on the exhibition where all the big shots are, while at the same time allowing millions of viewers around the world to experience the work online. However, only twelve, six artists and six photographers will be selected for the publication on See.Me, SCOPE and exhibition. One creator will get the previously mentioned $10,000 cash grant, feature in the publication and a weekend at the Mondrian Hotel during the event.
Over the previous five years, See.me has awarded over $1,5 million in prizes, awards and grants for artist around the world. Members have gone on to win critical acclaim, gallery representation and even a feature in a documentary TV series on HBO. In a words of William Etundi Jr., founder of See.me:
“Because of SeeMe’s unique model, we frequently show the kind of artists no one else is able to exhibit.”
and that can be seen in all kind of work, no matter if it is audio, visual, tactile, interactive or any other kind. See.me uses global online network and it gives artists a huge opportunity to connect with each other, their audiences and other figures in the business. It utilises technology to connect humans and art. So do not think only about latest gadgets, take a moment and smell the roses in the gallery.