I Bet MoMA Wishes They Had This Gallery Space

I Bet MoMA Wishes They Had This Gallery Space

New York’s MoMA, or Museum of Modern Art, recently reopened after a $450 million renovation. Since then, art writers and critics have used at least $4.5 million worth of ink to share their thoughts. In essence, there are two schools of thought — those who thought the smaller, more intimate MoMA was better, and those who celebrate the added room to display the museum’s impressive (and growing) permanent collection.

At D Emptyspace, we’re not taking sides because we have no problem housing our expanding collection of artwork (being a virtual gallery app and all). If you’re unfamiliar with us, the D Emptyspace app*, you can use it to quickly create virtual galleries using your artwork without the limits of physical space.

So, in celebration of modern art and being free from physical bounds, here are some of the most striking art galleries that artists have curated on D Emptyspace so far.

*on iPhone only, Android on the way!

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Head to Japan to see the most advanced museum in the world

Head to Japan to see the most advanced museum in the world

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Yes. This place is real.

Move over Disneyland. Japan’s making magic in real life.

For a long time we’ve focused on Japan’s whimsical tales of Studio Ghibli, crazy vending machines, and school girl scandals. But there’s a new attraction in Tokyo and it’s yanking on the spotlight with both hands.

Here’s the kicker… it’s an art museum.

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4 Controversial Artists Who Challenge Their Governments

4 Controversial Artists Who Challenge Their Governments

Street art in Edinburgh by The Rebel Bear

“To make people free is the aim of art, therefore art for me is the science of freedom.” — Joseph Beuys

Art has played a major part in stirring up and supporting revolutions. As governments scramble to retract freedom of speech and suppress criticism, artists react with a fearless intensity.

Often their artworks cause governments to arrest and imprison them for years at a time…

And yet, rebellion remains.

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The Surprising Reason Art Giveaways Can Make You Money

The Surprising Reason Art Giveaways Can Make You Money

Whether you’re a designer, a digital artist, a painter, or an artist of any kind, you’ve been asked at least once (probably many more times) to give away your artwork for free, in return for “exposure”.

This wouldn’t be acceptable in any other field, and asking for free work is just plain unethical, right? Well, I recently spoke with two artists who managed to change my mind — at least partially — on this. The key is, if you’re an artist giving away your work, you have to have a strategy and make sure you’re giving it to the right people.

While that statement is deceptively simple, it’s a major challenge for artists to put into action. Who do I give the artwork to? Why is this a good idea? When is it a good idea to give away artwork? And when is it enough? After all, you have to start making money off your artwork at some point!

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Why a Website Makes a Terrible Art Portfolio

Why a Website Makes a Terrible Art Portfolio

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It’s finally happened. A collector you chatted up at a local art event asked the golden question… “Do you have any pictures of your work?”

That question is a make-or-break moment. You need to show them a portfolio of your art — and fast — before they lose interest.

But how?

Lots of artists default to their website gallery.

With DIY website builders like Wix, you can get a website up and running in an afternoon. But does a website make a good portfolio? In some cases, yes. But does it make the best portfolio? Almost never.

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Why You’re Wrong if You Think VR Art is a Gimmick

Why You’re Wrong if You Think VR Art is a Gimmick

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Most artists — at some point in their creative journey — fantasize about creating their own world… their own reality. A place born from their imagination and will.

“I paint flowers so they will not die.” — Frida Kahlo

Humans have been fascinated with the concept of virtual reality since 1935 when American science fiction writer Stanley Weinbaum presented the idea in his short story “Pygmalion’s Spectacles”. And since the Oculus Rift (a popular VR headset) was launched in 2012, VR is becoming more immersive and more prevalent with every passing year.

Cover of Pygmalion’s Spectacles short story

And with software like Google’s tilt brush becoming more intuitive and easy to use, artists are starting to create works that live exclusively in the digital realm.

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6 Amazing New Artists to Follow in January

6 Amazing New Artists to Follow in January

Artists all over the world have been hard at work, filling their galleries with incredible works of art. We love to spotlight talent, so we rounded up this month’s top-viewed galleries to give you a boost of artistic inspiration!

From screen printers, to photographers, to fine art painters, to digital artists — artists across all mediums and techniques have raised their profiles and grown their followers on D Emptyspace. The variety is truly astounding.

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Marketing for Artists: Zero Budget Social Media Hacks

Marketing for Artists: Zero Budget Social Media Hacks

Social media is an exceptionally powerful marketing tool for artists. It gives you a way to share your art with the world, to connect with and be inspired by other creatives, and to get your art in front of a massive audience of potential buyers or curators.

“I’ve discovered so many new artists who inspire me every day just from their social media posts,”

— illustrator and Marvel comic artist Jen Bartel

Never before have humans been so connected. Remember that social platforms are still a way for people to engage with people not for people to promote their agenda. The most successful marketers and influencers cite authenticity as one of the most important aspects of social media success.

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What the Ratio 1:1.61 Has to Do With Hanging an Incredible Exhibition

What the Ratio 1:1.61 Has to Do With Hanging an Incredible Exhibition

“Here’s where you’ll curate your art for the exhibition.”

You’ve been so focused on creating art, you probably haven’t thought about how you’ll show it.

Staring up at that blank slate, wondering what to put where can be paralyzing. Especially if your work is different in size and style.

Do you feel confused about hanging an exhibition? Here’s a quick guide to beating the fear and laying out your first exhibition.

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4 Artists and Photographers to Follow First on D Emptyspace

4 Artists and Photographers to Follow First on D Emptyspace

If you’ve downloaded the D Emptyspace app you probably want to find some amazing artists to connect with and to provide some inspiration for your own galleries. While the app just launched a few weeks ago, there are already thousands of incredible galleries to explore. (We’re overjoyed shocked and humbled at the incredible response!)

Here are a few of the people you should follow right away! (Just hit the search button in the tap bar on the D Emptyspace app and type the artist’s handle to find their works instantly. Or click the link to see the gallery on your desktop or phone.)

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