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The project

The project is developed continuously and will initialized step by step. The same applies to the implementation of the content and functions of the platform. With the existing and incoming resources, an increasingly comprehensive and effective platform will be created. The organization of the team is set up in time to the initialization steps.

The project, as well as the platform, should not go beyond certain dimensions. A range of ± 999 works of art from ± 111 artists is desirable. Thus, clarity, personality, and transparency are to be preserved.

It is possible and desired to spread the idea. Therefore, there could be other ideally and technically similar platforms, however, with different personnel and content.

The ideas behind

The project idea emerges from the observation and conviction that participation in the art market could be broader and more democratic. The image which the art trade in its peak shows today does not yet correspond to that of the production side of art where other values are already lived and other positions are established.

Trade with art functions mainly through promotion. Because the direct promotion of their artworks by the artists usually is not effective, the focus must be on the promotion activity. The activities of the promoter must be upgraded and made attractive.

A piece of art

The project is an artistic approach to one of the arts immanent topos. Thus, consideration, adaptation, and treatment of the topos art trade from the viewpoint of the artist.

The project proposal continues to reflect some entities that have already been realized in a previous work, the series of exhibitions named Le 1er dimanche:

  • Non-profit organization - profit to the participants
  • Intensive participation
  • The organization serves the artists and the art - and not vice versa

In the current project, these entities are refined and scaled. At the same time, they are designed differently and expanded according to the changing environment.

A dedicated platform

Art is not an article is a platform operated and curated by its members, a so-called co-operation platform for the promotion and distribution of contemporary, visual art. The platform connects artists, intermediaries, and interested parties both with each other and with specific resources. It thus enables a cooperative trade with art.

This is intended to simplify the entry into the art trade, as well as to lower both the threshold and the risk.

The functional design of the services and tools is intended to ensure the suitability of the platform and to continuously support the co-operation partners in their activities.

Co-operations platform

The term «Co-operations platform» refers to online platforms, the members of which are owners and operators of the platform at the same time. Primarily a co-operations platform serves the co-operation. Compared to the monopolizing platform model, co-operations platforms want to be a better alternative, because they allow a balanced kind of economic development.

Internet of ownership

A co-operations platforms can be useful for the people involved. To meet this requirement, it must be properly designed. The following principles or rules apply to the design of such a platform:

  • Earnings maximization.
  • Stability and predictability
  • Transparency
  • Upskilling
  • Bias elimination
  • Feedback mechanisms
  • Social connectedness

Principles for creating on-demand platforms


Curation in the true sense of «to take care» is an essential part of the project. Especially in connection with the current communication technologies and the resulting flood of probabilities and «algorithmic culture». By means of curation expertise and aesthetic judgment is available, thus a degree of safety for the less savvy, but also a benchmark for in-depth debate.


Criteria for a primarily «reproductive cultural conveyance»:

  • It wants to open the doors to heritage for the public
  • It would like to expand the audience qualitatively and quantitatively, in particular with regard to the «tomorrows audience».
  • The existing content and practices should not generally be changed