The Provocation Column

The Provocation Column
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Instructions for interpreting instructions in a work of art

By Regina De Con Cossio

Drill a hole in a canvas and put your
hand out from behind.
Receive your guests in that position.
Shake hands and converse with hands.

The text belongs to one of the instructions that, in the sixties, Yoko Ono made as part of an artistic process that was recorded in the book Grapefruit. The instructions for use in art were born around that decade, with Yoko Ono, but also with Sol Lewitt. And they are fundamentally associated with conceptual art, a movement in which we can also mention other names such as Marcel Duchamp or Man Ray.

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Art Advisory, Investing in Art, Opinion, Performance, The Provocation Column, Tips for Art collectors
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Collecting the Ephemeral: How to Collect Performance?

By Regina de Con Cossío

Performance is one of the most complex art expressions in all senses. It is about experience, time and space. But how to preserve those moments that run like a breathe? Is it enough having a photo, a video or simply a paper to archive those experiences that set a trace on the memory?

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Art Advisory, Investing in Art, The Provocation Column, Tips for Art collectors
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The ABC of the Art Collector

By Regina de Con Cossío

The very essence of collecting is about assembling an array of objects through an act of love. The collector’s passion activates his / her search and, at the end of the day, his / her possessions. Within the artworld, the repertoire typically comprises painting, sculpture, antiques, photography. In an non philosophical way, it refers to objects.

Language is alway important regarding art. Since ever, the art world have built its own slang in order to create an identity, but also to communicate with each other in the midst of the dynamics art involves. That is way I offer you, as an art collector you are, a useful portable dictonary to be able to get involved with some key concepts when collecting art.

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Featured Artist, Opinion, The Provocation Column, Tips for Art collectors, Trends in Art
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7 artists to follow in 2021

By Regina De Con Cossío

A new year ahead, and with it a fresh and new access to explore artistic manifestos!  Keen to research, follow and learn more of the contemporary art scene, let’s welcome this 2021 with an open-minded and free spirit to delve more into art. If you are looking where to commence this new journey, have at hand the names of this seven artists, for they combine smart narratives and strong critiques with a variety of techniques and sensibility.

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Trends and Developments in the Art Finance Industry

By Regina de Con Cossío

Art and finance are tied together closer now than ever before. An increasing number of collectors understand the value of art as more than an attractive asset; the investment value of art collection has become an activity worth investigating further as confidence in the art market grows rapidly, along with sales. 

Of the aspects of art and finance which are growing consistently, these are some of the most widespread trends which are likely to develop and expand in the future:

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