Art Experts Testimonials
“Debut Contemporary offers artists from all disciplines practical and accessible knowledge to enrich their practices and gain more control over their respective careers. As a practicing curator/art critic and mentor providing guidance and professional references from a curatorial perspective I was impressed by the number of motivated individuals eager to break through the glass ceiling that exists in the contemporary art world, with a real thirst for knowledge and power. Sara Raza, independent curator and West & Central Asian editor for ArtAsiaPacific and contributing editor Ibraaz.sararaza.com
“Speaking at DEBUT was a real pleasure. It is not often you come across a cross section of aspiring talented artists from around the world who are this engaged and driven to make the most of opportunities around their practice. The DEBUT program seems to provide artists with the confidence and skills necessary to take their practice to the next level. Scott Phillips, Founder of Rise Art www.riseart.com
“I was delighted to be invited to be a speaker within the Debut Contemporary scheme. The amount of money which has been attracted into Contemporary Art over the last 10-15 years, the increase in high profile events, and the impact of the Internet, has completely changed the Market. These changes have opened up many new opportunities for artists, but these same changes have also added to the commercial pressure on artists- what are the routes to market; how do you position your art in a way that works for you and your art; how do you select a dealer representative or do you even need one- to mention a few.
Debut covers all of these areas and more. It seeks to empower artists to be able to make informed decisions.
It is nice to think that talent will make it to the top, and to commercial as well as critical success. History shows us that this is not necessarily correct. So if the "starving artist in a cold studio" option, with your art making high prices 50 years after you have died, does not appeal- Debut will help you make the right choices to achieve what you want for, and from, your art. Paul Barthaud, Auction House Expert & former CEO of Christies www.paulbarthaud.co.uk